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SYLVANIA SENIOR SOFTBALL


A mens' league established January 2008.
Pacesetter Park, Sylvania,Ohio
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CALL ME LUCKY! Jose Mondragon, left, won $126 in the 50/50 raffle ticket drawing at the Fricker's player appreciation party. Jim Dunlavy presented the cash award. Over sixty players attended the event.

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER! Jim Schneider, center, had the lucky ticket, winning the Worth Lightning Legends Bat, donated by Barrow's Jewelers. Gabe Barrow, left, and Jerry Keefe congratulate him. The new model is valued at $200.

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AWARD WINNING TEAM! Fricker's General Manager Shawn McGill and Regional Manager Liesa Wackler display the trophy awards won by Fricker's '70's tournament team. Skipper Bruce Anderson navigated his team mates to tournament wins in Dayton, Ohio and Barberton, Ohio. The team was runner-up at the Columbus, Ohio and Sylvania, Ohio SPA tournaments.

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"AND THE WINNER IS ...!" Fricker's Kayla assisted Jeff Huskisson at the Oct. 23 Player Appreciation party with the door prizes and the raffle tickets. Over sixty players attend the party. Fricker's was the host and Frickin" chicken was the main course. Bon Appetit!

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FRICKER'S PARTY! Greg Ballmer, left, joins Jim Czerniakowski, who is recovering from rotator cuff surgery at the Fricker's Player Appreciation Party. Hosted by Fricker's, the event drew 60-plus players to the event. Team awards, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle added to the fun.

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FRICKER'S PARTY! Jim Johnson greets super-server Kayla with a hug at the Fricker's Player Appreciation party. Over sixty players attended the Fricker's sponsored event

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CELEBRATION! Kay and John Kuschell attended the annual SSS Fall League pizza party! John played for Andy &Barney's Sports Bar- the league winner with a 9-1 record. The winning team received sweatshirts, courtesy of A&B's, who hosted the party!

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AWARDS PARTY! Linda Barton congratulates Chuck Feltman, who played the OF for Andy & Barney's, the Fall League's winner. The players received sweatshirts, courtesy of Andy & Barney's Sports Bar.

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FALL LEAGUE PARTY! John Rains and Robin French attended the Nov. 18 pizza party at Andy & Barney's. John hails from Adrian, Mich. and joined the SSS league to play Fall Ball. Thirty-plus players turned out for the event.

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FRICKER'S PARTY! Oct. 23 was Fricker's player appreciation night for all SSS members with a "tracking card". Phil Richard, left, Marty Harrison, Mark Clair and Kerry Weaver attended the frickin' chicken celebration!

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RUDY THE ROOSTER, the mascot for the Roosters League Champs, had nothing to crow about as they lost to Fricker's #3, 21-19 in the tournament finals. Kevin Koepher calms the beast-assuring him he'll live to crow again.

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DAD'S A WINNER! Jessica and Rosa Mondragon keep score for Jose's team: The Roosters, the Legends League 2014 champions who defeated Fricker's #3 15-8 in the finals, to finish with a 13-3 record.

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SOFTBALL FAN! Mike Hamann's wife, Mary is a regular at the Roosters game, cheering on her husband and his team mates. The Roosters team won the Legends League championship

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SUPER FAN! Roosters Hider Hillau's significant other, Laurie, is a regular at the teams games at Pacesetter. The Roosters won the 2014 Legends League.

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FAMILY AFFAIR! Karen Koepher, left, Kate, Kory and Keith root for Kevin Koepher and his Roosters team mates at the SSS tournament finals at Pacesetter. The league champs loss to Fricker's #3 21-19

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GAME TIME! Fricker's #2 manager, Phil Richard visits with Jane and Tim Wilde, at Pacesetter Park, prior to game time. Allshred Services and Fricker's finished in the top four, in the Legends tournament.

