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Sports Section :: Page 90
I ran into a couple of t-ball players Saturday at Docton’s Animal Clinic in Xenia, when I was picking up medicine for our new, 8-week-old puppy, Cody. Olivia Ling, 4, marched in the front door with her fabulous sister Eliana, 6, their mom Audrey, and their guinea pig in a box.
The Pirates maintained their season-long lead during the final week of play to win the Minor League regular season championship with a 13–1 record. The team narrowly escaped a strong Reds team during the post-season tournament last week before going on to defeat the second-place Indians for the post-season crown.
Yellow Springs High School and McKinney School football conditioning for the 2008 season will begin on Thursday, July 24, at 5 p.m., at the practice field located behind the high school. Players should wear tennis shoes, shorts and t-shirts.
While the Pirates still dominate league standings, the Indians have reclaimed second place by overtaking the Yankees to start the final week of the season.
A couple of years back, Steffi Cooper, 8, was distressed about our races to the outfield and back at the beginning and ending of the evening. “Someone always loses,” she said.
The Indians took a pair of games from the Yankees on Monday, July 14, to overtake the Yankees and move into second place behind the Pirates to start off the final two weeks of the 2008 season.
We had a ton of children last Friday. I was surprised. I had expected turnout to be thin because of the 4th of July layover — we didn’t have t-ball Friday night, July 4, so there was a two-week break between t-ball nights, nor our usual one.
All Yellow Springs athletes in grades seven through twelve will need a new pre-participation physical exam before they can participate on any school-sponsored sports team.
The Miami Valley Warriors “semi-pro” football team will, once again, play its 2008 home games at Yellow Springs High School. Home dates for regular season games are Saturdays, July 19; Sept. 20 and 27; and Oct. 4, all at 7 p.m.
Despite threatening weather last week, the 2008 Bulldog Scramble held at Locust Hills golf club on Saturday, July 12, came off without a hitch. Sixty-four golfers took to the course in the benefit tournament to raise funds for the Yellow Springs High School golf program.