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Little League press release

March 25, 2010

We’ve had this information for more than a year, but in case you haven’t heard about Fayetteville-Cumberland’s switch to Little League Baseball, you can check out the press release.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 23, 2010) – The children in Fayetteville will all be playing their youth baseball and softball under the Little League Baseball and Softball umbrella following a recent decision by the local parks and recreation organization.

The Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department made the decision to charter seven leagues with Little League Baseball and Softball in the city of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. The new leagues will bring approximately 250 baseball and softball teams to the Little League family.

“Our Advisory Board was in favor of the change after seeing some things that they liked about Little League,” James Parker, Baseball Coordinator for the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department, said. “Things like the background checks and the publicity were two of the main reasons for the change.”

With the leagues serving a population of approximately 312,000, the Parks and Recreation Department leagues will sponsor teams in all eight divisions of play in baseball and softball starting with Tee Ball, for children ages 4-7, through Big League Baseball and Softball for boys and girls, ages 16-18.

The seven new leagues join the West Fayetteville Little League (WFLL), which has been a chartered Little League program since 1971. The WFLL had been the only Little League in the area until the recent decision to bring the entire city under the same youth baseball and softball organization. The WFLL will operate independently of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department having had their organization in place for many years.

Little League’s volunteer staff in North Carolina District 6, was also instrumental, along with members of the Little League Baseball and Softball staff, in convincing the decision-makers in Fayetteville to make the switch to the Little League program.

“We are very happy to have children in Fayetteville and Cumberland County now playing their youth baseball with Little League,” Sam Ranck, League Development Manager for Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “They are one of the largest Park and Recreation Department’s we have and the Little League mission is a good fit with the mission of their organization.”

The first games of 2010 in the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department Little Leagues are scheduled to be played on April 17.

In 2009, there were 34,080 players on Little League teams in the baseball and softball divisions in North Carolina, comprising 2,272 teams.

For more information on Little League Baseball and Softball, please visit the Little League web site at http://www.LittleLeague.org.

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.6 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries.

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The news from Spring Lake

February 9, 2010

There’s baseball news in Spring Lake.

There are also some basketball photos.

Zip over to their page to check them out.

T-ball registration

January 21, 2010

Apparently, Mr. Dupree is quite busy this morning…

The John D. Fuller Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex is currently accepting registrations for its “2010 Tiny Tots T-Ball League” for kids ages 4 – 6. Let us introduce your little slugger to the “Fun” -damentals of T-Ball.

Registration is only $20 and practices will begin March 23. For more information, please call Patrick Dupree at 868-2828 ext 224.

The John D. Fuller Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex is located at 6627 Old Bunce Road. Fayetteville.

Bladen County DYB meeting

January 8, 2010

Got this in yesterday…

The Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball League will kick off the 2010 season with a planning meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Tar Heel Rescue Squad Building in Tar Heel (located directly across the street from the Tar Heel Middle School and immediately in front of the Tar Heel DYB field).

Bladen County DYB includes the communities of Bladenboro, Clarkton, Dublin and Tar Heel. All adults interested in coaching or volunteering in the league this year should attend the meeting. New officers will be elected and other policies will be set for the up-coming season.

Dixie Youth Baseball is an organization that serves boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12. It is the policy of Dixie Youth Baseball to promote the development of strong character, a right attitude, and a sense of responsibility and citizenship in youngsters, using the game of baseball as a vehicle. It is the purpose of Dixie Youth Baseball to achieve this goal through fair play, good sportsmanship, and congenial fellowship, with adult leaders providing the example. All adults who serve in the program are volunteers.

For more information, contact Terry Nance at 863-3108 or Marsha Burney at 647-4441.

Spring Lake making switch to Little League

November 9, 2009

From our friend Kenneth Metcalf…

These are exciting times for Spring Lake Youth Baseball and Softball. The Recreation Department is switching to “Little League Baseball,” the world authority on youth sports. The process for switching has already begun and now we need your help.

Little League requires the involvement of the entire community in order to produce the best possible league for the kids. Our department in conjuction with our Recreation Advisory Board is in full agreement with this philosophy.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that the clock is ticking toward our beginning of registration (January….forms mailed in December)….We now require your immediate help in getting this off the ground.

Our initial meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center. If you plan on coaching in 2010 or if you are interested in having your son/daughter in our program – or even just an interested citizen, this meeting will benefit you.

Troy claims series title

August 7, 2009

Troy wins title

Congrats to the Troy, Alabama, team that captured the Junior Dixie Boys World Series title in Enterprise, Ala., yesterday with a 6-5 win over Texarkana, Texas, in the final.

