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Sports Section

  • Perry League— A ‘loving and glorious’ 49th season ends

    The 49th season of the Perry League came to a close in a loving and glorious way. More than 60 children came out for a final night of play, a potluck wiener roast picnic and the grand finale of the awarding of Perry League trophies.

  • Perry League— A lifetime of T-ball

    T-ball is a wonderful thing happening to me every Friday night. But Mayor Pam Conine graced our diamond.

  • Yankees triumph in post-season tourney

    The Nipper’s Corner Yankees were this year’s Yellow Springs Youth Baseball Minor League champions, winning Saturday’s championship game 19–8 over the Sam and Eddie’s Open Books Brewers. From left, top row, are Head Coach Patrick Lake and assistant coaches Mark Breza and Derek Barker; middle row: Emery Fodal, Noelle Fisher, Sameer Sajabi, Ella Fodal, Henry Lake and Aiden Gustafson; bottom row: Marco Meyer, Nierin Barker, Nico Sajabi, Zander Breza and Kyu Flateau. Not pictured: Assistant Coach Brian Machi, Vincent Machi and David Scott Jr. (Photo by Jeanna GunderKline)

    The Nipper’s Corner Yankees made a clean sweep of the 2019 Minor League championships with a 19–8 win over the Sam and Eddie’s Open Books Brewers in the post-season championship game on Saturday, July 27.

  • Orioles clinch Major League title

    By Tim Sherwood

    The Sunrise Café Orioles wrapped up the 2019 Major League championship with a pair of wins in last week’s final games of the season.

  • Headstrong

    Above, from left, Yellow Springs players Eli Eyrich, Dylan Mapes, Yanne Gilley, Finn Bledsoe and Cedar Palmer clustered around the goal as Bledsoe headed the ball into the goal at the 6th Annual Yellow Springs High School Boys Pre-Season Soccer Tournament. (Photo by Kathleen Galarza)

    The 6th Annual Yellow Springs High School Boys Pre-Season Soccer Tournament was held over the weekend, with over 30 teams from across the state participating.

  • Perry League — Tiny T-ballers beat the heat

    T-baller Luke Miller takes his base decisively at a T-ball game earlier this month. Last Friday’s play took place in 90 degree heat, which did not stop the intrepid athletes. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    It was around 90 degrees at 6:30 p.m., and when I got to the field there was not a soul in sight — just me and an empty, oven-hot diamond.

  • Sea Dogs make a splash at championships

    Sea Dog swimmer Natalie Galarza butterflied during the 200-meter individual medley race at the league championships last week. Galarza placed fourth in the event. (Photo by Kathleen Galarza)

    The Sea Dogs had an amazing season this year. This was an exciting summer, with lots of young and new swimmers.

  • Pirates take back lead in Minor League

    The Tom’s Market Pirates reclaimed the top of the Minor League standings going into the final week of play, but their lead is a slim one.

  • Perry League — T-ballers play through rain, rainbows

    Ella Bristline, 3, took off for the base, leaving Topher Besson, 3, on the bag and in the dust on Friday's Perry League T-ball game. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    We don’t hear thunder. There were dark clouds to the east of us, and more to the west. But people keep showing up, keep coming to the diamond. We decide to play.

  • Rec League Baseball — Brewers, Pirates tied in Minor League

    Nine year old Frank Machi, of Beavercreek, wound up and let a fierce one fly at Monday evening’s rec league baseball match, pitching for the Ye Old Trail Tavern Cardinals against the Sunrise Cafe Orioles. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    A little more than halfway through the season, the race at the top of the Minor League standings has tightened up