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Posts published in “Day: April 30, 2015

Little League recovers after copper wire theft

HIGHLANDS – Let the games begin! The Highlands Little League is back playing a full schedule, after restoring the lighting at two of their four baseball fields on E. Canal Street.

Last month, thieves that don’t seem to care about young athletes, stole about 2500 feet of copper wiring that ran to the lights at the field.

At the time, the Little League organization thought they might not be able to play all their games, which usually take place in the evenings, often after dark.

But the community stepped in and through donations of money, goods, and services, was able to restore lighting to the two fields. LL President Jeremy Reznicek had estimated that the loss was over $10,000, but to restore power a donation of new wire worth $2100 was made, and RUS Industrial in Channelview hooked up the lights at no cost.

According to LL parent Chrissa Cotten Teel, games are continuing on a regular schedule now, thanks to a lot of folks that helped and cared about the kids that play baseball. She said that the League does not get any outside funding or county help, only their fundraising activities, and donations of money and volunteers to run the games. She emphasized that the league could continue to use help, but thanked the community for their support.

Authorities are expected to watch the fields at Kaminski Park to discourage any further thefts or vandalism.

Constable Ken Jones told the Star-Courier that theft of wiring was also reported at the County softball field on Wallisville Road. In addition, a number of truck thefts have been reported recently in Highlands, and the Constable’s office is patroling more intensively. Anyone with information is asked to call his office, at 281-427-4791.

Veterans honored at Crosby Cougar Baseball

The Crosby Cougar Varsity Baseball Team clinched a spot in the 2015 playoffs, 18-6 overall and 11-3 in District Play, two games remaining to determine seed, one was played Tuesday night after press time. They defeated New Caney April 24 by 7-0.

Sean Bergeron pitched 5 innings of shut out baseball. Sean gave up only 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, with 8K’s and went 2-4 on the night at the plate. Austin Hearn and Richard Martinez also came in to get some work and pitched a shut out inning a piece. Offensively, Charley Harber went 2-3, Alec Lewis went 2-3 with a double, Mario Sequera had a double, Tristan Meinen went 1-1, Trevor Larkin was 1-2, and Richard Martinez came through with a homerun and a couple RBI’s. Jonathan Duran has been promoted to the Assistant to the Assistant Coach!

Hunter Hearn, Charley Harber, and Jackson Godoy all earned class ranking in the top 10% for the Class of 2015.