News & Press Releases for Dixie Softball

2014 WORLD SERIES NEWS!

08/01/2014

TENNESSEE WINS INAUGURAL SWEETEES WORLD SERIES

LEXINGTON, TENNESSEE defeated JENA, LOUISIANA twice ( 22-11 and 13-10) on the final day of play to win the very first Dixie SweeTees World Series championship that was hosted by the BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI Dixie Softall league.

The James E. "Obie" Evans Sportsmanship Award was presented to the team from WESLEY CHAPEL, FLORIDA.

The remaining teams in the Series were: ENTEPRISE, ALABAMA; MAGEE, MISSISSIPPI; BOGER CITY OPTIMIST, NORTH CAROLINA; AYNOR AREA, SOUTH CAROLINA and BUCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA.

The 2015 Dixie SweeTees World Series will be hosted by the ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA Dixie Softball league.

ALABAMA FORCED TO SECOND GAME BUT WINS DARLINGS CHAMPIONSHIP

TALLASSEE, ALABAMA entered the finals on Wednesday night undefeated.  However, SABINE, LOUISIANA defeated ALABAMA 10-2 to force a final Championship Game.  ALABAMA defeated LOUISIANA 10-0 in that second game to win The Arnold E. King Championship Award at the 9th Annual Dixie Darlings World Series hosted by the BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI Dixie Softball league.

The James E. "Obie" Evans sportsmanship Award was presented to the Host team BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI.

The remaining teams in the Series were: HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA; TAYLOR COUNTY, GEORGIA; TAYLORSVILLE, MISSISSIPPI; DUNN, NORTH CAROLINA; DILLON, SOUTH CAROLINA; WAYNE COUNTY, TENNESSEE; FRANKLIN COUNTY, TEXAS and AMHERST COUNTY AMERICAN, VIRGINIA.

The 2015 Dixie Darlings World Series will be hosted by the MONROE/WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA Dixie Softball leagues.

ANGELS X-play WORLD SERIES WON BY NORTH CAROLINA

Defeating DOTHAN AMERICAN, ALABAMA by the score of 4-2, BURGAW, NORTH CAROLINA won the 3rd Annual Dixie Angels X-play World Series hosted by the ATOKA, TENNESSEE Dixie Softball league.

The James E. "Obie" Evans" Sportsmanship Award was presented to the HOPKINS COUNTY AMERICAN, TEXAS team.

The remaining teams in the Series were: BROKEN BOW, OKLAHOMA; SPRING HILL, FLORIDA; JONES COUNTY NATIONAL, GEORGIA; WEST MONROE NATIONAL, LOUISIANA; EAST CENTRAL, MISSISSIPPI; AYNOR AREA, SOUTH CAROLINA; MADISON CENTRAL, TENNESSEE and HALIFAX COUNTY AMERICAN, VIRGINIA.

The 2015 Dixie Angels X-play World Series will be hosted by the MOORE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA Dixie Softball league.

LOUISIANA STRUGGLES BUT REPEATS AS DEBS CHAMPIONS

After defeating BRUNSWICK COUNTY WEST, NORTH CAROLINA 1-0 earlier in the 39th Annual Dixie Debs World Series ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA was downed on the final day of play by the North Carolina team 6-5.  This forced a second game on the final day which Alexandria won 17-9 to repeat as the Dixie Debs World Series winner for the second year in a row and win the James A. Webb/Clarence Jordan Championship Award.

World Series Host, ATOKA, TENNESSEE was presented the James E. "Obie" Evans Sportsmanship Award.

The remaining teams in the Series were: ENTERPRISE, ALABAMA; IDABEL, OKLAHOMA; WEST PASCO, FLORIDA; SOUTHEAST DOUGHERTY, GEORGIA; MAGEE, MISSISSIPPI; LANCASTER AMERICAN, SOUTH CAROLINA; McEWEN, TENNESSEE; ALTO, TEXAS and CREWE-BURKEVILLE, VIRGINIA.

The 2015 Dixie Angels Debs World Series will be hosted by the MONROE-WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA Dixie Softball league.

 


World Series Locations

07/25/2014

Bay St. Louis, MS 

Park Location: 701 Athletic Dr. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

228-493-2271 or 228-493-4468

http://wsbaystlouis.dixiesb.org/


Atoka, TN

Park Location: 118 Atoka Park Ave. Atoka, TN 38004

901-289-4197

http://wsatoka.dixiesb.org/

 

Ponchatoula, LA

Park Location: 19030 Ponchatoula Park Dr. Ponchatoula, LA 70454

985-370-7273

http://wsponchatoula.dixiesb.org/

 

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Park Location: 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, LA  29566

843-281-3800

http://wsnorthmyrtlebeach.dixiesb.org/


2014 DIXIE SOFTBALL STATE CHAMPIONS

07/22/2014


The final game has been played in the 2014 Dixie Softball state tournaments and the state champions are:


SWEETEES @ BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (Teams arriving July 25)


ALABAMA – ENTERPRISE
FLORIDA – WESLEY CHAPEL
LOUISIANA – JENA
MISSISSIPPI – MAGEE
NORTH CAROLINA – BOGER CITY OPTIMIST
SOUTH CAROLINA – AYNOR AREA
TENNESSEE – LEXINGTON
VIRGINIA – BUCKINGHAM
HOST – BAY ST. LOUIS
(NOTE: Arkansas, Georgia & Texas chose not to place teams in the Series)

DARLINGS @ BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (Teams arriving July 25)

ALABAMA – TALLASSEE
FLORIDA – HOLMES COUNTY
GEORGIA – TAYLOR COUNTY
LOUISIANA – SABINE
MISSISSIPPI – TAYLORSVILLE
NORTH CAROLINA – DUNN
SOUTH CAROLINA – DILLON
TENNESSEE – WAYNE COUNTY
TEXAS – FRANKLIN COUNTY
VIRGINIA – AMHERST COUNTY AMERICAN
HOST – BAY ST. LOUIS
(NOTE: Arkansas chose not to place a team in the Series)

ANGELS TRADITIONAL @ NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Teams arriving August 3)

