The Atlas Fire Company

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  • December 15, 2023
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Interest in sports is part of the structure of all organizations in the Coal Region. And they are to a large degree responsible for the Region’s success in athletics. No period with as much success as the Atlas Fire Company. The “Hosey” seems to reflect the competitive nature of the people of the little town. Its athletic success is far out of proportion to its population. They have sponsored Men’s Softball continuously since 1940, winning League Championships in 1947 and 1952. Their Girl’s Softball Team, started in 1975, won Pre-teen 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. The Ladies Bowling Team won a State Championship in 1979. The Men’s Bowling Team, active since 1958, won Championships in 1958, 1973 and 1977. They have competed on a team basis in Darts, Shuffleboard and Pool. Winning Championships there, too.

However, it is in Little League Baseball that they have enjoyed the most success. In the twenty two years since their sponsorship of Kid’s Baseball the “Hosey” has won 16 pennants and 9 World Series Championships.

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