Keeping the Spirit Alive
Sopris, Colorado



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Sports Figures

Memorable athletes and sports figures from Sopris and the surrounding area.

Baseball

Paul Butero - Umpire

Frank Concini Jr. - Could hit a ball to the Ramirez home

Vic Frenchmore - Pitcher

Ernest Lira Jr. - Pitcher

Vic Macchietto - Pitcher

Albert Macchietto - Pitcher

Joe Martorano - Drafted by the Chicago White Sox

Tony Mincic - Slugger

Basketball

Joe DeAngelis - Playmaker, Shooter, and Hustler

Jim Martinez - Playmaker, Shooter, and Hustler

Mr. Segath - Coach and Pro Player

Mrs. Lois Palmquist - 1944 Lady Coach of the Year

Bocce Ball

(Need Submissions)

Football

Joe Terry - Only player to score touchdowns in the 1957 and 1958 seasons

Morra

(Need Submissions)

Pool

"Spooks" - Remarkable Player

"Bebo" Cambruzzi - Remarkable Player

Tony "Junior" Forner - Bebo's Rival

Softball

Leroy Long - Remarkable player

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