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Park Forest Star (Newspaper) - July 26, 1984, Park Forest, Illinois Lueder All stars drop title game twice at state by Peter Testa the mysterious Knack of coming but on top in close games helped the Bob Lueder league All stars launch i determined run for the senior babe Luth state baseball championship. However just when the Lueder i tars found themselves closing in on Bhat has been an elusive Crown following triumphs in each of their first two tournament tests in downstate Effingham that wonderful magic suddenly evaporated. After rallying tuesday night with single runs in both the sixth and seventh frames to Force the tourneys final contest against Western conference into extra innings the team representing the Brookfield area pushed across a f pair of tallies in the top half of the eighth stanza to end the Lueder stars tournament journey 4-2. Giving manager Bruce Padden a squad a solid pitching performance in his second starting assignment of the six team double elimination event Bloom High schools Tom Lul Kowski found himself trailing 2-0 in the matchup which decided the title when the Lueder stars began their comeback. Blooms Carl Debutch and Bob Edwards both reached safely with walks leading off the Bottom half of the sixth and when Steve Kwasigroch Marian Catholic also Drew a free pass the bases were quickly filled marking the Lueder stars first threat. Two ground outs followed the first by Lulkowski who hurled 7vs innings and was sentenced with the defeat forcing Debutch out at the plate but the second bouncer to the right Side of the Western conference infield off the Bat of left fielder Augie Gonzalez driving Home Edwards. The Lueder stars who repeated their second place state tournament finish of two Summers ago when they were also shaded by the Western conference entry quickly mounted another rally when first baseman Mike Howe Bloom began the seventh with a single. Bill Shimizu was inserted As Howe a Pinch runner and Shimizu navigated As far As third base with none out when John Feminis Marian reached on a throwing error of his grounder and Dave Shelley Marian was Given an intentional walk. But what Padden termed the key play in the tournament was about to take place. With Debutch at the plate a pitch leaked away to the Backstop allowing the Chance for a run to Cross. However Shimizu was tagged out in his attempt to score and although de Butch eventually accounted for one Marker by clubbing a sacrifice Fly to score Feminis that run Only netted the Lueder stars a deadlock. Lulkowski could Only notch one out in the first extra inning with a walk two doubles and a sacrifice Fly from the deliveries of Paul Nykaza Bloom enabling a Western conference team to capture state honors for the third consecutive year. Beginning the tourney in impressive fashion the Lueder stars downed Rock Island in their opener saturday night 5-2. Tossing the first five frames Lulkowski gained the pitching decision with help from Joe Wade Rich sooth and Rich East a Brett Harland who collected a save. Playing shortstop Debutch paced the Lueder attack with a double and two singles. The Only Western conference setback was administered by the Lueder stars in a 7-3 sunday Triumph. Chris Simutis Homewood Flossmoor was outstanding on the Mound in firing a Complete game two hitter. Simutis was the games dominant figure with nine strikeouts an extra tournament game became necessary monday when Western conference first ousted Host Effingham and then pounded the Lueder stars 13-2. In Relief of Nykaza who could last just i i frames Harland accounted for the Only Lueder tallies with a two run double. Despite winding up second in the tourney Debutch Simutis Kwasigroch and Lulkowski were selected to the All tournament team from the Lueder stars. Me Star thursday july 26, 1964�~ up Fife a c-7 Hill toppers of la regional by Greg Canfield on most nights the pitching performance of Homewood Flossmoor a Chris Marquart would have been More than Good enough to earn a Victory. Unfortunately for Marquart my the Vikings tuesday evening perfect was what was needed. A Joliet catholics Mike Stebbins shouted the Vikings to one run on five bits As the Hill toppers won their own regional with a 2-1 Triumph. A the was she Best Pitcher we faced All summer a h f coach Steve Ehren said. A we saw him about a week ago and he Wasny to nearly