Little Beaver Historical Society Image Collection

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Sports and Recreation

ImageDate...............Keywords.........................Source Notes
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Youth baseball team, South Beaver, Township.

Unknown.baseball
South Beaver Township
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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First football team, Darlington High School. 1945. Source: The News-Tribune.

1945Darlington High School
football
The News-Tribune
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: The News-Tribune.
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Cannelton's baseball team in front of town hall, Cannelton (Darlington Township). 1910. Source: unknown.

1910baseball
Cannelton (Darlington Township)
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Koppel Car Company baseball team. 1915. Source: unknown.

1915baseball
Koppel Car Company
Koppel Borough
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Darlington Baseball Club. Caption: front row (L-R): Lee McCurcheon, Ben Winterburn, John McCarter, Frank "Tibben" McCarter. Back row (L-R): William "Nun" Sanders, Bill McCarter, John Hosack, Howard Davis, Butch Miller, Harry "Pete" Sanders, Bolton. Darlington Borough, Pennsylvania. 1912. Source: unknown.

1912baseball
Darlington Baseball Club
Darlington Borough
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Smith's Ferry Baseball Team. 1st row seated (L-R): Cline Althars, R. Duncan, Joda Wallover. 2nd row, kneeling: Dutch Moore, C. Childs, Foster Rifftner, Carl Thompson. 3rd row, standing: Ed Wallover, G. Wallover, Jack Duncan, Stuff Hayes, George Althars and Lloyd Rice. Smith's Ferry (Ohioville Borough), Pa. 1913. Source: unknown.

1913baseball
Smith's Ferry Baseball Team
Smith's Ferry (Ohioville Borough)
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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Koppel baseball team, employees of the Koppel Car Company. Koppel Borough, Pa., 1918. Source: Ghost Rails IV Industrial Shortlines (Wayne Cole).

1918baseball
Koppel Car Company
Koppel Borough
Wayne Cole
Ghost Rails IV Industrial Shortlines
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: Ghost Rails IV Industrial Shortlines (Wayne Cole).
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Players competing at the Darlington Polo Club (Night Riders"), formed in 1937. In 1938 it became the first team in the US to have a lighted field. Darlington Borough, Pa.
Date: unknown. Source: unknown.

unknownpolo
horses
Darlington Polo Club
Darlington Borough
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: not documented.
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From the Darlington Polo Club: Founded in 1937, the Darlington Polo Club is America's oldest "under the lights" polo team. The Club began playing in the summer of 1937 when Cliff Braden and other interested fans retrieved a ball from under a car at a game in Zelienople, Pa. They began playing the sport in Darlington Borough in a very primitive fashion. Their mounts were plow horses. Their mallets were hand made, they wore coal hard hats for helmets, and used gasoline cans for goal posts. They lit the field with a series of floodlights hung from the surrounding trees to play at night so that polo wouldn't cut into their work day. Darlington Polo has a home field unlike any other in the world. For over 70 years we've played under the lights and keeping with the tradition of our club's founders there has never been a game on Sunday at the Darlington field. Our season runs through the end of August at which point we give way to another tradition, Western Pa High School Football. Date: unknown. Source: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.

unknownpolo
horses
Darlington Polo Club
Darlington Borough
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.
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Darlington Polo Club daytime match. Date: 1950. Source: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.

1950polo
horses
Darlington Polo Club
Darlington Borough
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.
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Darlington Polo Club members: Glenn Tetemanza, Jim Watson, Phil Thompson, Denny Stanislaw, Paul Powers. Date: unknown. Source: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.

unknownpolo
horses
Darlington Polo Club
Darlington Borough
Image location: found on LBHS Facebook page.

Original source: Justin Powers, Darlington Polo Club Archives.