The attached is a photograph of the Potterville baseball team, which played through the 1927 season winning 15 games and losing but one. The team is made up of young men who play baseball for the love of the game and all through the season past none of the players received a cent of pay. Expenses for traveling were met by the players themselves and all the money that was taken in at games was used to purchase baseball materials. The Potterville club defeated the Rush Giants near the close of the season and this victory is considered their most impressive, …the Rush outfit having led the Susquehanna County League for a number of seasons.
Following is the record of games played:
Potterville 15 Monroeton I.O.O.F. 4
Potterville 11 Nichols 1
Potterville 9 Monroeton I.O.O.F. 0
Potterville 4 East Smithfield 3
Potterville 7 East Smithfield 5
Potterville 24 Rome 7
Potterville 4 Monroeton 6
Potterville 10 East Smithfield 1
Potterville 8 Nichols 4 at North Orwell picnic
Potterville 9 Monroeton 5 Labor Day doubleheader
Potterville 6 Nichols 4 Labor Day doubleheader
Potterville 8 Monroeton 5
Potterville 8 LeRaysville 5
Potterville 2 LeRaysville 0
Potterville 8 Rush Giants 5
The players in the picture are:
Standing, left to right: Merton Wheaton, pitcher; Mac Chaffee, 1b; Ed Ross, p; Levi Chaffee, rf; John Newell, 2b; Tyler Cook, lf; Fred Carrington, manager.
Sitting, left to right: Ray Manchester, ss; George Corbin, cf; Emmett Manchester, c; Dana Manchester, 3b; Dick Manchester, p.
The Potterville club will be kept intact, so far as possible, for the
coming season, and Manager Carrington is booking games at the present time.
All clubs wanting games for the summer are asked to get in touch with him.
Address Potterville P.O.
|This is the 1933 Orwell High School basketball team.
The only person I'm sure of is the guy holding the basketball. He's
my uncle, Willard (Wid) Manchester. From the looks of the trophies,
I'd say they won some sort of championship.
Over the Memorial Day weekend , I visited with Allen Carrington and he was able to identify the rest of the players on the 1933 Orwell Basketball Team.
Front row: Guy Coleman, Art Pettis, Willard Manchester, Percy Corbin, Maurice Cook
Back row: Russell Cook, Clifford Platt, Ralph Rickenbaugh (high school principal), Norman Chaffee, Allen Carrington
He also explained that one of the trophies was won at the Elmira Tournament. The Orwell High team, from a school with a total enrollment of 30 students, defeated Catholic High, with an enrollment of 400, in the final game to win the tournament.
Kathy Manchester Jones