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Newly-minted varsity senior scores

Zack Slogoff wasn’t sure he’d ever be a varsity player at Lower Merion High School: not this year, or ever for that matter, in his high school career. But Slogoff not only made the team this season as a senior, but has turned into an impact player for the 7-2 Aces, who are ranked 17th in the LCP top 20.

Slogoff celebrated his 18th birthday Jan. 7 with a stunning 15-point performance, which included five for five three-point shooting, igniting Lower Merion to an 8-point win over visiting Allentown. “This is definitely my best moment, in not just an Aces uniform but any uniform, for that matter,” said Slogoff, a 6-foot-2-inch swingman. “Seeing all my teammates and coaches have such confidence in me, and performing in the spotlight was so amazing. The fact that it was my birthday made it even more exciting.&rdquo...

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Black Basketball Hall of Famer Hopes to Make an Impact

Unsung heros of the past are celebrated alongside more recent achievers

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PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH SHINES

According to Liberty City Press, the Colonials (9-0) are one of the four top teams in the area at the Christmas break. The other three are Westtown, Imhotep Charter, and Neumann-Goretti. Plymouth Whitemarsh knocked off Bonner-Prendergast (7-2) at Jefferson University Dec. 29 in the Pete and Jameer Nelson Classic in a classic game. “Both teams played super hard. The fans got to see a really great game. It just didn’t go...

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SWIFT IN THE HOUSE

Lots of big names made it to Thomas Jefferson Dec. 23 for the big triple-header, which also included a big Neumann-Goretti win over Abington. Villanova coach Jay Wright was there. Temple coach Fran Dunphy and St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli were present as well. Former NBAers Lynn Greer and Marc Jackson were roaming the area. So was 2018 Heisman Trophy candidate De’Andre Swift, the star of the Georgia Bulldogs football team that will be playing on New Years Day in the Rose...

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IMHOTEP STAYS HOT

The Panthers football team lost its opening game to Harrisburg and then ran the table to win its third state championship. In basketball, coach Andre Noble is hoping to win his 6th state title this year. He has won nine Public League and city titles previously. The Panthers graduated its star backcourt of David Beatty (South Caroina) and Daron Russell (Rhode Island), and yet they are 6-0 and beat Roman Catholic by 20 points in the same event on Dec. 23. “We could be better than last...

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Plymouth Whitemarsh Wins Early Test

Championship hopes are high with a great start to the season

(Photo Left) Plymouth's Naheem Mcleod #10 makes a jumpshot. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Jim Donofrio had two major philosophies in scheduling this year. One was to stay local. The other was to play in as many showcase games...

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Aces Making a Run With New Impact Seniors

There's always a chance for talent to grow and shine at Lower Merion

(Photo Left) Lower Merion's Jack Forrest (#2) couldn't stop Conestoga's Milton Robinson (#4) during the Dec. 19th game. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Despite a heartbreaking first loss of the season to Conestoga on...

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BEN KAY IS A HIT

Many pundits were surprised last spring, when West Chester University assistant coach Ben Kay landed a head-coaching job at PSUAC affiliated school Penn State Brandywine. Kay has done a bang-up job so far. His team has already won more games than all of last year. Penn State Brandywine is 7-2 overall.

One of those losses was to Division I Penn at the Palestra in a game no coach or player will ever forget. “It was a great experience even though we lost [in a...

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Carroll Off to Great Start

A tough schedule and hard work on order for the Patriots

(Photo Left) Archbishop Carroll player Justin Anderson (#10).  Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Paul Romanczuk knows what is around the corner. As coach of Archbishop Carroll High School, his team plays in the Philadelphia Catholic...

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Penncrest Looking Good

(Photo Left) Penncrest boy's basketball players Tyler Norwood, Chris Mills and Justin Heidig. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Mike Doyle has an experienced team at Penncrest that, in 2017, is coming off its first ever District 1 title. The Lions play in the 5A category. They will go as far as the guard play...

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Gerald Henderson Still Looks Great

NBA star and basketball dad reminisces about the legends

He is just above his NBA playing weight and still looks great. He won NBA titles with the Boston Celtics in 1981 and 1984, and with Detroit in 1990. He played for the 76ers and raised his son Gerald Henderson, Jr. locally, where he starred at Episcopal Academy and Duke before playing eight years in the NBA.

Now the 6’1” Henderson can happily look back at it all, including his famous steal...

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