ALABAMA – SOUTH DALE
FLORIDA – MARIANNA
GEORGIA – BALDWIN COUNTY
LOUISIANA – RAYVILLE
MISSISSIPPI – COLUMBIA DEAN GRINER
NORTH CAROLINA – HOPE MILLS
SOUTH CAROLINA – TURBEVILLE
TENNESSEE – CROCKETT COUNTY
TEXAS – FRANKLIN COUNTY
VIRGINIA – RUSTBURG
HOST – NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
(NOTE: Arkansas chose not to place a team in the Series)

ANGELS X-play @ ATOKA, TN (Teams arriving July 25)

ALABAMA – DOTHAN AMERICAN
ARKANSAS – BROKEN BOW, OKLAHOMA
FLORIDA – SPRING HILL
GEORGIA – JONES COUNTY NATIONAL
LOUISIANA – WEST MONROE NATIONAL
MISSISSIPPI – EAST CENTRAL
NORTH CAROLINA – BURGAW
SOUTH CAROLINA – AYNOR AREA
TENNESSEE – MADISON CENTRAL
TEXAS – HOPKINS COUNTY AMERICAN
VIRGINIA – HALIFAX COUNTY AMERICAN
HOST – ATOKA, TN
(NOTE: Arkansas has a portion of Oklahoma in its Dixie Softball boundaries)

PONYTAILS TRADITIONAL @ NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Teams arriving August 3)

ALABAMA – TAYLOR-REHOBETH
FLORIDA – PAXTON
GEORGIA – COLUMBIA COUNTY
LOUISIANA – WEST MONROE NATIONAL
MISSISSIPPI – NATCHEZ AMERICAN
NORTH CAROLINA – LUMBERTON
SOUTH CAROLINA – LATTA
TENNESSEE – WAYNE COUNTY
TEXAS – WINNSBORO
VIRGINIA – HALIFAX COUNTY AMERICAN
HOST – NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
(NOTE: Arkansas chose not to place a team in the Series)

PONYTAILS X-play @ PONCHATOULA, LA (Teams arriving August 1)

ALABAMA – MONTGOMERY AMERICAN
ARKANSAS – BROKEN BOW, OKLAHOMA
FLORIDA – SPRING HILL
LOUISIANA – JEFFERSON PARISH WESTBANK WEST
MISSISSIPPI RED – INDIANOLA
MISSISSIPPI BLUE – COLUMBIA DEAN GRINER
NORTH CAROLINA – WEST ROBESON
SOUTH CAROLINA – AYNOR AREA
TENNESSEE – HOUSTON COUNTY
TEXAS – HOPKINS COUNTY AMERICAN
VIRGINIA – MONTGOMERY COUNTY
HOST – PONCHATOULA
(NOTE: Georgia chose not to place a team in the Series)
(NOE: Mississippi was allowed two teams due to an extenuating circumstance)

BELLES @ PONCHATOULA, LA (Teams arriving August 1)

ALABAMA – TROY
ARKANSAS – BROKEN BOW, OKLAHOMA
FLORIDA – FRANKLIN COUNTY
GEORGIA – PERRY JUNIOR LEAGUE
LOUISIANA – RAYVILLE
MISSISSIPPI – MAGEE
NORTH CAROLINA – BURGAW
SOUTH CAROLINA – GEORGETOWN COUNTY
TENNESSEE – WAYNE COUNTY
TEXAS- LIBERTY
VIRGINIA – HALIFAX COUNTY AMERICAN
HOST – PONCHATOULA
(NOTE: Arkansas has a portion of Oklahoma in its Dixie Softball boundaries)

DEBS @ ATOKA, TN (Teams arriving July 25)

ALABAMA – ENTERPRISE
ARKANSAS – IDABEL, OKLAHOMA
FLORIDA – WEST PASCO
GEORGIA – SOUTHEAST DOUGHERTY
LOUISIANA – ALEXANDRIA
MISSISSIPPI – MAGEE
NORTH CAROLINA – BRUNSWICK COUNTY WEST
SOUTH CAROLINA – LANCASTER AMERICAN
TENNESSEE –McEWEN
TEXAS – ALTO
VIRGINIA –CREWE BURKEVILLE
HOST ATOKA
(NOTE: Arkansas has a portion of Oklahoma in its Dixie Softball boundaries)

 

 


WORLD SERIES TIME IS COMING

06/26/2014

Tournament time is here!

Sub-district, district and state tournament are underway in all of the Dixie Softball states.  Reaching the World Series is the goal of each team.  This year for the very first time there will be a Dixie SweeTees World Series.

The World Series hosts are making final preparations in order to get their Series' ready.  With the four different locations in four different states, Dixie Softball will be offering a variety of venues for the 2014 World Series.

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi will be hosting their second World Series when they host both the inaugural Dixie SweeTees and the 9th annual Dixie Darlings World Series'.  Teams will be arriving on July 25 with actual play beginning on July 26.

Atoka, Tennessee will be the site of the 3rd annual Dixie Angels X-play and the 39th annual Dixie Debs World Series'.  Teams will be arriving on July 25 with actual play beginning on July 26.  This will be Atoka's first opportunity to host a World Series.

Also hosting their first World Series will be Ponchatoula, Louisiana as they will play host to the 3rd annual Dixie Ponytails X-play World Series and the 39th annual Dixie Belles World Series.  Teams will arrive on August 1 with actual play beginning on August 2.

Finishing up the 2014 World Series events for Dixie Softball will be North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina hosting their first World Series when the 14th annual Dixie Angels TRADITIONAL and the 39th Ponytails TRADITIONAL World Series teams arrive in town.  Teams will arrive on August 3 with actual play beginning on August 4.

Make your plans to attend at least one of the 2014 Dixie Softball World Series sites and you will have an enjoyable time watching games and enjoying the things to do within the area of the host site.
 


