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FTIDAY, ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THIRTEEN Junior Baseball League Champs for 1963 15-17-YEAR-OLD DODGERS The winners of the 15-11 year old league were the manager, Cecil Payne, Nelson Metz, Ben Roberts and Dodgers. They are from left to right up front: Ralph John Kolesa, coach. Dave Stalker, Steve Belchich, Ford, Jim McCormick, Mike Scheer, Larry Kolesa Randy Lewis, Mike Waide and Stan Feldman are not and Mike Sheary. In the back row are; Fred Ford, present. 11-12- YEAR-OLD REBELS The Rebels were the winners of the 11-12 year old league. They Hard, Bob Fleming, Richard Stewart coach, are from left to right up front: Ross Penny, Dennis Hendricks, Woodman, Darby Campbell and Bev Hendncks Dennis Pilger, Richard Stewart and Randy Hard. In the back row are Tom Bruns and Phil Kaiser. from left to right are: George Campbell manager, Mel Buder, Terry Pat Wierich, Paul coach. Not present EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GIANTS Here are the Giants, winners of the eight-year old league. In the front row from left to right are: Bruce Schlafly, Mike Gillson, John Wedding, Bob Hansberry, Tom Morissey, and Ken Willings. In the middle row from left to right are John Bucher, Mike Schade, Mike Fairbanks, Sam Xanders, Pat Fairbanks, Matt Fox and Jim Restemeyer. Jack Keith, coach, Peter Mills, coach, and John Fairbanks, manager, are standing in the last row. Not present are Alan Armstrong and Jeff Wickenhauser. Sixty Teams Complete Successful Junior Baseball Loop Season The junior baseball league wound to a close for the season a couple of weeks ago after nearly a 1,000 games of baseball and any grandstand fan of Riverfront Park knows what a success the season turned out to be. There were five separate age brackets for boys from eight through 17 and altogether 60 teams competed. On each team there were an average of 14 boys bringing the total of local youths competing in the summer activities to approximately 840. Each team played a 16-game schedule through the months of June, July and August for a game total of 960. This year's turnout marks an increase of from 20 to 40 boys over last season. Plaijs for next season are already under way and a bigger and better league Is expected. The Park Commission will be working on the ball diamonds molding them into better shape. The Giants, managed by John Fairbanks and coached by Jack Keith and Peter Mills, combined solid hitting and tight pitching to capture the eight-year-old crown. In the nine-10 year old league 19 teams battled for the top laurels with the Hornets and Lions running one-two for most of the season. The Hornets, managed by Don Koppenhaver and coached by John Wilson and Bob Cunningham eventually won out. In the 11-12 year old league where 18 teams vied for honors, it could be said that the wiSng team pulled an upset Who won? The Yankees? No. The Rebels took the league title with a 15-2 record. George Campbell was the manager of the team that made anti-Yankee fans glad and Richard Stewart and Bev Hendricks handled the coaching. Nortbside captured the 18-14 year old title under the guidance of manager Bob Kennedy (no relation to the Cub head coach), and coaches Clyde Dehner and Bill Kuehnel. The Dodgers didn't fold in the late going of the 15-17 year old league and won the championship. The league was the smallest of the junior baseball loop with only five teams in contention. Fred Ford managed the Dodgers with coaching assistance from John Kolesa. 13-14-YEAR-OLD NORTHSIDE Northside copped the title of the 13-14 year old league. Its players Peek, Dan Kennedy, Dennis Kuehnel, Harry Munson, Terry include from left to right in front: Rodney Spooner, Dave Baz/ell, Schwartz, Jay Barrett and Bob Kennedy, manager. Joe Wallen- Stewart Ledingham, Tom Dehner, John Rain, and Marion Whyers. dorf and Dave Clayton are not present. In the back row are Clyde Dehner, coach, Bill Kuehnel, coach, Terry 9-10'YEAR-OLD HORNETS the Hornets winners of the 9-10 vear old league. In wIrS^tnSS Br to Landreth, Steve Wilson, Herfc i Ohle; Dob Kopnenhaver, Ron Krepel and Bradley Cunningham. In the back row from left to right are: John Wilson coach, Bob Hatfield, Ed Jordan, Mike Reilley, Ron Lewis, Lou Kinibro, Steve Gleghorn, Randy BouUlion Steve Rynders and Bob Cunniug- ham, coach. Not present is Don Koppenhaver, manager.