OREGON SOUTH LITTLE LEAGUE
By Chris McCarty
Thursday, July 27, our Bend South Minors baseball season ended with a 4-0 loss in the State Championship game to Murrayhill. The season started five months ago and was an incredible experience from start to finish. I was fortunate enough to manage this All Star team and our regular season team to a combined record of 20-4-1, which included a league championship (Go Mets!), a district 5 championship and a State of Oregon runner-up finish.
I learned so much from all the coaches I was able to coach with (and against). I'm most proud of the player development I saw on our regular season team. We had some kids new to baseball who struggled to catch and throw but by the end of the season they had moved up into the middle of our lineup during our biggest games.
After not making the All Star team last season, Cooper made the team this season after hitting .763 during the regular season with 4 HR, 5 2B and 9 3B! He continued to hit in the All Star tournaments, hitting .500 for the post-season with a .654 On-base pct. He pitched 3 and 2/3 huge innings for us in the state tournament closing out two games while striking out 7. I'm so proud of his effort and attitude this season.
It was really fun to be able to share with with other friends and family members. So many texts of congratulations and encouragement to me and the team, it really was an incredible experience.
Thanks to all the players, coaches and families who made this an unforgettable season.
Finally, huge thanks to Amanda Westfall McCarty & Alexa for all their support, understanding and sacrifices this season.
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triples for his Mets team in the regular season
Mets win their regular season title
best players from the entire league were chosen and became
the Bend South All-Stars - Chris was the teams' manager
hits a double up the gap - The team won their
District 5 Championship going undefeated - Cooper
poses with his ring
Bend South All-Stars then advance to the entire State Of
Oregon 8-10 year old little league championships
is interviewed by the local TV news - He pitched
3+ innings in the championship rounds - Chris
sports a casulty of catching Cooper
Bend South All-Stars made it to the state championship
game, by forcing a final game beating Murrayhill 8-7 in
extra innings where Cooper had a bases loaded double for
the winning margin. Unfortunately, they fell later that
evening to Murrayhill in the final 4-0.
Memories for a
METRO FILM PROJECT COMPLETED
We held a special 12th edition of McCarty Metro Film
Project for you, along with your family and friends,
to do something fun together this summer.
This year's concept was... Summer! Your film had to be
a scene or trailer from your (fictitious) summer
blockbuster movie, or a scene or trailer from your
(fictitious) TV summer replacement show. It could
have been comedic, dramatic, action, adventure,
game show, sci-fi, romantic, or any other genre... it just
had to have that feel of a summer blockbuster
movie or summer TV replacement show and included 4 specific details which is posted on our website.
We had 4 great submissions this year. They are shown
you to all who participated.
Chris Love Studios
in assoociation with iMovie
Kelly & Margaret took a 5 day, 4 night road trip with 2 of their grandchildren Olivia and Gray to Sesame Place just outside of Philadelphia, PA. On Tuesday, the first day, our group drove to Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio, where we walked some nature trails, and saw the sights in and around the park. The 4 of us got in some pool time and had a nice dinner and spent the night in a hotel just outside the park.
Park outside of Akron featured nature, bridges, and
a vintage gas station with vintage pumps
On Wednesday, we drove to Philadelphia. We got to the hotel and were able to get some swimming in and had dinner. That evening, some issues presented themselves. We were supposed to go to Sesame Place all day Thursday, but the weatherman said it was supposed to rain the entire day. So we changed our plans. On Thursday, Margaret found an indoor amusement center
named Giggleberry Fair where we spent several hours having fun with the girls.
There were rides, games, and even a 4-story playscape called
Giggleberry Mountain. One
of the best lines from our trip was when 7 year old Gray
came out of Giggleberry Mountain, and was asked how was it.
She replied "Chaotic!". Back at the hotel, we got some more pool time and had dinner.
little swimming followed by some fun at Giggle Fair
of fun in the Giggle Arcade and Giggle Mountain.
There were also several huge sand castles outside
getting eroded by the rain.
Friday was a sunny and hot day, so we went to Sesame place. The park had a lot of rides, characters of Sesame Street walking around, and also a waterpark which Margaret and the kids enjoyed. I was still nursing a dislocated shoulder so I did not dare go on any of the rides. We spent the better part of the day there and left in the afternoon for the long trip home. We made it to the eastern part of PA were we got our last hotel on the trip.
you tell me how to get to Sesame Place?
fun on the rides
fun with these 3 daredevils
who doesn't love Elmo, The Count, and Ice Cream?
On Saturday, we drove the rest of the way home. It was a great trip to take and Sesame Place did not disappoint. Thank you to Karen S. for the tickets to the park. We had a blast.
