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Jerry

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TOP WINNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA - ATTENTION MAHANOY AREA
« on: August 25, 2016, 12:18:30 AM »

ALL-TIME LEADING WINNERS BY SCHOOL

1. Reading 2,067-756  (1901-1902)   Record complete 
2. Chester 1,868-739  (1911-1912)   Missing 4 years
3. Farrell 1,779-662  (1917-1918)   Record complete
4. Williamsport 1,777-795  (1902-1903) Complete 
5. Roman Catholic 1,770-837 (1898-1899) close but still incomplete 
6. Uniontown 1,745-576  (Jan 7 1916)   Complete
7. Allentown Allen 1,704-801  (1916-1917)   Played before ‘16 
8. Altoona 1,694-771  (1911-1912) Complete 
9. Coatesville 1,682-735  (1919-1920)   Played before 19  03-04 was first year and they were 20-5
10. Aliquippa 1,659-651  (1920-1921)   Not complete
11. York 1,646-812  (1901-1902)  Complete
12. Steelton-Highspire 1,619-928  (1901-1902) Complete
13. Allentown C. C. 1,574-758  (1929-1930)   Record complete     
14. Beaver Falls    1,538-807  (1906-1907) Lots of missing games
15. Johnstown Catholic/McCort 1,520-774 (1923-1924) Complete 
16. New Castle 1,485-815  (1914-1915) Complete 
17. Hazleton Area 1,475-620  (1925-1926)   Played before 25
18. Erie Cathedral Prep 1,416-710  (1924-1925)   Record Complete
19. Lancaster 1,411-953  (1906-1907)   Record Complete
20. Lower Merion 1,389-753  (1921-1922)   Not complete   
21. Columbia 1,356-823  (1921-1922)   Record Complete
22. Wilson (Berks Co)   1,309-745  (1929-1930)   Record complete
23. Philadelphia LaSalle1,306-788  (1919-1920)Lots missing before 1940
24. Pottsville 1,292-1019 (1906-1906)   None from 1908-1919
25. Abington 1,263-973  (1913-1914)   Record Complete
26. Mercer 1,257-970  (1923-1924)   Record Complete
27. Lancaster Catholic   1,187-884  (1929-1930)   Record Complete
28. Plymouth-Whitemarsh 1,165-443  (1954-1955)  Complete 
29. Hempfield 1,133-758  (1928-1929) Record Complete
30. Chambersburg 1,129-950  (1921-1922)    Missing 4 years 
31. Ephrata 1,083-913  (1923-1924)    Started in 1915   
32. State College 1,069-723  (1926-1927)    Record Complete
33. Philadelphia Southern 1,066-629 (1916-1917) Only league records before ‘52
34. Pennsbury 943-603  (1952-1953)   Record Complete
35. Parkland 939-594  (1956-1957)   Record Complete   
36. Harrisburg High 893-348  (1971-1972)   Record Complete
37. Sto-Rox 827-363  (1966-1967)   Record Complete
38. Quaker Valley 815-595  (1956-1957)   Record Complete
39. Conestoga Valley 720-590   (1958-1959) Record Complete


These are all I have a few changes on York, not added here. For some reason I have a different Uniontown record than KidRaven. I had them 9-11 this year. The teams that say records not complete most likely won't ever be completed unless I get lucky. I doubt it.
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Re: TOP WINNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 06:04:42 PM »

Great work Jerry, as usual !
Thanks for sharing!
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Re: TOP WINNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 12:54:54 AM »

I've been going threw some old papers mostly Shamokin and Mount Carmel for the past month and have come up with some interesting numbers, however they are not complete and not sure I could ever make them complete with out going to the library and I'm done doing that. Anyway.

Shamokin has 1545 wins with about 20+ years missing.

