Dixie Chicks 18U: Welcome

Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 9/24 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 1 - Williamsburg Starz Gold: 10 10:30 AM Walnut Creek
Sat 9/24 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 12 - Sarasota Heat Ellis: 0 4:30 PM Walnut Creek
Sat 9/24 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 3 - Carolina Wildcats: 2 6:00 PM Walnut Creek
Sun 9/25 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 8 - Carolina Cardinals Chandler: 4 12:00 PM Walnut Creek
Sun 9/25 Softball-Fastpitch Dixie Chicks: 3 - NC Challengers Premier: 1 3:00 PM Walnut Creek
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Welcome to the Dixie Chicks Fastpitch Website

Dixie Chicks are a competitive fast-pitch tournament travel team. We have just finished another successful season and we are getting ready to play our 2016 Fall Season. Dixie Chicks are a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of girls fast pitch softball in the greater Richmond area. Our players have a love for softball and a special enthusiasm and dedication to the game. The outcome of which has been a higher level of play, at a very competitive level. We have seen the fast-paced growth of our ballplayers individual and team related softball skills. This leads to a mental attitude that is focused on the need for conditioning, commitment, and hard work. More importantly, we have seen the evolution of such life skills as self-confidence, leadership, and sportsmanship. They have created new friendships and have learned that sports are about having fun. We are seeking sponsors for our upcoming season. If you know of anyone interested in becoming a primary or secondary sponsor please contact Allan Spencer at 804-564-9467 for more information.

Monday, September 26
Chicks Impress in Raleigh

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The Chicks took our act back on the road this past weekend and put on a pretty inpressive show in Raleigh, NC. We went 4-1 in the Cardinal Clash playing some of the best teams Virginia and North Carolina has to offer. We played very well and I am very proud of how this new team is starting to gel and I think some great things are in store for us. We got better as the weekend progressed and with more hard work I expect us to get even better. If not for one bad half inning we could have won all five games. That runs our season record to 11-2 with four tournaments left. It's back to work next Sunday at Midlothian 11:00 to get ready for the following weekend in Roanoke. Stats are posted and thanks for a great weekend. As always, GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, September 19
Chicks go 4-1 in Heartland Showcase

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The Chicks went on the road for the first time this Fall season and played well and left Roanoke with a 4-1 record. We still have to work on getting better at different aspects of the game but overall it was a good weekend. We don't have much time to relax as we head to Raleigh for the Cardinal Clash this upcoming weekend. We are going to play some great teams this weekend and should be good experience for our team. I'm looking forward to it. I will let you know about practice as soon as I hear something  on Tuesday. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Sunday, September 4
Chicks start Fall going 3-0

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The Chicks got our Fall season underway today and started the season strong winning all 3 games in our annual Labor Day Round Robin Friendly at LC Bird High School. The weather was beautiful as temperatures were in the 70's for the first time in a long time here in town, as everyone knows we have been battling 90's and 100 degree days on a regular basis this whole Summer. We played nearly flawless defense and got some very solid pitching from all the pitchers. I was really pleased with the way we swung the bats also. We had some big hits at big times and that is what makes a great team. I do think we are going to get better also as we get more practice time and play more ballgames together. I'm really excited for the new season. We have practice next Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11:00 Midlothian High School to get ready for the ASA Heartland Showcase in Salem. I expect some tough competition. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Tuesday, August 2
Chicks finish Summer in Myrtle Beach

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The Chicks finished our Summer this past weekend in hot and humid Myrtle Beach at Triple Crown Nationals and went 5-2 for the tournament. It's hard to believe that the Summer season is done as it seems it just got started. We finished our season with 36 wins and just 5 losses and 3 ties. The girls should be proud of themselves as we had a great season and did finish the season as State Champs for the 3rd year in a row. This tournament is always tough for me as I have to say goodbye to some great kids that are headed to College in just a few short weeks. I get attached to these kids and I feel like they are my own kids after coaching them, some have been here longer than others but I will miss them all. I wish them all the best in College and I'm positive these 2016 grads with do big things in school and in softball. If any of you need someone to talk to about softball or life in general, call me anytime. I'm always here for all my grads. Also remember rule #3, that will become important as you get older. We will be back on the field to start our Fall season in a couple weeks. I'm looking forward to getting back at it with the returning players and the new faces also. Final stats for the season are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, July 25
Chicks go 5-1-1 in Cardinal Classic