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GAME TIME! Vicki Wiseman keeps score for her husband Bill's Fricker's #2 team at the SSS Legends final tournament games. Fricker's #2 lost to Fricker's #3 team 20-19; who went on to defeat League Champ Roosters 21-19 in the finals.

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FRICKER'S Regional Manager Liesa Wackler, with the cut-glass trophy and autographed team ball the '70's Fricker's Tournament team won at Thee Buckeye Classic, Barberton, Ohio.

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CHEERLEADERS! Harvard Barbershop wins the Masters League tournament with strong vocal support, from left, Anne, Nancy, Susan, Betsy and Vicki

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FUN TIMES! Bill Trego runs the bases with his grandchildren, Westyn, left, and Kaydance at the Sylvania Senior Softball annual cookout, Thursday, August 14.

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SHARK ATTACK! Courtney Coffman, daughter of Monty, carved a shark out of a watermelon for the SSS cookout/picnic.

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FAMILY AFFAIR! Gary Walton and his wife Robin, brought Charlie, a Cockapoo, to the August 14 cookout. 178 players and guests attended the event at Pacesetter Park.

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FAMILY TIME! Jerry Keefe, left, visits with his daughter, Nicole and her husband Chris Tierney at Fricker's, after a Thursday night game. The Tierney's, West Palm, Florida residents, were in town vacationing and caught Dad's game at Pacesetter. (P.S. - Fricker's won.)

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FRICKER'S FUN! Tracy and Lenny Jones join friends at Fricker's after a Thursday night ball game at Pacesetter Park to celebrate a victory!

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FRICKER'S FRICKIN' CHICKEN! Debbie and Bill Trego join friends at Fricker's after Thursday night games to unwind, relax and chow down on Fricker's wings. Bill plays for Schneider Sons' team.

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LITE MOMENT! Catie Sacks, Sylvania Parks staff member, helped out at the SPA NIT, July 31, August 1-3, at Pacesetter Park. Forty-one senior teams, 50 & up, competed in the four day event. Catie is a sophmore at Ohio State, majoring in Business.

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SPA NIT! Dan Schlembaker at the Sylvania SPA Great Lakes NIT games at Pacesetter Park, August 1. Dan, a member of Andy & Barney's Tuesday night team, played for the Sylvania '65's team in the SPA tournament.

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FRICKER'S FUN! Keith and Tina Dominiak enjoy dinner after the game at Fricker's, Sylvania. The patio rocks on game nights at the popular sports bar, drawing countless SSS league team mates.

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WIN A TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD! Fricker's servers Abbie, Holly and Kayla are promoting Fricker's Disney event at the Sylvania restaurant. Fricker's is a major sponsor of the SSS league.

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FRICKER'S FUN! Christine and Tom Hosinski join Rooster team mates at Fricker's after a Thursday night game. Roosters is a men's groomimg center; Greg Ballmer, proprietor.

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UT HALL OF FAMER! Former UT quarterback Chuck Ealey and his wife Sherry, visit with former teammate Dale Knepper at the Wounded Warriors games, May 31 at Ned Skeldon Stadium. Chuck was a guest player with the celebrity team.

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WOUNDED WARRIOR FANS! Lois Doran, left, Shonna Doran and Jim Dandar cheer for Rick Doran and the Metro police/fireman team in the May 31 games at Ned Skeldon stadium, Maumee, Ohio. The Wounded Warriors won.

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WW GAMES! Former Detroit Tigers, Tom Matchick, left and John Worsen, right, joined good friend Al Seeger in the Wounded Warrior Celebrity game at Ned Skeldon Stadium, May 31.

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WW GAMES! SSS retired veteran Ken Kreuz, left, Bruce Anderson, Jim Dunlavy and Jerry Keefe at the Ned Skeldon Stadium, Saturday, May 31. The Wounded Warrior team lost to the Allshred Services/Pacesetter Property Management tournament team 15-7.

