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Daily News (Newspaper) - May 5, 1990, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Page 4 the daily news Huntingdon Saxton mount Union Orbisonia a saturday May 5 1990 Weaver to enter state Grid he of Fame by Terry Bowser sports editor on Friday july 27 the rest of Pennsylvania will learn what sports fans in this area have taken for granted for Over half a Century George Weaver is somebody special truly a coach for All seasons Weaver is one of 10 members of the fifth class of inductees to the Pennsylvania Scholastic football coaches Hall of Fame the ceremony will be held As part of the big 33 honors banquet at the Hershey Lodge and convention Center in addition to Public recognition and accolades Weaver will be presented two identical plaques engraved with his picture and accomplishments one will hang in the Weaver Home at 2301 Murray Avenue in Huntingdon the other will be Hung on the Pennsylvania Scho Lastic football coaches association Psica Wall of Fame in the Perm state University sports Center weight training Complex at University Park also Weaver and the other nine inductees of 1990 will be recognized during the big 33 classic Between Pennsylvania and Maryland on saturday night july 28 at Hershey Park stadium this year the big 33 game will be televised live by a network of Pennsylvania stations according to Mickey Mir Mich executive director of the Psica Nomi nations Are received by the main office in new Cumberland and screened by a committee the yearlong process includes review of records honors and letters of recommendation that deem a nominee worthy of such an Honor Weaver who is 76 conveys its a Nice thing to get in the Twilight of your life it Means a lot to me but i really did t expect to make it even though my coaching record is As Good As some of the others who did its an Honor i share with my family and friends also especially with All the coaches and players whose contributions Down through the years made it possible i think this recognizes them As much As myself i want to thank everyone who wrote letters of recommendation or made contacts on my behalf i hesitate to name names because someone might be inadvertently overlooked but they know who they Are without them this Honor would not have come my Way Weaver is Quick to share the spotlight almost downplaying his role what Success we had in football can be attributed to the dedication and hard work of two assistant coaches Cecil Jackson and de Mcdowell they stayed with me the whole time i was coaching Weaver remembers a time during his final season at Huntingdon when he had to hand Over the team to Jackson and Mcdowell just before Huntingdon played state College in 1966 Weaver relates we had a player named Jeff Shawver at running Back he want very big but was a Tough kid who could kick like a mule he was running sweeps one Day in practice and i was on the sidelines we were try ing to get him to go wider and then turn the Corner i never saw him coming fortunately there was nothing broken but i was badly Bent Cec and de look Over and beat state 4112 they didst need me there Are currently 40 coaches in the Hal of Fame including two other Huntingdon natives the late Jim Cook and of Gus Troy Cook coached at Ebensburg and Troy at Robertsdale Weaver Points out the Bond is even closer All three of us were exposed to the influence of Jug Everard at Huntingdon in the late 1920s and Early 1930s Jim Cook was married to my sister Betty and Gus and i started at Juniata College together in 1934 Weaver compiled a 1368014 football coaching record in 24 seasons six at Wyoming memorial High school in Luzerne county and 18 at Hunting Don High school where he headed the Bearcat Grid fortunes from 194852 and 195466 three of his Wyoming Grid teams 19404245 were undefeated and at one Point Weaver had led his charges to a 2711 record Over three seasons Wyoming won the auzeme county football conference class b Champion ship in 1947 weavers most decorated team during his i mire As head football coach at Huntingdon was Back in 1955 that season the bearcatswenv100 and shared the Western conference championship with Clearfield that year Weaver was named coach of the year and Huntingdon was cited As team of inc year by the Central counties conference however he gained most of his notoriety As a basketball coach with an outstanding Mark of 448229 in 30 seasons at the varsity level he had six winning campaigns at Wyoming where his 194647 squad won the District n class b championship and reached the Pisa Eastern regional final he had winning records in 21 of 24 seasons at Huntingdon and the 196364 Bearcat quintet won one of six Weaver coached Mountain league titles As Well As the District six class a Crown Weaver was