Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Perfect seasons

No, I'm not talking about the New England Patriots. Doesn't it seem like they're in the Super Bowl every other year? I know they're not, but it sure seems like it some times.
Anyway, I'm talking about the Norristown Area High School boys basketball team and the Methacton High School girls basketball teams.
These two schools are on a roll to say the least.
The streaks started me thinking about all of the great athletes to come out of our area.
I can name a few, but I was hoping for a little help.
Let's get off politics for a couple of minutes and talk sports.
Who do you think is the greatest athlete to come out of Montgomery County?

11 comments:

tlees2 said...

John Pergine Plymouth-Whitemarsh Class of 1964 Football QB; Guard on 1963 State Champs B-ball; guard on 1964 State runnerup.

All-American linebacker at Notre Dame.

Played NFL Rams & Redskins.

Anonymous said...

Steve Bono...nothing else said.

Mike B said...

All basketball players:
Kobe Bryant, Lower Merion
Matt & Pat Carroll, Hatboro-Horsham
John Salmon and Chuck Moore of Plymouth Whitemarsh
Marques Green and Dana "Binky" Johnson of Norristown

Anonymous said...

From a folklore standpoint in the Norristown Area, the _athlete_ no conversation is complete without discussion of:
Theron Ellis- NAHS Football/Basketball; West Virginia Football;Stint Cleavland Browns . Reportedly, could put a quarter on "top" of the backboard at NAHS gym; was able to "broad jump" the fence around track/field at Roosevelt and blocked a PSU punt from the line of scrimmage with a "vertical jump". Along with other feats of amazement on the field and in weight room.

Anonymous said...

Football- Daymon Carroll- NAHS Parade All American 96; UofFla. All American -Track

Basketball- Darren Queenan; Henry Williams;

Track/Field: Ernie Terrell Gatorade Player of Year (99-00; 00-01) (PA), PSU

Cross Country: Donna Fidler - NAHS Gatorade Player of Year (Pa) 94-95' PSU

Lacrosse: John Christmas; Lower Merion

Wrestling: Rick Springman NAHS; PA State Champion; Univ. of Penn.

shake-shake said...

Stan, There are so many of them still playing sports in the Times Herald's delivery area. Check out the senior leagues 55, 60, 65, 70, and even 8o and over, you will find some outstanding former local school stand outs. Local women softball leagues have loads of former high school stand-outs, even former coaches. Many of these outstanding athletes may not have made it to higher places, but they were,and still are outstanding.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Steve Bono. He was a 3 sport letterman and later NFL quarterback. Steve Bono...nothing else said.

moty said...

Mike Piazza and Kobe Bryant

EJ said...

Binky Johnson...Hands down

EJ said...

Definately Binky Johnson

Anonymous said...

From a folklore standpoint in the Norristown Area, the _athlete_ no conversation is complete without discussion of:
Theron Ellis- NAHS Football/Basketball; West Virginia Football;Stint Cleavland Browns . Reportedly, could put a quarter on "top" of the backboard at NAHS gym; was able to "broad jump" the fence around track/field at Roosevelt and blocked a PSU punt from the line of scrimmage with a "vertical jump". Along with other feats of amazement on the field and in weight room.

No BS there I was there when he grabbed the quarter, jumped the fence and have the tape of him blocking more than one field goal with WVU...Set multiple strength records at WVU.