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NH alumni game a major-league hit


January 07, 2009
Several North Harrison High School baseball alumni played 20 innings in wet, sloppy and cold weather in late October. Current NH baseball coach and former Cougar Gregg Oppel said his team won 11-10. The former player who came the farthest was Noah Wetzel (Class of 2004), who lives in Lexington, Ky., while the oldest player was Danny Jones (Class of 1982). Also participating was the Class of 1989's Joe Kinter, who "was playing the only way he knew how to — all out," Oppel said. The large crowd enjoyed laughing and rooting on the former players. They were also treated to free hot dogs and pork wieners courtesy of "Wiener King" Scott Trowbridge and Thriftway. Oppel said the players and crowd "loved every minute of it." In addition, the game helped out the baseball program financially.

"We raised around $1,000 for our baseball fund and even more important we have now started an annual game in the fall that that will only grow in numbers. Former players were already telling me what we could do to make it even better next year," Oppel said. Besides the former players who participated in the game, several others (not pictured) came to cheer on their former teammates.

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