2014 NEW AND RETURNED LEAGUES

05/12/2014

BRANDON, FLORIDA

LAWRENCE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA

CANTON YOUTH, TEXAS

WEST CHATHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

SNEADS FERRY, NORTH CAROLINA

MIDWAY YOUTH, TENNESSEE

BURKE COUNTY AMERICAN, NORTH CAROLINA

CHESNEE YOUTH, SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA DEAN GRINER AMERICAN, MISSISSIPPI

DISTRICT 3 YOUTH, SOUTH CAROLINA

MONKEY JUNCTION SPORTS, NORTH CAROLINA

NATCHEZ ADAMS AMERICAN, MISSISSIPPI

NATCHEZ ADAMS NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI

PRINCE GEORGE, VIRGINIA

SELMA AMERICAN, ALABAMA

THOMASTON-UPSON, GEORGIA

LUMBERTON, NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CATAWBA OPTIMIST, NORTH CAROLINA

WINONA, TEXAS

TYLERTOWN, MISSISSIPPI

SAUCIER, MISSISSIPPI

OPP, ALABAMA

THARPTOWN YOUTH, ALABAMA

GRACEVILLE, FLORIDA

ELLAVILLE/SCHLEY COUNTY, GEORGIA

BROADDUS, TEXAS

LAWRENCE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

ADAMSVILLE, TENNESSEE

BAYOU AMERICAN, LOUISIANA

ELBA, ALABAMA

NASHVILLE PARKWOOD, TENNESSEE

SELMER, TENNESSEE

TAYLORSVILLE, MISSISSIPPI

TOPSAIL, NORTH CAROLINA

TUSKEGEE-MACON COUNTY, ALABAMA

COLDSPRING, TEXAS

NE WINTERHAVEN, FLORIDA

COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA

COLLINS, MISSISSIPPI

FORT RUCKER, ALABAMA

PUCKETT, MISSISSIPPI

SEMINOLE COUNTY, GEORGIA

CARTHAGE-LINCOLN PARK, MISSISSIPPI

CASTOR, LOUISIANA

KERSHAW COUNTY AMERICAN, SOUTH CAROLINA

KERSHAW COUNTY NATIONAL SOUTH CAROLINA


2014 Dixie Softball Scholarship Winners Named

04/20/2014

Doug Garrett, chairman of the Dixie Softball Scholarship Committee, announces the following Dixie Softball players as recipients of a 2014 Dixie Softball scholarship:


The recipient of the Frank L. Baxter Honorary Scholarship is Zelene Ja’mere Ester. She is from Delhi, Louisiana and played her Dixie Softball there. Frank Baxter is a former State Director from Huffman, Alabama.

The recipient of the R. T. Adams Memorial Scholarship is Shelby Faith Weatherly. She is from Denison, Texas and played her Dixie Softball there. R. T. Adams was a former National Director from Lancaster, South Carolina.

The recipient of the Billy Adkins Memorial Scholarship is Shady Marie Ross. She is from Brighton, Tennessee and played her Dixie Softball at the Atoka Dixie Softball program. Billy Adkins was a former National Director from Ozark/Ft. Rucker, Alabama.

The recipient of the Tim Neely Memorial Scholarship is Alexis Michelle Martinez. She is from Fayetteville, North Carolina and played her Dixie Softball for the Hope Mills Dixie Softball program. Tim Neely was a former National Director from Florence, Mississippi.

The recipient of the Aubrey Tapley Memorial Scholarship is Samantha Louise Gidney. She is from Perry, Georgia and played her Dixie Softball there. Aubrey Tapley was a former  State/National Director and a Dixie Softball, Inc. National Commissioner from Mena, Arkansas.

The recipient of the George D. Matthews, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is Ashley Brooke Barber. She is from  Blackstock, South Carolina and played her Dixie Softball at the Chester Dixie Softball program. George Matthews was a former State Director from Andrews, South Carolina.

The recipient of the Charles W. “Buddy” Wade Memorial Scholarship is Marlyn Shae Lee. She is from Carrabelle, Florida and played her Dixie Softball at the Franklin County program. Buddy Wade was an Incorporator of Dixie Softball, Inc. and was its first National Commissioner and was from Brent, Alabama.

The recipient of the Helen Louise Jordan Memorial Scholarship is Amanda Elizabeth Trapp. She is from Lockwood Folly, North Carolina and played her Dixie Softball there. Louise Jordan was a former State Secretary and Special Contributor to Dixie Softball and was from Zephyrhills, Florida.

 


DIXIE SOFTBALL, INC. ---- UMPIRES

02/03/2014

DIXIE SOFTBALL, INC. ---- UMPIRESFebruary 20142014 REGISTERING OF DIXIE SOFTBALL UMPIRESNOTE: All Dixie Softball, Inc. (DSI) umpires MUST be registered before regular season play begins in order to be eligible to umpire regular season and tournament games.Dixie Softball, Inc., along with Tiger Six, is pleased to announce that beginning on February 1, 2014, the DSI Umpire Registration Test will be available online. Applicants will be able to take the test and pay online through PayPal using any major credit card or by electronic checking. After you register and pay, you will be issued a pin number that will enable you to sign in and take the test. The current Rule Guide book will be available online for you to take the test. You will be allowed to retake the test only once at no cost. After two (2) attempts to pass the test there will be an additional charge of $10.00 for each subsequent attempt to take the test. After successful completion of the test you will be mailed a registration card, a patch and a hard copy of the Rule Guide book. More details, if needed, for this process will be forthcoming on this website. The test will still be offered as it has been in the past through the DSI Umpire Committee Chairman. You can mail a check or money order (no cash please) for each test desired to the address listed below. All returned checks will be charged a $30.00 Bank Service fee. Please include the address to where the test(s) should be mailed. The test(s) will be mailed to you along with two (2) scoring sheets for each test and a Rule Guide book. Again, you will only be allowed to retake the test once at no additional cost. After two (2) attempts to pass the test there will be a $10.00 fee for each subsequent attempt to take the test. After successful completion of the test(s) you will be mailed a registration card and a patch.The cost of either having the hard copy test mailed to you or taking the test online will remain at $30.00 per test. There will be no Umpire Manuals this year. The test is taken strictly from the Rule Guide book and will consist of 100 questions. Each applicant will have to read and/or review the entire Rule Guide book in order to be able to answer all the questions correctly. On the answer sheets you receive by mail you will find in the upper right hand corner a space marked ?Test No?. One answer sheet you will mark as #1 for questions 1-50 and the other answer sheet you will mark as #2 for questions 51-100. Name, address and phone number will be required on both answer sheets for identification purposes.April 15 of the current year is the postmark date or by electronic device date deadline for all applicants requesting to be registered as a Dixie Softball umpire. May 1 of the current year is the postmark date or by electronic device date deadline for all completed umpire tests to be returned to the DSI Umpire Committee Chairman or completed online. Additional umpire patches may be purchased from the Umpire Committee Chairman at a cost of $1.50 each:Dale Wooding, Umpire Committee Chairman, 2522 Lewiston Plank Road, Burkeville, Virginia 23922.Home Phone: 1-434-767-4667, Cell Phone: 1-434-390-3452, Email: HYPERLINK "mailto:vanationaldir@yahoo.com" vanationaldir@yahoo.com.NOTE: The DSI Umpire Committee Chairman cannot interpret any rules of Dixie Softball. Any questions should be channeled through the District Directors, State Directors, with the National Commissioners being the final arbitrator of any DSI rule.

