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A Cancer Shoot Out was held over the weekend at Cross Creek Golf Course to raise money for the fight for cancer.
Officially named the 2013 Whitlock Shootout against Cancer, $665 was raised on Sunday to support the worthy cause. Mark Bixler was the overall winner of the event. Donations were made to Adams County Community Foundation, Dreams to Reality Fund at the Oncology unit, as well as the memorial to Burt and Mary Whitlock whom the tournament was named after.
Senior League Softball champions for 2013, Ahead of the Curb Driving Academy took the hard way through the playoffs coming through the loser's bracket.
Eventually, however, the squad of girls overcame Barker's in the semi-finals, then defeated Mind's Eye Graphics twice on Thursday night to become league champions.
The 2013 Clemente Skills Competition took place at Hanna Nuttman on Tuesday evening with several youngsters coming out to show off their talents on the ball diamond to end the DBA season.
Among some of the events were a hitting, fielding, and baserunning competition.
On Wednesday, the Bellmont girls soccer squad will be hosting the first annual BHS Girl's Soccer Alumni Game.
Starting at 7 p.m. at the BHS Field, the game will feature the current Bellmont roster pitted against any alumni from years past. Coach Steve Lee noted that "there are many ways to participate as an alumni—as a player, a sponsor, or even just as a spectator."
In another lopsided affair Wednesday night, Master's Heating and Air was a big winner in five frames over Decatur Dental Services, 10-0, for the Reese League title.
Cam Voglewede was stellar again facing only 19 batters in five innings. He struck out 12 of them while walking one and allowing just two hits in the complete game victory. Johnathon Wilder was the losing pitcher throwing 1.2 innings, while Aaron Lehrman relieved for 3.1 frames.
Master's Heating and Air toppled Arnold's Construction by an 11-3 tally during Tuesday night's semi-final match of Reese play.
Just like T-Birds coach Bobby Corral, I was never a big fan of travel ball in general, and the Cooperstown Dreams Park experience in particular. After spending a week at the Cooperstown Dream Park, like Corral, I've changed my opinion.
The Decatur Thunderbirds have competed together for three years, learning about leadoffs and pitching from the stretch, and being part of a team. They did this while competing in house ball, fulfilling all their obligations along the way. Manager John Macklin and his coaching staff made sure of that.
Is one baseball tournament worth three years of preparation?
The easy answer is: definitely not!
However, if you ask the members of the Decatur Thunderbirds, you're going to get another answer entirely.
"It was an experience of a lifetime," commented Kevin Brown, the key pitcher in THE game of the big week for the Birds, won after 11 innings of battle.
On Saturday, August 10 at the diamonds of Hanna Nutman Park, the fourth annual "Kicking Out Cancer" co-ed kickball tournament sponsored by the United Steelworkers 15173 will begin at 8 a.m.