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Yatesville Bocce honors legendary Fosco Santi

Nida Santi threw out the ceremonial first ball of the 2011 season. Mrs. Santi is the widow of the league’s best, Fosco Santi, who passed away this past winter. She is surrounded by the league’s officers, left to right, Guy DePascale, Sr., vice president; Phil Bosha, public relations; Doc Campanella, treasurer; and Tony Reino.

At top, Jimmy Blandina, left, and Doc Campanella, right, man the grill for some sausage and peppers, hamburgers and steak sandwiches. Above, Hank Rhodegerio gets low during his approach.

Above, Al DeAngelis gets some air on his toss as the Yatesville Bocce league opened up the 2011 season.

photos by tony callaio

Opening night was special because we had the entire Santi family on hand to see Nida Santi roll the first ball of the season in memory of her late husband the legendary Fosco Santi.

In the first week of the season only two teams posted wins in all three of their matches, Blandina Apartments and Bassler Equipment. The men of Wyoming are Jim Blandina, Mark Millington, Gene Cardoni and Joe Zambetti Jr. The Bassler boys are Phil Bosha, Joe Zambetti Sr., Henry Korpusik and Harold Kiesinger.

It looks like the Zambetti family is undefeated.


Teams…W-L Points

Blandina Apartments…3-0 36

Bassler Equipment…3-0 36

Dyller Law Firm…2-1 30

Cuz’s Bar & Grill…2-1 23

KWIK ’N EZ Market…1-1 20

JetSurge Power Cleaning…1-1 13

Atlas Realty…1-2 25

Robert’s Repairs…0-2 14

Old Forge Chiropractic…0-3 11

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