:10  It’s important that I get started with a profound and heartfelt acknowledgment to the courage demonstrated by the seven year old girl that found her mental and physically ill parents dead in bed and told her teacher she couldn’t wake her parents up.  Even worse, the fact that this little angel got herself up, cleaned, dressed and off to school on her own at age seven . . . means she’s been there before!

:09  Hey Chuck Raiford, you read Overtime every week.  For your team support, you’re now  in The Locker Room.  Read on my Brother . . . read on!

:08  Okay, your Pittsburgh Pirates are done.  I mean really done.  And now that your Steelers are in full swing and your Penguins have taken the ice, you’re satisfied.  Well, don’t get satisfied and don’t get comfortable cause they start spring training in five months.  And if    they don’t get not one but two ace pitchers and a sure nuff reliever in that time, I’m gonna be writing you this message again next October.

:07  If any of my loyal readers know Darrin Walls, the great basketball player out of Peabody   H.S. and Waynesburg College, please ask him to call me ASAP.  He’s being inducted in the City League Hall of Fame this year and we can’t find him. (Bill Neal – 412-628-4856).

:06  Speaking of the City League, I know all you Savoy Pittsburgh City League historians are aware that Brandon Marshall is the son of Fred Marshall, the former great Westinghouse H.S. quarterback, just a reminder for those who don’t know.  Brandon comes by his skills legitimately . . . Fred Marshall was a bad man on the field, and not just football.  He could do it all.

:05  I want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank important people, Ms. Yasmine Shaheed of the Pittsburgh Housing Authority and Ms. Marsha Tongel of UPMC.  Two very special people working day to day in the Pittsburgh community to help make Pittsburgh one of the nation’s most livable cities.  Thanks ladies for all you do.  “Greatness Lies Within You!”

:04  If you haven’t seen the 30/30 series on Archie Manning titled “The Book of Manning,” get your hands on it.  First of all, Archie Manning was an absolute beast at “Ole Miss.”  Oldest son Cooper went to “Ole Miss,” but fell victim to a rare disease and was considered the best athlete of them all.  Peyton goes to Tennessee and the rest is history         and Eli is still writing the story.  Quite an amazing family.  (Oh, and for the record, mom         was Ole Miss Homecoming Queen.)

:03  Here at long last are the final inductees for the 2016 Pittsburgh City League High School All-Sports Hall of Fame Inductees. After over 300 nominees, these are the best of the best in City League History for 2016

(Special this year – the Induction of the 1976 State Champion 5th Ave. Basketball Team)


Pittsburgh City League All Sports Hall Of Fame Class For 2016


The Third Annual Pittsburgh City League All Sports Hall of Fame Inductions will take place on November 6 at the Historic Heinz History Center located at 1212 Smallman Street. Pittsburgh PA. 15222 at 5:00pm

Introducing the HOF Class of 2016.

1. Ray Zellars- Oliver High School- Football

2. Charles Franklin- Perry High School-Coach

3. Mike Booth- Brashear High School- Football- Parade All American

4. Will Macon- Perry High School- Basketball-

5. Darrin Walls- Peabody High School-Basketball

6. Ramon Robinson-Westinghouse High School-Football

7. Larry Anderson- Schenley High School- Basketball

8. William Herndon-Allderdice High School- Basketball

9. Bobby Howard-Langley High school-Football

10. Lovie Venson-Westinghouse High School-Football

11. Rodney Brown- Schenely High School- Track&Field

12. Bryant Salter- South Hills High School-Track & Field and Football- Board of Trustees Member  U. of Pittsburgh

13. Albert Jacks- Peabody High School- Football and baseball. Played QB for Rip Engel at Penn State

14. Howard Dimps- Schenley High School- Baseball.

15. Eugene Harris- Schenley High School- Basketball- The Ist Blackfrom Pgh Public High School to receive a basketball scholarship to Penn State in 1958.