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The Chicks went back on the road for a long hot 4 days in Raleigh this past week. It was as hot and humid as we have ever played in. Heat indexs soaring into the 100's on Saturday and Sunday but we still fared well as we went 5-1-1 and ran our season record to 31-3-3 for the year. We are down to our last week of the summer as we head off to Myrtle Beach for Nationals starting on Thursday. See you you there as we try to claim a National title. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, July 18
Chicks go 4-1 at the Beach

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The Chicks went back on the road to Virginia Beach for the PGF Summer Scorcher after our week off and not much changed. All Elimination play was canceled again because of rain but we did get our showcase games in and went 4-1 against some good competition. We have a quick turn around this week as we play again on Thursday in the Cardinal Classic in Raleigh, NC. We get to face some more quality teams as we prepare for Nationals the following week in Myrtle Beach. We only have 2 tourneys left, we need to be playing our best ball now to finish this great season out strong. Our record for the Summer is now 26 wins and 2 losses and 2 ties. See you in Raleigh on Thursday. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS!!!

Tuesday, July 12
Mitchell headed to Lynchburg

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Morgan Mitchell will be headed to Lynchburg College to continue her softball career after High School. Morgan verballed to Coach Dawn Simmons this week and we all wish her the best. Morgan is a hard worker and has improved her game every year since she has been a Chick. Morgan still has another season with us so she won't be leaving just yet. I'm very proud of her. 

Monday, July 4
Chicks rain shortened again

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The Chicks went back on the road to Virginia Beach this past weekend for a long Thursday thru Sunday tournament. We had to battle the rain as well as our competition and showed well. We went 4-1-1 in the six games we played but lost out to rain for one game on Saturday and lost the whole day on Sunday. I was hoping to get to play some more games but sometimes the rain wins out. We ran our record to 22 wins with just 1 loss and 2 ties for the season. We now have played 4 tournaments for the year. We won the 2 tournaments that were actually completed and the other 2 were rained out on elimination Sunday. We have a week off before we head back to the beach for the PGF Summer Scorcher and we need to work hard on improving each week. It's hard to believe but we are only 3 tournaments away from finishing our Summer season. See you at practice on Sunday, July 10th at 11:00 Midlothian High School. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, June 27
Chicks Win Firecracker

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The Chicks took our show on the road for a long weekend in Harrisburg, PA and didn't disappoint claiming the Championship and rolling off 10 straight wins. The girls put on quite a performance in all aspects of the game. We got great pitching, lots of offense and some stellar defense. We now have ran our record for the season to 18 wins and 0 losses with 1 tie as the only blemish for the Summer. I am extremely proud of how far this team has come so quickly and they are playing like they have been together for years but its only been a few weeks. We have to get ready for the Beach rather quickly as we play Thurday at Princess Anne for another long weekend of softball. Stats are posted. See you in Virginia Beach on Thursday at 1:30. As always, GO CHICKS !!!