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You thought cream of tartar is only good for stabilizing whipped egg whites, and acting as a leavening agent for baked goods, right?
Did you know that you could use it to make your stainless steel sparkle? You just have to mix it with a bit of water to clean stainless steel. It will clean off any grit and make it look new.
you have household tips, tricks, or hacks that you
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Here are some recent travel destinations from our readers...
Margaret, Marianne, and Laura took a road trip to Isle
Kelly, Margaret, Olivia and Gray took a road trip to
Chris and Beverly took a wonderful trip to Greece and
Austin & Kristina finished up their honeymoon to
Amsterdam, Italy, & Latvia
Larry & Gina visited Kelly and Margaret in Michigan.
They went to Frankenmuth and Mt. Pleasant, along with many
roadside America side trips
Dear Editor: Please stop delivery of my McCarty Metro on Sept. 22 and resume it on Sept. 29. I don't want Metro papers piling up on my porch while I am away on vacation. Thank you.
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ED NOTE: The
striking Hollywood writers have become so lazy. In fact,
they are just remaking the last writers strike. Speaking of
strikes, the doctors at our local hospital are now on
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Dear Editor: I always love reading The McCarty Metro. I don't know half of the McCartys, but I love seeing them. Of course I know all you guys. I have something I read and thought is was funny and I thought I would send it to you... A lady walked into a
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Dear Editor: My letter is referencing last month's edition of Jerry's World. Normally I'm not one to complain, but I have to question the integrity of this paper. Just what kind of paper are you
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of our Metro family favorite recipe and tips.
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This month we have a great recipe submitted by Kelly
8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese softened
1 cup (4 ounces) grated mozzarella cheese
½ cup barbecue sauce
2 cups diced chicken
8 ounces bacon cooked and diced
½ cup packed chopped fresh cilantro leaves
½ cup finely chopped red onion (optional)
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 burrito-sized 10-inch flour tortillas
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, mozzarella, barbecue sauce, diced chicken, bacon, cilantro, onion (if using), garlic salt, and pepper until well-blended.
Smooth the top of the cream cheese mixture in the bowl and use a butter knife to mark an "X" over the surface, thereby dividing it into equal fourths. Scoop ¼ of the mixture out of the bowl and spread it over the entire surface of a tortilla. Roll up tightly. Repeat with the other three tortillas. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour up to overnight.
Use a sharp knife to cut rolls into ½-inch slices and serve.
Note: Since BBQ Chicken Pizza traditionally features a fairly sweet barbecue sauce, I bought an all-natural Kansas City-style sauce for this recipe (to determine the sweetest sauce, I basically compared the nutrition labels and went for the highest grams of sugar -- ha). If you prefer a more savory BBQ flavor, you may certainly use any type of BBQ sauce that you like. And of course, if you have homemade BBQ sauce on hand, it can't be beat!
Also, I used leftover rotisserie chicken for my pinwheels (½ of a rotisserie chicken = 2 cups diced chicken), but any cooked, diced chicken will do.
Pepe: When a recipe calls for
pepper, how do I know when to use ground pepper versus cracked
Thanks for your question. Finely ground pepper (the kind that looks like dust) is best used for things like sauces. It's pretty strong, and a little goes a long way. Coarse ground pepper, on the other hand, is best for finishing dishes at the table or seasoning proteins. It adds a burst of flavor to anything you add it to.
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SINCE THE LAST EDITION
Arkin, 89, actor (Little Miss Sunshine, Argo, The In-Laws), Oscar winner (2006), heart failure.
Droz, 54, professional wrestler (WWF) and football player (Denver Broncos, Montreal Alouettes). Dorothy
Zehnder, 101, Bavarian Inn co-founder and matriarch in Frankenmuth. Tony
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Randy Meisner, 77, Hall of Fame musician (Eagles, Poco) and songwriter ("Take It to the Limit"), Grammy winner (1976, 1978), complications from COPD. Paul
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Carol Duvall, 97, television crafting host (The Carol Duvall Show). Gilles
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William Friedkin, 87, film director (The French Connection, The Exorcist, To Live and Die in L.A.), Oscar winner (1971), heart failure and pneumonia. Bobby
Baun, 86, hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Oakland Seals).
Ron Cephas Jones, 66, actor (This Is Us, Luke Cage, Mr. Robot), Emmy winner (2018, 2020), pulmonary illness.
reporters from the McCarty Metro went
undercover to Sesame Place outside of
Philadelphia, PA, to dig up some dirt
on Elmo and friends. We obtained exclusive nude photos of the Sesame Street
Muppets. I can't unsee these!