As Marquart kept Joliet batters baffled most of the time As Well yielding Only five hits one of which stayed in the infield. Only one of the runs he allowed was earned. A this was the Best Ive seen Iris pitch a complimented Ehren. Quot pie did an excellent Job of mixing 2 hts pitches. I just Hope be Remmers How he did it next ironically the game began As if off Woald have utile trouble solving Stebbins. Mark Santiago led off he Bottom of the first and hit Stebbins first pitch for a doable off the left Fie id Fence. He took third on Brian Aherns infield hit and scored when Tom Ryan hit into a Force play. The Hill toppers picked up the equalizer in the second with the help of a two out error. Dave Wyss had opened with a single to Center and stole second. After Marquart notched a strikeout and a ground out Ron Bebar hit a Hopper to third that Santiago bobbled and then threw wildly to first. Of had a Chance to regain the bad in the fourth but was victimized by do outstanding defensive play one part of Stebbins and Wyss. I Dave Johnson had reached on pc bad hop single stole second and get be to third on a wild pitch with nobody out. When Ball four to Bill ii Hoof also got away Johnson attempted to come Home but Wyss got to the Ball quickly enough to fire a strike to Stebbins who tagged him out just before his foot reached the plate. I a that is strictly a judgement play in the part of the runner a explained Buhren. Quot i done to say anything. If be thinks he can make it he Catholic High scored the icebreaker in the fifth by simply following the fundamentals. Mike Sepich singled to right was Sacri a deed to second stole third with two a out and scored on Phil Marchior Swinfield bit. Chicago Haight invitational a tuner mammon Al Chaa Riff own i Chicago Haight a Sauk Vitaga a i. A i a Carla a South Stoa. 3 30 of steam Mart j it Lansing a Flossmoor i p the i a hag attach a a Olympia Parraca 3 30 of Chaa Aff Homewood it Sauk Omiaga = 2. 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By Kevin Kelly in 1969, Carol Boyajian decided to take up bicycling As a recreation that would help her and her husband Myron in a quest for Basic fitness. In 1984, Boyajian became the National Veteran women a criteria us Champion at the . Cycling federation championships in Akron Ohio. Boyajian a accomplishment is far from a recreational quest now. At age 42, she Defeated some of the Best racers in the country in the 35-and-Over class. Not Only did the Homewood resident win the 10-mile National race but she topped Ber closest Competition by half a Lap. A there has been Many memorable things along the Way for me a Boyajian said. A but when i crossed that line and raised my arms up in the air. There a no other feeling like Boyajian decided to give Bike racing a try in 1976. Before then the boy Jinns had been touring on bikes at distances from 60 to too Miles. Carol also developed an interest in the races at Northbrook. Eventually Fred Fuller of the Northbrook Garner Schwinn racing club convinced her to join competitive racing at age 35. Since then Boyajian has been crowned an Illinois state Champion seven straight times and is still winning races with bicyclists who Are primarily under age 30. A i wish that when i was younger i had the equipment and coaching that i have now a Boyajian said. A i would have loved an Opportunity to compete in the olympics even though i waited so Long to Start racing in a still very glad i got involved with it. A i enjoy the discipline of training and the sheer excitement of Competition. In be proven to myself that with constant training i could reach a level that i never would be thought one of the greatest obstacles that Boyajian faces is the amount of Competition available in Ber class from this area. A a there a not Many Veteran women so i meet most of my Competition at the regional and National level a Boyajian said. A for the most part in a racing with the younger women age 18-30. But i can see that the Veteran entries Are growing As women become More involved in when the Illinois state Champ is not racing she continues her training. Her goal is to try to ride 25 Miles a Day even if it is just Riding around Homewood and Flossmoor. Boyajian still rides with her husband when she gets the Opportunity. He never got involved in competitive cycling although he is an Amateur sports car racer Boyajian says that a major part of racing is