A Sports Legacy to Remember – by Sandy McBride

Time fades paint. It also fades memories. Mechanicville  has a proud history in sports, going way back before my time. Years ago, there were no state tournaments in sports, but there was very often the proud and glorious moment when our school’s team won a league, a sectional, or sometimes even a regional championship in any of several sports. A winning team pulls a community together. Perfect case in point is Lewisberry,Pennsylvania, population 363, whose Little League team this year drew more than 35,000 spectators to Williamsport each day to watch “their” boys play baseball.