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NEWS & MAGAZINE SHOW featuring Polly Murphy & Wacky Weather Guy, 7/14/17 (Episode #4)


Linglestown Gazette’s NEWS & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE SHOW, 7/14/17 (Episode #4)

Posted by Linglestown Gazette on Friday, July 14, 2017


This show was recorded at Spring Gate in the Village in Linglestown. Be sure to check out all the great things happening at Spring Gate Vineyard & Brewery located in the Paxtonia/Colonial Park area of Lower Paxton Township.

Topic guide:

29:24 – 26:22 Intro to Linglestown Gazette

26:21 – 20:05 Interview with Polly Murphy, head of Lower Paxton Township 250th Anniversary Celebration on 10/14/17

20:04 – 16:33 Update on proposed retirement-style housing community at Blue Ridge County Club

16:22 – 15:00 Linglestown American Legion Post 272 Baseball Team wins Dauphin County championship and head to regional playoffs

14:59 – 11:20 Koons Pool has daily weather reports, plus meet Wacky Weather Guy

11:19 – 10:24 Linglestown under-age-10 baseball team wins Futures Tournament

10:23 – 6:12 Sports is coming to Linglestown Gazette this fall – Gazette Sports Chat & CD Rams Football coverage

6:11 – 5:02 Central Dauphin School District update

5:01 – 0:00 Rundown on local events

Show links:

Bill Bostic interviewed on WHP 580 AM about Linglestown Gazette and local journalism

Lower Paxton Township 250th Anniversary Celebration & $2.50 admission days at Koons Pool and Devon Manor Pool

Lower Paxton Township 250 Years (Facebook page)

Linglestown 250 (YouTube page)

Koons Pool’s Facebook page – look for a daily weather report every morning

Linglestown American Legion Post 272 Baseball Team wins Dauphin County Tournament

Linglestown under-age-10 baseball team wins Futures Tournament

Central Dauphin School District


Episode #3 – Plan for Central Dauphin High sports reporting unveiled, 7/7/17

Episode #2 – Show features interviews with Anthony Cristillo, owner of The Fat Man Clothing Co., and Aaron Smothers, the Gazette’s first volunteer community reporter, 6/30/17

Episode #1 – Debut show from Pittsburgh, 6/23/17

Youth baseball team snags Palmyra tourney

The Linglestown 10-and-Under All-Stars (pictured) claimed a second tournament championship this season by winning two of three games Saturday in Palmyra.

In first game, Linglestown defeated Elizabethtown 9–5 to advance to the championship round. Linglestown jumped out to an early 8–2 lead after two innings as Braydon Parr doubled twice and Jordy Sellers added another double. Christian Fox-Klein, Derek Danko and Mario Cattabiani also got on base with singles.

Palmyra scored an unearned run in the fourth inning of the second game to squeak by Linglestown 1-0 and force an extra game in the double-elimination tournament. Christian Fox-Klein turned in an outstanding performance on the mound by going the distance and allowing no earned runs on six hits.

In the final game, Linglestown pounded out eight runs on nine hits to defeat Palmyra 8-0 to win the title. Jordy Sellers pitched a complete-game shutout. Braydon Parr, Christian Fox-Klein and Bryson Allen all had a pair of hits for the champs.

The team won the Linglestown Futures Stars Tournament earlier this month.

Game summaries submitted by Linglestown coach Mike Shaffer.

Photo by Gazette correspondent Karen Cattabiani. Click on the photo to view a larger version.

Linglestown baseball roundup, 07.23.09

* Gazette correspondent Karen Cattabiani reports that the Linglestown 10-and-under All-Stars are a game away from advancing to the Palmyra tournament championship after defeating Lower Dauphin Jr. Falcons 6-1 Wednesday.

Linglestown aces Jordy Sellers allowed just one run on one hit in two innings, and Christian Fox-Klein allowed four hits and struck out six in four innings. Sellers, Fox-Klein, AJ Millar, Athan Graham, Braydon Parr, and Mario Cattabiani each had singles.

Linglestown will face Elizabethtown Friday evening. The winner will advance to the championship game on Saturday.

* Linglestown Midget All-Stars are 3–0 in the double-elimination Haps Boyer Tournament.

* Linglestown Twilight (21–5) rebounded from a loss Sunday by winning two games early this week to stay atop the East Shore Twilight League standings.

They whipped Steelton 10–1 Tuesday at Koons Park. Center fielder Jason Kelly got things started by smacking a line-drive home run with one on in the third inning. Twilight broke open the game in sixth inning with a two-out rally that plated seven runs. Winning pitcher Josh Muscalus only got nicked for a home run in the seventh inning by Steelton third baseman Luke Peffer.

Twilight traveled to Palmyra last night and won 3–1 in an extra-innings game. After Palmyra knotted the game at one in the bottom of the seventh inning, Linglestown scored two runs in the top of ninth to grab the win. (Regulation games are seven innings in length.) Veteran hurler Pete Hayden was the winning pitcher.

* Postseason play for Linglestown Legion came to an end Wednesday when Hummelstown bumped them out of the Region 4 tournament. The team’s tournament record was a very respectable 2–2. Congrats on a good season!