16. Yvonne Ferguson- Westinghouse High School Track & Field

17. Keith Key- Peabody High School- Football.

18. Lenny Morant- Westinghouse High School- Basketball and Track&  Field

19. Tim Hefflin- Peabody High School- Track & Field

20. Dominique Kelly- Peabody High School- Basketball

21. Tamicka Hunter-Mickle- Westinghouse High School- Basketball

22. Mike Barnes- Peabody High School- Football. 1977 NFL Defensive Linemen of the Year. Member of the Colts Sack Pack.

23. Ronald Wabby-Brashear High School- Football Coach.

24. Pete Neft- Peabody High School- Football QB- QB on Pitt team that had the first Black to play in the Sugar Bowl, Robert Grier in 1956.

25. Lisa Faloon- Brashear High School- Basketball. Played with Suzie McConnell at Penn State University.

26. John Istik- South High School- Football.

27. Angie Cox- Westinghouse High School- Basketball

28. Cleveland Edwards-Fifth Avenue High School- Basketball and Football- Robert Morris Jr. College and Pitt

29. Henry Model T. Ford- Schenley High School –Football. First Black to play QB at Pitt.

30. Dr. James Lightfoot- Fifth Avenue High School- Football and Basketball

31. The 1976 Fifth Avenue Boys Basketball PIAA State Champions.

32. Reggie Dukes-Westinghouse High School – Basketball 1978

:02  Here is the list of those going in this year posthumously:

Posthumous Inductions for 2016 are as follows:


1. The South Hills High School 1936 City Football Championship team.

2. Albert Wiggins- Allderdice High School- Swimming- Member of the 1956 US Olympic Swimming team, Came in seventh in the Finals of the 100 yard backstroke.

3. Calvin Fowler- Oliver High School- Basketball- Co-Captain of the U.S. Olympic Basketball team in 1968 which won the Gold Medal in Mexico City.

4. John Connell Johnson- Carrick High School- Football- Miami of Florida HOF. 4Th Round Pick of the Chicago Bears in 1957 Draft.

5.Theodore Schmitt- Carrick High School- Football- Played on Pitt’s National Championship teams in 1936 and 1937.

6.  Ted Andrews

7.  Jonathan “Boo” Bailey

9.  Kevin “Hump” Carter

10. Tommie Costa

11. Frank Delio

12. Robert Dixon

13. Leroy Freeman

14. Len Gallo

15. Scott Hamilton

16. Chappy Hill

17. Neal Humphrey

18. Troy Jackson

19. Frank Lockett

20. Wilbur Mack

21. Leo Martin

22. Derrick Moore

23. Sam Morris

24. Rudy Musulin

25. Joe Natoli

26. Nelson Reed

27. Dorian Reid

28. Derrick Taylor

29. Ralph Young

:01  Here is what you need to know:

  1. Saturday, November 5th, Hall of Fame Reception at Savoy Restaurant, 6 p.m.-12 midnight. Free or valet parking, cash bar & kitchen, Dress to Impress, 50/50, no  cover.
  2. Hall of Fame Inductions Sunday, November 6th, 2:00-5:00 p.m., free tour of Heinz History Center & Museum with purchase of an event ticket. Reception at 5:00 p.m., 6 p.m. Awards presentation at Main Ball Room at History Center. $50 for adults, $25 youth 12 & under (no charge for infants).  Very Dress to Impress, hors d’oeuvres and refreshment, photo opportunities, Jr. Hall of Fame Inductions for Pittsburgh City League student athletes, Esther Bush – keynote speaker, Ron Carter – guest speaker, 50/50, vendors, D.J. Ronald Ford, and the biggest family reunion of the year!!!!!

:00-00 Double Overtime

Warnie Macklin, Sam "Bam" Clancy and David "Puffy" Kennedy

Warnie Macklin, Sam “Bam” Clancy and David “Puffy” Kennedy

Featured here to get you excited, three of the best ever, Warnie Macklin, Sam “Bam” Clancy and David “Puffy” Kennedy, NFL star Ray Zellers and City League star Lisa Faloon.

Lisa Faloon

Lisa Faloon



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