Here is somewhat a shocker, Mananoy Area. I had been quoted some crazy numbers from some one in their historical society some years ago but didn't pay much attention until I saw it in print in an old Reading article. First of all they had a coach, Ronald Linkchorst coach for 14 years, compiling a 251-79. Many of you probably know of Mickey Holland, his record was 600-250 in 33 years, here is the shocker. Johnny “Geppy” Geopfert started the basketball fever in the 1920s, and right through until the 1950s at Mahanoy City High School. His record was 803-179 in 33 years ending in the 1952-53 season and starting in 1920. Now that made him the top winner in the state until Loyalsock's Ron Insinger went over that a couple years back. I never saw this anywhere, but as I said I was given that record about 10 years ago over the phone. I never believed it, but going through Shamokin and Mount Carmel papers from 23 to the end of his coaching they did win 20 or more most years.

That means three coaches won 1654 games for them in 80 years. And I know they've played longer than 80 years. Again I doubt I'll ever find the real record.
 
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Re: TOP WINNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA - ATTENTION MAHANOY AREA
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 02:23:32 AM »

I have Mahanoy Area/City's record complete, I could be cheating them of two to three wins in one year not sure, back to 1920.
They have won 1815 games, did not total the losses although I have them. That pushes them to third right behind Chester. Depending on how early they started they could overtake the Clippers. I do have papers going back to 1900 I just have to get the time to look through them. I'm doing four things right now that need to be done by next week and Dell wants me to do something soon and I haven't even thought about it yet. Half my house was with out electric till 9PM tonight. I did not have the computer all that time but did have icebox, stove and oven plus lights in two of six rooms. As far as I know the damage will be mostly picked up by PPL.
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Re: TOP WINNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA - ATTENTION MAHANOY AREA
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2016, 02:30:12 PM »

Old newspapers.com sometime in the last few weeks has just added both the Philadelphia Enquirer and Daily News, so I'm taking a shot at finishing Roman's all-time record but it will be a lot of searching day by day for over 40 years.
 
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 08:25:08 PM »

I would trust what you have over what I have then.  When I used that signature years ago I used the record you had on an old version of this board.  It is quite possible I messed something up when trying to update with each win and loss. 
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4 PIAA Titles; 8 WPIAL Titles; 47 Section Titles

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Re: TOP WINNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA - ATTENTION MAHANOY AREA
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 11:28:16 PM »

Ok Kid, I just wasn't sure, I do make mistakes once in awhile. But when I update every year, I rarely do because I try to double check every team. I've been called out with a mistake before and I was wrong, so I thought I'd ask.
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Re: TOP WINNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA - ATTENTION MAHANOY AREA
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 06:39:02 PM »

Roman Catholic keeps moving up and will continue until I'm finished or until the Lighthouse Classic in Mississippi and The Texas Invitational basketball tournaments start in mid-to late November.
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Re: TOP WINNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA - ATTENTION MAHANOY AREA
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2016, 10:41:20 PM »

If I can finish, it doesn't look like Roman Catholic will have won 1800 games but it seems they can pass Uniontown yet. It seems like from around 1908 until somewhere in the teens there were only four teams in their league and unless the paper is not publishing all scores they aren't playing many non-league games. They do have a good sports section so I'm not sure why scores are missing if they are.
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Re: TOP WINNERS IN PENNSYLVANIA - ATTENTION MAHANOY AREA
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2016, 11:44:46 AM »

Hey Jerry,
I don't know if you ever took notice or if I ever told you that Steelton High had 1 tie game back in the 1910-11 season. The game went 4 OTs and ended up 18-18. That was against the State Forestry Academy. Because of travel time both coaches agreed that whichever team scored first in the 4th overtime would be considered the winner. Obviously nobody scored and the game ended after the 4th OT.
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2016, 12:35:34 PM »

Yes I did notice, I've seen several teams with ties every now and then in those games. I guess I omit them because only people like you and me understand why they ended in tie. Not a good answer I know but that's why I haven't included them.
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2016, 03:19:42 PM »

Good enough for me Jerry, and I agree not many people understand the circumstances or even the concept of a tie game in basketball.
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