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Diamonds in the Rough: A Glance into the 2014 Season

This column will be the eyes and ears of all that is happening in the world of the Clark Girls Softball League.

Spring has arrived (finally) and that means the Clark Girls Softball League (CGSB) is gearing up for another fun-filled season. First, I wanted to take a quick minute to reintroduce you to the Clark Girls Softball League’s column appropriately dubbed ‘Diamonds in the Rough’. The column will be the eyes and ears of all that is happening in the world of the CGSB. Scores, standings and league news will make-up the foundation of this journal, as well as, a few independent thoughts from yours truly. I am not only the resident blogger, member of the CGSB executive board, but most importantly I am the manager of my daughter’s team.

Over the past few weeks, the CGSB held a series of coaches meetings and tutorial sessions. This is where the league’s coaches, old and new, had the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the league and familiarize themselves with their new colleagues. Team rosters were handed out, as well as, a first aide course and a review of indoor/outdoor practice schedules were some of the key topic areas discussed.

During the winter months, the CGSB held a series of instructional clinics to help the girls get ready for the season. The turnout was amazing and each girl came ready to practice. No rust here. The girls have begun the pre-season with a series of indoor practices and when Mother Nature finally began to cooperate with us, the girls put on their cleats and headed outdoors.

Opening day is schedule for Saturday, April 5th and will be kicked-off with the league’s annual ‘Parade of Teams’. Games will begin shortly after the conclusion of the parade around 12 noon.  

We would like to give a special thank you to all those area businesses that have been so supportive of this season; without their continued support and the unbridled dedication from volunteers, parents and players alike, our league doesn’t exist.

This year, the following teams will be battling it out on the diamonds

Instructional (K-1st gr)

J&E Auto

Eye Center of Clark

Featherbed Lane School

Dairy Queen

Vaccaro’s Bakery

Corner Stone Physical Therapy

Pee Wee (2-3rd gr)

Bistro 1051

Clark PBA

Triple Crown

Phillippo’s Pizza

Village Insurance

Minor Division (4-5th gr)

S&S Financial Services

T’s 4 U

East Coast Conditioning

On Time Builders

Sporting Stitches

 Major (6-8th gr)

Clark Fire Department

Manny’s Diner

Diverse Development

Paper Chase

UNICO

Molly Maguire’s

Stay tuned for highlights and scores throughout the season from the Clark Girls Softball League and if you haven’t done so already please be sure to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClarkGSB

Till then, see you in the rough…

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