I am so disappointed in the U-B. As a member of the Blue Mountain Girls Softball Board, I was very disheartened to see a front-page spread about the boys' Little League City Tournament when just last week the U-B declined to cover the girl's softball tournament.
We as a board have been trying to get the U-B to cover our sporting events for years and have found that the U-B is not interested in supporting our league with any coverage at all.
We have 400 girls participating in our league that has been servicing the Valley for numerous years now. We provide a recreational softball league for girls ages 5-18, reaching as far as Dayton, Waitsburg and Touchet.
This year alone we had 28 teams with 28 dedicated head coaches, plus many other volunteers who help make our league possible. Our girls work very hard all season with a week of tournament games that cap off the season.
As an association we are dedicated to providing a league that helps foster a love of softball for all the girls who participate. Many of the Wa-Hi girl's softball players were graduates of the Blue Mountain Girls Softball, and they had an amazing season. We have many sponsors that help support our league and make it possible for the girls to continue playing a game they love.
All of our girls deserve the recognition that is given to the boys' leagues in town. I find it unfair for a local paper to not cover local news equally. I enjoy reading about local sports that consist of all age ranges, genders and skill levels, and I would like to see the U-B to recognize the importance of covering all local sporting events equally.
Tournament Results for June 12: 12U Main Street Salon (Dayton), coached by John Delp, wins over Total Comfort Solutions, coached by Terry Hall. 10U Liberty Christian, coached by Kaela Hoe, wins over Shane Robins Construction (Dayton), coached by Shane Robins.
Congratulations to all teams who participated this year and a special acknowledgement to all the coaches and volunteers in our league.
Amanda Ewoniuk, secretary
Blue Mountain Girls Softball Board
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