SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK: LITE A WINNER IN VEGAS; BUTTREY ALSO CLICKING.Byline: Jason David Jason Aeron Walter David (born June 12, 1982 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a cornerback for the New Orleans Saints.
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When Catherine Buttrey of Paraclete High of Lancaster joined the California Lite last August, she joined a club softball softball, variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Invented (1888) in Chicago as an indoor game, it was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies' team that wanted to excel physically by preparing mentally.
The Lite, which won the Gold Regional ASA Asa (ā`sə), in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and Qualifier in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. last weekend, meets at coach Pam Newton's house once or twice a month to train mentally, going over the aspects of the game on and off the field that involve the mind, how to respond to college recruiting and how much water to drink before a big tournament.
``No other team I've been on has done this,'' Buttrey said. ``It helps. When you are playing that last game and your body is tired, you can really work on the mental aspect and the fundamental aspects come back.''
It also has helped the team come closer, especially for a player like Buttrey, who is one of the few Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley representatives.
``I think it's great. It also helps with team camaraderie,'' Buttrey said. ``Extra time to spend with your teammates off the field because you don't usually get so much time on the field to become better friends.''
The Lite is clicking, that's for sure. With its victory in the Las Vegas tournament - a path that involved six consecutive victories, including one over the Valencia Choppers - it already has qualified for Nationals. Buttrey said the Lite had hoped to qualify its first weekend of play during a tournament in Sacramento in which it reached the semifinals. Now the pressure of qualifying has been eased.
``We have a strong offense throughout the entire lineup and our defense is just as strong,'' said Buttrey, who hit .500 during the Las Vegas tournament. ``Everyone is a major contributor to our team.''
Although there were hundreds of scouts in Las Vegas, Buttrey cannot be contacted by scouts until the first day of July.
Entering her senior year, however, she already has started thinking about the future. She mentioned Hawaii, Tennessee, North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. , Kentucky, Baylor, Biola, Colombia, Dartmouth, Colorado State and Oregon State as just some of the schools she'd like to attend.
``I'm not trying to get out of California, but a lot of the schools here don't offer the major I'm interested in,'' Buttrey said.
She wants to study physical therapy but has flirted with the idea of veterinary medicine veterinary medicine, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of animals. An early interest in animal diseases is found in ancient Greek writings on medicine. Veterinary medicine began to achieve the stature of a science with the organization of the first school in the as well.
The Lite will be playing at a tournament in Colorado the following weekend and will participate in the Fourth of July Fourth of July, Independence Day, or July Fourth, U.S. holiday, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Celebration of it began during the American Revolution. tournament in Lancaster.
--The Rage gets enraged en·rage
tr.v. en·raged, en·rag·ing, en·rag·es
To put into a rage; infuriate.
[Middle English *enragen, from Old French enrager : en-, causative pref. : It took a false charge to get the Rage motivated enough to defeat its opponents at a tournament this spring in Simi Valley Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. . After protesting the charge of using illegal bats in a game to the Predators, the Rage was allowed to replay the game from the fourth inning. It came back to win.
``After we protested, everyone was pretty fired up because we were pretty mad,'' Lancaster's Braidee Wible said. ``It pumped us up and we came back really strong.''
That intensity continued through the next game when the Rage rallied from a seven-run deficit in the second inning to win. The hot hitting was a good sign for a team that started the season slowly.
``We started off shaky, not a lot of the girls were used to playing with each other,'' Wible said.