We are now charged with continuing that legacy so that our children, too, realize that they are better prepared than most because they too were touched by this community of talented and caring people. He concentrated on school and work, and met Bette Winter, who was introduced to him by some gymnastics teammates. Charleroi had a regular-season record and a Century Conference record. As much as he enjoyed baseball, he primarily focused his athletic interest more towards football and basketball. He was named Honorable Mention All-State.
As a junior Jim was injured most of the year but still gained yards.
Upon graduation from the Academy Papak had interest expressed from several pro teams but was committed to his extended obligation with the U. He was born Aug. He attended school in California, Pennsylvania and later moved to nearby Charleroi which he listed as his home while a major league pitcher. As much as he enjoyed baseball, he primarily focused his athletic interest more towards football and basketball. There is a direct relationship between the adversity he has faced and the success that he has achieved in gaining his place in the Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame. Jim won the match injured and decided to wrestle in the final.