Monday, June 13
Chicks Three-peat

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The Chicks were at home this weekend in the hot and humid conditions at RF&P Park to defend our back to back State Championship crown and did not disappoint. We claimed our 3rd State title in a row and I couldn't be prouder of all the young ladies. We were shorthanded on Saturday with Graduations and High School ball still going on but made no excuses and came out on top once again. We showed determination and lots of grit. It's always nice to win and we seem to know how to do it already with just a few practices under our belt. We have to keep working hard to improve every week. Enjoy your week off and then we will get ready to go to Harrisburg, PA and see if we can roll off another Championship. Great job ladies! Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, June 6
Chicks start Summer 3-0

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The Chicks went on the road for our first tournament this Summer and went 3-0 on Saturday but overnight rain shortned the opening weekend for us. I was really pleased with the way we played for only 2 practices, winning all 3 games and not giving up a run in the process. I would have like to played on Sunday but sometimes the weather wins out. It's on to States this weekend so we have to be ready quickly. We still have 4 players tied up in High School Championships and I wish them all well. We should be back to a full squad soon. Practice is Thursday June 9th at Midlothian High School 6:00 for everyone that isn't still playing school ball. States are posted for the rain shortened weekend, as always, GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, November 16
Chicks finish Fall in Myrtle Beach

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The Chicks went on the road for the final time in 2015 and finally got some decent weather. It was a little cool but it was dry and we saw no rain. We finished our fall season playing only 20 games because of all the rainouts and we only dropped 3 games. We played some good ball in Myrtle Beach and faced some good competition. I was especially proud of the team in our last game coming back from a 4-0 deficit to pull out a win. I'm sure everyone is looking forward to some off time as we have all been on the field since last Febuary. Enjoy your couple months off as Winter workouts and High School ball will be here before you know it. Our Winter workouts will start in Febuary as they do every year. Enjoy the Holidays, Final stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS!!!

Monday, October 26
Chicks go 4-1 in Powhatan

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The Chicks have been battling rain outs and rain shortened tournaments the whole fall but we finally got to play a full tournament and went 4-1 for the weekend. We still need to learn how to finish teams off when we have the chances. I think that will come as we haven't had the chance to play much this year. We only have a Myrtle Beach trip left for the season. We need to finish this fall off with some better play and more energy than we are showing right now. We are suppose to practice on Wednesday but that doesn't look as that will happen with rain expected all day. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, October 12
Chicks go 2-0 in another rain shortened weekend

The Chick went back to Salem again this past weekend and watched it rain all day on Saturday but the sun came out on Sunday and we finally got to play some ball. Our first game was nearly a 3 hour marathon that we finally pulled out in the bottom of the 10th inning. We had to come from behind in this game 4 different times and eventually won 7-6. Then we had to pull out our bracket Championship out in the last inning also. I was glad we finally got to play some ball as we have had numerous games canceled because of the wet weather this Fall. We played gutty ball to win both of those games against 2 really good teams and both in come from behind fashion. Next is Powhatan in a couple weeks, see you at practice on Wednesday. Great job ladies. Stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!

Monday, September 7
Chicks start Fall 3-0

The Chicks got the Fall season started with 3 wins this past weekend in our annual Labor Day Sunday round robin friendly. We saw some good teams and got good pitching and defense. We need to get better with the bats quickly as in 2 weeks we play in the ASA Heartland Showcase in Salem and there will be plenty of good teams there. Stats from Sunday are posted. See you at practice on Wednesday. As always, GO CHICKS !!!

Tuesday, August 4
Chicks Finish 5th in Triple Crown Nationals (2015)

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The Chicks went on the road for the Triple Crown Nationals in Myrtle Beach last week and finished our season with a 5th place finish. We played some really good ball at times but the bats went quiet late in the tourney and we had trouble putting runs on the board. We did finish our Summer with 3 Championships including the Virginia State Championship. We also had a 35-8-1 record. The last tournament of the season is always the toughest for me as I have to say goodbye to my Seniors that are off to play ball in College. This year I had to say goodbye to Taylor Wells and Jordan Clark whom have played with us since their Freshman year at Manchester. They will be missed a lot but maybe we can talk them in to playing with us some next Summer. We start practice for the Fall next Wednesday, August 12th at Midlothian High School 5:30. We are not having tryouts but anyone interested in playing with the Chicks this year can contact me and they are welcome to come workout with us. We may have room for a couple players. Thanks for another great season, already looking forward to the Fall. Final stats are posted, as always GO CHICKS !!!