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Step Back In Time To 2000 ISC World Tournament

Monday, February 15th, 2016
2000 ISC Hall of Fame members from left, Dick Thompson, Gary Dobereiner, and Dick Zuccato. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2000 ISC World Tournament

2000 ISC Hall of Fame members from left, Dick Thompson, Gary Dobereiner, and Dick Zuccato. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2000 ISC World Tournament

YUCAIPA, Calif. – While editing photos this morning from the 2000 ISC World Tournament in St. Joseph, MO, I discovered a negative of Dick Thompson, left, Gary Dobereiner, middle, and Dick Zuccato.

All three gentlemen were celebrating their induction into the 2000 ISC Hall of Fame class during opening ceremonies at Phil Welch Stadium in St. Joseph.

Thompson was a multi-talented athlete who excelled in basketball, baseball, football and track & field, and of course fastpitch, in which he played the infield and pitched. Both Dobereiner and Zuccato were ISC All-World catchers.

You can read about their exploits on the ISC website at: ISC Hall of Fame

19th Annual Missouri Boys State Fastpitch Tournament

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

File photo By BOB OTTO

CHILLICOTHE, MO – Congratulations on a successful softball season. Your team has earned a spot in the 2010 Missouri Boys State Fastpitch Softball Tournament. The tournament is comprised of the top teams in the state that play boys fastpitch softball.

The tournament includes 13 of the 18 teams from around the state.

Representing the HDC Conference in Northern Missouri are Tri-County, North Harrison, Gilman City, Pattonsburg, Grundy County, Newtown-Harris, Winston and Mercer.

Representing the PVC Conference from Northwest Missouri is Jefferson. And representing the CLAA Conference in North Central Missouri are Tina-Avalon, Hale, Meadville and Northwestern.

All games for the tournament will be played on October 1-2 at Danner Park (See link below for park address) in Chillicothe, Missouri. The fields are located east of the Chillicothe Country Club and south of the Green Hills Golf Course near the hospital.

Games will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and conclude with the Championship at 3:00 on Saturday.

Newtown-Harris will be making programs for the tournament. All schools involved should e-mail the official roster form to Jeremy Parsons of Newtown-Harris jparsons@nhtigers.k12.mo.us and Eric Lewis of Winston elewis@winston.k12.mo.us by noon, Wednesday.

Each school needs to complete their pass list and e-mail it to Eric Lewis at elewis@winston.k12.mo.us

Do not add additional adult spots to your passlist.

Each school is required to provide a new game ball for each game. We are looking forward to another exciting and competitive tournament this year. Good luck to all the teams and we look forward to seeing you at the State Tournament!

Good Luck,
Eric Lewis
Winston High School
WHS 660-749-5456
fax 660-749-5432
cell 660-334-0986

Darl Danner Memorial Park Website

One Fateful Day

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Winston High School senior continues to achieve despite accident that took his arm.

WINSTON, MISSOURI – The day, month and year roll off Jacob Heldenbrand’s tongue without hesitation.

The Winston senior speaks with a frankness only the passage of time from his accident can justify. Jacob remembers placing his fingers along a rod on a running grain auger at his family farm during an autumn Wednesday — Oct. 16, 2002, to be exact.

His jacket became entangled, whipping his body over the apparatus, leaving him dangling on his tip-toes …

To read the rest of this inspirational story about how a young man overcame a tragic accident to achieve on and off the athletic field, click on the link below.

One Fateful Day

You can also view the story on the local news channel, KQ2.

Teen takes one for the team