How the cyclist feels on a Given Day. A your stamina that Day is a key Factor Quot she said. A bicycling is like a moving chess match. You never really know How your Competition is until you begin a race. The tactics in a race change although Boyajian enjoys racing she still considers the fitness aspect continued on Page is Olympia Fields hosts cd a final today state softball tourney Host sch Blue flames spilled a a Iii i a a Leo to places Ana lies in me Sui in a Quot or by Rock Island in title contest Rich Cental a Hamilton by Jackie Mccallum today will Mark the final two rounds of match play in the Chicago District Golf association s championship tournament on Olympia Fields country clubs North course the Low 16 medal scores after mondays round at Midlothian and tuesdays action at rav Isloe advanced to this unique final format seven of the final 16 golfers Are from the South suburbs if they survived yesterdays first two 18-Hole matches some of them May still be in the Hunt for today a title the semifinal round is this morning the finals in the afternoon. Area golfers who advanced to match play Competition include Jim Joseph rav Isloel Ken Kellaney Flossmoor Jim Snyder Lincolnshire Ron Gelatka Dick Olson. George Glickley and Tony Angellotti All of Olympia Fields the South suburbs will continue to be the Center of attention tomorrow when the Illinois state Amateur championship will be played at Glenwoode Golf and country club in Glenwood. A total of 126 players will compete on Joe Jemsek a course for the allotted 25 places and ties in the state Amateur at it. Hawley country club August 21-23 at Peoria. Four Olympia Fields country club golfers Are included in the list of exempt entries this category is limited to All former champions and to the Low 30 scorers and ties in last years state Amateur tourney. The exempt area entrants Are Gelatka Glickley Kellaney and Brett Lucas. Flossmoor Randy Egge Scott Small John Petrarca Mark Egge and Mark Small Are entered in addition to Bob Frederick and Brian Alexander of Park Forest also entered Are Scott Matheson and Mike Mitchell of South Holland Homewood a Jim Joseph Harvey a Jim Snyder Steger s John Janota East Hazel Crest s Bob Yurasovich Tony Angellotti of Olympia Fields Frankfort a Gary Martin Lansing a Scott Sidney and Jim Holstrom of country club Hills. Not one area woman golfer is entered in next tuesdays qualifying round for the . Women s Amateur championship at Gary country club. The National title will be contested next month in Seattle. Several of the better golfers Are competing this week in the annual continued on Page is by Kevin Kelly the country club Hills Blue flames recorded three victories in the loser s bracket sunday to gain a spot in the championship contest of the state softball tournament at country club Hills but needing a fourth win for the Day in the muggy heat to Force a second game with unbeaten Rock Island the flames burned out. The Rock Island sonics broke a 3-3 tie in the Bottom of the sixth when Pinch hitter Angie Wolf tripled off Lisa Coffman s Glove in Center to score two runs for the final 5-3 count. In four previous meetings with the sonics 54-13. The flames 30-10 had a perfect record. Although Rock Island was Only playing its second game of the Day. Flame coach Rick Nelson refused to blame fatigue for his team s loss a they just played with a lot of heart and beat us today a Nelson said a they were just the better hitting team today. We have a Bunch of upbeat girls on our team and they will be right Back in there next a second place finish at the Amateur softball association metro tournament in Orland Park this weekend would be enough to qualify for the Midwest regional in Homewood the following weekend. However the flames will be gunning for the top prize something they won in both 1960 and 1962 when the flames advanced All the Way to the National tournament. Country club Hills had Only allowed one run in each of the three victories sunday but both teams scored a pair Early in the title match. Glenda Nelson started a flame rally in the top of the first with a walk. A bunt single by Lisa Wunar and a passed Ball put both runners in scoring position. After Carolyn Early popped up for the second out tournament map Artis Pitchford ripped a single to Center to score Nelson and Wunar for a 2-0 advantage the sonics quickly responded with two runs of their own in the