Sign up for your FREE TigerSix Website today!

01/29/2014

In addition to professionally designed websites that are easy to navigate and easy to manage, TigerSix offers the local league a number of solutions to reducing or eliminating countless hours of administrative work. Many NEW features have been added this year!!! Sign up today for your free website at: http://www.tigersix.net/register and use the coupon code "dixie" to get your free site. There will be a $3.50 per player registration fee. Please visit www.tigersix.com or call John at 610-442-1315 (email: johnp@tigersix.net)or Stacy at 561-891-9040 (email: stacy@tigersix.net) with questions or inquiries. OR call toll free at 888-910-8060 John: ext. 222Stacy: ext. 233

2016 WORLD SERIES UP FOR BID

01/02/2014

Bids are now open for the 2016 Dixie SweeTees, Darlings, Angels TRADITIONAL, Angels X-play, Ponytails TRADITIONAL, Ponytails X-play, Belles and Debs Dixie Softball World Series'. If your program is interested in placing an intent to bid for a 2016 Dixie Softball World Series (all age divisions) please send the intent either postmarked no later than May 1, 2014 to:

Dixie Softball, Inc.,

1101 Skelton Drive,

Birmingham,AL 35224


or E-mailed no later than May 1, 2014 to:

OBIEDSI@aol.com and Dixie Softball World Series requirements will be sent to you. Dixie Softball World Series requirements can be found here on our website as well.


A program may bid for one or more Dixie Softball World Series.


DIXIE SOFTBALL AND TIGERSIX JOIN TOGETHER TO OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS

11/04/2013

Dixie Softball, Inc. is proud to announce that it has joined with TigerSix inannually presenting two $2,500.00college scholarships. These scholarships will be in addition to those already offered by Dixie Softball.The same format that Dixie Softball has in place for scholarship applications will be followed as for the eligibility of someone receiving a TigerSix scholarship with one exception:Anyone receiving either of the two TigerSix scholarships must be associated with a league that has their website managed by TigerSix.To have your league eligible to receive a TigerSix scholarship contact: Stacy at stacy@tigersix.net or 888-910-8060.

DIXIE SOFTBALL PARTNERS WITH MOTEL 6

10/24/2013

DIXIE SOFTBALL PARTNERS WITH MOTEL 6 PhotoDixie Softball and MOTEL 6 announce a special partnership that will offer a 10% discount on all reservations. Below is the information to be used when making reservations at MOTEL 6: Welcome to Motel 6? Corporate Plus @ 6 Program! Your organizations? assigned corporate account number is CP572485, and must be referenced at the time of reservation or check-in to insure the 10% discount is received. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-4MOTEL6 (1-800-466-8356) or at www.motel6.com. For group reservations it is suggested that a call to our group sales department at: 800-544-4866. Your discount may not be used with any other discounts or coupons. This offer is valid through December 31, 2014 Your special URL: http://www.motel6.com/reservations/promo.aspx?id=dsl1dde4&WT.mc_id=CP572485

DIXIE SOFTBALL AWARDS PRESENTED

10/22/2013

At the Dixie Softball, Inc. annual board of directors meeting the following awards were presented:2013 GORDON L. HOBBS SPIRIT AWARD ? Jack Williams, Arkansas State Director2013 CARLO M. WARNER ACHIEVMENT AWARD ? Arkansas Dixie Softball2013 YVONNE L. BRIGHT LEADERSHIP AWARD ? Danny Brooks, Florida State Director2013 BIG ?K? AWARD ? Chris Cash, Alabama District 2 Director10-YEAR SERVICE AWARD ? Ron Hudson, North Carolina State Director15-YEAR SERVICE AWARD ? Leland Gaston, Mississippi State Director; Sharon Lafitte, Texas National Director/National Secretary; Frank Perkins, Virginia State Director

YOUR ARE INVITED TO A DIXIE SOFTBALL HOMECOMING

10/08/2013

In 2015, Dixie Softball, Inc. will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. Even though Dixie Girls Softball began in 1968, 1975 is the year that Dixie Softball was officially incorporated.To celebrate Dixie Softball?s 40th anniversary, the Dixie Softball national board of directors have decided to have a HOMECOMING dedicated to those leagues that once played Dixie Softball but did not franchise in 2013.Beginning with the 2014 Dixie Softball season, any league that left Dixie Softball for whatever reason and did not franchise in 2013, will only have to pay one-half of national fees in the year they re-franchise (2014 or 2015 only). States were given the option to extend this offer to leagues from their respective state. A lot of changes have occurred in Dixie Softball over the past few years:1. World Series for Angels2. World Series for Darlings3. World Series for SweeTees4. Expanded stealing in Ponytails X-play5. Stealing in Angels X-play6. No consecutive game rule for pitchers & player/pitchers in SweeTees, Darlings, Angels X-play, Ponytails X-play, Belles and Debs tournament play7. More scholarships8. Online franchising9. Better communication If any softball program would like to take advantage of this fantastic offer need to contact Dixie Softball at either: obiedsi@aol.com, 205-785-2255, 1101 Skelton Drive, Birmingham, AL 35224

2014 ELECTIONS

09/30/2013

The following Dixie Softball national directors are up for election in 2014. Nominations for national directors are to be sent postmarked on or before April 1, 2014 to Obie Evans, DSI President, 1101 Skelton Drive, Birmingham, AL 35224:NORTH CAROLINA,TENNESSEE, &VIRGINIAThe following Dixie Softball state directors are up for election in 2014. Nominations for state directors are to be sent postmarked on or before April 1, 2014 to Preston Leonard, DSI Vice President, P. O. Box 550715, Gastonia, NC 28055: ALABAMA,ARKANSAS,FLORIDA,GEORGIA,SOUTH CAROLINA, &TEXAS

