OHIO DISTRICT ONE LL: District News

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Friday, July 31
STATE TOURNAMENT SITE
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Elmer
Sunday, July 26
A Friend Remembered



SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Elmer J Lehotsky, age 87, of Scottsdale, Ariz., rounded third and headed for home on July 16, 2015.

Much of his life was devoted to teaching youngsters teamwork, work ethic, pride and a sense of accomplishment through sports. Born Feb. 8, 1928, to John and Mary (Klimek) Lehotsky in North Jackson, Ohio, Elmer graduated from North Jackson HS in 1946 and attended Youngstown State University.

He had a life-long interest in aviation, beginning as a teenager when he washed airplanes to earn money for flying lessons, and served in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. He married high school classmate Jordan Alexander (neé: Rutheda Riggs) in 1948 and 1993. They moved to Jefferson, Ohio, in 1948 where he helped organize the community’s first Little League program.

Between 1953 and 1963, Elmer managed the Jefferson Red Sox Little League team to a 242-45 record, including 49 wins in a row. He was selected Jefferson’s Citizen of the Year for 1954; in 1996, the Jefferson Little League named a baseball field in his honor.

In 1963, Elmer moved his family to Williamsport, Pa., where he served as a full-time staff member at LIttle League International Headquarters for the next 38 years. He was a certified Little League, PIAA and NCAA official for baseball, softball and basketball, and called games on all levels for nearly 25 years. In 2003, Elmer and Jordan retired to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he worked with the Arizona Diamondbacks Charities organization to build Little League baseball fields in under-served areas of the Phoenix Metro area.

In addition to his wife, Jordan, Elmer is survived by six children, Alan (Susan), Janice Pepperman (Denny), Linda Tucker (Tommy), John (Anne), Scott (Dorothy) and Sherryn Adair (Dave). He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Steven (Caitlin), Elise, Zoe (Doug), Jon Ross (Stephanie), Ryan (Erin), Ross (Surani), Kaylan (Paul), NIck, Tim, Christine, Alicia and Susie; and six great-grandsons, Jack, Anthony, Anders, Nicolas, Dante and Logan. He is also survived by his brothers, Bill and Jim; and one sister, Ruth.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Terri; brother, Dick; and sister, Dorothy.

A Private Family Service was held.

Contributions may be made to: Hospice of the Valley, 5801 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, Ariz. 85054, or Jefferson Little League, P.O. Box 69, Jefferson, Ohio 44047.

 Obituary and condolences at messingermortuary.com/html/obits/obituaries.asp?listing_id=196774 and starbeacon.com.



Sunday, July 19
Ohio District 1 Little League


Wednesday, November 19
2015 WORLD SERIES DATES



The 2015 Little League World Series Schedule is as follows:

