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Mark McAuliffe, Dan Brill, Matt Mirsky, Jason Anderson, Kirk McAuliffe, Charles Babalola, Elon Bridgett, Josh Fleishman, Ryan Levan, Teron Bridgett, Jorge Quiles, Gabe Hanna, and Jewell Gatlin played 15 under basketball against Lake Greeley camp and defeated them 70-14. Because of the difference in skill level, Coach Kris Mercer required that the ball be passed to each player on the team before a goal was made. Still, our player’s outstanding ability on the court was impressive. Very nice job guys!
Eric Cortellessa, Ben Elkind, Eric Asker, Joel Wimmer, Malcom Hale, Kamiyo Gatlin, Eric Green, Joseph Von Schmidt, Matt Rumack, Alex Piperis, and Marshall Rader defeated New Jersey Youth Camp in 11 under basketball, 56-23. The team had a good time, and brought home a Shohola victory. Yea!
In 13 under softball, Camp Shohola was defeated by NJY on July 30th. The guys were ahead at the beginning of the game, before falling behind in the 3rd inning. The final score was 11-5. The Shohola team was made up of: Jewell Gatlin, Marshall Rader, Eric Insler, Brian Onley, David Hecker, Ben Elkind, Alex Piperis, Edmund Carlton, Chris LaBella, Quin Trigg, Brian Bomalaski, Patrick Duff, and Charles Babalola. Better luck next time!
In an 11 under softball game against Lake Greeley, Camp Shohola put forth a great team effort and came away with a 9-4 win. Team members were: David Hecker, Brian Onley, Marshall Rader, Edmund Carlton, Matt Seskin, Noah Sennett, Greg Tinkham, Juan Jose Jimenez, Ben Elkind, Taylor Pitkin, Joe Polinger, and Alex Piperis. Coach Kevin Powell said, “According to Sam Stein, this may be our last 11-U softball game. I hope we can have another game because this is an incredible group of kids! They’ve been really fun to work with and have improved quite a bit in a short amount of time.” The pitchers in this game were Alex Piperis, David Hecker, and Marshall Rader.
Camp Shohola recently participated in a Pike County 11-U softball tournament. The team lost the first game to NJY, 3-1. Matt Rumack drove in the only run and Marshall Rader was an impressive presence in the game. In the second game, the Shohola team dominated Lake Greeley, 11-3. Alex Piperis drove in six runs, including a grand slam! The team players were: Alex Piperis, Matt Rumack, Marshall Rader, Dan Tessler, Noah Sennett, Greg Tinkham, Rusty Mower, Matt Seskin, Joseph Von Schmidt,
Eric Green, Aaron Insler, and Ben Elkind. Coach Powell said, “This team was fun to work with. We had a great time. I hope we can play some more games this month!”
In the Amateur Radio activity we now have computer programs that will automatically decode morse code and RTTY code transmissions so we can communicate on the shortwave ham radio frequencies using the computer and keyboard. We can also send and receive pictures in a compressed format over the shortwave ham radio frequencies.
We have pictures and links online at http://www.shohola.com/kd3fg with information about CommTech activities and history.
Technology Design and Innovation is in its first full season this year after a successful trial in 2001. The five campers that are involved have spent time learning about the sociological aspects of advances in technology and have used this as a framework to help them consider the implications and functions of their own designs. The aim of the class is to enable campers to learn about and use the design process as it would be employed by commercial and industrial organizations.
This year was a milestone year for Shohola with female staff being assigned to certain responsibilities in cabins along with their male counterparts. This was done to involve the female staff more fully with camp life and to ensure that campers can interact with this contingent of staff in another capacity, other than sport activity. The female staff assisted where necessary and the campers got to know a great bunch of people that they otherwise would not have had the chance to associate with. It would be great if this type of involvement could become a Shohola tradition. --by Paula Wettergreen
Lower Camp NHL
In the first night of Lower Camp NHL for the second session, there were two games played. Both games were broadcast live by WCSR, the camp radio station. In the first game, the Ghostbusters played Mike’s Merry Men. At the end of regulation, the score was tied 5-5, and the game went into a shootout. Mike’s Merry Men won the shootout with a goal by Joe Polinger. In the second game, the Fondue Kangaroos defeated Ruff Tuff Pirate Stuff, 5-4. David Hecker scored two goals in the game.
On July 30th, a tennis team went out from Camp Shohola to play against Lake Greeley. Playing singles matches were: Julian Nadeau, 6-2; Jeff Sadri, 6-1; Kirk McAuliffe, 6-2; Jorge Quiles, 0-6; Ryan Levan, 11-9, after a tie breaker; Matt Rumack, 5-7; Rob Schiff, 6-1; Zach Frankel, 0-6; Phil Ayers, 6-3; and Mark McAuliffe, 6-3. There were also five doubles matches played. Julian Nadeau and Jorge Quiles won their match, 6-2 and Jeff Sadri and Kirk McAuliffe also won, 6-3. Phil Ayers and Matt Rumack lost 9-11, Zach Frankel and Ryan Levan lost, 2-6, and Julian Nadeau and Rob Schiff lost 2-6. Coach Fred Dam was very proud of the guys for their effort and sportsmanship.
Many of the campers have requested a recipe for Chocolate Log, a dessert made by Natasha McCarthy from New Zealand. Here is the famous recipe:
1 package of cooked chocolate chip cookies
Heavy cream, whipped
Take first cookie and dip in Ginger Ale quickly, making sure to drain off remaining soda by gently shaking cookie. Cover one side of the dipped cookie in cream and place on tray, standing up on its side. Continue to do this with each cookie, pushing them together to form a log. When finished, cover log in cream and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Place in the refrigerator overnight to set. Serve cold, with or without ice cream.
Camp Shohola had a professional soccer coach, Keith Tabatznik, visit on July 29th to put on a soccer clinic for the campers. Coach Tabatznik coaches for Georgetown University and has been doing the soccer clinic at Shohola for five years. He brings current Georgetown players with him to help with the clinic and give them experience in coaching younger players. Our Shohola boys learned tips to improve skills in passing and controlling the ball, as well as played scrimmages with real soccer icons. Coach Tabatznik came to Camp Shohola as a camper for three years, starting in 1971. He continued to work for Camp Shohola in capacities such as Counselor, Head of Land Sports, and Director of Soccer for another 16 years! Thank you Coach Tabatznik for making Camp Shohola soccer players even more excited about the game!
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