NEW HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

09/26/2013

Those inducted into the Dixie Softball Hall of Fame for the year of 2013 by a 70% or more of the votes cast by the Dixie Softball Hall of Fame Committee are:PIONEER PLAYERS ? Karen Echols of Hillview/78 West, Alabama; Dawn Wingerter (Whitmer) of Jefferson Parish Westbank, LouisianaPLAYERS ? Kristen Bonnett of Hueytown, Alabama; Kristen ?Kristi? Hobbs of Adamsville/78 West, Alabama; Jennifer Lea Nunn (Finch) of Clarksville, Virginia; LeAnn Sanders of Pickens County/Reform, AlabamaLEAGUES ? Town Creek, North Carolina; Loris, South Carolina; Bonham, Texas; Motley, VirginiaCOACH/LEAGUE ADMINISTRATOR ? The late Ernie Wade of Humphreys County/Waverly, TennesseeCOACH ? Eddie Daniels of Forest Hill, MississippiUMPIRE ? The late Rick Hartley of Hernando County, FloridaDIXIE SOFTBALL ADMINISTRATORS ? Ronald Anderson of Henager, Alabama; Lee Overstreet of Old Hickory, Tennessee; Danny Brooks of Brooksville, FloridaSPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR/COACH ? The late Ruby Heafner of Kings Mountain, North Carolina

2013 WORLD SERIES WRAP-UP

08/12/2013

The 2013 DIXIE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES are now in the history pages of the Dixie Softball rule guide. 

Dixie Softball congratulates PETAL, MISSISSIPPI; BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS/BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA and ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA (home of the CAJUN PAWN STARS TV show) for hosting the 2013 World Series’.  The results of the different World Series are as follows:

DIXIE DARLINGS:
MADISON CENTRAL, TENNESSEE won their third (previously won in 2009, 2010) and Tennessee’s fourth Dixie Darlings World Series by defeating SABINE, LOUISIANA 12 to 10 and was awarded the ARNOLD E. KING DIXIE DARLINGS CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD.  Louisiana defeated HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA 10 to 6 on the final day of play to earn the rights to play Tennessee (Tennessee had drawn the Bye) in the championship game.  Louisiana and Florida were runners-up. 
HALIFAX AMERICAN, VIRGINIA received the JAMES E. “OBIE” EVANS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD.
ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA hosted the Series.

DIXIE ANGELS TRADITIONAL:
HANAHAN, SOUTH CAROLINA defeated SLOCOMB, ALABAMA 2 to 0 to win their first and South Carolina’s fourth Dixie Angels Softball World Series and was awarded the CHARLES R. “ZACK” BLACK DIXIE ANGELS CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD.  Alabama was the runner-ups.
APPOMATTOX, VIRGINIA received the JAMES E. “OBIE” EVANS/LYN PIPKIN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD.
The Series was hosted by PETAL, MISSISSIPPI.

DIXIE ANGELS X-play:
MONTGOMERY AMERICAN, ALABAMA defeated EAST OUACHITA SOUTH, LOUISIANA twice (17 to 4 and 3 to 0) on the final day of play to win Alabama’s first Angels X-play World Series.  Louisiana was the runner-ups.
The JAMES E. “OBIE” EVANS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD was presented to SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA.
ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA hosted the Series.

DIXIE PONYTAILS TRADITONAL:
Completing a sweep of the 2013 TRADITIONAL World Series’, HANAHAN, SOUTH CAROLINA defeated WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA 6 TO 1 to win the RICHARD T. MURPHY, SR. DIXIE PONYTAILS CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD and gave Hanahan victories in both the Dixie Angels and Dixie Ponytails TRADITONAL World Series’.  This was South Carolina’s second Dixie Ponytails World Series victory and second in a row.  Florida was the runner-ups.
WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA (home of DUCK DYNASTY) was the recipient of the JAMES E. “OBIE” EVANS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD.
The Series was hosted by BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS/BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

DIXIE PONYTAILS X-play:
ALEXANDRIA NATIONAL, LOUISIANA won an all Louisiana Dixie Ponytails X-play championship game when they defeated JEFFERSON PARISH WESTBANK WEST, LOUISIANA 4 to 2.  This was a Host team’s first victory in the Ponytails X-play World Series and the first for a Louisiana team.  Louisiana was the runner-up team.
BROKEN BOW, OKLAHOMA (representing the state of ARKANSAS) took home the JAMES E. “OBIE” EVANS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD.               
ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA hosted the Series.

DIXIE BELLES:
For the sixth time in Dixie Belles World Series history the Host team won the Belles World Series when ALEXANDRIA NATIONAL, LOUISIANA won the CARL O. BOELTE/J. D. PAINTER DIXIE BELLES CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD by downing WEST PASCO, FLORIDA (a three-time past winner of the Belles World Series) 13 to 3.  This was the fifth Belles World Series championship won by a Louisiana team.  Florida was the PALMER “BUDDY” SUGGS DIXIE BELLES RUNNER-UP AWARD winner.
CREWE-BURKEVILLE, VIRGINIA was presented the JAMES E. “OBIE” EVANS/JESSICA GAIL WOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD.
ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA hosted the Series.

DIXIE DEBS:
The ALEXANDRIA NATIONAL, LOUISIANA Host team became the third 2013 Alexandria Host team to win their own World Series when they defeated the Louisiana state champions, FERRIDAY, 6 to 2 to win the JAMES A. WEBB/CLARENCE JORDAN DIXIE DEBS CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD.  This was the eight Dixie Debs World Series win by a Louisiana team. Louisiana was the runner-ups.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY WEST, NORTH CAROLINA was the recipient of the JAMES E. “OBIE” EVANS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD.
ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA hosted the Series.

2014 WORLD SERIES
The 2014 World Series’ will be hosted by:
DARLINGS – BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI
ANGELS TRADITIONAL – NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA
ANGELS X-play – ATOKA, TENNESSEE
PONYTAILS TRADITIONAL – NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA
PONYTAILS X-play – PONCHATOULA, LOUISIANA
BELLES – PONCHATOULA, LOUISIANA
DEBS- ATOKA, TENNESSEE


PENNANT NAMED OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT SOFTBALL

07/22/2013

Pennant Sports has been named by Dixie Softball, Inc. as the official supplier of tournament softballs for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dixie Softball seasons.  All Dixie Softball tournament for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dixie Softball seasons must use only softballs produced by Pennant Sports.
Pennant (formerly JP Sports/Paul’s) is a long-time supporter of Dixie Softball.  Congratulations to Pennant Sports !!!!!!!


