Sports Section :: Page 38
After the rains this summer, the Gaunt Park diamond where we play every Friday night became kind of hard. In fact, it was a little bit like concrete. But this last Friday night we played in glorious, beautiful, perfect dusty-dirt.
While I am a newcomer to reporting on t-ball, I’m pretty sure that a t-ball miracle happens every time we play.
Youth runners with the Miami Valley Track Club qualified for next week’s junior olympic nationals.
As they were having their picture taken on the bleachers “for Coach Jimmy”, the closing crowd of about 30 children spontaneously cheered, over and over, “PER-RY LEAGUE, PER-RY LEAGUE, PER-RY LEAGUE!”
As soon as the news was out on what had happened a number of us had two immediate responses: “Please let this terrific human being be okay,” and “T-ball must go on. Coach Jimmy will only worry about his kids if we don’t.”
Recent YSHS graduate and race walker Niki Worsham signed with Rio Grande University last Wednesday.
Several Yellow Springs track stars qualified for regionals last week in the Junior Olympics.
We got access to the Village’s riding law mower. And, now get this — this is the kind of phenomenal and fantastic thing that happens at t-ball all the time — after spending several hours getting that old relic of a mower to work, Matt spent a couple more hours grating that cement-like ball diamond.
The Indians looked to stay unbeaten in the Yellow Springs youth recreational baseball league on Saturday, when they took on the Dragons.
“Okay, everyone on your hands and knees!” I say. “I know what we’re going to do!” Caroline Tucker sings out enthusiastically. “What?” I ask. “Everyone crawl around two other human beings!” Caroline says.