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SYLVANIA SENIOR SOFTBALL


A mens' league established January 2008.
Pacesetter Park, Sylvania,Ohio
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GOOD TIMES! Pat Gory and Anne Bores, at the Legends Tournament, cheering husbands, Mike and Randy on to victory. The Frickers' #6 team won the 2013 single-elimination tournament at Pacesetter Park

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FALL BALL FUN! Jim Biglin, left and Jim Dandar "warm-up" at Andy & Barney's after a Tuesday night Fall Ball League game. Seventy players participated in the Sylvania Senior League autumn games. The winners receive sweatshirts, courtesy of Andy & Barney's Sports Pub.

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FALL LEAGUE softball players Marty Harrison and Mike Sanders joined teammates after the final game of the season at Andy & Barney's.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me - no to you! Guy Stager and Phil Richard shared birthday cake at Andy & Barney's after the final Fall Ball game. Guy and Phil's birthdays were the same week and shared cake with team mates. Happy Birthday!

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MASTERS' AWARDS! Newly elected SSS League President, Jay Schramm, right, congratulates Ron Fox, left, and Bill Wiseman on winning the 2013 Masters' League Tournament. The awards party was held at Andy & Barney's Sports Pub. Progressive Therapy team members received T-shirts and a sponsor trophy.

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ANDY & BARNEY'S Danielle and Danielle welcome Al Seeger and all the Tuesday night league players to the popular sports pub, Mayberry Square, Centennial Rd.

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WINNERS CELEBRATE! Ron Fox, left, Dan Schlenbaker, Phil Vrzal, Bill Baldwin and Bill Wiseman display their new T-shirts. The Progressive Therapy team won the 2013 Masters League end-of-the-season tournament.

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LEAGUE WINNERS! Joel Hansen's State Farm Insurance team won the Tuesday night Masters' 2013 League Championship and celebrated at Andy & Barney's. The winning team all received jackets, proudly displayed here by, from left, Darrell Smock, Gilbert Amaya and Jim Dunlavy. Joel received a sponsors trophy.

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DYNAMIC DUO! Good friends Charlie McMillen and Roy Woodworth try on the new jackets they received at the Masters' League Awards party, held at Andy & Barney's Sports Pub. Joel Hansen's State Farm Insurance team won the Tuesday League.

Dale Knepper drives one to Frickers at Fifth Third Field.

Joel Hansen hits one onto Monroe St during BP at Fifth Third Field.

Shawn’s Irish Tavern players from left Jim Dandar, Gary Beale, Roger Heineke, Granville Smith, Dwaine Nemire and kneeling Jerry Glanzman

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FRICKERS' CELEBRATION! Servers Bailey, left and Megan, right, congratulate Frickers' #6 manager, Rick Schmidt for winning the 2013 Legends tournament. A large crowd turned out for the gala victory party at Frickers'.

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GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD TIMES! Randy Bores, Rick Schmidt and Mike Gory have been friends for thirty years; playing together and against each other over the years! Here, they get to celebrate their friendship and the success of the Frickers #6 team, upon winning the 2013 Legends tournament.

SUPER FANS! Vicki Schramm, left, Linda Fox and Cindy Collins cheer on their fella's at the Marion, Ohio Popcorn Tournament, Sept. 7-8. Collins family pet Micah seems to be enjoying the activities.

TIGER FANS! Drew Smyly, center, Detroit Tigers' ace reliever, 6-0 record, 2.37 ERA, visits with, from left, Ray and Shannon Frick, Laurie and Jeff Huskisson. Frickers' Sport Pub, Sylvania,Ohio is a major sponsor of the Sylvania Senior Softball League.

SKIPPERS Jesse Helton, Dayton Legends and Allshred's Jay Schramm meet prior to playing at the Marion, Ohio Popcorn Festival Softball Tournament, Sept. 7 & 8. The managers' are old friends who have squared off against each other in many tournaments. Note: the Legends defeated Allshred twice!

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THE HUSTLER! Guy Stager pulls a "fast Eddy" and finishes off the eight ball, after running the table at Jim Johnson's girlfriend Cynthia's house. The '55 tournament team was in Marion, Ohio for the annual Popcorn Festival softball tournament.

Players from Allshred/Pacesetter Property Management relax after their day was done at the Great Lakes National Senior Tournament.

Players for Carrs Shell 60+ from Canada enjoy the camaraderie of the beer tent at Pacesetter.

The Michigan Knights 70+ champions at the Great Lakes Tournament.

Pittsburgh Gold accepts their 70+ AAA second place trophy from SPA’s Larry Milliron.

The Ashmans relax in the beer tent after Fridays tournament games.

Maumee Bay Raptors 60+ player Gary Beale and his wife Mary Jo at Pacesetter.

Tournament t-shirt.

Sylvania players relax after a tough day of competition.

Sylvania 65’s players Mike Reithmiller and Roy Koschalk get their reward after Friday’s action at the Great Lakes.

FREEDOM MACHINERY'S Master's team takes the field every Tuesday at Pacesetter Park. Gary Ruth, left, sponsor/player, manager Mike Betley and team mate Rick Schmidt.

