Clearfield High School Releases 2016 Baseball Schedule

Clearfield Area Jr/Sr High School Athletic Director Robert Gearhart recently released the 2016 Varsity Baseball schedule to the public. Hoping to avoid the typically brutal Pennsylvania weather in early March, the Bison will open up with two scrimmage games in Maryland. On March 12th they are scheduled to visit Allegany High School in Cumberland, and then travel to Bishop Walsh on March 19th, also located in Cumberland. The Mountain League opener is against defending league champ Central in Martinsburg on March 29th. The Bison squad finished a close second to Central last year.

One new opponent on the schedule this season is Kiski Prep, a private school located in Saltsburg, PA. That will be a night game at Kiski’s field on may 9th. Clearfield is a AAA school in District 9 of the Pennsyvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

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Batting Cages to Open November 15th

The batting cages located on Washington Avenue in Hyde will be open to the public starting on Sunday, November 15th. Public hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 PM. There will be a $1.00 charge for students and adults. Please use the Washington Avenue entrance. The program is being sponsored by the Lawrence Township Recreation Board, Larry Putt, chairman. Any questions may be directed to Sid Lansberry at 814-762-4512.

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2015 Poinsettia Sale

It’s time for our annual Christmas Poinsettia Sale. We will be taking orders from now until Friday, November 20, 2015. The pickup date will be Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM at the Clearfield High School Field House. The poinsettias are planted in 6-inch pots and come in three colors: red, white, and pink. They make beautiful Christmas gifts and we receive many compliments each year.

The fundraiser is a joint effort of the Clearfield Baseball Association and the Bison Quarterback Club. It benefits both organizations and has become a crucial fundraiser.

The poinsettias are $7.50. Checks should be made payable to the Clearfield Baseball Association or the Bison Quarterback Club. Below is a link to a printable order form which can be turned in to any of the baseball or football coaches on or before Friday, November 20, 2015.

Download the order form

Orders can be emailed to Coach Lansberry ( or Coach Shimmel (

Thanks for your support again this year!

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Clearfield Fall Ball wraps up 16th season

The 2015 Fall Ball season closed out on October 22nd with over 30 players participating. Two teams were formed this year. The younger team (“The Rookies”) was made up of players from grades 6,7,and 8. Coaches were Chris Peacock and Aaron Williams. The older team (“The Vets”), coached by Sid Lansberry, Ed Yeager, John Bumbarger, and Derek Danver , included players from grades 9-12. All players are Clearfield Area School District students.

Practices were held twice a week, with games being played mostly on the weekends. The younger team practiced on Monday and Wednesday, while the older team took Tuesday and Thursday. The emphasis was on fundamentals and skill development. All players were given ample playing time in the games.

The rookies played ten games, winning 7, losing 2, and tying one. The veterans played 11 games against outside opponents, winning 6, losing 4, and tying one. The schedules for both teams included a variety of teams, including Punxsutawney, Curwensville, Brookville, Indiana, Marion Center, Dubois, Bellefonte, Mifflin County, Juniata, West Branch, and Bishop Guilfoyle.

At the conclusion of the season, the annual “Fall Ball World Series” was held. (best of five). Two teams were drafted, with players from both rosters being chosen. Jon Trimpey and Seth Bumbarger sereved as captains for the “Sloppy Johns” team, while Justin Fedder and Will Myers led the “Fedderwaps”.

Game #1 of the series was a close, high scoring affair, with Fedder’s team taking a 15 -12 win. Zane Morgan was the winning pitcher while Fedder led the offense with 3 hits. Tommy Hazel ((4hits, 4RBI, HR), Seth Bumbarger (3hits, 3 RBI ), and Wyatt Porter (2doubles, 4 RBI) did all the damage for the losers.

Game #2 featured a dominant pitching performance by Will Myers (9 Ks), as the “Sloppy Johns” could muster only three hits in a 10-1 loss. Fedder’s team took a commanding 2-0 series lead, with Marcus Luzier the hitting star (3 hits,3 rbis).

In Game #3, the “Fedderwaps” made a clean sweep of the series with an 8-1 win. Luzier was the winning pitcher and helped himself with two hits. Will Myers and rookie Nate Barr added two hits each as well. For the losing team, Jarrit Wagner enjoyed a good day with three hits.

Including the World Series games, there were a total of 39 players participating this season, which marked the 16th year of Clearfield Fall Ball.

All the coaches wished to express their sincere thanks to all those parents and grandparents who volunteered their services by working in the concession stand.

Regular season team rosters are listed below.

The Rookie Team (grades 6,7,8)

Nate Barr, Harrison Peacock, Allen Myers, Hayden Williams, Zack Hess, Michael Shobert, Jeremy Bloom, Hunter Dixon, Matt Bailor, Corbin Turner, Isaac Irwin, Andrew Lopez, Kyle Elensky, Carson Rumsky.

Coaches: Chris peacock, Aaron Williams, Sid Lansberry

The Veterans Team (grades 9-12)

Justin Fedder, Jon Trimpey, Will Myers, Tommy Hazel, Marcus Luzier, Jarrit Wagner, Evan Brown, Thane Morgan, Zane Morgan, Seth Bumbarger, Wyatt Porter, Hunter Hipps, Mason Yocum, Porte Kling, Caullin Reed, Parker Hoyt

Coaches: Sid Lansberry, Ed Yeager, John Bumbarger, Derek Danver

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11th Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Weekend Held Sept 11th and 12th

Despite the rainy weather, the 11th annual alumni game went off without a hitch on Saturday, September 12th. The Lawrence Township Rec Park Field was in good condition and all scheduled activities took place. The alumni and their guests were treated to a catered dinner at the VFW Picnic Grounds after the game.

