Families and Little League succeed in running a season of baseball despite unusual circumstances.
BY MATTHEW MERITT
I paid for a full seat but only used the edge while watching one of the Big Flats Little League Baseball championship games this year.
As the Friday evening sun set the excitement rose, with a mere run separating the two Triple-A Division teams in the sixth and final inning. The Pirates’ pitcher deftly gathered up the needed three outs to nail down a 7-6 win for his team. His composure and good sportsmanship were matched by that of his teammates and their Yankee opponents in a game that could have gone either way.
Pokémon group going strong despite lockdown
Editors Note: This Q&A was prepared before the lockdown. Though in-person play at Great Escape game room is suspended, the group still meets online and hopes to resume in-person play when the time comes.
See below for contact information.
By MATTHEW MERITT
If size limits small towns on the variety of organized activities available, there’s a silver lining. Can’t find an existing club, team or group that matches your interest? Then start your own.
That’s what Big Flats resident Nick Piet did. The husband and father of two explains in the Q&A below how he and his son, Johnny, got the Corning-Elmira Pokémon League off the ground.
At weekly League gatherings, youth and adult players enjoy the casual and friendly competition. But it’s also official. Participants can earn points to qualify for regional events. Just last year, Johnny competed in the Pokémon World Tournament in Washington, D.C.
You never know what cards you’ll be dealt in a card game. But at the local Pokémon club you will always find conversation, concentration, laughter and a handshake after every match.
For Pokemon league questions, contact:
For general store inquiries or other gaming info, contact: GEA@GreatEscapeAdventures.net
Where and when does this group meet? Every Sunday 3-5 p.m. at Great Escape Adventures' game room in the Arnot Mall. (Note: in-person play suspended but online meet-ups and play continue.)