Youth baseball update, 07.20.09

By Karen Cattabiani
for Linglestown Gazette

After winning last week’s Future Stars competition at Koons Park last week, Linglestown 10-and-under All-Stars played in opening-day games of the Palmyra tournament Sunday. They beat Susquehanna Twp. in the first game 15-1. Pitcher Jordie Sellers allowed only one run in two innings pitched. Relief pitchers Christian Fox-Klein and Nick Wilson were solid on the mound. Derek Danko led Linglestown with four hits, and Fox-Klein, Athan Graham and Brandon McNeal had two hits each.

Later in the day, Linglestown went on to defeat Palmyra 3-1 in the double elimination tournament. Pitcher Braydon Parr allowed only four hits and played stellar defense, snagging five hard hit balls for put outs. At the plate, he led the Linglestown sluggers with two hits. Brandon McNeal, Jordie Sellers, Derek Danko, AJ Millar, and Christian Fox-Klein each had singles.

Linglestown snags Future Stars top spot

Linglestown 10-and-under All-Stars only needed three and a half innings Thursday to put away Hershey Blue by the 10-run rule to win the Future Stars Tournament. The final score was 12–1.

Pitcher Braydon Parr (pictured) cruised through the Hershey batters only allowing one run on three hits. At the plate, Christian Fox-Klein hit a towering three-run blast in the third inning and Braydon Parr went three-for-three.

Linglestown finished the tournament with a 6-0 record, outscoring their opponents 72 to 20.

The tournament, hosted by Linglestown Baseball Association, was played at Koons Park.

Team members: Braydon Parr, Jake Grove, Christian Fox-Klein, AJ Millar, Jordy Sellers, Bryson Allen, Luke McNamara, Brandon McNeal, Mario Cattabiani, Nick Wilson, Marshal Kent, Athan Graham and Derek Danko.

Photos by Danielle Bostic. Click on photos to view larger versions.
Mike Shaffer contributed to this post.

Linglestown baseball update

* Linglestown 10-and-under All-Stars defeated Lower Dauphin Jr. Falcons 15–5 Wednesday in the semifinal round of Linglestown Baseball Association’s Future Stars Tournament. Pitcher Christian Fox-Klein picked up his second victory of the tournament, going the distance for Linglestown. Braydon Parr went three-for-three with a walk to lead the Linglestown sluggers. Fox-Klein and A.J. Millar each added a pair of hits.

Linglestown will face Hershey Blue this evening at 7 pm at Koons Park in the tournament championship game.

– Update submitted by Mike Shaffer

* Linglestown Twilight lost to Pennbrook 2–1 in an away game Wednesday. The loss drops Twilight into a first-place tie with Middletown with 17–4 records.

Twilight plays at Palmyra on Friday, 7 pm, and then hosts Valley View for a doubleheader Saturday at Koons Park, 1 pm and 4 pm.

* Hummelstown won the Dauphin County Legion playoffs Wednesday by defeating Linglestown Legion 17–3. CLICK HERE for a game report from The Patriot-News.

Linglestown Future Stars headed to semifinal game

By Karen Cattabiani and Mike Shaffer
for Linglestown Gazette

The Linglestown 10-and-under all-star team captured its third victory Sunday in Linglestown Baseball Association’s Future Stars Tournament at Koons Park. Braydon Parr pitched four strong innings, allowing no runs, one hit and striking out six to lead the all-stars to a 10-0 victory over Hershey White. Bryson Allen homered for the second time in two games. Jake Grove and Jordan Sellers each added a pair of hits for Linglestown. With the victory, Linglestown qualified for the championship round.

In Linglestown’s second tournament game Sunday against Dauphin, Jake Grove, Braydon Parr, Luke McNamara and Bryson Allen each had hits to lead the team to victory over Dauphin 16-6. Bryson Allen hit a home run in his third consecutive game. Mario Cattabiani pitched two scoreless innings and Nick Wilson threw a perfect last inning to clinch the victory. Linglestown completed pool play with a 4-0 record and will either face Dauphin United or Lower Dauphin Jr. Falcons on Wednesday, July 15, in a semifinal game.

Linglestown Future Stars off to good start

By Karen Cattabiani
for Linglestown Gazette

In the opening round game of Linglestown Baseball Association’s Future Stars Tournament, Linglestown defeated Palmyra 3-2 Friday. Christian Fox-Klein pitched a stellar complete game for the win in the 10-year-old and under tournament.

On Saturday, Linglestown improved their record to 2-0 defeating Susquehanna Township 15-5. Bryson Allen pitched four strong innings and closed the game with a walk-off two-run blast.

Linglestown to host youth baseball tourney

Linglestown Baseball Association will host the annual Future Stars Tournament starting Friday night for players age 10 and under. This year’s tournament features 10 teams from Dauphin, Hershey, Lower Dauphin, New Cumberland, Susquehanna, Palmyra, Lower Allen, and host Linglestown.

Play begins tomorrow evening, July 10, with games beginning at 5:45 pm. The early games are Lower Dauphin vs. Hershey Blue and Lower Dauphin United vs. New Cumberland. The nightcap game features Palmyra vs. Linglestown.

