2007

Joe Blasenstein

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Joe Blasenstein loved basketball, but when he went to West Philadelphia High School in 1956 a friend and former star football player told the football coach to recruit Joe. He started out as a 165-170 pound offensive guard and linebacker on defense. He came to like the role of the offensive guard, pulling and leading… Read more »

Jack Emas

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Jack started playing handball in 1934 at the age of 20 and rapidly became an expert. He won his first Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship in 1937. Thereafter, Jack won 20 Middle Athletic AAU Championships and 10 Middle Atlantic Doubles Championships, in a career interrupted by service in World War II. Following the war, Jack… Read more »

Larry Friedman

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Larry Friedman was the Co-Captain and leading scorer of the 1948-1949 Central High School basketball team that went to the Public League Playoffs. Larry was selected First Team All-Public. At Muhlenberg College from 1951-1954, Larry played Varsity Basketball, and was the first player to be named Most Valuable Player for three consecutive years. He was… Read more »

Carol Schultz Greenberg

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Carol grew up in suburban Philadelphia and played basketball, field hockey and lacrosse at Abington Friends School from 1977 to 1979. In her senior year, she was selected Captain of the team in each of these three sports. Carol initially attended college at the University of Bridgeport, where she was the high scorer on the… Read more »

Julian Krinsky

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Julian Krinsky was born in South Africa and it was there that he developed into an outstanding tennis player. He was ranked ninth in the country in 1969. In that same year, Julian competed in the Monte Carlo Open and at Wimbledon, and represented South Africa in the Maccabiah games where he won a bronze… Read more »

Dave Mayor

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Dave graduated from Overbrook High School in 1933. He found the ideal sport for his great size and strength by becoming a heavyweight weightlifter. He finished second at the 1936 U.S. senior nationals. That same year, he won a position as a member of the United States Olympic weightlifting team. At the Berlin Olympics, Dave… Read more »

Cecil Mosenson

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Cecil Mosenson attended Overbrook High School where he was an outstanding player. He played varsity basketball for Temple University from 1949 to 1951. He toured briefly with the Washington Generals playing against the Harlem Globetrotters, and also played in the Eastern Professional Basketball League. At the age of 22, Cecil was named the varsity basketball… Read more »

Richie Richman

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Richie Richman excelled in varsity football, baseball and basketball at Overbrook High School in the late 1950s. In basketball, he was a starter on a championship team with great players – Wayne Hightower, Wally Jones, Walt Hazzard and Ralph Heyward – and his team was voted one of the best high school teams ever in… Read more »