2009 Junior Dixie Boys World Series

Saturday, Aug. 1
Game 1 – Monroe, La. 6, Laurel-Jones County, Miss. 3
Game 2 – Troy, Ala. 14, Searcy, Ark. 4
Game 3 – Troup County, Ga. 3, Dyersburg, Tenn 2
Game 4 – Halifax County, Va. 8, Hope Mills 7
Game 5 – Sumter, S.C. 1, West Volusia, Fla. 0
Game 6 – Texarkana, Texas 16, Enterprise, Ala. 6

Sunday, Aug. 2
Game 7 – Laurel-Jones County, Miss., 5, Searcy Ark., 2 (Arkansas eliminated)
Game 8 – Hope Mills 19, Dyersburg, Tenn., 3 (Tennessee eliminated)
Game 9 – West Volusia, Fla., 8, Enterprise, Ala., 1 (Enterprise, Ala., eliminated)
Game 10 – Troy, Ala., 11, Monroe, La., 9
Game 11 – Troup County, Ga., 13, Halifax County, Va., 3
Game 12 – Texarkana, Texas, 3, Sumter, S.C., 2

Monday, Aug. 3
Game 13 – Monroe, La., 8, Halifax County, Va., 2 (Halifax County, Va., eliminated)
Game 14 – West Volusia, Fla., 14, Hope Mills 1 (Hope Mills eliminated)
Game 15 – Sumter, S.C., 5, Laurel-Jones County, Miss., 3 Laurel-Jones County eliminated)
Game 16 – Troy, Ala., 5, Troup County, Ga., 4
Game 17 – Monroe, La., 11, West Volusia, Fla., 7 (West Volusia, Fla., eliminated)
Game 18 – Sumter, S.C., 8, Troup County, Ga., 0 (Troup County, Ga., eliminated)
Game 19 – Texarkana, Texas, 7, Troy, Ala., 4

Tuesday, August 4
Game 20 – Troy, Ala., 8, Monroe, La., 7 (Monroe, La., eliminated)
Game 21 – Sumter, S.C., 13, Texarkana, Texas 2

Thursday, August 5
Game 22 – Texarkana, Texas, 7, Sumter, S.C., 3
Game 23 – Troy, Ala., 6, Texarkana, Texas, 5

Junior Dixie Boys World Series – Day 6?

August 6, 2009

It seems that too much rain fell in Enterprise to squeeze in a couple of baseball games, so these games have been moved back until today:

Thursday, August 6
Game 22 – Sumter, S.C., vs. Texarkana, Texas, 10 a.m.
Game 23 – Troy, Ala., vs. Game 22 Winner, noon

Junior Dixie Boys World Series – Day 5

August 5, 2009

Been a little busy today, but better late than never, right?

Tonight in Enterprise, a winner will be crowned…

2009 Junior Dixie Boys World Series

Saturday, Aug. 1
Game 1 – Monroe, La. 6, Laurel-Jones County, Miss. 3
Game 2 – Troy, Ala. 14, Searcy, Ark. 4
Game 3 – Troup County, Ga. 3, Dyersburg, Tenn 2
Game 4 – Halifax County, Va. 8, Hope Mills 7
Game 5 – Sumter, S.C. 1, West Volusia, Fla. 0
Game 6 – Texarkana, Texas 16, Enterprise, Ala. 6

Sunday, Aug. 2
Game 7 – Laurel-Jones County, Miss., 5, Searcy Ark., 2 (Arkansas eliminated)
Game 8 – Hope Mills 19, Dyersburg, Tenn., 3 (Tennessee eliminated)
Game 9 – West Volusia, Fla., 8, Enterprise, Ala., 1 (Enterprise, Ala., eliminated)
Game 10 – Troy, Ala., 11, Monroe, La., 9
Game 11 – Troup County, Ga., 13, Halifax County, Va., 3
Game 12 – Texarkana, Texas, 3, Sumter, S.C., 2

Monday, Aug. 3
Game 13 – Monroe, La., 8, Halifax County, Va., 2 (Halifax County, Va., eliminated)
Game 14 – West Volusia, Fla., 14, Hope Mills 1 (Hope Mills eliminated)
Game 15 – Sumter, S.C., 5, Laurel-Jones County, Miss., 3 Laurel-Jones County eliminated)
Game 16 – Troy, Ala., 5, Troup County, Ga., 4
Game 17 – Monroe, La., 11, West Volusia, Fla., 7 (West Volusia, Fla., eliminated)
Game 18 – Sumter, S.C., 8, Troup County, Ga., 0 (Troup County, Ga., eliminated)
Game 19 – Texarkana, Texas, 7, Troy, Ala., 4

Tuesday, August 4
Game 20 – Troy, Ala., 8, Monroe, La., 7 (Monroe, La., eliminated)
Game 21 – Sumter, S.C., 13, Texarkana, Texas 2

Wednesday, August 5
Game 22 – Sumter, S.C., vs. Texarkana, Texas, 6 p.m.
Game 23 – Troy, Ala., vs. Game 22 Winner, 8 p.m.

