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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


During the pregame introductions for the Bonner basketball game at Perkiomen Valley tonight, the PV coach wore a Bonner jacket.

He's Jim Stinger, a Bonner grad, and it was a tribute to his alma mater, which is slated to close in the spring.

"It was a green one, too," Stinger said. "As anyone at Bonner knows, you only got a green one if you won a Catholic League championship. Mine was from the '88 team."

Though not part of Stinger's plan, Bonner won its first game of the season, 63-53. Jack Carden, a sophomore, led the Friars with 19 points. He is the nephew of former Bonner greats Ed Hastings and Danny Hastings.

Paul Pfeffinger added 18 and Pat Vanderslice --- whose father and two brothers had played for Bonner --- had 12. Dan McLoone helped engineer the victory from the point.

The Friars are 1-14.

"They come to practice every day and work hard," Bonner coach Tom Meakim said. "And every game we play, even if we are down by 20, they come to play. That's why it's really a joy to coach this team."


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