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Champions aren't made in the gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.




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July 12, 2010 Congratulations Senior Legion team on a great season.  It always feels good to do better than expected.  Looking forward to next year !!!!  The sky's the limit.
July 8, 2010 The Sr. Legion Boys need to remember desire, dreams, and vision and left handed pitchers are NOTHING to be afraid of.              R.Z.
May 27, 2010 Go get em Bob
April 8, 2010 Good Luck this year Fellas/Bob.
Terry Riddle
Hunker, PA
December 27, 2008 Bob / Gary:  Good luck with both teams in 2009.
Great web site.
December 11, 2008

Bob, great job, I have never seen a website like this one. job well done. good luck in 09.
Jack Welsh

December 11, 2008

Coach Stokes
The new site looks great! It is great to see the fans, players, parents, and coaches continually escalating such a terrific program year by year. There's not a better feeling than observing a strong sense of honor, integrity, professionalism, and pride in every individual coming from the West side of Hempfield!
Dave Campbell ('01-'04)

May 5, 2008 Good Luck West Hempfield in 2008.
January 31, 2008 Awesome site.  What a great site for American Legion Baseball.  Good luck to your team in 2008.
Eric Burns
Charlotte, North Carolina
January 15, 2008 Another Good Decision by Coach Stokes adding
Gary Harvat & Denny Martin to the Jr. Legion Coaching Staff.
January 11, 2008 Wow, what a legion site.  I have coached for 35 years in Nebraska.  I have never seen a more informative site.  You all don't realize what you have here.  The training information is incredible.  Whoever wrote the article "What is Maturity" has a good grip on communication with young men.  I am stealing that article and showing it to my team.  Good luck to West Hempfield and hope you win another championship.
Coach Alan Ackerman
South Sioux City, Nebraska
November 27, 2007 Congratulations to Coach Buzzard. 
You will do great at Hempfield.
November 8, 2007 Happy Birthday Coach Stokes. Hope you had a nice Birthday.
July 17, 2007 Thank you Zack Martin for all your time and devotion to Legion Baseball in West Hempfield.  Good Luck in all you do and thanks for the great 2005 & 2006 memories.  We will miss watching you play.
The Harvat Family
June 20, 2007 What a great win today vs. Latrobe.  You guys never quit and play the game for 7 innings. Your attitude is excellent.
Keep up the good work.
June 12, 2007 Kill, Kill, Kill,---No Mercy
Post 53 4-Life
June 3, 2007 Summer Days are here again !!! Kick Ass boys.  Do us proud.
#33 Paul Hayne
May 24, 2007 Much luck to the 2007 Senior Legion Team. 
You have a tradition to uphold.  Represent those who came before you well this year.
March 19, 2007 Baseball is an honorable game played by honorable young men.  Paul, your dad would be proud of you for taking time to write.  Walk in his shoes.
April 18, 2007 This is the first time I've been to this site in a while.  Since way before my dad passed away.  The first two things I see are a picture dedicated to him and someone left a post in his absence.  There are fans, fellow players, and coaches the West Hempfield Team reading this right now and they are probably saying duuuuh what did you expect.  But to anyone that visits this site and isn't from around here.  This is the type of baseball you DREAM about playing.  Bob Stokes is the type if coach you WISH to play for.  This team becomes a family, and families fight for each other.  Thanks to everyone who was at my father's funeral, and to all who sent their condolences.  I would love to get back together with everyone this summer and  check out a game.  Bobby that's where you come in, love ya brother.
Paul Hayne #33--2005 District playas and pimps!  haha
April 13, 2007 Great site, good luck in 2007.
April 4, 2007 Junior Legion have a great season.
March 24, 2007 yeahhh bobbbbyyyyy
March 14, 2007 Probably the best legion site I've seen.  Good luck to your team this year. 
R. Halsen, Peoria, IL
March 13, 2007 Steve Hayne - You will be missed.  The 2005 Championship Team won't forget you.
March 5, 2007 The website looks great every time I open it!!!
March 5, 2007 Hi Really great website. Good job! It was very interesting reading it.
February 10, 2007 Coach, the site looks great man!!! I enjoyed the memories....
Muse #21
February 5, 2007 A very nice and comprehensive site. I am glad I have found it. Surely, I will come back.
February 5, 2007 I love your site, Keep up the good work!
February 5, 2007 Your page is so simple and simple is always beautiful. I am a freelance web designer and always follow the principles you have used designing your website. Keep the website running.
February 1, 2007 This is cool!.. This is great work and it is good to meet you all.
February 1, 2007 Wow! Well done! If this was, like, an assessment or something, I'd sure give you guys full marks!! 