a track coach for 17 seasons five at Wyoming and 12 at Huntingdon he guided Wyoming to the District ii class b track championship in 1946 Weaver also served a stint As Huntingdon baseball coach in 1957 that year he guided four winning sports teams at Basket Ball track and baseball he was elected athletic director at Huntingdon in 1959 George Weaver Hall of Famer Weaver re coated nearly 700 coaching wins prompting Minnic to Praise there Are not too Many coaches around who can boast almost wins in fou sports Weaver humbly says i didst think my numbers for just football Justi fied such an Honor i find it Gratifying that the association recognizes an All around coach during the Era when i was a coach one or two Guys had to shoulder much of the Load for an entire school District you had to be versa tile enough to coach different sports it meant a Lafof Long Days and one season overlapped into another it called for a lot of sacrifice for a coach and his family my wife reminded me just the other Day that i was never Home i enjoyed coaching and working with Young people i feel Success is not always measured by wins and losses but by the Impact a coach has on the life and future of his players i believe i always had Good rapport with the kids who played for me in fact a lot of them wrote letters of recommendation on my behalf i never liked to Cut anyone and believed that if a kid came out for a sport he deserved the Chance to play a 1931 Huntingdon High school graduate Weaver earned his Bachelor of arts degree from Juniata College in 1938 and served As Captain of the Indian football and basketball teams in 193738 he also earned a masters degree in health and physical education from West Virginia University in 1956 Weaver began his teaching and coaching career mar 151940 at Wyom ing his tenure was interrupted by a2v4 year stint in the us army from april 1943 through october 1945 he served 18 months in the european theater of operations during world War ii upon resuming to civilian life Weaver went Back to Wyoming to resume his career and stayed there through 1947 that when the Call came from Jug Everard that he wanted Weaver to fill a physical education vacancy at Huntingdon he also was to serve As Junior varsity football and basketball coach As Well As head track coach Weaver explains Everard actually offered the Job to Jim Cook first but he was All set at Ebensburg and had no desire to leave there i always Felt that the Sun Rose and set with Everard and that someday i would like to come Back to Huntingdon Weaver stepped up to the head Job faster than he Ever anticipated he took Ovca the reins in the fourth game of the 1948 season Vince Chimente left after Only two games and Max Corbin coached the third contest on an interim basis Weaver then stepped up to take command for the fourth game and kept the Post through 1952 he resigned As football coach to concentrate on his new basketball Job but resumed to the Grid harness a year later in 1954 and stayed until stepping Down for Good following the 1966 season he retired As a teacher and basketball coach after the 197576 term George and the former Helen Peightal will celebrate their 49th anniversary on aug 16 1990 they Are the parents of one son Bob who resides in suburban Lancaster and is employed by the Pennsylvania Justice depart ment the weavers have two grandsons Brad age 16 and Joshua age who Are students at Manheim township High school tickets for the big 33 classic banquet Are priced at each and must be prepaid they can be ordered by mail from big 33 football classic to Box 213 new Cumberland a 17070 phone checks should be made payable to big 33 football classic last year some 1100 persons attended the banquet which always draws numerous Well known dignitaries and persons from the world of sports tickets to the big 33 classic football game can be purchased from the same address they Are priced at for reserved seating and for general admission orders should include for postage and handling the deadline for ordering tickets is june 15 those ordering should receive their tickets two weeks prior to the banquet All proceeds Benefit the big 33 scholarship foundation and selected charities it is sponsored by professional insurance agents Tennis tourneys three Juniata Tennis players participating in Middle Atlantic conference championship tournaments yesterday were eliminated Early two entries from the women team lost in the second round at Gettysburg while the Lone mens entry Losi in the first round at Haverford the indians no 1 women player Michelle Frye opened indoors against Allison Sedgewick of ursinus in the first round and won a 63 76decision in the second round she lost a 62 60 verdict to eight seeded Shani Rosenzweig of Franklin Marshall after moving Back