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SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
Tue DALLAS POST
PAGE 11
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The Peanuts Long
Appreciation Tournament will
be held June 22.
By TOM ROBINSON
For The Dallas Post
The Dallas Area Horseshoe
Club will honor the long career
of Al “Peanuts” Long during
next National Horseshoe
hers Association-sanctioned
event, a tournament scheduled
for June 22 at the Luzerne Coun-
ty Fairgrounds.
The event will be known as
the Peanuts Long Appreciation
Tournament.
Long played a prominent role
in building the game locally,
served as tournament director
for the Dallas club for 19 years
and remains a strong competi-
tor. The 86-year-old, who is a
former Dallas resident, current-
ly lives in Hunlock Creek.
Tournament director Dale
Estep said it is common for
the club to name one of its two
yearly events after a recently-
deceased member in a one-time
memorial. This time, they will
celebrate the contributions of
one of their most decorated
members, who is still a big part
of the competition.
Long won six sanctioned
events last year, took second in
another and third in two more.
Pitchers have to be members
of the NHPA to participate in
the Dallas Area events, which
are also part of the Eastern
Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitch-
ers Association. Estep said most
tournaments at the fairgrounds
draw fields between 45 and 50
pitchers with most from Penn-
sylvania and New York and
sometimes a few from New Jer-
sey or Maryland.
Estep said the tournament con-
sists of three flights of about 16
pitchers. The first flight will com-
pete from 8 a.m. to noon. Long
will be recognized during a cer-
emony between noon and 1. The
last two flights compete from 1 to
im. and from 5 to 9 p.m.
1977, Long was part of a
group that bought a horseshoe
building in southern Pennsylva-
nia for $1,400 and paid another
$100 to relocate it as the first
building on what is now the Lu-
zerne County Fairgrounds. They
later put in five outdoor courts,
then added three more.
“The two indoor courts in the
horseshoe building give us the
ability to pitch all winter,” Estep
said. “Peanuts has been instru-
mental in bringing horseshoes
into the area.”
Long was inducted into the
Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitch-
ers Hall of Fame in 1991 as both
a pitcher and a presenter. He has
competed in eight world cham-
pionship events, winning once,
and has won multiple state
titles.
The Dallas Area Horseshoe
Club will honor the long career
of Al “Peanuts” Long during
its next National Horseshoe
-Pitchers Association+sanc-
‘tioned event.
PLAYERS ‘APPRECIATED’
AT BACK MOUNTAIN LITTLE LEAGUE
BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE DALLAS POST
Brady Eggleston, 7, left, and Will Snowdon, 8, both of Dallas, get free sno-cones during Player Appreciation Day.
Back Mountain Little League
players were appreciated on
June 8 when the organiza-
tion held a Player Appre-
ciation Day, complete with
a dunk tank, games and ice
cream.
Dylan Chapman, 4, of Dallas,
picks a treat from the lollipop
tree at the Back Mountain
Little League Player Apprecia-
tion Day.
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Back Mountain Dodgers players watch a game between the Pirates and Orioles during
Player Appreciation Day.
Pauly Friedman Walk /Run set is for Aug. 11
Family Service Association of North-
eastern Pennsylvania (FSA NEPA) and
members of the Pauly Friedman 5K Fam-
ily Walk/Run met recently to organize the
fifth anniversary race slated for Sunday,
Aug. 11 at Misericordia University on Lake
Street, Dallas.
Registration for this 3.1 mile event is at
8:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 9:30
a.m. Pre-registration is suggested with the
first 300 registrants guaranteed an official
event t-shirt. Walk-ups will be accepted on
race day.
The event committee encourages all gen-
erations within families, business employ-
ers and their employees and community
organizations to come together as teams to
join in and participate in the event.
Teams, with a minimum of five partici-
pants or more, are now forming and the
team that raises the most donations will
receive the “Answer the Call Traveling
Trophy” as part of the team challenge. All
participants must raise a minimum of $25
in donations to receive awards. Teams may
consist of both walkers and runners.
