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November 9, 2010 > Newark softball registration

Newark softball registration

Submitted By Michael McHugh

In 1972 Darryl Reina, along with a number of other parents, started a Bobby Sox league for 75 girls in Newark and the surrounding area. Sherri Mills was one of the little girls on one of those teams, the Popsicles.

Fast forward to 2010 and Reina has moved on to be the former head of the Newark Recreation Department and now is the JV softball coach at Newark Memorial High School. Newark changed its affiliation to ASA a few years ago and Mills was president of Newark Girls Softball League for five years until a few months ago and is still heavily involved in the league.

Bobby Sox started play at Louis Ruschin Elementary, then moved to M.D. Silva (formerly located at the corner of Newark Boulevard and Thornton Avenue). The current ASA league, NGSL, has settled into fields built through the sweat of volunteers at Snow Elementary in Newark.

Some of the features that make this recreation league popular is: women are managers; no try-outs; every player must play a minimum of two innings per game; league borders are open to surrounding cities; to try to make teams balanced, every year a team player draw system is in place to set up teams in age-specific divisions; and there is one major fundraiser per year.

If your daughter (ages 5-16) wants or needs exercise in a fun environment, have her come to one of the registrations -- Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- or call to have someone contact you at 510-273-9067. Cost of November registrants is $70; December registration is $90; and late registration is $120. Visit for more information.

This year the league is having registration early for the spring season. Practice starts in March. Registration is at Newark Junior High School in the Multi-Purpose room on the corner of Newark Boulevard and Lafayette.

What: Newark Girls Softball League registration
Where: Newark Junior High School Multi-Purpose Room
When: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
How much: November registrations: $70; December registration: $90; Late: $120.

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