REIGNING CHAMPS! Wheelock Pharmacy won the Masters League in 2012 and manager Dave Cohen, right, thanks Steve Weiner, player/sponsor for his contribution.

ANDY & BARNEY'S SPORTS BAR sponsors a team in the Master's League on Tuesday nights. Jack Welch, Kent "scooter" Lincoln and manager Jerry Keefe at Pacesetter Park.

The Softball Players Association national tournament at Pacesetter was featured in the August issue of Sylvania Life Magazine.

Sylvania softballers enjoy Roger Heineke’s party. From left: Gabe Barrow, Roy Koschalk, Bill Baldwin, Don Dheel, Jim Dandar, Russ Door, and Rick Stager.

Joel Hansen and Don Dheel celebrate winning the Roger Heineke cornhole championship.

Phil Vrzal takes in the excitement at Roger Heineke’s party.

Tony Rutkowski fires a bag in the cornhole tournament at Roger Heineke’s party.

Ray Villegas shows off excellent cornhole form.

Beth Robbins scores again in cornhole competition at Roger’s party.

Tony Rutkowski and Bill Baldwin celebrate a cornhole championship.

George Stuller throws a bag at Roger Heineke’s party.

MASTERS LEAGUE team Progressive Therapy is sponsored by Steve Cygan, left, with team mates Bill Wiseman, manager, Mike Reithmiller and Tim Kuszmaul.

MASTERS LEAGUE Tuesday night team Steve Mattin, DDS is managed by Jay Schramm, left with players Ray Balduf and Larry Gagin. SS Steve Mattin is on the DL, with an injured hamstring.

MASTERS LEAGUE Tuesday night team Joel Hansen's State Farm is in the run for the league championship. The skipper Al Seeger, far right, is joined by team mates, left, Greg Ballmer and Paul Wisniewski

FRICKER'S GOES TO AFRICA! Jim Schneider poses with an Impala; a reddish antelope, in South Africa. A friend shot the animal. Jim only shot animals with his camera. Mr. Schneider sponsors the Schneider Sons' Electric ball team on Thursdays and the '50's Eagles tournament team.

Sylvania Senior Softball star Steve Higgins’ daughter Heather visited Pacesetter recently to watch her Dad play. Heather was visiting from Nashville.

Perry Chiillus models jersey worn by the Pittsburgh Crawfords in the Toledo Area Office on Aging tournament n Oregon.

Maumee Bay Raptors wives enjoy the weather and the softball during the Myrtle Beach tournament.

Masters Division and Progressive Therapy player Bill Cox was featured in a recent Toledo Blade article about his Christian motorcycle group.

Lenny Jones and his wife Tracy always head to Frickers after the game on Thursday to celebrate Lenny’s great hitting.

Sylvania Senior Softballers help Jim Johnson celebrate his birthday at Frickers. Happy birthday, Jim.

AWARD WINNER! Webmaster Dave Spengler, center, received the District 7 Coaches Assoc. Honorary Award from Dave Sigler, left, and Rossford High Coach Brian Voist for promoting boys high school basketball on his website, Davey1.com. The 2013 presentation was held at Saunders Village, Archbold. Ohio. Mr. Spengler helped create the Sylvania Senior Softball website in 2009.

PLAY BALL! On April 4, SSS Treasurer John Yocom, left, and President Gary Meyer, presented a check to Jake Hensel, Sylvania Parks Program Director for the 2013 Senior League entry fee. This year seven teams will compete on Tuesdays and twelve on Thursdays. The SSS League was established in 2008 and is celebrating its 6th season.

FAREWELL PARTY! Friends and co-workers held a gathering for Rob Conover, April 2013, at Shawn's Irish Tavern, Sylvania, Ohio. Rob resigned after serving 16 years with Sylvania Parks, eight as the Program Director. Wishing him luck, from left; Jim Dunlavy, SSS Board member, Ken Katafias, Sylvania Parks Operations Mgr., Brian Hile and Rob.

TEAM MEETING! From left, Jase Sweede, manager/coach Jim Scneider, Dave Kunst and Dave Obert discuss tournament plans for the newly formed 2013 50's traveling team. There are now five teams representing the Sylvania Senior Softball League.

WORLD CHAMPS! SSS member Ric stager, who resides in Florida during the winter, joined Dennis Telmanik to play in the Feb. 2013 ISSA/ISF World Softball Tournament in Tampa, FL., with CH Engineering, Raleigh, SC. The team won the tournament in the bottom of the 8th 35-34. Dennis played on the Allshred Services team that won the Legends League in 2011.

PIZZA NIGHT at Andy & Barney's Sport Bar is a regular stop for the Tuesday night Master's league players. Amanda and Lulu are the hosts welcoming everyone to the eatery. A&B's is once again sponsoring a team.

BLARNEY, IRELAND - Jim Dunlavy and Dennis Telmanik, accompanied by their wives, vacationed in Ireland in September 2012. The Telmanik Travel trip included stops in Spain, France and Italy.