Noted surgeon Dr. Andrews wants your young athlete to stay healthy

06/24/2013

Noted surgeon Dr. Andrews wants your young athlete to stay healthy Photo

NOTED SURGEON DR. JAMES ANDREWS WANTS YOUR YOUNG ATHLETE TO STAY HEALTHY BY PLAYING LESS. 

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- James Andrews has seen enough.

Enough of coaches who mean well and try hard, but who really don't know what they need to know.

Enough of parents who think their son or daughter is the next superstar athlete and must be pushed and pushed and pushed.

Enough of youngsters who are forced to visit him and his colleagues around the nation.

Andrews has become so alarmed that he is issuing written and verbal warnings to anyone willing to read or listen. Why should the public care what Andrews thinks? Because when the "Dr." is placed in front of his name, he becomes a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon.

Andrews, who has practiced medicine for nearly 40 years, is most famous for his ability to put professional athletes back together. These athletes -- notably, a who's who of quarterbacks -- have signed contracts for a combined total well north of $1 billion after his surgeries. In 2010, Andrews was the only doctor to be named among the top 40 most powerful people in the NFL by Sports Illustrated.

Andrews' specialties are knees, elbows and shoulders. One of his recent patients was Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who needed the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament repaired in his right knee.

The work on athletes, while important, isn't the reason Andrews collaborated with Don Yaeger, a former associate editor at Sports Illustrated, to write, "Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them, for Athletes, Parents and Coaches -- Based on My Life in Sports Medicine." He felt compelled to write the book, then talk about it, out of fear for the younger generation.

"I started seeing a sharp increase in youth sports injuries, particularly baseball, beginning around 2000," Andrews told The Plain Dealer in a telephone interview. "I started tracking and researching, and what we've seen is a five- to sevenfold increase in injury rates in youth sports across the board. I'm trying to help these kids, given the epidemic of injuries that we're seeing. That's sort of my mission: to keep them on the playing field and out of the operating room.

"I hate to see the kids that we used to not see get hurt. ... Now they're coming in with adult, mature-type sports injuries. It's a real mess. Maybe this book will help make a dent."

The Dr. James Andrews file

Born: 1942.

Children: Six.
Education: Louisiana State (standout pole vaulter); LSU School of Medicine; Tulane (residency).
Mentor: Dr. Jack C. Hughston.
Offices: Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala., and Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Former and current patients: Roger Clemens, Albert Pujols, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, Kerri Strug, Jack Nicklaus, Troy Aikman, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Bo Jackson, Emmitt Smith, Terrell Owens, Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Trent Richardson, Robert Griffin III, Adrian Peterson, Marcus Lattimore and a member of the Saudi royal family (torn ACL).
— Dennis Manoloff


Andrews debunks sports myths
PD: What is the crux of the mission?

J.A.: The deal is, as sports physicians, we've all been amiss for years worrying about putting people back together and fixing things and new techniques. But we've largely ignored the real problem: prevention of injuries. Everybody now agrees that the time is right to keep these kids from getting hurt so often. That's been my mission for 10 to 12 years, and it's really come to the forefront that last three to four years, when I helped start a prevention program with the sports-medicine society that we call the STOP program: Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention (in youth sports).

All proceeds from the book are going to the STOP program. It's not an "I" thing, not a financial thing, for me. It's a passion.

PD: Why the spike in youth injuries?

J.A.: Multiple factors, but two stand out: specialization and what we call professionalism.

Specialization leads to playing the sport year-round. That means not only an increase in risk factors for traumatic injuries but a sky-high increase in overuse injuries. Almost half of sports injuries in adolescents stem from overuse.

Professionalism is taking these kids at a young age and trying to work them as if they are pro athletes, in terms of training and year-round activity. Some can do it, like Tiger Woods. He was treated like a professional golfer when he was 4, 5, 6 years old. But you've got to realize that Tiger Woods is a special case. A lot of these kids don't have the ability to withstand that type of training and that type of parental/coach pressure.

Now parents are hiring ex-pro baseball players as hitting and pitching instructors when their kid is 12. They're thinking, 'What's more is better,' and they're ending up getting the kids hurt.

PD: Is money at the root of the problem -- e.g., the pursuit of college scholarships or pro contracts?

J.A.: The almighty dollar has a lot to do with it, yes. Some parents are putting a football or baseball in their kids' hands when they're 3 years old, and it's not just for a fun little photograph. Parents are projecting 10, 12 years. Don't get me wrong, I'm for sports. I love sports. I want these kids to reach their full potential, and if the potential is a college scholarship, great. If it's a pro career, great. But to think they're all going to be professional athletes is misguided. The odds against it are so very, very high. Even the ones who get college scholarships comprise a much smaller percentage than parents think.


Sports Insider: Dennis Manoloff talks about Dr. James Andrews interview
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PD: Can parents be put in a no-win position as well?

J.A.: Yes, to this extent: The systems out there in youth sports, particularly travel ball, have been important financial resources for the people who run them. Parents spend a fortune keeping their kids in a year-round sport, with travel and everything else. What's happening is, the tail is wagging the dog. The systems are calling the shots: If your son or daughter doesn't play my sport year-round, he or she can't play for me. Never mind that your kid is 12 -- I need year-round dedication.

Parents need to understand that we've got to correct the system. Unfortunately, it's easier said than done. It's a big problem. And it becomes a socioeconomic problem if they keep getting hurt in high school.

PD: The best advice you would give parents of a young athlete?

J.A.: The first thing I would tell them is, their kid needs at least two months off each year to recover from a specific sport. Preferably, three to four months. Example: youth baseball. For at least two months, preferably three to four months, they don't need to do any kind of overhead throwing, any kind of overhead sport, and let the body recover in order to avoid overuse situations. That's why we're seeing so many Tommy John procedures, which is an adult operation designed for professionals. In my practice now, 30 to 40 percent of the ones I'm doing are on high-schoolers, even down to ages 12 or 13. They're already coming in with torn ligaments.

Give them time off to recover. Please. Give them time to recover.

