Old Timers Club sets annual picnic

TIPTON – The Old Timers Baseball Club will hold its annual reunion picnic on Thursday, July 31 at DelGrosso Park.

The event, which has been re-formatted under a new board of directors, begins with beverages at 3:30 p.m. followed by appetizers at 4, a chicken barbecue at 5:30 p.m. and a raffle drawing at 6.

Cost is $10 for members of the Old Timers Baseball Club and $7 for guests. Registration is due by Friday, July 18, and checks should be mailed to the Old Timers Baseball Club at 2809 3rd Street, Altoona, PA 16601.

New board members include John Settimio, Robert Donaldson, Esq., Jim Lane, Bill Schirf, Robert Donaldson, Bernie Campbell and Jay Perry.

The board extended its “deepest gratitude” to the DelGrosso family for its many years of leadership in sustaining the annual picnic and its generous contributions. It also thanked Jack and Dolores Sloey for their dedication and “working to keep the club alive over the years.”

The club is seeking sponsorship, in addition to DelGrosso’s, and is interested in growing its membership.

Creating a board and establishing a membership/picnic fee, its board said, was important to providing a strong foundation for the future.

All past players and followers of area baseball leagues and their guests are eligible for membership.

Questions on the picnic or inquiries into membership can be directed to John Settimio 944-0713.

Three locals make cut

INDIANA – Three of the four local golfers participating in the 110th PNC West Penn Open Championship, being played at Indiana Country Club, made the cut after the first two rounds Monday.

Jon Mills of Indiana, Pa. leads the event after shooting rounds of even-par 71 and 62 for a combined total of 9-under par 133. He holds a three-stroke lead over Washington, Pa.’s John Popeck and Indiana Pa.’s Zack Kempa. The golfers played 36 holes Monday and will continue with the third round this morning.

Hollidaysburg native Sean Brannan leads the pack of locals after two consecutive rounds of 1-over par 72. He is tied for 21st.

Fellow Hollidaysburg graduate Anthony DeGol and Tyrone native Jimmy Gillam both shot rounds of 73 and 72, respectively, and are tied for 25th at 3-over par.

Bedford’s Joshua Leibfreid missed the cut after shooting rounds of 75 and 73 for a 148.