CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in basketball.
Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister.
As the series focuses on an up and down basketball season, it is apparent Carmen Palmiero has some new teammates. The headlines are very imaginative. JOLT or JAR started most stories. Pictured are the local Lions at a sold out Mary Ethel Costello Gym