Shiloh Athletic's All Start U8 Girls
The 2012 8u Angels All-Stars have accomplished something that no other team in the history of the Shiloh Athletic Association has ever done. They brought home a championship trophy. And they did it not just once but twice. The team is comprised of ten young ladies who play their hearts out in every game. Led by head coach Charlie Walker and assistant coaches Jaun Quero, George Brown, Brook Smith, and Reuben Phillips; the team consists of #1 Lauryn Peppers, #2 Kennedy Broughton, #4 Aaliyah Smith, #5 Brianna Cox, #10 Kiriah Lovett, #19 Kelsie Walker, #20 Awtum Lewis, #21 Imani Washington, #27 Tahjanee Phillips, and #33 Lidia Quero. Consisting of 5 players from both of SAA’s 8u regular season teams, who had an impressive 25-3-2 combined record against teams from Mountain Park, Brookwood, South Gwinnett and Duluth.
The All-Star team has continued in the same manner as the regular season teams. In their first appearance at the South Gwinnett Summer Classic Tournament they had a 7-1 record over two days winning 6 games on Sunday (6/3) to clinch the championship over the all-star team from Buford who they had to beat twice. On Sunday (6/10) they brought home their second championship trophy from the Pre Tri-County tournament where they faced teams from Walton Co., Norcross, and Peachtree Ridge. They won four straight games to win this tournament. The continued success of the team is contributed to hard work and determination from the girls as well as their dedicated coaches. The girls are preparing along with the rest of the All-Star Angels from SAA to compete in the 2012 Tri-County Tournament at Buford City Park 6/15-6/23.
The Georgia Recreation and Park Association, District 7 Volunteer Award was given to the Gwinnett Senior Softball League on Oct. 19. The small group of dedicated volunteers was recognized for providing opportunities for senior citizens to enjoy softball through organized league play. In 1985, this small group came together with a desire to continue playing their childhood sports of baseball and softball. Knowing they were not past their prime and the desire to share the game of softball with other seniors was the main thrust behind the formation of the Metro Atlanta Senior Softball League, thus encouraging the merge of Gwinnett and DeKalb Seniors Softball in 1992 (in 2006 the membership voted to change the name to Gwinnett Senior Softball, Inc.). This group of volunteers has now grown to represent 12 metro Atlanta counties with 12 teams located in Gwinnett County. Not only do they coach, select teams, run tournaments, schedule games, recruit players and assist with events, they also line fields, set out bases, fire up the scoreboard and schedule the officials for their league. Over the past several years, more than 180 seniors annually register to play in the Gwinnett Senior Softball League. “This group of players has travelled across the State of Georgia and the nation for the past 26 years, acting as volunteer ambassadors from Gwinnett County, spreading the word about what we have to offer and inviting folks to visit Gwinnett,” said Tina Fleming, Division Director for Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. For more information on this league, visit www.gwinnettparks.com.
The Grayson Athletic Association’s (GAA) is volunteer, not-for-profit organization offering Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Football, Lacrosse, Special Needs and Cheerleading programs.
PARK: Bay Creek Park – 770.978.5271
Snail Mail GAA, P.O. Box 206, Grayson GA 30017
Bay Creek Park, 175 Ozora Rd, Loganville GA 30052
RAINOUT LINE: 404-222-9955
Baseball/Softball, Football, Lacrosse,
Special Needs, Basketball, Cheerleading
Last week for registration! Senior league still has a few weeks left (after high school tryouts.)
The last day to register without late fees is Friday Jan. 28th. However, several leagues will have waiting lists before then. They plan to be able to place all players assigned to the waiting list to a team, but space is limited. The earlier you register the better.
10U Black Dogs Win Cumming Memorial Madness
Registration began for many of the leagues in softball and baseball. August 5th may be that last day to registration for many of the leagues. Many of the practices start the week of Aug 9th. Games start Aug 25th. The season will likely finish by the last week of October. Each team will play 10- 12 games.
Please check their individual websites below.
2010 Fall Softball: Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 8, Ages 9 to 10, Ages 11 to 12, Ages 13 to 14, Ages 15 to 18
2010 Fall Baseball: Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 8, Ages 9 to 10, Ages 11 to 12, Ages 13 to 14, Ages 15 to 18