Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

San Mateo All-Stars Finishing Their Season with Big Games

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

San Mateo All-Stars Finishing Their Season with Big Games

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Byline: Wesley Mitchell

The San Mateo Little League All-Stars recently won the District 11 tournament in St. Augustine and the Section 3 tournament in Merritt Island. They were to compete in the State Championship Friday at the South Orange Youth Sports Complex in Orlando.

"This is the third consecutive year this team has competed in the state championships," said Tina Stott. "We are very proud of this group of young boys."

The team is made up of Coach Darin Kirksey, Tyler Deel, Cameron Staples, Trevor Stott, Dwayne Norman, Logan Turknett, Jordan Cofield, Dennis Hayes, R.C. Williams, Jesse Prather, Chris Murdock, Austin Kirksey, Coach Chris Murdock, Coach Jonny Stott, Kyle Adams and Cody Greene.

Check next week's column for an update on what happened at the championships.

Rock Climbling Camp

The South Metro YMCA on Philips Highway starts its final week of Rock Climbing Camp for kids 6 to 12 Aug. 11.

Children will learn rock-climbing skills, climbing games and techniques that help build their confidence. Three days of the camp will be at South Metro and the final day will conclude at the Alpine Tower, located at the duPont Family YMCA on Old Kings Road South.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday and costs $80 per child for YMCA members and $120 for nonmembers. All payments for the camp must be made by the Wednesday prior to the camp and there is a 20-person maximum.

For more information on the camp and to register, call Climbing Director Lee Vartanian at 398-9808.

Booze Crew's bad luck

The Tom and Betty's softball team "The Booze Crew" will soon be finished with the summer season, one that has not been too kind to the team, which is now 2-3. The Booze Crew has experienced several losses that should have been wins because of bad luck and untimeliness.

The team hopes to rebound before the end of the season so it can show some pride before heading into the fall season. The coach, also an outfielder for the team, said he thinks he knows what might be going wrong.

"I feel as if we can be a very good team because we have played baseball all of our lives, so the competition isn't a problem," said Eric Spicer. …

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