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WOUNDED WARRIORS HONORED! Sylvania Senior Softball player and WW committee member, Jeff Huskisson welcomes WW vets Leonard Anderson, left, and Saul Bosquez before the start of the parade, Saturday, May 31 in Maumee, Ohio.

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MASTER'S LEAGUE DUO! Mark Clair, sponsor, The Retirement Guys team,welcomes Bruce Ferguson, left, to the team. Bruce is 73-years young. He is the senior member of the team; one month older than David Korn.

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BARBERTON, OHIO - Allshred Services SS Jon LaBeau is congratulated by his #1 fan, Amy Labeau, at Thee Buckeye Classic tournament, upon winning the 2014 SPA event. The '55's traveling team won the AAA division title and received traveling bags. The tournament was held June 8 & 9, 2014.

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LEAGUE DRAFT! The SSS Board members and team managers spent Saturday, April 26 drafting players to compose the various teams in the Legends and Masters Leagues. Standing in front of the team charts are Bob Collins, left, Gabe Barrow and Jim Dunlavy.

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SSS FANS! Darrell Berry, Traudt State Farm player with his family, from left, Heidi Berry, Makala Berry and Dajah Weaver at the Legends opening night game at Pacesetter Park.

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DAYTON,OHIO - Frickers' server Jodi, congratulates Jim VanBrandt, left and Jim Dunlavy on winning the SPA First Flight of Ohio '70's Senior Softball Tournament at Ketterling Fields, May 15-18. The team went undefeated, beating the Dayton Legends 14-11 in the finals.

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TIME OUT! Phil Vrzal, left, Jay Schramm and Jeff Huskisson take a break. The players chipped in to help spruce up the old Ned Skeldon Stadium in anticipation of the WWAST games.

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SPRING CLEAN-UP! Gabe Barrow helps with painting the entry way into the Lucas County Recreation Center. The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball team arrives May 30 for a 3-day event. The Sylvania Senior Softball Association, in conjunction with the Toledo/Maumee community are hosting the festivities.

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CLEAN UP TIME! Jeff Huskisson power washes the seats at Ned Skeldon Stadium. The WWAST will compete in a 3-game event on Saturday, May 31 against the Police/Fireman softball team, the SSS All-stars and the Ex-Tigers and celebrities. Festivities start at 12-noon.

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WOUNDED WARRIOR GAMES! Vicki Schramm puts the finishing touches on one of the stairways at the Lucas County Stadium. The WWAST arrive Friday, May 30 for a 3-day event.

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WWAST GAMES! The Ned Skeldon Stadium, Maumee,Ohio will host the Wounded Warrior Amputee team in a 3-game event on Saturday, May 31. SSS member Phil Vrzal volunteered to help spruced up the old ball park

SNOWBIRDS! Jim Schneider and his wife Mary enjoying the warm weather at Marco Island, Florida where the temperature was 88f (31c), while Toledoans were waking up to a late Spring snowfall. Schneider Sons' Electric sponsor a team on Thursday night in the Sylvania Senior Softball League at Pacesetter.

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PLAY BALL! Shawn Litten, left, SSS Treasurer, presented the league entry fee check to Jake Hensel, Sylvania Park Program Director, at the April 3, 2014 SSS organizational meeting, held at the Sylvania Senior Center. The Masters' League opens play on May 13 and the Legends on May 15 at Pacesetter Park, Sylvania, Ohio.

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LIFE IS GOOD! Phil Richard, left and Jim Johnson relax in the hot tub after three games at the Myrtle Beach, S.C. ISA Spring tournament. The 55's traveling competed at Market Commons Field, March 21 & 22.

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SSS FOUNDING FATHERS! Jerry Keefe, left, Bruce Anderson and Gary Meyer were honored at the April 3 Organizational Meeting for their founding and guiding spirit in establishing the Sylvania Senior Softball League in 2008. The league started with 10 teams and has grown to 20, with over 245 members. The Masters League plays on Tuesdays and the Legends' League on Thursdays at Pacesetter Park..