Junior Dixie Boys World Series – Day 4

August 4, 2009

Hope Mills may be out, but I’m going to carry this thing through to the end.

Much like Billy the Kid, I shall finish the game.

Wow, that’s cheesy.

Anyway, here’s the schedule:

2009 Junior Dixie Boys World Series

Saturday, Aug. 1
Game 1 – Monroe, La. 6, Laurel-Jones County, Miss. 3
Game 2 – Troy, Ala. 14, Searcy, Ark. 4
Game 3 – Troup County, Ga. 3, Dyersburg, Tenn 2
Game 4 – Halifax County, Va. 8, Hope Mills 7
Game 5 – Sumter, S.C. 1, West Volusia, Fla. 0
Game 6 – Texarkana, Texas 16, Enterprise, Ala. 6

Sunday, Aug. 2
Game 7 – Laurel-Jones County, Miss., 5, Searcy Ark., 2 (Arkansas eliminated)
Game 8 – Hope Mills 19, Dyersburg, Tenn., 3 (Tennessee eliminated)
Game 9 – West Volusia, Fla., 8, Enterprise, Ala., 1 (Enterprise, Ala., eliminated)
Game 10 – Troy, Ala., 11, Monroe, La., 9
Game 11 – Troup County, Ga., 13, Halifax County, Va., 3
Game 12 – Texarkana, Texas, 3, Sumter, S.C., 2

Monday, Aug. 3
Game 13 – Monroe, La., 8, Halifax County, Va., 2 (Halifax County, Va., eliminated)
Game 14 – West Volusia, Fla., 14, Hope Mills 1 (Hope Mills eliminated)
Game 15 – Sumter, S.C., 5, Laurel-Jones County, Miss., 3 Laurel-Jones County eliminated)
Game 16 – Troy, Ala., 5, Troup County, Ga., 4
Game 17 – Monroe, La., 11, West Volusia, Fla., 7 (West Volusia, Fla., eliminated)
Game 18 – Sumter, S.C., 8, Troup County, Ga., 0 (Troup County, Ga., eliminated)
Game 19 – Texarkana, Texas, 7, Troy, Ala., 4

Tuesday, August 4
Game 20 – Monroe, La., vs. Troy, Ala., 6 p.m.
Game 21 – Texarkana, Texas vs. Sumter, S.C., 9 p.m. 

Junior Dixie Boys World Series – Day 3

August 3, 2009

REFRESH OFTEN FOR THE LATEST!!

10:58 a.m. – We’re semi-live once again as Hope Mills is set to do battle with West Volusia, Fla., this morning in Alabama. Of course, I can’t reach my friend Maxey Dove on the cellphone, so we’re not exactly off to a flying start this morning…

11:02 a.m. – I know one thing, it’s dry in Alabama this morning. So at least weather won’t be an issue.

11:11 a.m. – I’ve heard this is a good time to make wishes. I’ve got one. I won’t tell you, because it might not come true. But if you guessed that I might be wanting my phone to ring you wouldn’t be far off…

11:17 a.m. – I called Ricky Adams, the guy who’s writing stuff for us in Alabama and he reports that Hope Mills and Florida are tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the first inning.

11:24 a.m. – Maxey had his ringer turned off. But he says that Florida has runners on first and second with one down in the top of the second inning. The score is still 1-1.

11:37 a.m. – Florida put up a three-spot in the top of the second to take a 4-1 lead. Hope Mills is coming to bat in the bottom of the second. Maxey also said that, despite the fact that he’s a long way from home, poor and roaming, he’d keep sending me updates and you guys should keep it here. … Free advertising. Gotta love it.

11:54 a.m. – A long time between updates could be good. Maybe Hope Mills is scoring lots of runs…

11:57 a.m. – On the other hand, it could be bad news… It’s now 6-1, Florida, heading into the fourth inning.

12:18 p.m. – Florida is pouring it on now. It’s 12-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

12:36 p.m. – Florida leads it 14-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning. Hope Mills must score three to avoid losing by the 10-run mercy rule. I’m not prone to abject negativity, but this isn’t looking too good.

12:46 p.m. – Florida wins it 14-1 in five innings. A great season for the kids, but today wasn’t their day…