We Want to Cover More Youth Sports

Olivia Fair gets a base hit as Girls of Summer head coach Lisa Leonard looks on. (Staff photo: Dan Koller)

In today’s paper, you’ll find a “Little Big Leagues” story about a Park Cities YMCA softball team called the Girls of Summer; it may be the last one of these you see for awhile.

Allow me to pull back the curtain a bit. “Little Big Leagues” was the brainchild of consulting editor Jeff Bowden. His pitch: cover a youth sporting event with all of the seriousness and gravitas we bring to our coverage of the Highland Park High School football team. Since the series began in February, we’ve covered pee-wee basketball, soccer, baseball, and softball games, almost all of which were Park Cities YMCA events.

But the Y’s spring season appears to be over at all levels, and we have several sports sections to fill until the Scots open their 2012 season in late August. If you know of a league or organization that pits young children against each other athletically during the summer, let me know.

7 thoughts on “We Want to Cover More Youth Sports

  • June 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm
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    Loved the article on these other teams. Thanks!

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  • June 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm
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    The University Park Dolfins (summer swim team) are mid-season right now! We have swimmers from Hyer, UP Elementary, MIS and other local schools. 3 of the coaches are former Scots swimmers. We practice at the UP pool at 7am, compete on Mondays, and are building up to compete at our Divisional Championships on July 10th.

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  • June 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm
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    Summer swim teams! Royal Oaks v. Northwood tomorrow (Sat) at 9:00 AM. Lot’s of Park Cites kids on the team.

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  • June 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm
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    It’s all about lacrosse, baby. Should’ve followed all the park cities teams to Vail for the week-long tournament last week!

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  • June 23, 2012 at 12:05 am
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    Scots Baseball Club has several teams still playing tournament ball for the next few weeks. The youngest are 9/10. Boys and Girls Select Lacrosse teams filled with many HP kids just returned from Denver and Vail Tournaments.

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  • June 23, 2012 at 9:51 am
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    more on baseball…this weekend is huge tourney weekend, i think this is the last weekend of baseball. all the scots 10U teams are playing in the triple crown classic at mcinnish park in carrollton. some of the older teams are playing there and another tourney in flower mound. well send pics and stats later!

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  • June 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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    Wish I read this earlier. My kids were throwing the ball in the pool yesterday.

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