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April 3, 2015

We will be having our next field maintenance day on Friday April 3rd at 5:30pm for anyone that may be able to come out and help.  We have lots to do before opening day , which is right around the corner.

March 24, 2015

If you are on Goodwill Minor League, you are now required to wear a protective cup during all practices and games.  This includes females on the team, especially anyone that may have a desire to be a catcher.

Some teams have be updated and practice schedules for the month of March are available on the calendar for ALL Minor League Teams, and for Major Team-Crampton.  The others will be added as they are received

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Congratulation to one of our FOP Major League Coaches; Troy Barrick

Eight enter Quinn Hall of Fame, which could get a new home             

 

 

               

           

WALKERSVILLE — YMCA of Frederick County officials are redoubling their efforts to find a permanent home for the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame, its top official said Saturday.

 

 

Chris Colville, president and CEO of the local YMCA, told more than 300 people gathered at the 39th annual Quinn Hall of Fame Banquet in the activities room of the Walkersville Vol. Fire Company, that the organization is working to put the photos and memorabilia accumulated over the years on display at the YMCA as soon as possible.

 

 

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“Hopefully, one of the things you’ll get to be able to tour is the hall of fame museum, so to speak,” Colville said. “We’re going to commit some designated space, within the YMCA, for a permanent home where we can showcase all of the inductees that have been participating in the 39 years of this wonderful program.”

Colville said the space at the William Talley Recreation Center, where the hall is currently located, is somewhat limited in viewing availability. Much of the memorabilia is actually in storage.

“Unfortunately, we’ve run out of space in that room,” Colville said. “As a YMCA, we’re making a commitment to change this.”

The proposed museum space will be accessible to the general public, Colville said.

Eight prominent sports figures were inducted during Saturday’s banquet.

Troy Barrick (professional baseball), Stan Biggus (semi-pro football), the late Dick Burgee and Bill Stup (college football), Kim Wivell Gerrie (college softball), former Frederick News-Post Sport Editor Stan Goldberg, Cheryl Poirier (youth track and field) and Guy Whidden (boxing, wrestling) were this year’s inductees.

Each inductee’s accomplishments were highlighted in special videos. All took their turns making acceptance speeches, but it was Whidden’s highlights at the end of the night that drew the longest standing ovation.

And it had nothing to do with sports.

Whidden talked about his many sports accomplishments, but he then recalled when he was a paratrooper in World War II and made the jump into Normandy on June 6, 1944 as part of the D-Day invasion of France. Not only did he make the jump, but on the 50th anniversary of the start of the invasion, Whidden, then 73, returned and recreated the jump.

“There were 40 of us,” Whidden said. “We had to make two jumps in advance of the trip to make sure we were in good enough shape to make the main jump.”

Whidden ended up making three free-fall jumps in two days at 13,500 feet. “We never did free falls back then,” he said.

When he was finished his speech, the ovation seemed never-ending.

“Now there’s a true American hero,” Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said.

Whidden was to the point when it came to his philosophy on being successful, both in sports and in life.

“Never say you can’t do it, or you won’t be able to to it,” he said. “It’s just mind over matter. You just have to convince yourself you can do it, and you’ll do it.”

All of the inductees thanked their families, friends and coaches for their support through the years.

Goldberg, who served on the original hall of fame committee in 1976, was glad the YMCA is working to give the hall a permanent home at the main building.

“I think it’s a great, great thing,” he said. “Things like a uniform Chuck Foreman wore, other memorabilia, will be on display.”

 
 
 
 
 

Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:00 am

WALKERSVILLE — YMCA of Frederick County officials are redoubling their efforts to find a permanent home for the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame, its top official said Saturday.

Chris Colville, president and CEO of the local YMCA, told more than 300 people gathered at the 39th annual Quinn Hall of Fame Banquet in the activities room of the Walkersville Vol. Fire Company, that the organization is working to put the photos and memorabilia accumulated over the years on display at the YMCA as soon as possible.

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“Hopefully, one of the things you’ll get to be able to tour is the hall of fame museum, so to speak,” Colville said. “We’re going to commit some designated space, within the YMCA, for a permanent home where we can showcase all of the inductees that have been participating in the 39 years of this wonderful program.”

Colville said the space at the William Talley Recreation Center, where the hall is currently located, is somewhat limited in viewing availability. Much of the memorabilia is actually in storage.

“Unfortunately, we’ve run out of space in that room,” Colville said. “As a YMCA, we’re making a commitment to change this.”

The proposed museum space will be accessible to the general public, Colville said.

Eight prominent sports figures were inducted during Saturday’s banquet.

Troy Barrick (professional baseball), Stan Biggus (semi-pro football), the late Dick Burgee and Bill Stup (college football), Kim Wivell Gerrie (college softball), former Frederick News-Post Sport Editor Stan Goldberg, Cheryl Poirier (youth track and field) and Guy Whidden (boxing, wrestling) were this year’s inductees.

Each inductee’s accomplishments were highlighted in special videos. All took their turns making acceptance speeches, but it was Whidden’s highlights at the end of the night that drew the longest standing ovation.

And it had nothing to do with sports.

Whidden talked about his many sports accomplishments, but he then recalled when he was a paratrooper in World War II and made the jump into Normandy on June 6, 1944 as part of the D-Day invasion of France. Not only did he make the jump, but on the 50th anniversary of the start of the invasion, Whidden, then 73, returned and recreated the jump.