I said in the book, I want parents and coaches to realize the implications of putting a 12- or 13-year-old through the type of athletic work done by a 25-year-old. Parents and coaches, though they mean well, need to understand what the long-term effects of overuse can be.

PD: What are your thoughts on youngsters throwing curveballs?

J.A.: Throwing a curveball has a neuromuscular-control dynamic. In other words, it takes a lot of natural ability at a young age to throw that pitch. It's a complicated pitch. If you throw it with good mechanics, it doesn't have any greater force on your shoulder than throwing other pitches, but you've got to throw it correctly. It's misleading to say it's OK to throw the curveball with good mechanics because the rub is, most kids don't throw it with good mechanics. My rule of thumb is, don't throw the curveball until you can shave, until your bone structure has matured and you have the neuromuscular control to be able to throw the pitch properly.

PD: What advice would you give pitchers, in general?

J.A.: 1. Use proper mechanics. The No. 1 problem in any specific sport is improper mechanics.

2. Don't play year-round.

3. Avoid the radar gun at a young age. Don't try to overthrow. A lot of kids are 13 years old and checking the radar gun. That's going to get you in trouble. The radar gun makes you want to throw harder than you are capable of throwing.

4. Be very careful with showcases. I call them "show-off" cases because kids go there Saturday after throwing the football on Friday. They jump on a mound and overthrow because scouts are there. The next thing you know, the shoulder or elbow gets injured.

HBO's Real Sports on Dr. James Andrews (Part II here)

PD: How many pro athletes have you operated on in your career?

J.A.: I've had people ask me that, and I don't like to answer with numbers because it might sound like I'm bragging or self-promoting. So I don't go into a specific number. (Chuckle) What I like to say is, "Too many to count and not enough to quit."

PD: What percentage of your total operations are done on pro athletes?

J.A.: About 20 percent. Now I'm getting to where I'm operating on the sons of ballplayers I had.

PD: Have you stopped to think about the money in player contracts for which you've been responsible by extending careers?

J.A.: (Chuckle) No. Seeing these guys get back to doing what they do best, that's where I derive the enjoyment. I don't worry about how much money they might make in the future. I wish them all the best, but it's nerve-racking just the same. Every play. In the NFC Championship Game a few years ago, the Vikings played the Saints. Brett Favre and Drew Brees were two of my patients. I was pulling for Drew on offense, then Brett on offense, so I couldn't lose. But I was nervous.

PD: It is easy to forget how many surgeries you do on nonstars.

J.A.: A huge joy for me comes from operating on kids in high schools near where I live, kids who were injured and didn't have insurance. We've had a policy through the years that, if you get hurt playing high school football in my area, we'll do the best we can to help. (Andrews has offices in Alabama and Florida.)

To see these kids come back and get a scholarship, or even a pro contract, is a thrill. I once had a high school basketball player in Mississippi whom nobody would fix. The coaches brought him to me. Well, he eventually signed an NBA contract and has had several contracts and made tens of millions of dollars. He came back to see me with another injury. I told him, "This time I'm going to charge you."

You'd be surprised in our part of the country how many kids get hurt. We've had kids playing in rural areas, great athletes who get hurt but never were able to get the proper medical attention.

PD: The most complex surgery you've ever done?

J.A.: Marcus Lattimore, running back from South Carolina -- his leg. Drew Brees' shoulder. I'll say this about Drew: It's amazing that he's been able to come back and throw a football, let alone play at the level he does.

PD: What goes through your mind when players such as Adrian Peterson, whose knee you fixed, come back to rush for 2,000 yards in one season?

J.A.: I don't want to take credit for things like that. If you operate on the right athletes, the high-level athletes, they will make you look pretty good as a physician. If you don't have athletes who are motivated, who are so driven to come back, it won't matter. And the people who get the players after the surgeries -- they're the ones who deserve the most credit. The physical therapy and rehab people. My time with them is a couple hours, then I become a cheerleader.

As an example, the people who rehabbed Adrian were incredible. The combination of Adrian's motivation, his God-given ability and the help he got post-surgery gave you what you saw on the field in 2012.

PD: Which is the more complicated surgery, torn ACL or Tommy John?

J.A.: Even though they involve different parts of the body, they are similar surgeries. I've called Tommy John the ACL of the elbow. Throwing a baseball at 90 miles an hour with a reconstructed elbow is equally as impressive as a running back coming back from an ACL tear.

PD: Have you ever needed to tell an athlete after surgery that it doesn't look good?

J.A.: My rule is, the glass is half full, not half empty. One of the things you don't do is wake up an athlete in the recovery room and say, "That's the worst injury I've ever seen, and you're not going to make it back." You've got to be positive. I told Drew [Brees]: "I could do your operation 100 times and probably couldn't do it as well as I did it today. You are going to get through this, and you will be better than ever. Now go to work."

At the same time, you have to be realistic. When you get to a certain point where you know they're not going to be able to make it, you let them down slowly. You don't tell them right away. You gradually work it in. As you get to know them better, you gradually let them know there is life after football.

PD: Because of your resume, do you feel pressure to deliver every time?

J.A.: Yes, I feel pressure. A lot of it. But the bulk of the pressure is what all of us feel in this profession. There is extra pressure because people come to me who've had multiple surgeries. All of a sudden, you are inundated with people who have had failed surgeries. They come to you and expect you to put them back together again. So the pressure mounts, believe me.

All of us in sports medicine operate in a fishbowl. If there's a failure, it's all over the place. But you can't be perfect with everything you do. You do the best you can. Unfortunately, the only results I ever really remember are the bad ones. Those are the ones you need to study in order to figure out what you can do better.

PD: You have known Browns running back Trent Richardson since his high school days in Florida.

J.A.: He's a special individual, as you all in Cleveland know by now. He played with broken ribs this past season. Imagine playing with broken ribs. That's how tough he is. He's a heck of a running back.

PD: Richardson has had surgeries on both ankles and two on the left knee. Is he injury prone?

J.A.: No, no, no, no. The injuries haven't been serious. He delivers a blow. That's what he does. He delivers more damage than anybody delivers to him. Just watch him play.

PD: Will he have a long, productive NFL career?

J.A.: I'm biased, of course, but, yes, absolutely. He can overcome almost anything. He has a great mental attitude, he can recover quickly and he's a survivor. That's the key to Trent: He's a survivor. The Cleveland Browns have a wonderful player who hasn't even scratched the surface.

