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It was a beautiful Thanksgiving Day, 2012 for playing and watching football. Unfortunately, Abington edged Cheltenham in the annual rivalry 7-0. After 40 minutes of a scoreless game and with 8:28 remaining in the game, Abington scored for the winning score.

The rivalry dates back to 1915. (click on CHS/ABINGTON game scores).   10/10/13

 

Former teacher and coach Charles "Chuck" Mehelich was posthumously inducted into the PA Sports Hall

of Fame on October 22, 2011. Chuck was known as the "Iron Man." He was a two-way starter at Duquesne

University, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers owner Art Rooney called Chuck the toughest player he

ever saw. After retiring from pro ball, Chuck taught and coached at North Catholic and CHS from 1956 until

his death in 1985. He was an assistant coach in football and head baseball coach at CHS where he coached

"Mr. October" Reggie Jackson.  His three adult children were on hand to accept the award. Some of Chuck's

CHS friends including Rich & Joan Marburg, Bart Dunlap, Daryl Biser and Betty Cataldi were also in attendance.

Other inductees included Vince Papale, former NFL football player. . Doug Overton, NBA & NCAA basketball player.

Blair Thomas, NFL & NCAA football player. and Troy Vincent, NFL & NCAA football player. Fourteen additional

 Individuals  were inducted.

06/16/12

 

CHELTENHAM / ABINGTON FOOTBALL GAME RESULTS

CHELTENHAM 7 -  ABINGTON 42

 

REVIEW SCORES OF CHS/ABINGTON GAMES OVER THE YEARS- ALUMNI

WEBSITE IS: WWW.CHELTENHAMALUMNI.ORG  menu item is SPORTS

06/16/12

 

CHELTENHAM / ABINGTON FOOTBALL

GAME THANKSGIVING DAY 2010.

ABINGTON 16,  CHELTENHAM 7.

 

11/30/10

 

Larry Greene, class of 1971 longtime head foorball coach at Central Bucks East High School in Bucks County, PA. Has decided to resign after 28 years in coaching. Greene missed the 2005 season after being diagnosed with malignant myeloma. He said his health did not influence his decision to resign.

 

Harris Mansell, class of 2005 is a freshman playing basketball at Rider.

 

Shayla Johnson – class of 2000 is currently coaching girls’9th

grade basketball at CHS. Johnson was part of the Lady Panthers

team that won the PIAA Class AAAA title in 2000

 

Reggie Jackson, class of 1964; was inducted into the

 Philadelphia  Sports Hall of Fame on April 6, 2006.

 

The Cheltenham High School Girls' basketball team defeated Council

Rock North 68 to 54 at State College on Friday, March

23rd.  Cheltenham now has won two state titles, the other was in 2000

when they defeated Oakland Catholic 54-52.

     The Panthers were lead by Brittany Gunn (18 points), Ashley Gale

 (27 points) and Misha Horsey who had 11.

      The team was in control from the beginning and never trailed.

                    CONGRATULATIONS LADY PANTHERS. 

 

Stacey Smalls, class of 1999 was inducted into the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame on January 21, 2011 at the

Palestra.Smallswho played for Temple from 1999-2003 finished her four year career with the Temple Women's Basketball team.

She was the sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,280 points.

Stacey is currently an assistant coach for LaSalle’s women's basketball team.                                                                   2/10/11

 

ANNUAL  CHELTENHAM/ABINGTON  FOOTBALL  GAME

 

The Cheltenham Panther's Football team lost to  the  Abington Galloping Ghost on

Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009.  The score was 28 to 14.  See our link "sports" for scores

of this annual football rivalry dating back to 1915.                               11/27/09

 

CHELTENHAM/ABINGTON game was played on November

26, 2008, under the lights at Abington High School.

Unfortunately our Panthers lost 38-3. Next year, 2009, the

game will be played at Cheltenham. Hopefully, the stadium lights will be installed.

 

On April 9, 2008, Laura Harper, '04; was chosen in the 1st round, 10th pick overall, during the Women's National

Basketball Association on April 9, 2008. Laura will be playing for the Sacramento Monarchs. She is a 2008 graduate

of the University of Maryland.                                                                                        

 

Stacey Smalls, ’93; Has been an assistant women’s basketball coach at LaSalle University for two years.

She is a 2003 graduate of Temple. While at Temple she scored 1,258 points with 360 assists. Temple won their first Atlantic

10 Championship title in 2003. Stacey was named the Tournament MVP.                                                                                 

 

CHELTENHAM  GIRLS’  BASKETBALL  TEAM  WINS STATE  TITLE        

 

Craig Littlepage, Class of 1969, Currently Virginia athletic director, Littlepage has been named

Chair of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, the kingpin in what is arguably the most powerful group

 in college basketball. Littlepage played college  basketball at the University of Pennsylvania and also coached at Penn.

 

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