GM Sports Book


General McLane Athletics: Stories from the First 50 Years
features multiple stories, starting with the inception of sports at the district and going all the way through to the school’s historic dual state championship run in 2006-07. The book also highlights the individuals that helped build the great athletic tradition that General McLane holds in Erie County, PA. From the administrators to coaches and to players, many persons are covered. The book is a must for anyone that has ever been part of the General McLane community. We hope you’ll order your copy today.The book has been written by 2006 GM graduate and Duquesne University Journalism grad, Stephen Orbanek who has conducted extensive interviews and spent hours in research at the Erie Times News. The book also features a personal endorsement by ESPN analyst John Clayton and a forward by long time Erie sports writer, Joe Mattis, Photo submission is by Buck Snodgrass. The book is being published by Reedy Press with plans to release the hardcover book in time for this Christmas, 2010.Just some of the people and teams that will be featured are:

    James W. Parker, Bob Jamison, Jim Smart, 1970 football team, State Championship track team, Sid Manchester, Jim Wells, State Championship football team, State Championship basketball team, State runner-up volleyball team, Drew Astorino, Ken Walker, GM Marching Band Director, John Marszalek and many more.

Other features of the book include:

  • A listing of all students who have participated in General McLane sports teams for 50 years.
  • A special chapter on the top all-time athletes as voted by the Hall of Fame members.
  • Statistics for football and wrestling.

The book is $25. To order, contact the Ed Center at 814-273-1033.

View excerpts from General McLane Athletics: Stories from the First 50 Years