A Post-Race Awards Party for race par-
ticipants to receive their trophies and med-
als will be held in the John & Mary Metz
Dining Hall of the Banks Student Center
Members of the Pauly Friedman Family Walk/Run Committee are, from left, seated,
John Maday, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce; Michael Zimmerman,
CEO, Family Service Association of NEPA; Atty. Megan Kennedy, Walk/Run chair;
Tom Foley, Director of Help Line. Standing, Ruth Kemmerer, Chief Advancement Of-
ficer, Family Service Association of NEPA; Pauline Carmody, Race Marketing Chair;
Lita Insalaco, Family Service Assoc. of NEPA Board of Directors, Basket Bonanza
Chair; Bob Silvi, The Penguin Group U.S.A, Trustee, Family Service Association of
NEPA; Toni Cisowski, FSA NEPA Board of Directors; Jessica Ives, FSA NEPA Team
Captain.
at Misericordia University. Music, food and
entertainment will be available for all.
Sponsors for this year’s race include FSA
NEPA, Generation 2 Generation, WNEP
16, One Source Staffing, Magic 93, The Cit-
izens’ Voice, and Misericordia University.
Sponsorship opportunities are available
by calling FSA NEPA at 823-5144 or by
emailing ‘www.fsawv.ruthkemmerer@veri-
zon.net
Basketball
clinic offered
at Wyoming
Seminary
Lady Blue Knights Clinic is set
for June 23-28 at the
Carpenter Athletic Center.
Girls in grades 3-8 who love
basketball are encouraged to
participate in the Wyoming
Seminary Lady Blue Knights
Girls Basketball Clinic to be
held June 24-28 at the Carpen-
ter Athletic Center on the Upper
School campus in Kingston.
The clinic will be held from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 24
through Thursday, June 27 and
will end on Friday, June 28 with
an afternoon awards ceremony.
Athletes will receive instruc-
tion on stations and individual
positions and will participate
in hotshot competitions, 1-on-1
competitions and daily games.
The clinic will also feature lee-
tures on various basketball top-
ics, player evaluation and op-
tional swim sessions.
Clinic coaches include Renee
Casterline, a 20-year veteran
basketball coach who leads the
Sem Lower School girls bas-
ketball program and serves as
the basketball clinic director
at Camp St. Andrew, and Ron
Strothers, who has coached the
Upper School girls basketball
‘team for seven years and was
recently named head women’s
basketball coach at Penn State
Wilkes-Barre.
Cost of the clinic is $150 and
includes a free t-shirt. For more
information or to register, visit
www.wyomingseminary.org/
summer.
SPORTS BRIEF
LACROSSE PLAYERS
HONORED
Four players from Dallas were
awarded all-star recognition in
the Central Susquehanna Valley
Girls Lacrosse League.
Seniors Madeline Mulhern
(attack), Cara Pricher (Mid-
field) and Deidre Deluca
(Defense) were all named to
the First Team. Freshman Katie
Snedecker (Midfield) was
named Honorable Mention.
CSVGL is comprised of teams
from Mifflinburg, Selingsgrove,
Midd-West, Danville, Lewisburg
and Lake-Lehman, along with
Dallas.
CHILDREN'S GOLF CAMP
The Lake-Lehman Children’s
Golf Camp is set for the week
of June 24-28 at the Twin
Oaks Golf Course. Cost is $80,
includes lunch daily, and all
proceeds benefit the National
Alliance for Accessible Golf.
The camp is the senior com-
pletion project of Lake-Lehman
golfer Nick Egan.
To register, call 690-5220 by
June 17.
CAMP REGISTRATION
The Rock Rec Center is ac-
cepting applications for its sum-
mer basketball camp. Camps
are open to boys and girls pre-K
through sixth grade. Camp
dates are second and third
grades, June 24-28 and July
22-26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; fourth
through sixth grades, July 8-12
and July 29 to Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to
noon.
For more information, call
696-2769.
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