14 The Boyertown Area Times, March 21, 2002
A Salute To
BIDDY BASKETBALL &
BOYERTOWN DEMONS WRESTLING
Optimist hoop program
completes 48th season
Learning the basics of basketball, Melcher; Knicks, Andy Varzally,
sportsmanship and having a lot of fun Phil Haddad, Bobby Sugg and Bruce
- that’s what the Boyertown Biddy Houck; Lakers, Bruce Ash and Bill
Basketball program is all about. Last Wilkins; Sixers, Mike Geary, Jim
week, the program completed their Crognale and Kurt Yescavage;
48th successful season. Pacers, Kevin Eddinger and Kevin
The Biddy Basketball League is Boeckel; Warriors, Ralph Werley,
sponsored by the Optimist Club of Rick Grant and Tom Kern;
Boyertown. It is run exclusively by Grizzlies, Mark Gumbert and Ed
volunteers, including the coaches, Turtle; Bulls, Bob Biehl Jr. and
referees, scorekeepers and league Alexander Gould; Hornets, Paul
committee members. Todd Slonaker Little and Mike Davis Sr.; Spurs,
is the chairman of the basketball Duke Fries, Joe Dawson and Larry
committee, with members Henry Kluk.
Frecon, Flip Levengood, Dennis Coaching for the girls teams: Nets,
Morcrette, Rick Grant. Hudson Marc Nettles and Terry Corrigan;
Green, Kevin Dunn, Phil Haddad, Trailblazers, Barry Erb and Bob
Jim McClure, Ron Peterson, Ed Laird; Magic, Barb Wilhelmy, Diane
Carnes and Dick Trout. Specht and Jane Greiss; Kings,
Pacers - Front row: Matthew O’Boyle, Nate Schnell, Matthew Carroll, Celtics - Front row: Jordan Mercer. Second row: Zachary Melcher,
The program has continued to grow, Glenn Woodland and Joe Adams;
Ryan Brumbach, Jack Brrennan, Eric Eddinger, Andrew Eppehimer, Matthew Dean, C.J. Smith, Trevor MacMinn, Craig Snyder, Justin
and currently has 14 boys teams and Hawks, Mike McGrath, Amy Pavie
Louis Storti, Kody Boeckel. Second row: Coach Kevin Boeckel, Kris Lutteroty, Corbin Riegner, Kevin Quinter, Jesse Brower. Third row:
nine girls teams. This was the 26th and Bill Holloway; Suns, Paul
Russell, Matthew Hallman, Jordan Warren, Shane McClennen, Blake Coach Brian Beaver, Kevin Martin Jr., Nick Bellano, Coach Barry
year of the girls division; with 325 Pfanders and Marty Kehs; Wrigley, Coach Kevin Eddinger. Missing from photo: Matt Ferenchak. Kramer, Josh Moyer, Gregory Coveleski, Coach Bill Melcher.
total boys and girls in the program. Mavericks, Eric Huss and Bill
The boys and girls are fifth and sixth Coursey; Wizards, Dave Bennett;
graders in the Boyertown Area Jazz, Jacqui Stewart and Jim Mercer.
School District. Referees who volunteer their serv-
The regular season consists of a 12- ices: Lee Mecherly, Wayne Grace,
game schedule, followed by a single Kevin Mackey, Ron Peterson, Rick
elimination Krupp, Randy Kehl, Walt Wojton,
tournament, which finishes with girls Eric Huss, Mike Geary, Jom
and boys championship games Crognale, Jim McClure, Jay Repko,
played at the Boyertown Sr. High Paul Pfanders, Tom Brokaw, Jim
School. Sullivan, Bryan Harley, Al Gamler,
It’s the many volunteers that help Charlie Grofe, Karl Fisher, Jeff
make the league so special. The Pinder, Roy Repko, Joe Schauder,
coaches for the boys teams include: Mooch Houck, Ed Carnes, Mike
Clippers, Dick Bauman and Parry Casey, Pat Barrett, Jim McElwain,
Stauffer; Rockets, Mooch Houck, Alan Richter and Norm Pitt.