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ROCKET FANS! Nancy Traudt, left, Jeff Traudt, State Farm agent, Mary-Bec Gwyn, Manager of Rocket Sports Properties, Deerfield Sports and Jim Dunlavy at the Feb. 23 Toledo Rockets men's basketball game. Nancy and Jeff "worked the crowd", handing out T-shirts at the game and promoting State Farm Insurance.

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GALA FESTIVITIES! A crowd of 250-275, braved the frigid weather and heavy snow fall on Feb.8 to attend the Wounded Warriors spaghetti dinner fund raiser, at the Lucas County Rec Center, Maumee, Ohio. SSS President Jay Schramm, left, who is instrumental in the drive to bring the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball team to town and his wife Vicki greet WSPD's Fred Lafebvre, the events MC.

WW FUND RAISER! Sylvania Senior softball players Joel Hansen, left, and Jim Schneider, welcome Janeile Cudjoe to the Feb. 8 Wounded Warrior spaghetti dinner/fund raiser at the Lucas County Rec Center. 200-250 people attended the event.

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CHICAGO BEARS FAN! SSS player, Perry Chillus out-bid everyone for the Gale Sayers autographed Bears helmet at the Wounded Warriors dinner-fund raiser, Feb 8 at the Lucas County Rec Center. A silent auction was the main attraction, with many donated, rare "collectibles" up for bid. The Warriors Amputee softball team will be in town May 30, 31 & June 1, 2014 for a variety of events.

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WW FUND RAISER! SSS League President and Chairman of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball fund raiser, Jay Schramm, left, with WSPD's Fred Lafebvre, former Tiger Tom Matchick and Al Seeger. Tom appeared in 80 games for the 1968 Detroit Tigers team that won the World Series.

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SSS BOOTH DISPLAY! Sylvania Senior Softball members; Dave Obert, left, Mike Bentley and Jeff Traudt, stopped by to checked out the many items on display at the SSS booth on Feb. 5 at Savage Hall.

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PLAY BALL! Jane and Tim Wilde attended the UT vs. BG game and visited with friends at the SSS booth. A shortstop, Tim plays in the '50's Legends League on Thursday at Pacesetter Park and is a member of the'60's tournament team.

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GOOD TIMES! In spite of the snowiest January on record, the annual pre-super bowl party at Fricker's enjoyed a good turnout. From left, Aurora & Darren Axon and Liz & Tim Rowe. The SSS league is not just about softball - it's also about family and friends

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THE BOARD! Tony Rutkowski, left, Brittney and Gabe Barrow display the super bowl board at Fricker's SSS party. And the winners are: Bob Collins, twice, Guy Stager and Neal Klopping. Barrow Jewelers' raffled off a new Miken bat that was won by Neal.

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SSS EXHIBIT! Guy Stager visits with Jim Czerniakowski and Tom Bensman at the SSS promotional booth during the UT vs. BGSU basketball game Feb. 5, 2014. UT defeated BG 83-76.

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PLAY BALL! Andy and his dad, Bob Ruckman stopped by to check-out the SSS promotional booth during the UT vs. BGSU basketball game at Savage Hall on February 5, 2014.

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UT FAN! SSS shortstop for State Farm's Legends team, Jeff Traudt, left, stopped by the display booth to visit with Neal Klopping. UT defeated BG 83-76 at the Feb. 5 game held at Savage Hall.

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GO ROCKETS! Jackie and Tom Birie are big rocket fans and Tom works as a scorer for the girls games. Tom plays ball on Tuesdays with the SSS Masters' League at Pacesetter Park.

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IT'S A BLAST! UT's mascot Rocky gave a "thumbs up" to Jim Schneider, left, Guy Stager and Neal Klopping, after checking out the SSS exhibit at the UT vs. BGSU Feb. 5 game at Savage Hall.