Pool play continues Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Semifinal games will be played next Wednesday, July 15, and the championship game is scheduled for next Thursday, July 17, at 7 pm.

CLICK HERE for more info.

Rams tops in Linglestown Pony baseball

If you like to root for underdogs, you’ll love this story.

The Rams had a rough go of it during the first half of this season, but their play improved in recent weeks and they won five of their last 10 games to qualify for the playoffs.

This week a miracle-on-grass-and-dirt of sorts took place. First, the Rams beat the top-seeded Owls in a close game Monday to advance to the championship game against the Mets, who defeated the Padres 11–10 in the other semifinal game. In between rain showers Wednesday night, the Rams capped off their comeback season by downing the Mets by several runs to claim the division crown.

Congratulations to the Rams players and coaching staff headed by Scott Hoffman on their dramatic playoff run to become the 2009 Pony Division champs.

Rams, 2009 Linglestown Baseball Association Pony Division champs

Pony baseball wrap-up

Gazette congratulations go out to the Owls for racking up the best regular-season record in the Pony Division sponsored by Linglestown Baseball Association. Below are game summaries for the last four games of the season.

Padres 14 – Owls 9 (Tue., June 23) … The Padres scored a big upset by defeating the first-place Owls. Cody Yentzer of the Padres held the Owls scoreless through the first two innings of play. Caleb Hough recorded two doubles while displaying his trademark speed on the base paths. Athan Graham was two-for-two for the Owls with a triple and an inside-the-park home run.

Colts 12 – Rams 10 (Tue., June 23) … The Colts edged the Rams in a tight battle. Cole Moyer pitched the first three innings, striking out seven. Casey Grady, Cole Moyer, Eric Hironimus and Justin Kindig each had hits and Anthony Guarneschelli scored two runs for the Colts. For the Rams, Jake Cherry hit two triples and a single, and Jack Fienberg had three strikeouts as starting pitcher and hit a single and a double.

Owls 13 – Mets 9 (Wed., June 24)

Padres 13 – Rams 11 (Thu., June 25) … The Padres defeated the Rams in a barn burner of a game. The five-inning game went back and forth, but the Padres held off the a final-inning comeback by the Rams.

Final Pony Standings
Owls …… 17–3
Mets ….. 14–6
Padres ……7–13
Rams …….. 6–14
Colts …… 6–14

Next up … Pony playoffs started Monday. The championship game will be played Wednesday at Michael Jones Memorial Field in Koons Park.

Tigers, Sox advance in Midget playoffs

The semifinal round of the Linglestown Baseball Association’s Midget Division playoffs ended Friday with a pair of sweeps in the best-of-three series.

The Sox jumped out to an early lead and cruised to an 11–5 win over the Orioles. Gary Smith of the Sox hit a home run and picked up the victory as the winning pitcher. For the O’s, Derek Danko ripped a single to left field to drive in two runs in the third inning.

In the nightcap, the Tigers defeated the Cubs 12-2 to advance to the Midget Championship series against the Sox. Aaron Gress of the Tigers pitched three strong innings and hit a monster three-run home run. Teammate J.T. Fredericks went two-for-two with a double in the winning effort. For the Cubs, Brandt Lingle stroked a run-scoring double

Pictured is Tigers pitcher Aaron Gress who was the winning pitcher Friday night in the semifinal series clincher over the Cubs.

Pony Division

Mets 14 – Colts 4 (Tue., 6/16) … Luke McNamara had an incredible outing for the Mets (12–4) with three hits and pitched a three-up, three-down inning. Erin Delpierre smashed two hits and Rocco Lawrence caught the last pop-up to end the game. Cole Moyer, Justin Kindig and Ben Gill had the only hits of the game for the Colts (5–13).

Mets 7 – Rams 3 (Thu., 6/18) … The Mets won their second game of the week and 13th overall by topping Rams (6–12), a team that has upped their level of play in the second half of the season.

Youth baseball update, 06.16.09

Pony Division

Rams 14 – Owls 13 (Mon., 6/15) … The first-place Owls (15–2) jumped out to an early 7–0 lead in the first two innings on some big hits from Zack Peffer, Evan Zeigler, Athan Graham, and Logan Gabrielson, but the Rams (6–11) never gave up. Tyler Hall of the Rams came in to shut down the Owls in the fifth and sixth innings, holding them to only two runs. With the Rams down two runs in the sixth and final inning, Zack Herrigan drove in Nate Kindt to knot the game at 13, and then Aiden Smith touched the plate for the winning run.

Midget Division Playoffs

In one of the most exciting games of the year, the Tigers squeaked by the Cubs 5–4 Monday to go one up in the the best-of-three semifinal series. The Cubs were up 2-0, but in the fifth inning the Tigers scored four runs. In the top of the sixth, the Cubs came back and tied the game. The Tigers scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Both teams played a great game, said Tigers coach Steve Foltz.

The Sox topped the Orioles 12–2 in first game of the other semifinal series.

The second game in both series will be played Wednesday, weather permitting.