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Sports Section :: Page 4

  • T-ball’s sweet, goofy monster

    Mateen Sajabi led an enthusiastic group of T-ball players out on the field at a recent game. The season winds up this Friday, 6:30 p.m., with a potluck and trophy give-away. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Sophia Purdin, 3, has a flower tattoo painted on her face. She walks right up to me, her eyes shining, lifting her hands so they are as high as her ears.

  • Indians win Minor League regular season

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    The Indians take this year’s Minor League with two wins to close out regular season play.

  • Indians are Minor League champs

    Pirates batter Justin Nash swatted one for the team in the post-season semifinals win against the Indians Monday night. On Tuesday, the Pirates beat the Reds 14–6 for the championship title. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    They did it again: the Minor League Winds Cafe Indians repeated as regular season champions, finishing the 2014 season with a 7–1 record after taking a pair of games last week to seal the top spot for the second straight year.

  • Learning to fly with T-ball

    Lidija Lackovich-Van Gorp shared a moment with Coach Jimmy Chesire at last Friday night’s T-ball game, while Erasmus Thornton patiently waited his turn at bat. Perry League t-ball takes place this Friday at Gaunt Park at 6:30 and winds up the summer next Friday, Aug. 8, with the annual potluck and trophy give-away. (Photo by suzanne Szmepruch)

    Darija Lackovich-Van Gorp, 4, is delighted with her brand new Perry League T–shirt. She tells me how wonderful it is as she stands at the tee not swinging her bat.

  • T-ball anyone?

    Sophia Purdin, age 3, proudly showed off one of the many baseballs she chased at last week's T-ball. (Photos by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Only two more weeks of Perry League T-ball. Check out the photos from last week’s game!

  • Soccer mania comes to village

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    The World Cup may have ended on Sunday, but a massive local soccer championship is just kicking off.

  • Rain doesn’t dampen players’ spirit

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    Last Friday’s soaking rain played havoc with last week’s Minor League schedule, wiping out both Saturday games, leaving only a single completed game for the week as the only other scheduled contest was a forfeit.

  • T-ball’s no joke, but fun abounds

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    We’re doing knock-knock jokes. I don’t know who started this. We were doing our exercises. We were about to get on our hands and knees and crawl around two other people when someone said, “Knock, knock.”

  • Major soccer tournament kicks off here

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    The World Cup may have ended on Sunday, but a massive local soccer championship is just kicking off this weekend.

  • T-ball’s healing powers

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    My day up until 6:30 p.m. Friday evening had not been treating me well. My body had renewed its occasional auto-immune-y ache, which it is keen to do when it is least desired. The buzzing of a solitary mosquito inside my head that began around noon had grown to a symphony of construction equipment banging […]