Archive for April, 2008

Teeing it up

April 30, 2008

Made a trek out to Myers Park yesterday to catch a little T-ball. Check it out here.

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Food for thought

April 29, 2008

A new University of Washington study reveals what most people have long suspected.

Kids have more fun playing sports when the wins and losses aren’t over emphasized.

Check it out here.

Tee-ball, T-ball or tee ball…

April 29, 2008

We have a debate raging in the newsroom over the proper way to write the name of this sport. I prefer T-ball, but arguments can be made for doing it the other two ways as well.

Whatever I choose to title the post, I’m planning on taking in a game tonight at Myers featuring a pair of Kiwanis teams, the Rockies and Blue Jays.

It’s worth pointing out that we’re still looking for pictures, video or stories from the area recreation leagues. Send them to me at cappsr@fayobserver.com.

Also, we’re planning a series of videos detaling the finer points of hitting, fielding, choosing the right equipment – and a host of other things as well. That’s going to involve me coming out to some practices. Anyone want to volunteer? Drop me a line, and we’ll set it up.

Basketball camp

April 28, 2008

Methodist is sponsoring a basketball camp.

For more, keep reading…

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You can’t fight Mother Nature

April 28, 2008

I woke up this morning intent on adding some fresh videos and pictures to this site.

Instead, I get to watch it rain.

But I did get some new video.

Better luck tomorrow, I guess.

Why yes, we do cover other things

April 28, 2008

We’re certainly in the midst of baseball and softball season, but that doesn’t mean we turn a blind eye to soccer.

The Fayetteville Soccer Club is holding tryouts for its travel teams next week. Want to learn more? Follow the link on the left or click on “read more.”

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Hey, it’s Chipper!

April 25, 2008

Well, not that Chipper. But there was a “Chipper” that had a big night over at Stedman recently. Check it out here.

Tips and tricks

April 25, 2008

Looking for a good source of youth baseball information? I found a cool site this morning, http://www.youthbaseballinfo.com/.

It has a little bit of everything, from techniques on fielding grounders to using Vaseline to break in a new glove.

We’re still looking for pictures and video from around the area. And we’ve got Robert Taylor from Stoney Point sending in results, but there’s plenty of room for more.

Don’t be shy. Send them to me at cappsr@fayobserver.com.

A thank you note

April 24, 2008

Got this from Fred Clark, thanking those responsible for last week’s Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Opening Day festivities:

“I want to take this opportunity to say a well-deserved thank you to all of the officials who made baseball and youth girls softball opening day on last Saturday special all over the city and county for everyone in attendance. We at Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation appreciate the hard work these individuals do each and every game to help our athletic programs¬† run smoothly and to ensure the well-being of our players, coaches and fans.

“You help us deliver outstanding service to our youth by promoting good sportsmanship, helping prepare children for life. Again, I thank you and thank all of you for making our community a better place to live and to raise a family.”

Fred Clark

City of Fayetteville Resident, Military Retiree (DAV)

Parks and Recreation, Coordinator of Athletic Officials

What’s new?

April 23, 2008

We ventured out to Eastover yesterday and caught a little bit of baseball, softball and T-ball.

Check out the Eastover and the Stedman pages for the details.