The Next Level Senior Showcase Softball and Baseball games will be played next week.
On Thursday, May 16th, the softball game will be played at TCC with a 7 pm start time.
Munroe’s Kaitlyn Sirmons has been invited to play in the inaugural event.
The baseball game will be played at Godby on Saturday, May 18 with a 4 pm start.
East Gadsden’s Jarrell Reynolds and Justin Tinsley have been invited to participate in the baseball game.
When I was a boy it was almost un-American to miss the Kentucky Derby.
In the times we’re living in it seems like nothing is un-American anymore.
But I did watch the Derby Saturday and truly enjoyed the race and the folks I was watching the race with.
The favorite, Orb, won the event with Golden Soul finishing second and Revolutionary running third.
It would have been a hard thing to pick a horse to bet on in the field because of its names.
Along with the first three finishers, horses Will Take Charge, Vyjack, Black Onyx, Verrazano, Hear the Ghost, Oxbow, Uncaptured, Flashback, Goldencents, Shanghai Bobby and Java’s War were in the running. Anyone of them had a name that could entice a wager.
Orb was the right name to bet on, though, and he’s the only one with a chance to win this year’s Triple Crown, something that hasn’t been done in 35 years.
The last to do so was Affirmed in 1978.
Last year, Miguel Cabrera won baseball’s Triple Crown, something that hadn’t been done in 45 years. So keep an eye on Orb.