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March 18, 2014 > Newark Girls Softball League opens 2014 season

Newark Girls Softball League opens 2014 season

Submitted By Cindy LaLonde and Mike Heightchew

The air was filled with excitement on Saturday, March 15 as opening ceremonies for the Newark Girls Softball League (NGSL) got under way at Lalonde Field (H.A. Snow Elementary School). Each team was anxious to show off its uniform and begin the new season.

Every year about 200 girls participate, learning how to field and bat while enjoying the physical activity and learning from coaches who enjoy teaching the girls. There is no shortage of enthusiasm from players and adults; the league operates primarily using volunteers except for paid umpires. NGSL began when Darryl Reina founded the Newark Bobby Sox in 1972. NGSL is a recreational league; there are no tryouts so the girls can start playing right away with little or no experience.

2014 marks the leagueÕs 42nd Season. Until 2002, the league played as the Newark Bobby Sox and now continues to operate for girls ages 4?-16. Every girl plays at least two innings in each game. For more information, visit:

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