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Hoenstine Family Athletic Legacy

Since the 1950s, the Hoenstine family of Claysburg and East Freedom has produced a line of outstanding athletes who have enriched the playing fields of our area with sterling performances. And it all started with patriarch Dick Hoenstine at Claysburg.

Dick and I were teammates on the Roaring Spring Blair League baseball team in 1953. He normally played for his hometown team at Claysburg, but that team folded after the previous year and, still wanting to compete in the Saturday afternoon games of the Blair League, he joined us in Roaring Spring.

He was a welcome addition to our squad because...


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