Old Forge has been looking for some pop out of the lower half of the lineup, and as the District 2 playoffs approach, it looks as if the Blue Devils have found some.
Catcher Gary Puckett smashed three hits in a win 15-2 over Carbondale as Old Forge bounced back from a loss to Valley View.
For his effort, Gary has been named The Sunday Dispatch Athlete of the Week for the week May 9-15.
Puckett, a senior, also drove in a run for the Blue Devils in the win, and has served as their everyday catcher during the season, handling a pitching staff that has won 10 games.
Posters of Gary can be seen at Revello’s Pizza, Old Forge, and Smart Designs and Graphics, Wyoming, sponsors of the Old Forge Athlete of the Week.