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February 26, 2013

Local Roundup: Magee, Palestine top Grapeland

Behind a big night from Amber Magee, the Palestine softball team earned a come-from-behind, 8-7 win over Grapeland Monday.

Palestine led 7-2 after four innings, only to see Grapeland score five runs in the game’s final three frames to tie the game heading into the bottom of the seventh.

But, the home-Ladycats got a run across in the bottom of the seventh for the victory.

Magee finished with four hits — including two doubles — and four RBI in the victory, while Nicole Thompson finished with three hits and an RBI of her own.

Cortney Grimes got the win inside the circle for the Ladycats, striking out six in her seven innings of work.

Palestine travels to Tyler this weekend to play in the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) tournament, beginning Thursday.


WESTWOOD 11, Normangee 4

Lane Stringfield struck out 14 in six innings of work Monday, leading Westwood to a 11-4 victory over Normangee.

Clayton Luce led the Panther offense, finishing 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored.

Westwood begins play in the Arp tournament Thursday.

YMCA baseball/softball sign-ups

Registration for the Palestine YMCA’s 2013 baseball and softball seasons are under way.

This year, the Y is partnering with the Texas Teen-Age program, and the Y teams will participate in both the East Texas Fast Pitch and Elkhart Summer leagues.

Registration is $40 for Y members and $50 for non-members, with registration open until March 6. From March 6 to March 15, last registration is open with a $10 late fee.

Financial assistant is available for those who qualify. The financial aid application deadline is March 1.

The leagues are open to children ages 4 to 12, with age determined by how old the child will be on April 30 for baseball, and how old they were on Jan. 1 for softball.

Along with registering at the Y, the league’s will host a final sign-up date Saturday at Hibbett’s sporting good stores, located in the Palestine Plaza. The sign-up event will be from noon until 4 p.m., with registrants receiving a 20 percent off coupon from Hibbett.

For more information, contact Chad Cox at 903-729-3139, or visit

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