Twitter: @dmansworldpd


National Center for Sports Safety- Prepare Course

05/20/2013

 


The National Center for Sports Safety
FREE Online PREPARE Course!

Why Should I PREPARE?
 
In as little as 3 hours you can:

1 - Learn how to significantly reduce liability
where athletic injuries are concerned.

2 - Learn valuable information about sports safety and how to reduce risks.

3 - Gain knowledge that can be beneficial
on and off the playing field   


Do you have the confidence you need to keep youth athletes safe?

BECOME SPORTS SAFETY EDUCATED TODAY!!

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http://www.SportsSafety.org

"There is not one parent that would drop their child off at a local community pool if there were not a certified lifeguard on duty. That same standard of care should be available for every sports facility in this country. If we can prevent just one fatality or injury, it will be worth the effort." 

- Dr Larry Lemak, The NCSS Founder

About the NCSS 
The NCSS was founded by Dr. Larry Lemak in 2001 to promote the importance of injury prevention and safety on all levels of youth sports through education and research. 

2316 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
info@sportssafety.org
866-508-NCSS (6277)


The NCSS has partnered with the State of Alabama to provide the PREPARE sports safety course, at no charge, to Alabama youth-level coaches.


Our goal is to decrease the number of sports injuries by helping youth and high school sporting events become safer venues through Emergency Action Planning.

 
What Will You Learn?

Emergency Planning
Heat & Cold Illnesses
Emergency Recognition
Medical Considerations and
Pre-Existing Conditions
Principles of First Aid
Head, Neck & Facial Injuries
Warm-Up & Cool-Down

 
An injury can occur in a split second....BE PREPARED!!!!
 


2013 Dixie Scholarship Recipients

04/22/2013

The Dixie Softball, Inc. Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the recipients of Dixie Softball’s 2013 scholarship awards. 

In 2013, Dixie Softball is awarding two additional scholarships.  The CHARLES “BUDDY” WADE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is named in honor of the late Buddy Wade of Brent, Alabama.  He was an Incorporator of Dixie Softball and served as Dixie Softball’s first national commissioner.  The HELEN LOUISE JORDAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is name in honor of the late Louise Jordan of Zephyrhills, Florida.  She was a pioneer leader and supporter of Florida Dixie Softball.  Her love for Dixie Softball and her dedication in helping to establish the Dixie Softball scholarship program brought about this honor.

The recipient of the Frank L. Baxter Honorary Scholarship is KELSEY ELIZABETH MORGAN of Conway, South Carolina.  She played in the Conway Recreation League.  Kelsey is a senior at Conway Christian School and her plans are to attend college.

The recipient of the R. T. Adams Memorial Scholarship is MARIAH LYNN SANTOS of Gulfport, Mississippi.  Mariah played for Harrison-Hancock Dixie Softball program..  She is a senior at West Harrison High School.  Mariah plans to obtain a degree in Social Work or Psychiatry.

The recipient of the Billy Adkins Memorial Scholarship is SHERRY ELIZABETH COSBY of Abbeville, Alabama.  She participated in the Abbeville Dixie Softball program.  She is a senior at Abbeville High School.  Sherry plans are to attend Troy University with plans to major in nursing and eventually become a nurse practitioner.

The recipient of the Tim Neely Memorial Scholarship is EMILY CAROLINE ALMOND of Pawleys Island, South Carolina. She participated in the Waccamaw Youth Softball Association.  She is a senior at Waccamaw High School.  Emily plans to major in Sport Management.

The recipient of the Aubrey Tapley Memorial Scholarship is AIKIERA NASHEA CAMERON of Halifax, Virginia. She participated in the Halifax County Dixie Softball Association.  She is a senior at Halifax County High School.  Aikiera plans on attending The College of William & Mary and focus on an undergraduate degree in pre-law.

The recipient of the George D. Matthews, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is CARLY CELESTE HAMMERLY of Broaddus, Texas.  She is a senior at Broaddus High School. Carly plans are to obtain her undergraduate degree with her goal being to work at Texas Children’s Hospital where she has been treated for the last five years.

The recipient of the Charles “Buddy” Wade Memorial Scholarship is HEATHER ANN POINDEXTER, also of Broaddus, Texas.  She played in the Broaddus Dixie Softball League. She is a senior at Broaddus High School.  Heather plans to obtain her undergraduate degree and become a paralegal.  She plans to work and eventually earn her law degree.

The recipient of the Helen Louise Jordan Memorial Scholarship is MELODI REID PRYOR of Trenton, Texas.  She played with the Trenton Sports Association and Fannin Dixie Softball League.  She is a senior at Trenton High School.  Melodi has been accepted to attend Texas Women’s University to major in nursing and to minor in psychology due to her desire to help patients and their families.

Please join me in congratulating these winners.

Doug Garrett, Chairman
Dixie Softball, Inc. Scholarship Committee
 


National Action Plan for Sports Safety

02/07/2013

 

Leading Health Conditions of Youth Athletes Explored and Solutions Put in Place

Birmingham, AL - February 7, 2013 - The National Center for Sports Safety participated in finalizing the inqugural "National Action Plan for Sports Safety" at the Fourth Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, DC held on Tuesday.  Proper education and protocols put in place were key factirs outlined in the Action Pln, and will aid in precenting and managing athletic injuries in your athletes across the nation.  Read More....


Annual Billing for Franchise Fees

01/14/2013

SUBMIT FRANCHISE FORM AND FEES ONLINE - SELECT FRANCHISE FORM UNDER "ABOUT" BUTTON ON TOP TOOL BAR

Leagues are reminded that April 1st is the latest date for mailing (or online filing) of the Annual Billing for Franchise Form and applicable Fees.  Forms and fees must be sent to the Dixie Softball President in order to renew franchise privileges.   Click on the Documents section of this website for the Franchise Form. 


TigerSix Sites for Leagues

11/09/2012

Dixie Softball has partnered with TigerSix Sports Management to improve the online presence of Dixie Softball on the National, State, District and League level.   In addition to professionally designed websites that are easy to navigate and easy to manage, TigerSix offers the local league a number of solutions to reducing or eliminating countless hours of administrative work. 
 
Please visit www.tigersix.com or call Stacy, your Account Executive at 888-910-8060, or email stacy@tigersix.net with questions or inquiries.