Enjoy these photos from the Carroll County Youth Ball League
Fulton senior boy’s league pitcher Cole Grant delivers a pitch to a Chadwick/Milledgeville batter during the championship game held at Old Mill Park in Savanna on Thursday, July 12. The Fulton team took an early lead, but Chadwick/Milledgeville came back to take the lead. A big extra-inning effort propelled the Fulton team to the 12-9 seven inning victory. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Coach Chris Rogers congratulates his team while handing out 2nd Place trophies after a great Pee Wee championship game at Chadwick’s Handel Park Thursday, July 12. The extra-inning game saw Lanark falling to Shannon 16-15. (PA photo/T. Kocal)
The Shannon Pee Wee team with their Championship trophies. Down 15-13 with 2 outs in the bottom of the final inning, Shannon rallied to tie the game. In extra innings, they held Lanark scoreless, then scored the winning run with 2 outs. (Front row, l to r) Tyler Greenfield, Michael Frey, Jacob Dillow, Jaidin Martz, and Logan Miller. (Middle row) Kellen Henze, Micah Glendenning, Carson Heckman, Mason Kindberg, Paul Sturtevant, and Guillermo Hernandez. Coaches (l to r) Craig Heckman, Luke Glendenning, and Chris Frey. (PA photo/T. Kocal)
The Carroll County Summer League Junior Boys team from Shannon pose with their trophies after defeating Chadwick by three runs Wednesday, July 11 at Point Rock Park in Mt. Carroll. Front row (l-r) Jake Thede, DJ Heeren, Dawson DeMichele, Kaden Henze, Denver Baughman. Back row (l-r) Coach Brian Janssen, Reid Janssen, Nate Strong, Trevor Hauck, Tyler Etchberger, Tanner Giedd, Coach Ryan Giedd. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
The Fulton senior boys team pose with their trophies after defeating Chadwick/Milledgeville on Thursday 12-9 to win the senior boys summer league championship game. Front row (l-r) Devon Ballard, Kody Crosthwaite, Seth Sanderson, Trey Simmons, Kenny Ramig. Back row (l-r) Coach Brian Zahnle, Kegan North, Cole Grant, Kyle Alstead, Lucas Wiebenga, Coach Andrew Zahnle. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Sand Burr Golf Classic Coming Soon
The 41st Annual Sandburr Classic is “coming home” to its original site at Oakville Country Club in rural Mount Carroll, Illinois. The event will be held Saturday, August 18.
The first few Classics were held at Oakville until LynnWood Lynks was opened by the Curley Family north of Thomson. The tournament remained there until the course fell victim this past year to foreclosure and remains closed until court proceedings end and a new owner emerges.
The format of the Classic will remain the same, with individual play and 4 person scramble for the 18-hole tournament. Due to the constraints of using a 9 hole vs 18 hole course, we will shot gun start the event at 10:30 am, with play expected to finish by 5:30 pm.
Please try to arrange your own groups and provide a phone number for the group, if you’re individual or scrambling, dining or not.
“If we get a very strong turnout, the tee time may need to be moved up earlier thus the need for contact information to let individuals know if something changes,” said Tournament Chairman Frank Tipton.
“Additionally we require pre-registration for all participants no later than August 3, 2012. You can reserve your spot by calling Kim at Lockhart and Law Insurance Agency - 815-589-2200.”
The cost of the event includes a meal and cart fees.
This year’s committee consists of Chairman Frank Tipton, Paul Campion, Randy Law, Ryan Eissens, Nathan Tipton and Steve Whiting.
Notable Sports Quotes
“Never answer an anonymous letter.” – Yogi Berra
“Baseball is the only orderly thing in a very disorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can’t get you off.” Bill Veeck
“The secret to managing is to keep the guys that hate you away from the guys that are undecided.” – Casey Stengel
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you could wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra
“You can make a lot of money playing golf. Just ask my ex-wives.” – Lee Trevino
“They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken.” – Raymond Floyd
“I put Sugar Ray Robinson on the canvas – when he tripped over my body.” – Rocky Graziano
“The difference between golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie,” – George Deukmejian, former California Governor
“Absolute silence – that’s one thing a sportswriter can quote accurately.” – Bobby Knight
“When a pitcher is throwing a spitball, don’t worry and don’t complain, just hit the dry side like I do.” – Stan Musial
“We’re fine. The only time we lose our concentration is when the umpire says, “Play ball.” – Lou Piniella, when asked if his team was mentally prepared
“I knew it was going to be a long season when, on Opening Day during the National Anthem, one of my players turns to me and says, ‘Every time I hear that song, I have a bad game.” – Manager Jim Leyland
“I occasionally get birthday cards from fans. But it’s often the same message. They hope it’s my last.” – Former National League Umpire Al Forman
“In my prime I could have handled Michael Jordan. Of course, he would only be 12 years old.” – NBA Coach Jerry Sloan
“On the day of the race a lot of people want you to sign something just before you get in the car so that they can say they got your last autograph.” – A.J. Foyt
“I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ‘aint never been seen by this generation.” – Satchel Paige
“Ninety percent of this game is half mental.” – Yogi Berra
“The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan.”- Whitey Ford
“Bob Gibson is the luckiest pitcher I ever saw. He always pitches when the other team doesn’t score any runs.” – Tim McCarver
“Well, it took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball, and I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.” – Hank Aaron
“If a horse won’t eat it, I don’t want to play on it.” – Slugger Dick Allen
“There are two theories on hitting a knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.” – Legendary hitting coach Charley Lau
DeVries Signs With St. Francis
Forreston/Polo pitching ace Ketarah DeVries has agreed to play softball for the St. Francis Red Flash, a Division 1 school located in Loretta, Pennsylvania. DeVries, who shattered thirty one school records during her playing time at Forreston also had offers from Temple, Central Connecticut, Delaware and Albany.