“There were 40 of us,” Whidden said. “We had to make two jumps in advance of the trip to make sure we were in good enough shape to make the main jump.”

Whidden ended up making three free-fall jumps in two days at 13,500 feet. “We never did free falls back then,” he said.

When he was finished his speech, the ovation seemed never-ending.

“Now there’s a true American hero,” Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said.

Whidden was to the point when it came to his philosophy on being successful, both in sports and in life.

“Never say you can’t do it, or you won’t be able to to it,” he said. “It’s just mind over matter. You just have to convince yourself you can do it, and you’ll do it.”

All of the inductees thanked their families, friends and coaches for their support through the years.

Goldberg, who served on the original hall of fame committee in 1976, was glad the YMCA is working to give the hall a permanent home at the main building.

“I think it’s a great, great thing,” he said. “Things like a uniform Chuck Foreman wore, other memorabilia, will be on display.”

New 2015 Major League Managers

Congratulations to our new Major League Managers for the 2015 season....

 

FOP-Jeremy Holler

Amvets-James Fann

Funkstown-Darren Stotelmyer

Crampton-Travis Poole

 

Thank you gentlemen for all you do !

Age Determination Date Clarifaction

December 10, 2014

Effective Immediately! 

 

In April, 2014 the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball®.  To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system.  Using feedback from Little League® parents through our District Administrators, the Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation.

As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the reminder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure.

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MAR

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MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

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AGE

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Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30 for the remainder of their Little League career.

 

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FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

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AGE

 

 

 

 

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10

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As stated, with this implementation strategy adjustment the impact on our players will be reduced, with the exception of a marginal impact on players currently participating in the very early stages of their Little League career. Furthermore, our continued focus on fun, fitness and fundamentals at the Tee Ball Division will assist local leagues as they look to provide a smooth transition to the Coach/Machine Pitch divisions of play while still developing a passion for the game as well as focusing on skill development.

This change ensures that no player will lose a year of participation in the Little League Majors Division that culminates with the annual Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

Congratulations to the
2014 Minor League Champions ~ Western Maryland!!! 

Back to Back Champs!!! 


 

Congratulations to Funkstown Legion!
2014 Major League Champions 


 

January 16, 2015

 

The Mayor and Council have determined that it is in the best interest of the citizens of the City of Hagerstown to prohibit smoking in City owned parks, and effective October 28, 2013 the smoking of tobacco products is prohibited in all City of Hagerstown parks.

This prohibition does not apply to the Municipal Golf Course or Municipal Stadium. The sign above will be posted concerning this prohibition. A violation of this section shall be treated as a municipal infraction and may subject the person violating the same to a fine.

 

Effective Immediately, there is no smoking allow in the lower or upper parking lot of Stanley Park, and No use of any variety of vapor pens, or electronic cigarettes.

  

 


 

 


Upcoming Games/Practices

Wednesday,  Apr 1
Major League
PRACTICE F.O.P 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Funkstown 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Amvets 5:00pm TBA
PRACTICE Crampton 7:00pm Major League Field
Minor League
PRACTICE Western Maryland Sportsman's Club 5:30pm Minor League Field
PRACTICE Goodwill 6:00pm Minor League Field
Thursday,  Apr 2
Major League
PRACTICE Crampton 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE F.O.P 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Funkstown 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Amvets 7:00pm Major League Field
Minor League
PRACTICE Amvets 5:30pm Minor League Field
Saturday,  Apr 4
Major League
PRACTICE Funkstown 9:00am Major League Field
PRACTICE Amvets 11:30am Major League Field
PRACTICE Crampton 2:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE F.O.P 4:30pm Major League Field
Minor League
PRACTICE Amvets 9:00am Minor League Field
PRACTICE Western Maryland Sportsman's Club 1:00pm Minor League Field
Monday,  Apr 6
Major League
PRACTICE Crampton 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE F.O.P 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Amvets 5:00pm TBA
PRACTICE Funkstown 7:00pm Major League Field
Minor League
PRACTICE Western Maryland Sportsman's Club 5:30pm Minor League Field
Tuesday,  Apr 7
Major League
PRACTICE Amvets 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Crampton 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Funkstown 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE F.O.P 7:00pm Major League Field
Wednesday,  Apr 8
Major League
PRACTICE F.O.P 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Funkstown 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Amvets 5:00pm TBA
PRACTICE Crampton 7:00pm Major League Field
Minor League
PRACTICE Western Maryland Sportsman's Club 5:30pm Minor League Field
Thursday,  Apr 9
Major League
PRACTICE Crampton 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE F.O.P 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Funkstown 5:00pm Major League Field
PRACTICE Amvets 7:00pm Major League Field
Saturday,  Apr 11
Major League
Crampton @ Funkstown 12:00pm Major League Field
Amvets @ F.O.P 2:30pm Major League Field
Minor League
Goodwill @ Amvets 12:00pm Minor League Field
POSITION/TBD @ Western Maryland Sportsman's Club 2:30pm Minor League Field
Monday,  Apr 13
Minor League
Western Maryland Sportsman's Club @ Goodwill 6:00pm Minor League Field
Wednesday,  Apr 15
Minor League
POSITION/TBD @ Amvets 6:00pm Minor League Field

For a complete schedule listing, click here!


Upcoming Events

Friday,  Apr 3
Field Maintenance! 5:30pm Major League Field

For a complete calendar listing, click here!