Posts Tagged: Olympic

John ‘Clarkie’ Souza, considered one of greatest American soccer players, played in ’50 upset of England

It’s more than likely that you never saw John “Clarkie” Souza play soccer. Souza passed away on Sunday in York, Pa. He was 91 years old, and is being celebrated this week as one of the finest players in American

John ‘Clarkie’ Souza, considered one of greatest American soccer players, played in ’50 upset of England

It’s more than likely that you never saw John “Clarkie” Souza play soccer. Souza passed away on Sunday in York, Pa. He was 91 years old, and is being celebrated this week as one of the finest players in American

Mike deGruy, who survived shark attack, piloted hang gliders, dove beneath ice caps, dies in helicopter crash

(What an exciting life Mike deGruy, a diver who filmed underwater and on land the world over, must have led.) JASPER’S BRUSH, Australia – World-renowned filmmaker Mike deGruy died Saturday at age 60 in a fiery helicopter crash shortly after

Mike deGruy, who survived shark attack, piloted hang gliders, dove beneath ice caps, dies in helicopter crash

(What an exciting life Mike deGruy, a diver who filmed underwater and on land the world over, must have led.) JASPER’S BRUSH, Australia – World-renowned filmmaker Mike deGruy died Saturday at age 60 in a fiery helicopter crash shortly after

A white coach with a black team, Isadore ‘Spin’ Salario took Chicago high school to state finals in 1958, 1960

WHEELING, Ill. – Isadore “Spin” Salario will forever be remembered as the little Italian who bridged the gaps between black and white and coached Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side to state basketball championships in 1958 and 1960. The

A white coach with a black team, Isadore ‘Spin’ Salario took Chicago high school to state finals in 1958, 1960

WHEELING, Ill. – Isadore “Spin” Salario will forever be remembered as the little Italian who bridged the gaps between black and white and coached Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side to state basketball championships in 1958 and 1960. The

A punch thrown harder, and bricklayer Don ‘Tuff’ Fullmer, 72, might have been middleweight champion

(Editor’s note: This beautifully written story by Amy Donaldson is an example of how powerful an obituary can be in pointing out how a person’s character is shaped.) WEST JORDAN, Utah — Utah’s gentleman bruiser, Don Fullmer , 72, who

A punch thrown harder, and bricklayer Don ‘Tuff’ Fullmer, 72, might have been middleweight champion

(Editor’s note: This beautifully written story by Amy Donaldson is an example of how powerful an obituary can be in pointing out how a person’s character is shaped.) WEST JORDAN, Utah — Utah’s gentleman bruiser, Don Fullmer , 72, who