Dave Woodley and Karl Fisher; Through the support of the
Pistons, Jim Sullivan, Bryan Harley, Boyertown Optimist Club, the league
Alan Richter and Norman Pitt; has successfully prepared the boys Rockets - Front row: Doug Woodley, Ryan Ayres, Travis Acree, Eric Van Knicks - Front row: Andy Grzywacz, Nolan Finnerty, Brian Francica, Tyler
Cavaliers, Roy Repko, Jeff Teater and girls for higher levels of compe- Horn, Andrew Levengood, William Dzomba, Austin Moyer, Alex Gamler, Setzler, Sean O’Brien, Devin Sugg, Alex Martin, Bobby Sugg, Jason Snyder.
and Brian Mourar; Celtics, Brian tition. More importantly, it has pro- William Kehs. Second row: Coach Mooch Houck, Kyle Engelbart, Nicholas Second row: Coach Phil Haddad, Andrew Fennimore, Shayne Houck, Bryan
Beaver, Barry Kramer and Bill vided the kids with a fun activity. Fay, Keith Engelbart, Andrew Robenolt, Kyle Malby, Coach Karl Fisher. Sweinhart, Ethan Moser, John Bliss, Coach Andy Varzally. Missing from
photo: Coaches Bob Sugg and Bruce Houck.
Cavaliers - Front row: Colin Meehan, Eric Repko, Derek Helsel, Andrew Hornets - Front row: Mike Miller, David Yasenchak, Ian Kann, Luis Ortiz, Pistons - Front row: Thomas Pitt, Matt Lees, Chris Prindle, Jeremy
Girard, Zach Teator, Ryan Farris, Wes Mitchell, Ian Repko, Jordan DiMedio. Robert Drewicz, Danny Antonelli, Brentin Schmidt, Colin Lawlor, Danny Augustine, Seth Heffner, Jesse Geiser, Derek Walters, Zachary Richter,
Second row: Coach Roy Repko, Thomas McNamara, Kyle Landis, Matt Little. Second row: Sara Kann, Mike Davis Jr., Adam Grofe, Coach Mike Stephen Nowrey. Second row: Blake Bardman, Brandon Sullivan, Collin
Campbell, Coach Roy Teator. Davis Sr., Coach Paul Little, Brian Grofe, Ken Dubs, John Drewicz. Missing Harley, Nicholas Mioni, James Brooks. Third row: Coaches Allen Richter,
from photo: Patrick McCann. Bryan Harley, Jim Sullivan, and Norm Pitt.
Bulls - Front row: Andrew Cordingley, Anthony Scalco, Theron Breslin, Sixers - Front row: Kieran Finegan, Kyle Talarico, Dane Hiryak, Brandon Spurs - Front row: Ronnie Nase, Kevin Kluk, Mike Allen, Jacob Dawson,
Adam Fisher, Justin Holzer, Jeff Nurk, Frank Navazio, Matt Surman, Ben Musser, Jason Hoey, Ryan Freed, Tim Frosch, David Crognale, Alec Derek Fries, Dylan Marks, Mark Porter, Mario Nase, Mike Kell. Second row:
Dutcher. Second row: Coach Bob Biehl Jr., Sam Robinson, Chris Gannon, Francis. Second row: Coach Mike Geary, Paul Reigner, Cody Heflin, Chris Coach Joe Dawson, Ryan Fegley, Jonathan Knight, Patrick O’Neil, John
Dan Baumgard, Coach Alexander Gould. Mackanich, Brandon Weller, Coach Jim Crognale. Missing from photo: Josh Hazel, Coach Duke Fries. Missing from photo: Ryan Zakszeski.
Moyer, Coach Kurt Yescavage.
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