Bottom of the first Staci Olson led things off with a single up the Middle. Kelly Powell was Safe when Wunar s throw from Short pulled Pitchford off the bag. Nelson got a pop up for the first out but Olson and Powell moved up on a delayed steal. Donna Green sent Olson across with an infield single. A sacrifice Fly to night by Connie Zeimes knotted the game at 2-2. Rock Island jumped ahead in the fourth when Zeimes scored on a single off the Bat of Kelly Carlson. The 3-2 Lead stood up until the flame sixth when Pitchford led off. She hit a Low line drive to right that Audra Powell chose to dive for. When she came up empty Pitchford dashed All the Way around the bases for a game tying Home run Brenda Nelson followed with a single to right but could Only get As far As second the flames left six runners on base in the contest including five in scoring position. Glenda Nelson lost her second game of the tournament against two wins. Country club Hills got to the championship game by avenging an 8-2 loss to the Joliet mussels saints. Rim Treco five hit the saints for a 4-1 flame Victory. Treco pitched under pressure for most of the contest As Joliet stranded nine runners the flames scored first with a run in the initial Frame. Glenda Nelson and w Unar singled and moved up on a passed Ball. Nelson dashed Home on a sacrifice Fly by Early. The saints knotted the score with a run in the third. The deciding run came without a hit in the flame fourth. Jane Finley hit a routine grounder to second but when first baseman rim Joyce got the Ball she could t find the bag in time losing Pitcher Cheri read of Park Forest allowed two runners to reach scoring position when she threw Treco s bunt into right Field. Finley tallied to give the flames a 2-1 Edge when Kim Bereza bounced a grounder to second the insurance came in the fifth when Wunar and Early scored. Wunar reached on a fielders Choice and Early singled through shortstop. A single in the right Center Gap by Pitchford sent Wunar Home. Brenda Nelson followed with what appeared to be a single to Center but Cente fielder sue Palmer forced Pitchford at second. Pitchford took shortstop Jenny Mcdaniel out on the play allowing Early to score All the Way from second in earlier games sunday the flames ousted Spring Valley by a 2-1 score and Glenwood by a 5-1 count. Oak Lawn and the Orland Park senior Sparks were the Only other area teams to survive until sunday. Spring Valley eliminated Oak Lawn and Glenwood toppled the Sparks 4-2. Impressive on cubs farm when the Midwest class a league All Star baseball game takes place saturday at Robin Roberts Field in Springfield the Beacon Hills Section of Chicago Heights will be represented a a in a taking one step at a time and this is a big step Quot said 19-year old Carl Hamilton who is a member of the Quad City cubs and has been selected As one of the pitchers on the Southern division All Star team Hamilton who starred at Rich Central High school and Triton Junior College signed with the Chicago cubs last summer. The 6-foot-2,175-Pound Lethander pitched 13 innings for the Carl Hamilton cubs Rookie league team in Pikeville ky., compiling an 0-2 record and 6.23 earned run average. Hamiltons work last March in Spring training earned him a spot on thei Quad City team Hamilton who a scheduled to pitch against Burlington Iowa tomorrow night and probably wont compete in saturdays All Star game has had a sensational first half for a cubs team that owns a dismal 32-67 record. In 17 starts Hamilton has hurled 103 innings allowing just 62 hits 31 earned runs and 73 walks. He has struck out 96 and has a 5-7 record but a Superb 2.75 earned run average. A the team Hasni to been doing too Well but i be gotten a lot of expert ence a said Hamilton. A live been throwing the baseball pretty Good still having trouble with my Pickoff motion to first base and walks too Many walks. But in a working on Hamilton who had a no hitter for seven innings in one of his starts will continue playing baseball in october at the cubs instructional program in Mesa. Ariz. A if i keep working anything can happen a said Hamilton. If Hamilton keeps working up the ladder he could end up with the cubs class a team in Lodi calif., or the class a club in Midland Tex or the class aaa squad in Des Moines Iowa. Maybe some Day hell collect his mail at Wrigley Field

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