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By Gary Stolbach

This camping season Ranger experienced a plentiful amount of inter-camp games, having played a series of softball, volleyball, and basketball contests against three camps.

On July 10 our intercamp season began as the Red and Grey played host to Camp Raleigh. Two softball, one basketball and one volleyball events were held along with several tennis matches. Our seniors had proud moments as they swept the fields in softball and tennis. In a 16-1 massacre, the first senior team batted around in the first inning (for 5 runs) and in the fourth (for 6 runs) as it won with ease behind the power hitting of Mark Menchin, Harlan Ellis and Andy Simmons. In another game, Jerry Olinick and Bob Nager homered as Ranger romped, 10-4. The Ranger netmen won all four tennis matches played. Victories were recorded by the doubles combination of Simmons and Buddy Kurzweil, Olinick and Steve Ludsin, and Nager and Mel Goodman. Peter Dodge was the singles winner, four games to two. However, our hard-driving office-boys and seniors could not cope with those of Raleigh on the basketball or volleyball courts. There, Raleigh overcame the high-scoring efforts of Bob Peck and Dickie Putterman to win, 39-21 and also take 2 volleyball games.

The next intercamp game was not played here, for on July 16 the inters represented Ranger in a thrilling softball game at Camp Jubilee. The Red and Grey's pitching and batting this time was not up to Jubilee's as Ranger found itself behind at the end of one inning, 5-0. In the second frame, Ranger's hopes were raised as Jimmy Weisman drilled a ball into left field for a two run double. But Jim's shot was in vain as Jubilee won, 8-2.

On July 17 Raleigh returned Ranger's invitation of the previous week. This time it was Raleigh on the winning end in most of the games played, taking the close senior softball contest, 4-1. Ranger was able to tie the score at one on a piece in the fourth on consecutive singles by Andy Simmons, Peter Dodge and Mark Menchin, the Raleigh came on to score three times in the sixth and wrap it up. Andy Steele went the route for Ranger.

Finally, on July 25, Ranger received a chance to compete against White Roc -- and the Red and Grey took full advantage of this opportunity as its seniors handed the visitors setbacks in every athletic event played. The seniors were triumphant in all three softball games: in the first Sandy Lederman had 18 runs to work with on the strength of a pair of homers by Bob Gordon solo homers by Harlan Ellis, Harry Shaw, Howie Kramer and himself and a four-for-four day from Burt Seifman; in the second, Mel Goodman and Neil Fallis sparked the team to a come-from-behind four-to win; and in the finale, it was Peter Dodge's tenth inning home run which finally broke a 2-2 deadlock in Ranger's favor. The rampaging seniors also won in two volleyball matches -- two games to none and three games to none--and in a basketball contest, 42-30.

Ranger's season ended August 17 with five contests against Ge-Wah-Na in which only one could be salvaged. Whereas the lower seniors came through across the lake in softball (6-5), the seniors lost in softball, 7-4 and in volleyball, 2 games to 1; the office boys-seniors combined team dropped a basketball game, 62-55, despite a 32 point effort by Bob Peck; and the inters were edged in volleyball, 2-1.