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B4  PALO VERDE VALLEY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Blythe’s T-ball season begins, now in full swing


LEFT:  Head Coach:
Alicia Figueroa; Asst.
Coaches: Crystal
Lainez and Derek
Leivas; Team Mom:
Yvette Sanchez; with
their team, the Blythe
Angels. FAR LEFT:
Head Coach: Chandra
Furro
Asst. Coaches:
Monica Aguilar,
Raphael Rodriguez
and Patricia Nepusz,
with team, the mighty
Pirates.
PHOTO BY CATHYLEEN
RICE/PALO VERDE
VALLEY TIMES

BY CATHYLEEN RICE catching and hitting Alicia Figueroa are they say ‘Coach I am and since we come from cheering on the small
TIMES REPORTER in the friendly game, happy to work with the tired, when are we done’ such a small town, it is children as they played
coaches and team par- young players and help and you can’t help but always important to me under the clear, blue
From Angels in the ents stood proud with mold them into great laugh because they say to be able to give back sky, proud parents,
outfield to Yankees and their teams, as the chil- athletes. it with such innocence. to the community, but neighbors and cousins
Braves left fielders, dren descended upon Figueroa shared, “I “I played little league more than anything I also enjoyed the first
more than 50 pint-size the freshly cut green hope that the kids, more growing up and softball did it for the kids, be- game of the season.
ball players took to the grass and brown dirt to than anything, have fun in high school, so I am cause I remember how With another fulfill-
field at Todd Park on play in their first game. and learn to love the pretty familiar with the much fun I had play- ing season of T-ball in
Saturday for the T-ball For many kindergar- sport. At this age it is sport and everything. ing while growing up full swing, all players
opening ceremony. ten boys and girls, Sat- very fun and refreshing I wanted to coach to be and I want the same for pledged to “always play
Enlisted for the next urday was their first to see them so excited to able to volunteer my them.” fair, while striving to
eight weeks to enjoy the time playing a game of play, but they do have time and help out in Sitting high in the win and do their best,”
experience of throwing, T-ball, but coaches like their moments where anyway that I could, stands and sportively no matter what.

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