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FOR THE FIRST-TIME IN CAMP RANGER HISTORY THE YOUNGEST GROUP, THE JUNIORS, PARTICIPATED IN INTER CAMP GAMES. BOTH A SOFTBALL AND A KICKBALL GAME WERE PLAYED HERE AS RANGER PITTED HER BOYS AGAINST THOSE OF ANAWANA.

THE SOFTBALL GAME WAS WON BY A SCORE OF 12 TO 0. THE FIVE INNING GAME WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY STRIKEOUTS BY MICHAEL TEICH. ONLY THREE BALLS WERE HIT THE FAIR BY ANAWANA, TWO GOING FOR SINGLES AND ONE BEING CAUGHT BY JOSH FRIEND.

THE KICKBALL GAME WAS NOT AS EASY FOR RANGER. WE WERE LOSING 10 TO 0 AFTER TWO INNINGS, BUT CLUTCH HITTING BY THE ENTIRE TEAM GAVE THE BOYS A 12 TO 10 LEAD, MICHAEL TEICH AGAIN STARRING. HOWEVER, A BASES-LOADED SINGLE BY KEITH GOLDSCHMIDT WAS THE BIG HIT, GIVING RANGER A 13 TO 12 WIN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE LAST INNING.

THE BALLPLAYING OF THE JUNIOR BOYS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AS SMOOTH AS THAT OF THE OLDER BOYS IN CAMP BUT THEIR SPIRIT AND COMPETITIVENESS WERE SECOND TO NONE.

NORMAN WEISS

ON JULY 10,1966 RANGER SQUARE GARDEN HELD ITS ANNUAL BOXING MATCHES AS USUAL, THEY WERE ALL EXCITING FROM THE YOUNGEST GROUP TO THE OLDEST. JOHN HESS WAS BACK ONCE AGAIN AS REFEREE.

THE MOST INTERESTING FIGHT OCCURRED AS BILL LOFTMAN AND STEVE BROOKS OF THE SENIOR DIVISION, MET IN THE FINAL CONTEST OF THE EVENING. FROM THE FIRST ROUND TO THE LAST BILL ATTEMPTED TO KNOCK OUT STEVE, BUT STEVE WAS ABLE TO PREVENT THIS BY USING A VERY EFFECTIVE LEFT JAB. THE FINAL GONG LEFT STEVE TIRING AS BILL KEPT MOVING IN FOR THE KNOCKOUT. STEVE BROOKS WON BY DECISION BUT NO ONE IS SURE WHAT THE RESULT WOULD HAVE BEEN HAD THE FIGHT BEEN SEVERAL ROUNDS LONGER. IN THE OTHER SENIOR DIVISION MATCH HARVEY COHEN AND STEVE LURIE FOUGHT WITHOUT STOPPING FROM BEGINNING TO END. AT FIRST THAT LOOKED AS IF HARVEY WOULD WIN BY A K.O., BUT THEN STEVE CAME BACK TO STAGGER HARVEY WITH FLURRIES OF RIGHTS AND LEFTS. THE DECISION WAS 13-12 IN FAVOR OF HARVEY COHEN BUT THE CROWD WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO DRAW.

OTHER FIGHTS CONSISTED OF BRADLEY GLAZER AND PAUL HASKIN'S FIGHT TO THE FINISH WITH THE DRAW DECISION; KEITH KURZNER'S NOSING OUT JACKIE SCHNITT AND STU LURIE AND DAN GOODMAN'S DANDY EXHIBITION. MIKE MARKOFF, MARK GUTTERSON, KEN GROSSMAN AND BRUCE HALPERN ALL DISPLAYED FINE FORM AND COURAGE IN THEIR FIGHTS.

THE CROWD WAS WELL PLEASED WITH ALL THE MATCHES AND GAVE ROUSING OVATIONS TO EVERY FIGHTER. BOB MAIT AND THE OTHER JUDGES DID THEIR JOB EXCELLENTLY AND PAUL PEARLSTEIN WAS WITHOUT EQUAL AS ANNOUNCER. YET IT WAS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR AT RANGER SQUARE GARDEN.

JOHN HESS AND BOB MAIT