Co-Owner Mike Wyrostok passed away October 1,2012 at the age of 79 while Merlin Wyllie, age 67,died of a heart attack October 9,2012.

Softball Alberta Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

Lethbridge Sports Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

The Lethbridge North Stars Fastball Association began in 1962 when Mike Wyrostok and Jake Milford decided to provide a place for fastball players 16 to 20 years of age to ply their skills.

The 1962 version of the North Stars was a bit of a rag-tag group with no permanent coach and no league to play in. Exhibition games were few and far between and the inexperience showed in the Alberta Junior Championships as they lost two games badly and went home.

However, 1963 saw the North Stars enter the Lethbridge Major Mens Fastball League and, although they were trounced badly in many games against the Senior "A" and Senior "B" competition, the experience gained reaped dividends when the North Stars captured the Alberta Junior Fastball title.

It was the first of three consecutive provincial titles for the association that grew from an idea hatched over a couple of beers and a couple of hundred dollars.

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1971 North StarsJuvenile North Stars

The Lethbridge North Stars organization won five Alberta Junior Fastball and two Alberta Juvenile Fastball titles from 1963 to 1971.If you played for the North Stars (Junior or Juvenile) let me know.

If you have any questions or any further information about the North Stars e-mail me at wyrostog@telus.net More pictures and information about the other North Star Junior or Juvenile teams would be appreciated.

Glenn Wyrostok 1962,1963,1964,1965 alumni

1962 Memories  1963 Memories   1964 Memories   1965 Memories

1995 Reunion            Where Are They Now ?

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