LSLL girls a bright spot for community


We try to play the part of neutral observers here.

It’s our job to relay information to you, the readers, in a clear and concise manner, without prejudice. If we do what we’re supposed to do, our readers can make their own decisions based on the best information available to them at the time.

This is truly an important mission of our staff, and something we spend a great deal of time on, from stories covering local politics to sporting events.

But, at our core, we’re still human beings.

We do root for children afflicted with illness to get better and lead productive lives. We do care about how our schools are run. And, yes, we do end up rooting for the home team probably more than we should. Which brings us to recent developments over at Lower Sussex Little League.

Both the Lower Sussex Major League and Junior League softball teams brought home the District III championship on Tuesday night, July 7. For the Major League team, this will be its third consecutive year playing for a state championship. That’s impressive.

And it’s exciting. This area has long been a hotbed of youth softball. The Indian River High School team is competitive much more often than it’s not. The Pyle Center plays host to not one, but two, World Series championships. And many young ladies from this area have received college educations thanks to their abilities on the diamond.

We congratulate the players on these teams for advancing this far, and thank the coaches, parents and volunteers who help them play the sport they love.