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In memory of John Hilgert

On Nov. 5, 2021, the Memorial community lost a beloved friend and family member. John Hilgert, a freshman at Memorial High School (MHS), tragically lost his life during the Astroworld concert. Only 14 years old, he was a gifted athlete who played many sports, and baseball was his favorite. MHS senior Logan Lee, and sophomores Blake Dardis, Ben Barnett, and Cole Armitage are leading the fundraising effort for a new scoreboard at the baseball field in memory of John. The John Hilgert Scoreboard will be 22 feet tall by 16 feet wide, with multimedia functionality, video, and sound. Members of the community can make a donation to help create a lasting memory in remembrance of John. To learn more and contribute to the scoreboard, please visit
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‘All I have to do is hear that music and you’re excited again’: 1984-1985 Cisco Wrangler Belles recall marching the 58th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

CISCO, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Thanksgiving traditions can vary from state-to-state, and even family-to-family. For two Cisco sisters, the holiday brings to mind a particularly fond shared memory. Margaret McKinney and Claudia Yeager were two of a large group of small-town Texans who marched in the 58th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1984. “It was […]
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Cubs offseason: What we’re hearing about Kodai Senga, Seiya Suzuki and shortstops

The Chicago Cubs are still waiting for the first domino to fall in what could be a transformative offseason at Wrigley Field, which is currently set up as a winter wonderland with kiddie rides, holiday lights and an ice skating rink. Black Friday, however, is traditionally not the time to find the best deals in Major League Baseball. Jed Hoyer’s front office also follows data-driven strategies that prioritize surplus value and long-term flexibility over big names and making a splash in the moment. This could be a long winter, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the Cubs, because this big-market franchise is finally repositioned to pounce and make huge moves again.
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We miss you a lot, Vin Scully

Some expecting mothers play classical music for their babies while still in the womb. My two daughters got a consistent stream of Vin Scully’s voice announcing Dodgers game nightly, with some pop-punk mixed in. Mr. Scully’s comforting voice spanned four generations in my family like countless other families who listened to his sports play-by-plays. More importantly, we listened for his stories.

22 Mets moments from the 2022 season to be thankful for

The Mets didn’t win baseball’s ultimate prize in 2022, and that was a huge bummer. However, it’s not like this past season in Queens wasn’t enjoyable. The last time I had this much fun following the Mets from start to finish (outside of the eventual results) was in 2006.

UGA baseball announces 16 signees for 2024 season

UGA baseball has added 16 signees for the 2024 season, head coach Scott Stricklin announced on Wednesday. The Georgia Bulldogs picked up six position players (catcher, first base, shortstop, two infielders, and one outfielder) and 10 pitchers (seven right-handed, three left-handed). The early signing period began on November 9, 2022...

Joyce Spencer: Community news for Friday, Nov. 25

RECOGNIZED: Two Barboursville residents received some well-deserved recognition last week. Nila Beckett was honored as WSAZ-TV’s Hometown Hero and Jack McKenna had a baseball field named for him. Beckett, who is 85 years old and the mother of six, was recognized for donating over 400 red, white and blue crocheted afghans that she made to veterans at Hospice of Huntington. She says she was taught to crochet by her mother when she was 8 years old. McKenna was recognized at the Barboursville council meeting Nov. 15 for his many years of volunteering with the Barboursville Little League as a coach and president of the league and primarily for always helping to maintain the Barboursville Lions Club ballfield. Mayor Chris Tatum presented McKenna with a proclamation stating that the field will now be known as the Jack McKenna Field. Jack, his wife, Sharon, and their family have lived in Barboursville since 1978. Congratulations to both outstanding Barboursville residents.

“No, Ray, It Was You”

Hopefully, you recall Shoeless Joe Jackson’s final words to Ray Kinsella in the baseball classic, Field of Dreams. (If you don’t, watch the movie and come back. This article will still be around here somewhere. ED.) Thinking of that scene and the opening gambit that ran through the...

Some Advice If You Want To Learn About Baseball

Have you sat there and thought about why people are obsessed with baseball? This article is for those who want to know more about the game of baseball. To boost your batting average, think about hitting the baseball at the fence rather than over it. The goal is to send that ball back from which it came. Usually, a ball that is hit into the air is easy to catch.

After two decades, Duke Childs set for revamp

The Duke Childs fields, home to New Trier’s baseball and softball teams, are currently undergoing a $5.3 million renovation to upgrade water retention and make many other additions. The project is set to be completed by early 2024. Currently, after heavy rain, water drains from the lagoon toward Duke...

Tri-State Food Bank holding another food giveaway at Bosse Field

There's another mobile food distribution event scheduled to happen at Bosse Field in Evansville, Indiana. Officials with Tri-State Food Bank say they'll be hosting the food giveaway on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The food distribution will happen from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or until boxes run out. The local nonprofit...