  • Big League Baseball (15-18-year-olds)
    • July 28 to Aug. 4 – Easley, S.C. (Easley Recreation Complex)
    • 15th season in Easley; 48th season overall
    • 2014 Champion: Florida District 12 (Parrish)
  • Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball (11-13-year-olds)
    • Aug. 2 to Aug. 8 – Livermore, Calif. (Max Baer Park)
    • 3rd season in Livermore; 3rd season overall
    • 2014 Champion: Nogales National Little League (Nogales, Ariz.)
  • Senior League Softball (13-16-year-old girls)
    • Aug. 2 to Aug. 8 – Lower Sussex (Del.) Little League Complex
    • 12th season in Lower Sussex; 40th season overall
    • 2014 Champion: Indiana District 11 (South Bend, Ind.)
  • Junior League Softball (13-14-year-old girls)
    • Aug. 2 to Aug. 8 – Kirkland, Wash. (Everest Park)
    • 17th season in Kirkland; 17th season overall
    • 2014 Champion: West Point Little League (Greensburg, Pa.)
  • Senior League Baseball (14-16-year-olds)
    • Aug. 2 to Aug. 8 – Bangor, Maine (Shawn T. Mansfield Stadium)
    • 14th season in Bangor; 55th season overall
    • 2014 Champion: West University Little League (Houston, Texas)
  • Big League Softball (14-18-year-old girls)
    • Aug. 2 to Aug. 9 – Lower Sussex (Del.) Little League Complex
    • 3rd Season in Lower Sussex; 34th season overall
    • 2014 Champion: Delaware District 1 (Milford)
  • Little League Softball® (11-12-year-old girls)
    • Aug. 13 to Aug. 19 – Portland, Ore. (Alpenrose Stadium)
    • 22nd season in Portland; 42nd season overall
    • 2014 Champion: Robbinsville Little League (Robbinsville, N.J.)
  • Junior League Baseball (13-14-year-olds)
    • Aug. 16 to Aug. 23 – Taylor, Mich. (Heritage Park)
    • 35th season in Taylor; 35th season overall
    • 2014 Champion: Chung-Shang Little League (Taichung, Chinese Taipei)
  • Little League Baseball® (11-12-year-olds)
    • Aug. 20 to Aug. 30 – South Williamsport, Pa. (Lamade/Volunteer Stadiums)
    • 57th season in South Williamsport; 69th season overall
    • 2014 Champion: Seoul Little League (Seoul, South Korea)


Bulldog BB
Monday, April 27
2015 STATE TOURNAMENTS UPDATE



Yesterday the State DA's confirmed dates and site locations for the upcoming tournaments as follows:

9-10 BB   District 9   Hamilton, OH  W. Side LL  8/01 thru 8/08/15

10-11 BB   District 1   Ashtabula Area Little League   Ashtabula, Ohio  8/01 thru 8/08/15

50-70 BB   District 10  Bryan LL 7/11 thru 7/19

11-12 BB   District 1   Painesville Little League   Painesville, OH  7/25 thru 8/02/15

Jr BB   District 9   Oxford, OH  Miami LL 7/18 thru 7/25

Sr BB   District 10  Maumee LL   7/17 thru 7/21

Big League BB   District 8  Englewood, OH    Englewood Little League   7/10 thru 7/12

9-10 SB   District 3   Tallmadge, OH   8/01 thru 8/08

10-11 SB   District 3   Elyria E. LL  8/01 thru 8/08

11-12 SB  District 11  Mcdermott, OH   7/11 thru 7/18/15

Jr & Sr SB   District 11   McDermott   7/17 thru 7/20/15

Big League SB   No tournament...unless teams become available

 Ohio Challenger BB   District 10   Toledo, OH  7/17 thru 7/19/15

The 11-12 SB tournament has changed from D-7 to D-11. 

9-10 SB & 10-11 SB has changed from it's original locations as of 6/1/15. 



Monday, March 23
Background Checks




Sunday, November 18
Be Kind to your Umps!
Getting ready for the season involves a lot of things! One thing that always seems to slip under the cracks is arming your umps with knowledge. Anyone can order a rule book now...they are no longer guarded material...so please when your season starts...order rule books for your volunteer umpires...depending on the new rates, extra rule books are only $2 for a league to order...$7 for individuals.

LL Time Out

LITTLE LEAGUE LOGO NEW

THE LITTLE LEAGUE
PARENT/VOLUNTEER PLEDGE

I will teach all children to play fair and do their best
I will positively support all managers, coaches and players
I will respect the decisions of the umpires
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game



LITTLE LEAGUE PLEDGE

I
TRUST IN GOD
I LOVE MY COUNTRY
AND WILL RESPECT ITS LAWS
I WILL PLAY FAIR
AND STRIVE TO WIN
BUT WIN OR LOSE
I WILL ALWAYS
DO MY BEST






Tony 50th
Tony's 50th Celebration
Sunday, April 21
CELEBRATING 50



Friday night we all gathered at Painesville Little League's very cold and windy Calhoun Field. It was at their President, Chuck Asbury's request to honor Tony Tulino's 50th year in being dedicated to Little League Baseball/Softball's program. It was also their opening ceremony to kick off this year's season.

