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Downtown parade set for Chambersburg Trojan teams

June 23, 2004|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The successful seasons of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School baseball and softball teams will be celebrated Monday with a downtown parade, Chambersburg Borough Secretary Tanya Mickey said Tuesday.

The Trojans baseball team won the PIAA state championship Friday with a 12-5 win over the Peters Township Indians in Harrisburg, Pa. It was the third state baseball championship for the Trojans during the four-decade career of coach Bob Thomas.

The softball team, which won two state championships in the 1990s, fell one run short of a third title under coach Harvey Staver in a 3-2 loss to the Shaler Titans in a game played Friday at Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

Both teams finished the season with 25-4 records.

The parade will form at the former Cressler store parking lot on Lincoln Way East. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and go west on Lincoln Way to Memorial Square, Mickey said.

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The teams will be escorted by Chambersburg Police and ride on ladder trucks provided by the Chambersburg Fire Department and Franklin Fire Co., she said.

Mayor Tom Newcomer, Borough Council President William McLaughlin, Franklin County Commissioner G. Warren Elliott, Superintendent Edwin Sponseller and high school Principal Barry Purvis are expected to speak during a ceremony at the square, along with coaches Thomas and Staver.

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