League Action Starting to Heat Up
Baseball action is heating up around the area, with leagues playing somewhere in Wetzel and Tyler Counties about every night of the week and on weekends, it’s not hard to go out and enjoy a good old fashioned hard fought game between teams from all over the area. Something we all should try and do on occasion. We have some of the best parks in the Ohio Valley and with swimming pools opening and other activities going on, the park just might be the place to go.
Starting this week tournaments will be taking place for 9-10 year olds and Little League is soon to follow. Recently, while visiting a 9-10 year old regualr season game I saw one boy hit a home run and another make a fantasic play, snagging a hard hit ground ball and turning a double play, something not often seen at that age.
I can remember playing ball as a youngster and what a trill it was to see a large crowd of people watching. If you get a chance take in a game or two and listen as the proud parents and grandparents cheer on their favorites. Remember these are the future stars of our high schools.
With high school sports over for the school year and summer almost here, we hope to be able to provide some coverage of the summer activites. Coaches, send us any photos you would like and any stories you want to share. Parents get us a picture and we will do our best to get it published. We will also be coming around to high school summer spikeouts and basketball and football workouts.
Summertime is a great time to relax and go on vacation but it is also a great time to sharpen your skills, with hard work and dedication. It is often the summer months that make an average player into a much improved athlete who can help carry the team to greater heights. It happens quite often.
My advice to anyone who wants to compete for playing time, get outside and play, weather it be on an AAU team or just spending countless hours working on your game. It won’t get done sitting at home on the computer. There are all kinds of opportunities to improve and every coach out there is more than willing to help those interested in helping theirself.
Just this week as I was driving through Sistersville in the evening, I looked down at the park and the basketball court was full of kids and adults playing ball, the fields had baseball going on and the playgroud was over run with kids.
What a beautiful site it was! My greatest vision for our youth and young adults, get involved and if anyone says you can’t, try harder.
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