Lake Air Little League: Lake Air News

Monday, March 11
Lake Air Player Receives National Spotlight

Lake Air Player Douglas Harriman has been featured on the website of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Click the link below to read the story.  Douglas, who has Cystic Fibrosis, has played at Lake Air since Tee Ball, and currently plays in our Juniors program.  Douglas received the Joe Alonzo award in 2012, a sportsmanship and leadership award, which is awarded annually to a player in Boys Majors.

 http://www.cff.org/LivingWithCF/InTheSpotlight/Douglas-Harriman.cfm



Tuesday, March 5
Texas Vintage Baseball Game at Southwest Regional Little League Fields
Texas Vintage Base Ball Game
WhenSat, April 13, 11:00am – 1:30pm
WhereSW Regional Little League - Norcross Stadium: 3700 South University Parks Drive, Waco, TX (map)
DescriptionCome see the Texas Vintage Base Ball League play ball! Dressed in 1890s uniforms and playing by 1890s rules, this game will be a crowd pleaser. At this time, the game is scheduled to be FREE to the public. Join us that the Southwest Regional Little League - Norcorss Stadium off University Parks Drive. (It's located right next to the Baylor Stables.) April 20 is our reserved rain date in case we have to cancel on the 13th. Concessions will be available for purchase at affordable prices, or you can bring in your own coolers. Just like the Ballpark in Arlington, glass bottles are not allowed. Also, drugs and alcohol are not allowed on the premises. Most of the bleachers are shaded, but we encourage guests to bring something comfy to sit on as the bleachers are metal. For further information and questions, please call the HWF office at 753-5166. This event is sponsored by Humanities Texas, the state branch of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Bankston's Comics and Sport Memorabilia; Southwest Regional Little League, and the Texas Rangers and Round Rock Express Baseball.


Junior Field Renovation in Process this Spring
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Junior Field infield renovation
Our new and improved Junior Field is in the process of renovation this spring.  The infield was completely replaced with new dirt and grass and regraded for improved drainage.  The old concession/restroom building (unused for many years) near the field will be removed soon .  The Southwestern Regional Little League fields donated the scoreboard from Marvin Norcross Field for our use and it has been installed at the field.  More improvements are planned over the next year. New grass   A big thanks to Gordon Harriman, for spearheading this effort with a donation of funds and equipment and labor.  Thanks also to Vernon Leuschner, Barsh Construction, Mark Winkler, Tupper Hutchinson and all the volunteers who helped make this project a success!

Thursday, May 17
Special Starview Bottles for Sale

Starview Drink Bottles will be for sale again this year.  The bottles are 22 ounce with a slot for your child's photo.  They are $10 per bottle, licensed by Little League, and  the proceeds go to Lake Air Little League.  We will offer the bottles in pink for softball, and red, blue and clear for baseball.  Look for the bottles on Opening Day or ask any Board Member. 



Monday, May 7
Parent Tip: "Honoring the Game"

LAKE AIR PARENT TIPS: "HONORING THE GAME"

We all must remember that Little League is for the enjoyment and education of our children first and foremost.  An important lesson we teach our children about baseball and life is how to “Honor the Game” of baseball.  To remember the tenets of Honoring the Game, use the acronym ROOTS, meaning respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self.

You don't bend the Rules to win. You understand that a worthy Opponent helps you to play to your highest potential. You respect Officials even when you disagree with their calls. You refuse to do anything that embarrasses your Teammates. Even if others fail to live up to these standards, you live up to the standards you set for your Self.

Here are a few ways Parents can contribute to a positive Little League environment so that children will keep having fun and keep returning to baseball and softball, where they can learn the life lessons they will need long after their Little League careers end.

Before the Game: 
1. Make a commitment to Honor the Game in action and language no matter what others may do. 
2. Tell your children before each game that you are proud of them regardless of how well they play.