Read the full account of the game at, or check out the photos below:

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Wise Eyes Opticals Clinches 2015 VFW State Title

Behind the two hit pitching of Will Myers and an excellent defensive effort by his team mates, Clearfield captured the 2015 VFW Teener League State Championship with a 1-0 victory over Lebanon City-County. Held in check for four innings by Lebanon pitcher Cody Kissinger, the Wise Eyes offense finally strung together a few hits in the fifth and was able to score the only run that Myers needed. Fittingly, he scored the run, after leading off the inning with a double. A base hit by Ty Bender moved him to third, and Tommy Hazel drove him home with a hard shot to left.

Clearfield went through the tournament undefeated, but none of their wins was easy. They drew defending champs Lebanon Valley in the first round. Myers was given the starting nod and responded with a brilliant no hitter. The Wise Eyes offense was limited to just 6 hits, but two RBIs each by Hank Wilson and Tommy Hazel was all they really needed in the 2-0 shutout.

Game #2 came against Bald Eagle Area, and with Hazel on the mound, the Orange and Black was able to register a 6-1 win. The offense was led by catcher Zane Morgan, who collected three hits. Marcus Luzier and Seth Bumbarger added two hits each, while Reese Wilson drove in two runs with a double. Tommy Hazel threw a complete game 4 hitter.

That win propelled the Opticals into the winner’s bracket final against Lebanon City. Trailing 2-1 going into their last at bat, the offense erupted for three runs to take a 4-2 come from behind win. Reese Wilson led off the big inning with a walk and moved to second via a wild pitch. Justin Fedder laid down a sacrifice bunt and beat the throw to first. As the Lebanon first baseman protested the umpire’s call, Wilson just kept on trucking around third and slid home with the tying run. Ty Bender then followed up by crushing a double to right center, with Fedder scoring easily. Marcus Luzier then drove home an insurance run with a sharp single to left. Starting pitcher Jake Sorbera gave up two first inning runs, then buckled down the rest of the way. Pitching his best game of the season, Jake surrendered only 4 hits, striking out seven.

The State Title was the second one for Wise Eyes, which also captured the championship in 2013. They also claimed their fourth consecutive Area 6 title, registering an over all record of 20-10-1. Will Myers was voted the tournament MVP. Coaches for Wise Eyes were Sid Lansberry, Ed Yeager, Andy Sorbera, and Todd Fedder.

Players and coaches thanked John Rosselli of Wise Eyes for sponsoring the team.

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2015 Chiefs Finish Strong With Winning Record

Clearfield’s 2015 Post #6 American Legion team played well over the second half, going deep into the league play-offs. After upsetting Bellefonte and Huntingdon (twice), they found themselves one game away from an appearance in the Region 7 Tournament. But a tough loss to Mifflin County in the finals ended the season, although their 11-10 final record came as a pleasant surprise to many. The 2015 roster was the youngest in many years. Regional Champ Beech Creek was the regular season winner, while Mifflin County won the Central Penn League play offs. The Chiefs finished third in the regular season.


  • Over all record: 11 wins and 10 loss
  • Central Penn League: Third Place finish
  • Team E.R.A.: 2.33 (strikeouts to walks ratio was 105 to 47)
  • Team defense: only 39 total errors (less than 2 errors per game avg)
  • Defeated State College twice (first time ever)
  • Defeated Bellefonte twice
  • Defeated Altoona twice
  • Went 2-0 at the Pennsylvania Wood Bat Tournament (next two days rained out)


  • Team batting avg. only .212
  • 149 runners left on base
  • Outscored by our opponents 87-76
  • Averaged only 5.2 hits per game
  • Averaged only 3.6 runs per game
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Eleventh Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Weekend Registration

The annual alumni game is set for the weekend of September 11th (Fri) and 12th (Sat) 2015. The registration form is available here to download.


  • Friday, 5:00 PM: Batting practice at Lawrence Township Rec Park
  • Friday, Social at Lawrence Township Rec Park immediately after BP
  • Saturday, 10:30 AM: Report to Lawrence Township Rec Park for caps, shirts, and team assignment
  • Saturday, 11:00 AM: Team pictures
  • Saturday, 11:15 AM: Homerun derby
  • Saturday, 12:05 PM: First pitch!
  • Saturday, 4:30 PM (Approx): Dinner time at the VFW Picnic Grounds (spouses, girlfriends or companions welcome also)


Donation: $50 gets you a hat, shirt, food and drink Friday night and Saturday's dinner as well as membership in the Clearfield Baseball Association. If unable to attend, a donation of $25 will gain you membership in the Bison Baseball Alumni Association.

We need registration by Monday August 31st so hats and shirts can be ordered. Please download the registration form to print out and mail back.

For any questions or concerns, please contact one of the following:

  • Head Baseball Coach Sid Lansberry (814) 762-4512 (
  • Asst. Coach Donnie Shimmel (814) 553-6146 (
  • Jeff Kavelak (814) 765-5088 (
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Reminder to Bison Baseball Alumni

The 11th Annual Bison Baseball Alumni Weekend is coming up on September 11th and 12th, 2015.

For information contact Coach Lansberry at or Coach Shimmel at

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Bison Seniors Have Their Day as Clearfield Defeats Tide 7-2

With all 8 seniors in the starting line up, the Bisons shook off a slow start and finished strong in a 7-2 win over Curwensville. Brandon Orsich got the win with 3 strong innings of relief, recording his second victory over the Tide. Spencer Herrington had two hits, including a triple to lead the offense, while Josh Sorbera and Thomas Summers had two RBIs each.

Lefty Bryce Timko pitched well for the Tide.

The Bisons raised their record to 13-5 and will next host Brookville Thursday in their final regular season game.

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