Tony began with Little League in Ashtabula by umpiring. Over the years he has probably done it all and seen it all. Now he is our District Administrator and guides us all as to what is right or wrong. I don't know if any of us currently involved will ever see 50 years in a program...mathematically for some of us it will not happen! And other than being involved in a military program how many people stay that involved in something.

Tony was surrounded by his family...his wife Sandy, who has had to put up with all of this over the years and his boys...who were all there. Painesville's gift to him was a gold bat with the Little League insignia on it and some words of wisdom from Chuck. It was a moment we will always remember. So to Painesville LL and the Asbury's & Stemple's and many more we say thank you for honoring the boss!  If you would like to leave a message for Tony...please sign our guest book with your wishes!

 



Tony
Still got it!

Sunday, January 2
OUR LEAGUES



ASHTABULA LL

Website: http://www.eteamz.active.com/Ashtabulalittleleague

 

CONNEAUT LL (CLYO)

 

GENEVA UNITED L.L.

  

GRAND VALLEY LL

 

JEFFERSON LL

Website: http://www.jeffersonareabaseball.com/

 

KINGSVILLE LL

Website: http://www.kallinfo.org

 

MADISON LL

 

MAPLE HEIGHTS LL

 

N. E. CLEVELAND LL

Website:  http://www.eteamz.active.com/NECLL

 

N.E. OHIO CHALLENGER LEAGUE

 

PERRY LL

Website:  http://www.perryrec.com

 

PAINESVILLE LL

Website:  http://www.painesvillelittleleague.org

http://www.eteamz.com/painesvillelittleleague1

 

PYMATUNING LL

 

 

PER RULE BOOK CHANGES IT IS THE RECOMENDATION OF LLB/SB THAT EACH LEAGUE HAVE A BASIC SITE THRU ETEAMZ TO RECEIVE INFO THRU AND BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE DATA CENTER. THE SITE ADMINISTRATOR CAN THEN LINK AN OUTSIDE SITE FOR THEIR LEAGUE THRU ETEAMZ. 

 

OUR LEAGUES ARE REMINDED THAT IF THEY HAVE HAD A RECENT

ELECTION OF NEW OFFICERS, THAT THEY ARE TO SEND IN THE

NECESSARY PAPERS TO LL INTERNATIONAL AND A COPY TO US AS

WELL. CHANGES ARE TO BE MADE THRU THE DATA CENTER WHEN

YOU RECEIVE THE INFO.

 



Thursday, January 31
NEW TEE BALL PROGRAM



Children as young as four years of age are eligible to play Little League, beginning with Tee Ball. Little ...












Friday, March 4
CHALLENGER LEAGUES
As some of you may not know we have two new challenger leagues this year. Both Painesville and Geneva United LL will be offering the challenger division this year. Challenger league is available to kids from age 4 to 18, or up to age 22 if still in high school,  who are physically or mentally challenged. It gives them a chance to play baseball in the sun...in a supportive manner. The people who help are called "buddies" as they help the player to participate in the game. When I went to our league in Brecksville I was fortunate enough to meet a lady who was close to 80 years young. She was living in an assisted home and came to volunteer for the challenger league. Jim Cipriani (N.E.O. Challenger President), told me the old people at the home didn't do enough so she wanted to volunteer to help. She came every week and was a buddy to many kids. Friendships are made here for the goal of helping a child to play! It doesn't get simpler than that! I recommend that all our league's staff take a day and make a point of going to visit a Challenger League. So if you have a child who is challenged or if you want to volunteer your time contact the local league in your area to sign up...it will help you put into perspective life's daily routines we take for granted. Even though you may not live in Geneva or Painesville, your child is still eligible to play there so long you are in our District. The Challenger League is also available in Brecksville.
Handout: Challenger Brochure












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