TEN YEARS AGO

Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, May 7, 2009

Matt Wieszczyk continued his recent hot hitting with three hits while driving in four runs to help the Clarion-Limestone Lions baseball team defeat Venango Catholic, 7-1, Tuesday afternoon at the C-L Sports Complex. The Lions are 4-2 after also beating Karns City, 17-7, as Matt Wolbert collected two hits with a double. ... The Brookville Area High School track and field teams wrapped up their dual meet schedule with a tri-meet at home with DuBois Central Catholic and St. Marys. The Lady Raiders won both matchups while the Raiders beat DCC and lost to St. Marys. For the Lady Raiders, Jessica Byerly was a triple-winner. She won the 300-meter hurdles and ran legs on the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. For the Raiders, D.J. Sayers won the long jump, Vinny Dougherty won the high jump, Will Greenfield won the pole vault and Ryan Kerr won the javelin.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, May 5, 1994

The Brookville Lady Raiders track and field team kept its undefeated KSAC record intact with a 94-47 win over Moniteau and a win over Keystone next week assures it of a first-ever conference title. … The Brookville Raiders baseball team improved to 10-2 with a 10-0 rout of Punxsutawney in six innings at Kuntz Field. Ryan Hoffman tossed a one-hitter with three strikeouts while Brian Conklin hit a home run and robbed Punxsutawney’s Jason Dambach of a four-bagger in the fourth inning. … The Brookville Lady Raiders softball team lost 5-4 to Punxsutawney, dropping its record to 7-2. Pitcher Kim Battaglia tossed a two-hitter, but walked eight and the defense committed five errors behind her.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Brookville American, Monday, May 5, 1969

Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, May 8, 1969

Another giant step was taken over the weekend toward having night softball games in Brookville this summer. The poles which will support 48 lights arrived her Friday and were unloaded at the local field early Saturday morning. The poles were delivered from Lorraine, Ohio, by Bud Smith. They’ll be set up this week according to officials of the Brookville Athletic Club. … Although the exhibition schedule won’t begin officially until May 19, the local softball field was given its first test Sunday afternoon. Crooks played Lindy’s Cafe in a doubleheader. Both teams spent about and hour raking the infield and outfield before starting the twinbill and a great deal was accomplished. Crooks won the first game, 6-2, while Lindy’s took the second game, 5-3. John Fricker of Crooks hit the first home run at the new field while Ed Hubler, also of Crooks, hit into the first double play. Pat Wright of Lindy’s was the first player to hit a ball into Sandy Lick Creek, which is in foul territory to the far left of the left-field line. Some other unofficial firsts: Fricker making the first grandstand play in left field, Denny Snyder for missing the first call as an umpire, Ken Myers for leaping over the infield drag and catching a pop fly in foul territory and Snyder for failing to back up two key plays as a pitcher in the first game. … The track is fast and ready at nearby Hummingbird Speedway for the 1969 stock car season starting this Sunday, track owner Louie Caltagarone said today. The green flag will drop for the first event at 2 p.m. for a three-class program — stockers, semi-late models and late models. The semi-late division replaces the popular novice division and cars made from 1950 through 1960 are eligible.

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, May 11, 1944

Rube Wensel of Brookville, while fishing the Redbank Creek last Friday, caught one of the largest brown trout reported so far this season. It measured 18 inches and weighed nearly three pounds. He wouldn’t say where he caught the fish, but did mention that he used a night crawler as bait.

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