Jefferson County American Legion League Disbands
Clearfield Post #6 admitted into Central Penn League for the 2012 Season
After nearly 50 years, the Jefferson County League officially folded on September 22nd. After Reynoldsville was unable to field a team and Brookville was questionable for 2012, league coaches and officials decided unanimously to split up the league. Punxsutawney opted to join the Indiana County League, while Clearfield and Dubois decided to apply for admission to the Central Penn League. If Brookville has a team they will most likely join the Clarion County League.
With the addition of Clearfield and Dubois, the CPL will now be a 12 team circuit. Bellefonte, Altoona, State College, Hollidaysburg, Philipsburg, Mifflin County, Beech Creek, Tyrone, Penns Valley, and Clarence are the other teams.
The CPL competes in Region 7 and is widely recognized as one of the toughest leagues in the state. With over 500 teams, Pennsylvania has more young men playing Legion Baseball than any other in the Union.
League President Roger Bailey has not yet released the 2012 schedule, but it will most likely be a two divisional set up with all teams playing each other.
Without a doubt, it will be a very challenging schedule for Post #6, but the Chiefs players and coaches are very excited about the change.