Mid-Atlantic baseball tourney in Taneytown this weekend

August 30, 1996

Two hundred baseball players from the mid-Atlantic will demonstrate their talents for college and professional scouts at a Labor Day weekend tournament in Taneytown.

Tournament players are boys ages 16 to 18 who have been chosen in tryouts for teams sponsored by major league clubs or local organizations. Featured will be the Oriolanders, a team sponsored by the Baltimore Orioles.

Games start at 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday. Each team will play six or seven games during the weekend, with games scheduled all day Saturday and Sunday. Two games are scheduled Monday.

The tournament will be held at Taneytown Memorial Park and is open to the public. No admission will be charged.

This is the first year the tournament has been held in Taneytown, said Mike Stonesifer, a Taneytown resident and father of one of the players. His son Vince, 16, a junior at Francis Scott Key High School, is one of two local boys in the tournament. The other is Wes Peters, 15, a sophomore at Liberty High School.

Taneytown woman wins national sales award

The Longaberger Co., basket manufacturers, has recognized Taneytown resident and sales associate Wilma Brown at its national convention.

Brown was a national sales award winner and national top sponsoring award winner for 1996. She had sales of more than $45,000 and sponsored five new associates into the company.

The four-day convention in Columbus, Ohio, offered training sessions and awards ceremonies for about 11,000 Longaberger independent sales associates.

Fire

Taneytown: Firefighters from Harney assisted Taneytown at 1: 40 p.m. Tuesday, responding to a house fire in the 13000 block of Frederick Pike in Adams County, Pa. Units were out 27 minutes.

Taneytown: Firefighters responded at 4: 11 p.m. Tuesday to a gas leak in the first block of E. Lakeview Drive in Adams County, Pa. Units were out 21 minutes.

Pub Date: 8/30/96

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