outdoors the final two games were played in the rain no 2 player on the women team Julie Thaler won her first round match Over Heidi forma of Albright 60 63 she lost in the second round to sixth seeded mags Randazzo in straight sets 60 62 both our girls played pretty Well in both rounds said Juniata women coach Ray Pfrogner they won matches they should have then lost to seeded players who just played better for Juniata men no 1 player Jon Seckinger got a Bye through the Preli Minary round then lost a three set match to unseeded Dan Schwartz of moravian by a 61 67 63 reds Deal Tudor first defeat reds 8 cardinals 3 St Louis up Todd Benzin Ger collected three hits and drove in three runs Friday night leading a 15hit attack and lifting the Cincinnati reds to a 83 Victory Over the St Louis cardinals Ron Robinson 11 gave up three runs and six hits Over five innings to pick up the win in his second Start of the season he struck out four and walked three Rob Dibble pitched the final two innings for his fourth save John Tudor 41 suffered his first loss of the season allowing five runs four earned and nine hits in 514 innings he struck out one and walked one Tudor named National league Pitcher of the month for april entered the game with an 096 Era Willie Mcgee went 3for3 with one walk and scored two runs for St Louis with the score tied 22 in the fifth an error by Tudor enabled Cincinnati to take the Lead after Chris Sabo led off with a double Marino Duncan rolled a built line Tudor fielded the Ball but threw wildly into the stands behind first base allowing Sabo to score an Duncan to take second one out late Duncan stole third and scored on be zingers single to make it 42 be Rizinger has reached base via a hit or walk in 18 of Cincinnatus 20 District six Tennis Washburn makes semifinals again Huntingdon senior Dave Wash bum has reached the District six Tennis singles tournament for the second straight year Washburn who was beaten in the semis a year ago had Little trouble making the return trip As the second seed in a Field of 32 entries he notched three victories Friday to run his season record to 141 however senior teammate Dan Yocum was ousted from the single elimination tournament in the Sec round after passing his first round Loesl the tournament was originally scheduled to be held at the Altoona area High rain forced move indoors a Racquet club eight game pro sets were used in All firs t and second round matches the format switched to the usual Besto three set matches starting with the quarterfinals Washburn scored Carbo copy shutouts in rolling past his first two opponents the Bearcat standout blanked unseeded Jason Stremmel of Johnstown Bishop Mccort 80 in the first round and rolled past unseeded Nick Lachu of Johns town 80 in the second round Washburn had his toughest match of opening Day in the first set of his quarterfinal against seventh seeded Hossein Farahani of state College he needed a 74 tiebreaker to pull out the first set 76 then overpowered Farahani 61 in the second set Huntingdon coach Rick Lombard said Dave played very solid Tennis in All three of his matches he thinks very Well on the court and Sticks with his game plan he Doest make Many mistakes out there Washbum will meet third seeded Bobby Wallace of Altoona in today 1 pm semifinals the other Semi matches to seeded Eric Irwin of Altoona against no 5 Kurt Herr Man of lock Haven Irwin dealt Washbum his Only defeat this Spring by 64 64 in the opening match Back on mar 22 the tournament will conclude outdoors at the Altoona High school courts weather permitting but have been made to again utilize the raquet club facility if necessary following the semifinal matches the losers collide in Consolation match and the winners Square off for the District Tiue both finalists qualify for the Pisa championships May 2426 at by Hornsburg University play followed the form Chart except for Herrman who knocked off fourth seeded Matt Greskovich of state College 62 60 in the quarterfinals Herrman sidelined Yocum in the second round by an 80 count in the first round Yocum Defeated unseeded Greg Persichetti of Blairs Ville 84 games us Louis Drew to 43 in the fifth on Milt Thompsons Home run Thomp son who inherited the full time right Field Job earlier in the Day when the cardinals traded Tom Brunansky to the Boston red sox for Lee Smith entered the game baiting just 139 the reds chased Tudor in the sixth Paul Oneill led off with a double and Tom Niedenfuer relieved Tudor one out later Joe Oliver singled to give the reds a 53 Lead the reds made it 63 in the eighth when Pinch hitter Juan Quinones drove in Billy Hatcher with a sacrifice Fly Cincinnati added two runs in the ninth be zingers single drove in the first run and Billy Hatcher followed with a Mitru single