The Varsity Club embraces tradition, and the mountain regions of Cambria and Somerset counties, not to mention the parts of Bedford, Indiana and Westmoreland counties which consist of The Tribune-Democrat's coverage area, is oozing with legendary teams, coaches and athletes.
Every week, The Varsity Club, with significant help from the readers, will hope to find out what some local legends are up to.
The Varsity Club's first All Points Bulletin is issued for former Windber great Paul Romanchock.
Scan back 30 years, and it's difficult to find an athlete from Somerset County who accomplished more at the high school level than Romanchock, a multi-sport standout who had Division I coaches wishing he'd sign with them.
At 6-4, Romanchock was a dominating post presence on some of the great basketball teams in Windber history. In 1987, Romanchock led the Ramblers to the PIAA Class AA championship game.
As good at basketball as Romanchock was, he was a highly recruited quarterback and was once described by a Philadelphia newspaper as having a "missile-launcher for an arm." He played in the Big 33 Classic and landed at the University of Maryland. There, Romanchock competed for the starting quarterback position against a couple future NFL quarterbacks in Scott Zolak and Neil O'Donnell.
Anyone knowing of Romanchock's whereabouts is urged to contact The Varsity Club.