A trend of performing with excellence was shown early in the summer by the Lower Seniors and continued throughout. They started off with a resounding performance in the show Can Can, staring H.L. Waxman and Mike Silverstein. Dedication and practice brought them another award, ie sweep of the Junior Division Ranger Invitational Softball Tournament. Gary "Gaylord" Mcelis threw lefty specials in the "A" game and Freddie Keighton pitched superbly in the "B" contest so both hurlers captured MVP honors. In basketball, the 12 and under team traveled to the Olympus Hoops Tournament only to battle against an eventual finalist in the tough played losing effort. All was not lost as "Wheels" Federer won for most times falling down in a game. At the Kutsher's Track Meet the "Road Runner" Gavin Christie, highlighted a strong lower senior performance by capturing three awards. Leagues, played a big part in the Lower Senior summer of 74. Basketball MVP Neil "Wheels" Federer, led his N.C. State wolf pack team to a championship, as did MVP Ken "Golden Boy" Goldstein with his Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds in baseball. Steve "Fire" Feldman was the big gun and MVP in hockey, but the N.Y. Rangers prevailed over Feldman's Flyers, for the title.
Between all the running around this summer there were rock-climbing and rock collecting trips to Mt. Cathelia, canoe trips down the Delaware and overnight excursions. I'd like to say I was very proud to spend this summer with a great group of guys. I hope everyone will extend their friendships over the winter and be ready for a super summer of '75.
My special thanks to the lower senior counselors, Randolph, Jackson, Rusty, Flip, Bense and Ronald for a job well done.