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May 4, 2013

MERCER COUNTY NOTEBOOK: Photo stirs memories of one of county's best

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OPINION — He and I became acquainted later in life. We even were Greenville Rec League teammates twice, and I’m not ashamed to admit to anyone reading this, that was a thrill for me.

Subsequently, as a sports writer for The Herald I had the opportunity to cover his daughters’ Slippery Rock High playing careers. What most impressed me about him was, while he could’ve doted and gloated — and rightfully so — he never did, choosing, instead a proud, albeit, low-key demeanor when discussing his daughters.

I think that’s what I admired most about Bob “Posey” Rhoads. If I could travel back across time and space, it seems to me — as successful as he was — he remained the same shy, smiling kid frozen for a moment in time in that photo.

Posey Rhoads passed away April 18. His legend will live forever!

 

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