Mill Creek Little League Softball All Stars eliminated from Western Regional Championship Tournament

Standing from left: Kalia Zellmer, Kayla Peacocke, Lauren Whitley, Emily Fettig, Sydney Warren, Deirdre Delgado, Ava Mills, Coach Larri Werner, Avery Hare, Abby Pennylegion, Amanda Wininger, Haley Warren, and Annie Coe. Seated from left: Coach Kristen Ryan and Manager Page Dearborn. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Little League.

The Mill Creek Little League Softball All Star team lost their first game of post season play in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday evening, July 28th.

Unfortunately, the loss occurred in the single-elimination quarterfinal round of the Western Regional Championship Tournament.

"A march from madness, and the evolution of women’s basketball," by Chuck Wright

Mill Creek resident Chuck Wright is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Traumatic Stress Specialist. Photo credit: Karen Brandon.

In 1891 Springfield College PE instructor, James Naismith, invented men’s peach-basketball. Within a few months Senda Berenson brought the game to Smith College, but since women were not suited for men’s style of ball, Berenson modified Naismith’s rules. Berenson believed her gentile basketball codes supported women to be players and ladies too.