moving Benzinger to third Paul Oneill then singled to score Benzinger the reds took a 20 Lead in the first Sabo led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Duncan Larkin tripled to right to score Sabo Benzinger followed with a single to left scoring Larkin the cardinals got a run in their half of the first with one out Mcgee singled Thompson walked and Pedro Guerrero singled to Load the bases Denny Walling then grounded out to first to score Mcgee and make it 21 so Louis tied the game in the third when Willie Mcgee led off with a walk and scored on a two out double by Walling expos 5 giants 4 Montreal up Raines belted a two run Home run and Rookie Delino Deshields singled Home two More Friday night powering the Mon Treal expos to a 54 Victory Over the san Francisco giants Kevin Gross 31 went six innings allowing nine hits with one strike out Tim Burke worked the ninth for his seventh save Rick Reuschel 22 took the loss allowing eight hits Over six innings he games postponed cold Damp and downright miserable May weather wiped out area Scholastic Diamond activity Friday new dates have been announced Fornall the Scho Lastic postponements the list with new dates in Marendi uses includes mount Union at Tyrone baseball May Bellwo Dantis at Juniata Valley baseball May South pm Huntingdon at Williamsburg base Ball May Tussey Mountain at Bedford baseball May 14 and Forbes Road at Chestnut Ridge May also Perins Valley at Huntingdon softball May Altoona at mount Union softball May Tussey Mountain at Bedford softball May 14 and Central at Southern Huntingdon softball to be made up As part of a doubleheader when the teams play at Central May a pair of summer youth baseball league games in Huntingdon also fell victims to the weather they included the vow Teener league tilt Between Moose and fiberglas and the Little league matchup Between the reds and cardinals no makeup dates have been set walked three and struck out four Raines gave the expos a 20 Lead in the first inning with his first Homer of the year scoring Dave Martinez who had singled r Montreal added two More runs in the second Mike Fitzgerald led off with a double Tom Foley singled and Gross moved the runners ahead with a Sacri fice Deshields followed with a two run to make it 40 after the giants had rallied from a 40 deficit to forge a tie in the third inning the expos grabbed the Lead for Good in the fourth with two outs Deshields walked and stole second he then scored on Martinez third consecutive single trailing 40 the giants scored four times in the third Terry Kennedy and Jose Uribe led off with singles and Reuschel followed witha double to drive in Kennedy Brett Butler followed with a single to score Uribe and reus chel came Home when Robby Thomp son grounded into a double play will Clark singled and the giants tied the score on Kevin Mitchells triple tigers 3 Blue jays 1 Toronto Petry scattered five hits Over seven innings and Lloyd Moseby homered in his first at Bat against his former teammates help ing the Detroit tigers Friday snap a five game losing Streak with a 31 Vic tory Over the Toronto Blue jays Alan Trammel also homered for Detroit a Lead off blast in the third inning thai gave the tigers a 20 Lead pc try 21 who retired the first 10 Bailers he faced collected a season High six strikeouts and allowed no walks Edwin Nunez pitched the eighth inning and Mike Henneman finished for his sixth save of the year Moseby the Al time Toronto hits Rasmussen Winner at a Duel Between two area standouts Tussey mountains Jerry Rasmussen and Juniata valleys Shawn Ivie in the 200 and400meter races caught the eyes of rain drenched fans Friday at the Wes Central coaches meet in Altoona Rasmussen bested Ivie in both races on his Way to three firs place finishes As he also captured the 100 7 Ivie added one More second place finish to his list As he lost the 300 inter mediate hurdles race to be Fords Bill Ford Ivie also helped the Hornet 3200 relay to a sixth place finish Jav scored 54 team Points against the stiff Competition in class a the highlight of ivies performance was the second he picked up in the 400 the Hornet turned in a time of 509 seconds which sets i new school Mark at Jav the old record was set by Rich Clouse 510 in 1980 Brian Griffith Steve Croyle and Bill Musser joined Ivie in the 3200meter relay race is the hornets were timed in also picking up three individual places was Sophomore Tim Miner he finished second in both the triple Leader with 1319 led off the second inning with his second Homer of the year to give the tigers a 10 Lead the blast came off Mike 22 Fla Nagan pitched innings allowing three tuns Andoni nevits Moseby played out his option last year before joining the tigers after Trammells Homer in the third Flanagan walked Lou