Sunday Webster Mailbag

15 Jul

Sharon Pratt introduces the day’s activities to the children. 

This is kind of just a mini-mailbag, but I wanted to pass along these updates that were recently emailed to me.

The Webster Public Library and the Webster Museum collaborated on a great educational program for kids last Wednesday. They called it the “Morning at the Museum,” a hands-on opportunity for a small group of 8-10 yrs old to experience Webster’s past.


Jill Kraft explaining artifacts from the Native American display. 

Fourteen children participated, guided by museum staff members and Webster Public Library Children’s Librarian Shana Lynott. They started in the schoolroom with an introduction, then looked at diaries written by Webster children in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The children then went on a scavenger hunt through the museum looking for artifacts and learning about Webster’s history.

Stations set up within the museum’s exhibits gave the kids hands-on opportunities to experience Webster history by making butter, knitting and sewing a bean bag, playing checkers on the checker barrel, stenciling, and playing Colonial games.

Webster Captures District IV 8-10 Championship

Congratulations to Webster’s 8-10 year old baseball team for their recent come-from-behind victory against rival Penfield American in the District IV Championships.

The team, led by head coach Brian Beachner and assistant coaches Glenn Ferretti, Jason Guffey and Tony Fanale, started off the seven-team tournament last Friday with an 11-1 win over Greece Little League.

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The team won its second game last Saturday night 10-0 against Pittsford Little League. The players next took on Penfield American last Sunday, and continued their winning streak with a 19-7 victory. After their three convincing wins in pool play, Webster earned the #1 Seed and faced the #2 Seed Penfield National last Wednesday night in the Semi-Final Championship. The red hot team from Webster proved its dominance again with a 14-0 win setting the stage for another matchup with Penfield American in the Championship Game Friday night.

It was an edge-of-your-seat, back-and-forth contest. Webster trailed 4-0 after 1 ½ innings, but then rallied with a seven-run 2nd inning. Penfield came back, taking a 10-8 lead in the 6th, just three outs away from a championship.

Undaunted, Webster tied it up and the game went into extra innings. Penfield managed to score one more run in the top of the 7th, taking the lead again. In the bottom of the inning, however, Webster scratched out two more runs, winning with a final score of 12-11.

Webster now moves on to the Section 1 West tournament. The team doesn’t have to travel far for Sectional play as local Penfield is hosting the next round of action. Fredonia, Central Amherst, LeRoy & Wellsville round out the five teams competing for a spot in the State Tournament scheduled to start next weekend.

Good luck to the team, and continue to make Webster proud!

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