The Madison County Babe Ruth 12U Girls Softball Team is headed to state after dominating their division at the District Championships in Alachua , Florida this past weekend. Despite the weather and elements the girls worked together to obtain the wins needed to bring home the championship. They are a great group of girls and they love softball. They played really hard and they so want to do the same at the State Championships located in Ocala, Florida. The girls will be headed to Ocala the first week of July for at least 4 to 5 days of competition.
The team consists of the following girls: Front row(L-R) Reese Rutherford, Kaylee Groover, Mckenzie Miller,Haily Deihl, Middle Row(L-R) Hannah Zimmerly, Hailey Rogers, Kaylie Rogers, Desirea Alexander, Katelyn McCamman, Camryn Strickland, Alexis Bowen, Bat Boy, Rhett Rutherford; Back Row(L-R) Coaches: Chris Miller, Jamie Groover and Will Rutherford
The team is currently raising money in order to compete at State. The girls only have one week to raise any needed monies. Please be on the lookout for these girls and their fundraising endeavors. One fund raiser, a car wash has already been scheduled this SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012 at the (MCCB) Madison County Community Bank. Any support you can give these young ladies would be greatly appreciated.
The Madison County Babe Ruth 6U T-Ball All-Star Team has been practicing hard and preparing for their upcoming All-Star tournament in Chiefland, FL on June 14- 17.
To help them with the costs, they will be hosting a Political Rally on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Four Freedoms Park beginning at 6:00pm-8:00pm. They will have fresh watermelons and popcorn and coke for sale.
Any political candidate wishing to participate may have 5 minutes to campaign and then go for a swim in the Dunking Booth.
The team will also have their raffle tickets available to sell. Please come and support the T-Ball All-Star 6U Team!
Candidates please contact Channah Galbraith or Marie Smith to confirm your attendance. Thank you to those who have already signed up!
If you aren’t able to make it, any donations will be greatly appreciated! ☺ All participants will be listed as a sponsor for our team. Thanks in advance.
The team includes: Jailyn Cooks, Parker Copeland, Trey Galbraith, Luke Hanners, Connor Lundy, Ethan Myers, Mason Plain, Blaine Smith, Gunnar Webb, Scott Williams, John Luke Wilson and Eli Underhill. The team is coached by Butch Galbraith, Tammy Leslie and Travis Smith.
Channah Galbraith:850-973-0759 or Facebook: Channah Stewart Galbraith
Marie Smith: 850-973-7179 or Facebook: Marie Smith
This Saturday we will be having our final Sign Up, our Try Outs and our Drafting of Teams. If you have not signed up for this years season, you will need to come out to the Rec Park’s main concession stand between 8:30 and 10:00 am Saturday morning. We will start tryouts at 10:00, with the draft following. Please remember that Tee ball age kids do not Try Out, and Senior League Boys also will not be trying out.
If you have already expressed intrest in coaching or are intrested we will have our MANDATORY coaches meeting at 8:00 am.
Thanks, and hope to see you all at the Park this year
Submitted by Gina Rutherford
The 8U All Star team traveled to Lake City this past weekend and competed in the Cal Ripken North Florida State Qualifier.
Madison’s first opponent in the tournament was Bradford, who they defeated 17-0 in 4 innings.
In the second game, Madison took the field against Suwannee’s All Stars and ended the game in three innings with an 18-0 score.
The third and final game had Madison paired with Branford. Our boys ended this game also in three innings, putting another 17 runs across the plate, while holding Branford to three scoreless innings.
When the dust had settled, Madison scored 52 runs in three games, while allowing no runs by their opponents.
By going undefeated and winning their bracket, Madison has qualified for a return trip to Palm Beach Gardens to represent the Madison County Babe Ruth League in the State Tournament. Last year, Madison finished second in the State and our boys are hoping to best that this year by winning the State Title.
To do this, the team needs the community’s continued support. To date, we have sold raffle tickets, watermelons and chicken and rice dinners in an effort to help cover the expenses of uniforms, tournament fees, traveling and lodging. Our team truly appreciates everything this community has done to support this team, but we need your continued support.
If you are interested in sponsoring our team, please call Billy Tolar or send your check, made payable to: Madison County Babe Ruth League, c/o Billy Tolar, 317 SW Osceola Way, Greenville, FL 32331. Please call 850.673.7957 if you have any questions or would like your donation picked up.
The team is made up of the following players and coaches; #1 Brannon Tolar, #2 Vinsonte Allen, #3 Blaydon Plain, #4 Mitch Rutherford, #5 Rhett Rutherford, #6 Riley Borgert, #7 Brady Browning, #10 Zarion Preaster, #12 Caleb Ginn, #25 Will Sullivan, #27 Jake Driggers, #32 Tyrece Pryor, Coaches are Billy Tolar, Dan Rutherford, and Jack Plain
In front: Wesley Borgert. Back row, left to right: Brannon Tolar, Riley Borgert and Rhett Rutherford
8 and under Babe Ruth League All-Star baseball players are selling chicken and rice to help pay for travel for tournament play. Plates are $5 each and the chicken and rice was cooked by Buster Bass, chef extraordinaire.
The girls softball 8 and under all-star team is selling sno-cones for $1 each to help pay for their travel in tournament play. On Friday, June 10, they will be selling the refreshments at We Insure Florida (right behind Busy Bee and next to Madison County Memorial Hospital) and on Saturday, June 11, they will be selling them at the Busy Bee.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The smell of hotdogs cooking and popcorn popping will be in the air as Babe Ruth League Opening Day is set for this Saturday, March 26, at the Madison County Recreation Park. The park is located west of Madison, off US Highway 90.
The fun begins at 9 a.m. with opening ceremonies and a cake auction.
Games will begin at 10 a.m. and run throughout the day.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Babe Ruth League will be hosting signups on two different weekends.
The first signups will be held this Saturday, Jan. 29. The second signups will be held Saturday, Feb. 5. The times will be from 9 a.m. until noon each day at the Madison County Courthouse.
A meeting for anyone interested in coaching will be held Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Courthouse. Anyone interested in coaching this season needs to attend the meeting, which will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Team tryouts will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, beginning at 9 a.m, at the Madison County Recreational Park, located west of Madison County High School off Highway 90.
Babe Ruth League Baseball is open to boys, ages 4-15, and Babe Ruth Softball is open to girls, ages 4-16. The registration cost is $40. Players will need a birth certificate with them at the signups.