January 30, 2007 I love your site, Keep up the good work!
January 25, 2007 A very nice and comprehensive site. I am glad I have found it. Surely, I will come back.
December 31, 2006 This is the best baseball website that I have ever seen.
October 30, 2006 Hey Bob. Congrats on another great season.
 Sean Wilson
July 20, 2006 Remember the Post 53 alum that came to practice this year just to say thanks for winning a championship?  For those who lead in the future, remember you are playing for all those who have come before you as well as those who come after.   Once a teammate,  always a teammate.  
July 20, 2006 Thanks Mike Harvat and Steve Dubich for a great season!!!  You guys were awesome leaders on this team.
The younger players will never forget the example you set. Good Luck in the Future! Most of all Thanks once again to Coach Stokes. What a great year!  It always feels great to get more than expected from your team, and you did it again! Thanks for all you give to our kids!!
Jim N.
July 17, 2006 Nothing says it better than last year's championship billboard..."individuals win games, teams win championships". You guys are one step closer after beating Latrobe. Way to go T E A M!!!
July 16, 2006 Why is it that the West team is so successful when they appear to be an easily defeatable team on paper when compared to other teams in and out of our area? One word: Stokes. He makes kids believe in themselves.
July 16, 2006 Congratulations West beat Murrysville.
July 16, 2006 My kid played less than 10 innings for Bob Stokes this year. It was the best season of his life. He makes even the bench-dwellers feel that they are key to a successful season. Congrats Bob!
July 14, 2006 You gotta give credit where credit's due. Nobody gets the most out of kids like Bob Stokes.
June 25, 2006 Congratulations Bob on career win 100
June 17, 2006 Just discovered this web site. As a former player and growing up in West Hempfield, I would like to congratulate Coach Stokes and his 2005 team in bringing something positive to Legion Baseball in Hempfield Township. Youngwood (West Hempfield) was always the outcast team when I played and it's nice to see that you brought a championship to our section of town in 2005. I am now proud to say I played for the team many years ago. Know that you guys won the big one for not only yourselves but for those that came before you. Congratulations! Thanks for bringing pride to our community. Be proud of what you did and for those that were there in 2005, cherish the memories. Championships don't roll around all that often.
June 16, 2006 All the best in 2006 to Coach Stokes and the West Hempfield Legion. This site is fantastic, best one around!
Coach Marizzaldi - Seton Hill Baseball
June 12, 2006 What a great website for legion baseball.
I am always looking for a good baseball camp for my son to attend. I will check back frequently.
January 18, 2006 Probably the best Legion site in the country.
I am an old Legion Coach who spends too much time looking at baseball web sites on the internet.
R. Madreras San Ysidro, CA
January 11, 2006 Bob, great web site, just want to say it has been great working with you all these years and hope there are a lot more to come. Your 2005 Team was the greatest team I have ever been around and that's not only because they won, its because they were a team and that comes from how you coach and how you are so close to the kids. I support you in everything you are doing and keep up the great work. I know you will help bring Hempfield back on top.
Good Luck--Your Friend Rudy Ferrara
December 9, 2005 Way to go Bob, guys & coaches! Nice webpage too!
Amy Petro
December 5, 2005 Coach Stokes. This looks super! I know you & Gary Harvat have done alot of work to make this happen and you both are to be congratulated.  Keep up the good work Bob.  Our Hempfield kids our lucky to have you.
Take care....Mark Roach
November 24, 2005 This web site is really great. Continued success to Coach Stokes and all of his players.
Bob Barthels, Matt Roach's Grandfather.
November 21, 2005 Good to see this site up and running.
Look forward to tracking all of the future success of West Hempfield Legion. Congrats and best of luck in 2006.
Marc Marizzaldi - Seton Hill Baseball
November 21, 2005 Pretty Cool Site,
Scott Herrod
November 18, 2005 Great team, great site, great coach. Hempfield High School is fortunate this year. The kids will love you.
November 17, 2005 Coach Stokes. This is awesome. Can you make a drawing of the double squeeze.
Coach Wilson. Seton Hill University
November 17, 2005 Nice website! you rock! Keep up the good work! Love always...
Larinda Weightman
November 16, 2005 Congrats...Great site...Jack Wilson is STILL one of the best shortstops...only thing you were wrong about...Continued success...
Dan Wilson, SGM, PAS2
November 16, 2005 Coach Stokes, Looks great! Your team had a great summer! Continued success!
Mike Draghi WCCC Baseball

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