By R.L. McCray

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Umpire Tom Hansen turned into a medic this past week overseeing several injuries at Bracken Field in the Minor boys baseball tournament. Thanks again to Tom for picking up the ball reporting all those results. I wonder how many times Bracken Field will be used the next eight months.

It was nice to see Lisa and Steve Frisina there cheering on the Union City team that included some of their students. The Frisinas are both retired after teaching many years in the UC school district.

Sad to see that for the first time in decades Corry will not field a team for the Mayor’s Cup baseball tourney that is played in Wesleyville. There are only 10 teams entered. Tom Roberts is again running the show there.

The Corry cheerleaders are holding a car wash and bake sale on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Advance Auto. It starts at 9 a.m.

Fellow 1969 classmate Les Dodd Jr. is working for the Erie SeaWolves this summer. Stop by and say hi.

Ron Rairie is at it again — this time he made chocolate cream pie.

The 12th annual “Pops Open” is today at Jackson Valley Country Club, in honor of the late Jerry Christianson. His son, Jason, says there will be 144 players and everyone (including Scooter Grice) will have a good time. It benefits the American Cancer Society. Eric Gurdak, Greg’s brother, is the club pro at Jackson Valley.

Organizers were expecting 5,000 visitors to Union City’s French Creek Festival. Did you go, or are you going today?

The 5th annual Kim Kuzma Softball Tournament is set for July 27 starting at 9 a.m.

Two Corry standout softball players, Lexi Frisina and Jayda Martin, are reportedly playing this weekend in Hamburg, N.Y., involving a Canadian U-16 team.

Kelly Goodsel says he had the pleasure and honor to recognize Jim Small and his 34 years of service to Viking Plastics.

Happy 86th birthday to Rosie Amoroso, one of mom's best friends.

Birthday wishes today to Maggie Shopene, Jimmy Hill, Kim Rowland and Linda Messinger. Celebrating tomorrow are Jen Heiser and Deanna Fuller. On the 15th, Brian Glass and Ron Eastman are year older and on Tuesday Jim Wojcicehowski is a year older than I am.

No doubt that Woj is again looking forward to the women's luncheon.

Happy anniversary to Julie and John Maloney (No. 10), Jen and Joe Almeda and Tonja and Bill Messinger (this Tuesday).

There’s a sportsman’s raffle for “Hunt of a Lifetime” at the Erie County Wattsburg Fairgrounds on July 27 from 1-6 p.m.

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