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December 6, 2013

Fearer League to begin 66th season

FROSTBURG — The Senior Divisions I and II of the Fearer Memorial Church Basketball League begins their 66th season on Saturday, tipping off with five games. The church-derived league is made up of two Senior High School divisions.

The Senior Division ll consists of five teams Eckhart Methodist Black, Independent Baptist White, New Venture Christian Church, Christ Lutheran and Eckhart Methodist Red.

The Senior Division l, consisting of the oldest players in the league, has six teams. They are God’s Ark of Safety, Independent Baptist Green, St. Paul’s Lutheran Frostburg, Our Lady of the Mountains, LaVale United Methodist, and Grace Bible Fellowship.

The league will continue to accept additional players until the first game in January.

Boys in grades 9-12 are needed at this time. Interested players should call league president Randy Sterne at 301-729-6416 or 301-268-5326 to register. Eligible players need to be enrolled in a local school and regularly attend a local church. Players cannot also play for a school-sponsored team.

Named in honor and the memory of Cliff Fearer, who died in an automobile accident near the Upper LaVale Fire Department station, Mr. Fearer, Ken Babcock and Jake Carrington wanted to provide a basketball league sponsored by local churches and to provide a Christian environment for local youth. This continues today with the 66th edition to that cause.

The first week’s schedule, and teams with coaches, can be found on today’s Scoreboard Page.

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