McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Local Sports

June 18, 2013

Little League championships starting this week

McALESTER — The Pittsburg County Little League season is nearly over. The Big 13 division began its week-long championship tournament Monday, and the other divisions’ final tournaments begin next week.

Big 13 coach and PCLL treasurer Josh Hass said more than 400 kids signed up for Little League this year, creating more than 28 teams. Those teams ranged from t-ball for kids ages 3-4 up to Big 13 for kids 11-13.

The Big 13 division is a new addition to Little League, with a new baseball diamond to go along with it. It’s now 50 feet from the mound to the plate, and 70 feet between the basepaths — 10 yards farther apart than in lower divisions.

With the old rules, runners couldn’t leave their bases until the ball crossed home plate. With the longer basepaths, players can really steal bases, making speed a weapon for the teams that learn how to read pitchers.

For more on this story, see the print or electronic editions of the McAlester News-Capital. Click here for print edition home delivery or click here to see the Smart Edition for your computer, tablet, e-reader or smartphone.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • First Bird First Turkey

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local Gymnastics Local Gymnastics

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eduardo Suarez 1 Eduardo Suarez makes history

    McAlester senior Eduardo Suarez didn't start playing soccer until the summer before his junior year, but he's one of the first two-year boys' varsity soccer player in school history.

    April 14, 2014 2 Photos

  • Parker Tidwell 1 Parker Tidwell seeing double

    McAlester senior Parker Tidwell had played singles tennis at Puterbaugh Middle School, but switching to doubles in high school has led to three trips to state tournaments and three years on McAlester's varsity team.

    April 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bryce Tucker Demons blow out Cougars

    Crowder’s unstoppable offense produced 11 hits, drew seven walks and took six more bases on hit-by-pitches and Canadian errors, run-ruling the Cougars 17-1 in three innings Thursday at Canadian.

    April 12, 2014 4 Photos

  • Amy Coolbroth and Katelyn Roberts Edison soccer dominates McAlester

    Neither McAlester soccer team lasted the full 80 minutes of a regulation game before the 10-goal mercy rule activated, with both the Buffaloes and Lady Buffaloes losing 10-0 to the Tulsa Edison Eagles on Friday at Hook Eales Stadium in McAlester.

    April 12, 2014 6 Photos

  • McAlester United soccer scores from Tulsa

    Scores from the Oklahoma Soccer Association Mazzio’s Italian Eatery Governor’s Cup and Kohl’s American Cup Festival, played Saturday and Sunday In Tulsa

    April 11, 2014

  • Rec. volleyball leagues start April 21

    The City of McAlester’s Parks and Recreation Department is taking team entries for men’s, women’s and coed volleyball leagues.

    April 11, 2014

  • Addy Nooner Two Mac. U. soccer teams make State

    McAlester United's Ambush and Sonic Boom both performed well enough at the Oklahoma Soccer Association's Mazzio’s Italian Eatery Governor’s Cup in Tulsa on Saturday and Sunday to qualify for the state championship May 10 in Broken Arrow.

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • McAlester Tae Kwon Do McAlester Tae Kwan Do at the All American Open

    All medals won by martial artists from McAlester Tae Kwon Do at the 50th Anniversay All American Open on Saturday in Oklahoma City.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

What team is your favorite Oklahoma college football team?

OU (University of Oklahoma)
OSU (Oklahoma State University)
     View Results
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
NDN Video
Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.