During the Game: 
1. Fill your children's "Emotional Tanks." 
2. Don't yell instructions during the game. Let coaches coach. 
3. Cheer good plays by both teams.
4. Mention good calls by the umpires to other parents. 
5. If an umpire makes a "bad" call against your team, Honor the Game -- be silent! 
6. If other parents yell at the umpires, gently remind them to Honor the Game. 
7. Don't do anything in the heat of the moment that you will regret after the game. Ask yourself, "Will this embarrass my child or the team?" 
8. Remember to have fun! Enjoy the game.

After the Game: 
1. Thank the umpires for doing a difficult job for little or no pay. 
2. Thank the coaches for their commitment and effort. 
3. Remind your children again that you are proud of them -- win or lose.



Tuesday, May 1
Challenger League Game Parking

The Challenger League plays Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday mornings.  They play on the Challenger field beside Field #4.  The parking lot behind the softball fields is reserved for them on these days, so please do not park there at these times.  A volunteer will be at the lot to remind you if you attempt to park there. 



Tuesday, May 1
DIRECTOR ON DUTY

During each gametime during our season, a member of our Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the activities at our complex.  Any questions or issues can be directed to this person, which changes for each game; the name of the "Director on Duty" for each game will be posted at the concession stand with their cell phone #.  They will be wearing a Lake Air ID badge so you can identify them as a league official.



Friday, June 1
Lake Air Little League 2012 League Champions
 ****LAKE AIR 2012 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS****

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE TEAMS!

BASEBALL MAJORS:  CHAMPION: ROUNTREE

                                     2ND PLACE: PROFILES INTL

Both teams will represent Lake Air at City Tournament at Lake Air. 

BASEBALL MINORS:  CHAMPION - B&K Pawn

                                   2ND PLACE - B&B Athletic

Both teams will represent Lake Air at City Tournament at La Vega. 

 BASEBALL PEE WEE MAJORS:  CHAMPION: R&J Body Shop

                                                    2ND PLACE: Capstone Mechanical

Both teams will represent Lake Air at City Tournament at Midway. 

BASEBALL PEE WEE MINORS:  CHAMPION: LANSHARX

                                                     2ND PLACE: REHENCO 

No City Tournament for this league. 

BASEBALL COACH PITCH: CHAMPION - Shorty's Pizza Shack

                                             2ND PLACE - JR Grace Homes

Both teams will represent Lake Air at City Tournament @ Southern. 

BASEBALL TBALL: CHAMPION - LAW OFFICE OF SETH SUTTON

                                2ND PLACE - CRAWFORD AUSTIN

 No City Tournament for this league.

SOFTBALL MAJORS:  CHAMPION: PERALES BROS.

                                      2ND PLACE: FREDDY'S GLASS

Both teams will represent Lake Air at City Tournament at Lakeview. 

SOFTBALL COACH PITCH: CHAMPION - Hillcrest Pediatric

                                            2ND PLACE - American Classified

 SOFTBALL TBALL:  CHAMPION -BUSH'S CHICKEN

                                   2ND PLACE - Eddie Rays Smokehouse

SOFTBALL PEE WEE:  CHAMPION: CRAWFORD AUSTIN

                                  2ND PLACE: BUSH'S CHICKEN

Both teams will represent Lake Air at City Tournament at Lorena. 



Wednesday, June 20
HISTORIC LAKE AIR ALL STAR TEAM REMEMBERED ALMOST 40 YEARS LATER

HISTORIC LAKE AIR ALL STAR TEAM REMEMBERED

The 1973 Northwest (Lake Air) Majors All Star team, managed by Butch Henry, won State and advanced to the Southern regional in Florida where they came within 2 wins of Williamsport and the Little League World Series.  Almost 40 years later, this team is being remembered and honored this year.  Butch Henry spoke to the Majors team at their first practice this year and encouraged them to enjoy every moment and leave everything on the field, just as the 1973 team did.



Friday, June 15
All Star Teams Announced

***ALL STAR TEAMS ANNOUNCED****

6/15/12 - 10:45 A.M - Go to the All Star page (left side of this page "2012 Lake Air All Stars") to view our teams.  Congratulations players and managers and good luck!