Middlesex YMCA sports
|Members of this year’s 12-15 year old Middlesex YMCA soccer team are, front from left, River Boulay, Megan Shores, Derron Cook, Russell Hanuska, Edga Onolmedo and Will Howard; standing, Enrique Gonzalez, Jospin Sosa, Bobby Nazrini, Christian Baker, Joseph Cockrell, Aaron Brandford, Jacob Bebe and coach Neal Barber. (Photo by Larry Chowning)|
by Becca Panis
Indoor soccer registration is kicking off this week. This is the first year that Middlesex has offered competitive indoor soccer and we hope to have a great turn out. We will be competing against the Northern Neck Y and the Northumberland Y. Middlesex has a very strong soccer following, so we want to encourage everyone to come out, register, and keep our kids active. The first games will be on November 10 and games will be played primarily on Saturdays with a few games during the week.
Fall soccer ended last weekend. All age groups had tournaments here and in the surrounding counties. Middlesex hosted the 12-15 year olds, Mathews hosted the 9-11 year olds, and the Northern Neck Y hosted the 6-8 year olds. The 3-5 year olds even had a game on a much bigger field than they are used to and ended their skill-building season with a bang. Thank you to all the coaches and volunteers who make our soccer program. You are greatly appreciated!
Adult softball had its last round of games on October 24. All games were fun and competitive. KJ Bassett’s Young Guns put a clobbering on Charles Dixson’s team, 33-9. KJ’s team has proven to be a force all season.
The big highlight was Mike Lucas’ Superstars continuing their undefeated season with a 20-11 win over Big John’s All Or Nothing team. Curt Faulkner had a home run halfway through the game that really took the momentum away from the Big John’s team. Mike’s team is full of hitters and can do more than hold their own in the field.
Many thanks to all who participated in our adult softball program and the folks who helped by umpiring. Johnny Duke was a big part of the success of this season as a devoted umpire throughout the season. Volunteers are what makes this county so special.
Next in the adult sport season is flag football. Registration will continue through November 6. You can sign up as a team or register as a player and be put on a roster. This is a very competitive adult sport with some cold nights on tap. KJ Bassett’s team is the defending champions and will try to continue their three-year undefeated run. The first game will be on November 7 and all games will be played on Wednesdays. There will be a coaches meeting on Monday, November 5 at 6 p.m.