Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:00 am
I just finished watching the Little League World Series. I have seen some amazing baseball. It is hard to imagine that these are twelve and thirteen year old youngsters. They emulate their heroes and their champions. They adopt the mannerisms of the great stars of the game. Every now and then, though, their youthfulness comes out. They revert to their true age and play like twelve and thirteen year old kids. When that happens, one sees errors. One sees batting mistakes, base running errors, and blown calls by the umpires. But I have also witnessed some of the most entertaining baseball I have ever seen. I’m torn as I watch, though. On the one hand I enjoy watching the little kids play their hearts out and on the other hand it breaks my heart when I see one of them make a mistake that ultimately costs them a game. It invariably leads some of them to tears. Such is life and such is Little League baseball. Whoever said that there is no crying in baseball surely didn’t mean to include Little League.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:00 am
The community has a new youth flag football league coming to Oro Valley. The new league is called Prime Time Athletics, and will be an NFL Flag Football League that provides an opportunity for children between the ages of 5 and 14.
The River Dogs team members march along the bases of Coronado Fields to open the Little League season.
Little League players from the River Bandits exit the opening ceremonies for the Coronado Little League games Saturday afternoon.
University of Arizona mascot Wilbur the Wildcat jumps in for a picture with a family during the festive ceremonies.
Thursday, March 31, 2005 12:00 am
March 30, 2005 - The big leaguers aren't the only players using
the spring weather in Arizona to ready themselves for the upcoming
baseball season. Throughout the Northwest, thousands of little
leaguers are dusting off the batting gloves and breaking out the
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:00 pm
Maybe it was a good thing Ironwood Ridge baseball coach Jason
Hisey didn't throw pitching aces Brandon Matthews and Kyle Petty
against Sunnyside in a playoff tuneup for both teams last
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Ironwood Ridge High School senior Alex Worden slams the ball out of the park for a home run in last Tuesday's game against Sunnyside High School.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Ironwood Ridge High School pitcher Steven Still hurls the ball over the plate, striking out a Sunnyside High School player.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 11:00 pm
For the last 35 years the Arizona Opera League-Tucson has been
opening to the public some of the most striking homes in the
region, all to benefit of the Arizona Opera and its art education
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:00 pm
June 22, 2005 - Kirk Walters sat behind the bench at St.
Gregory's High School, folding all of his 6-foot, 11-inch frame
into the narrow passage separating the players from the fans, to
take in Day 2 of Tucson's premier summer hoops league program.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:00 am
The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson will discuss the “Quality of Life in Southern Arizona” from 10 a.m. – noon, March 16, at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:00 am
Three professional baseball teams from Mexico’s Winter League
will be playing this fall at Kino Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way in
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:00 am
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:00 pm
Pima County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a man
following a Little League game where witnesses said he yelled at
some of the baseball players, attempted to start a fight and had a
confrontation with a 16-year-old girl.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 11:00 pm
I write this column with little joy. Major League Spring
Training in Pima County is dead.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 12:00 am
A new detachment of the Marine Corps League is forming in
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:00 pm
An upstart youth football organization, borne from the merger of
two existing leagues, plans to offer competitive, flag and cheer
divisions without the traditional time and fundraising needs this
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:00 pm
July 20, 2005 - With the Frontier All-Stars down to their final
strike in the championship game of the 9- and 10-year-olds' Arizona
District Five Little League Tournament on July 14 at Udall Park,
7200 E. Tanque Verde, a wry smile came across Jacob Matthews'
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 12:00 am
Dec. 29, 2004 - AHEAD OF THE GAME: Pack Attack
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 3:01 pm
No charges were filed against two dads apparently involved in an altercation during a CDO Little League game on April 28 at James Kreigh Park.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:00 am
The 2011 Little League West Region Junior Softball Tournament
will begin on Thursday, Aug. 4 in Marana.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:00 pm
World Cup soccer has gripped "futbol" fans across the planet,
and in America.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:00 pm
Three all-star teams from the Canyon del Oro Little League
competed in their District 5 tournaments against teams from a dozen
leagues across the Tucson region north of Speedway.
Monday, July 24, 2006 11:00 pm
July 19, 2006 - Arizona District 5 Little League wrapped up its
All-Star baseball and softball tournaments on July 15 and if this
year's champions are any indication, the future of baseball in the
area is bright.