Whitaker who scored on Cecil fielders double giving Detroit a 30 advantage Toronto Cut the deficit to 31 in the seventh Kelly Gruber singled advanced to second on John Olerud single and scored on Ranee Mulliniks rib double rain delay the game Between the los Angeles dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies resumed at pm following a one hour and nine minute rain delay the game was in the top of the sixth with the Phillies leading the dodgers 53 botox cards Swap Smith Brunansky Boston up Boston red sox unhappy reliever Lee Smith was traded Friday to the St Loutis cardinals for Power hitting outfielder Tom Brunansky Smith whose contract runs out this year said he would not sign again with the red s of thes hard throwing right hander whose strength is Short Relief at the end of games was displeased by Bostons of season signing of free agent Short reliever Jeff Reardon to a three year s68 million contract this season the 32yearold Smith has collected four saves in five opportunities posted a 21 record with a 188 Era he was acquired from the Chica go cubs prior to the 1988 season is triple we meet 40314 and Long jumps 198 and Cap tured an eighth place in the High jump there were two other titans picking up individual places senior Joe mor Row finished behind Bill Ford of bed Ford in the 110meter High hurdles and Junior Scott Raley came in second the 3200meter race three other hornets made their Mark they were Bill Musser Jerry Butler and Cameron Ivie Musser ran the 800 in Good enough for the fifth spot Butler cleared 10 feet six inches to capture fifth in the pole vault while Ivie triple jumped 37 feet seven inches to ear i a seventh place finish Sherr Sipes of Tussey Mountain had two place winning performances she recorded a time of in the 400meter race which earned her a third place and she added a sixth place finish in the 200 sprint with a clocking of 298 seconds she earned a total of nine team Points for her running the Lone place Winner for the Hornet girls was Jen Evans she earned a fifth place finish in the javelin picking up the Only four Points her team recorded Juniata Shelley in 100 and 200 finals at Mac Juniata Junior Ray Shelley was the most successful of the indians participating in the Middle Atlantic Confer track and Field championships at q Shelley reached today finals in both the 100 and 200 dashes he ran an 1112 in the 100 semis and a personal Best 2274 in the 200 Sophomore Frank Macrina and senior Pete Grubb both competed in the discus but did not reach the finals Macrina had a throw of 3826 meters while Grubb heaved the disc 3634 meters also competing yesterday for the men but not winning places or reaching finals were Brian Giachetti in the 100 and Andy Larmore in the 10000 meter run three of Juniata women competed yesterday but did not make finals Jennifer Murnyack ran in the 100 and 400 hurdles and Angi Gessner in the triple jump Lisa Dechano threw the shot put 3031a the Competition will continue today Macrina will compete in the shot put and Frank Shue in the javelin for the women Gessner will be in the Long jump and Dechano in the discus the indians have a dozen athletes competing in the macs but several qualifiers Are not participating because of injuries included Are track map John Flesher and freshman pole vaulter Aaron Crilly the indians 4x100 relay team would have been to seeded but scratched because of Crilly injury county league is set to open the expanded Huntingdon county baseball league is scheduled to open its 37th season this afternoon weather permitting the circuit has grown from seven teams last summer to eight As it prepares for the 1990 Campaign Milroy has dropped out but two new teams have been added Yeagertown and Tyrone will have entries this summer the leagues format will be the same As the last several years with teams playing doubleheaders of saturdays through aug 4 each squad will play every other team in the circuit four times for a total of 28 games the top four teams at the end of the regular season will Battle for the league championship the Besto three Semi finals will pit the regular season Champion against the fourth place team and the runner up against the third place team the semifinal winners will then meet in a Besto five Champion ship series Mcveytown will be capture its third straight league title it has won five of the last six crowns since joining the circuit Al 1984 j Earl Kyle will again serve As presi Dent of the league with Jeff Wise return ing As Secretary Wise reports thai the eight teams in the league in 1990 with manager listed in parenthesis include Sal til o Todd Mapleton John Mcveytown Denny Belleville Doug Longfellow Rich Lewistown Fred Yeagertown Brett and Tyrone Scott

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