Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bsttle of the Bridges in track

Here is a link to last night's Battle of the Bridges track meet at Eastern.

Winning wasn't important today

When the Columbia and Reading Central Catholic girls' softball teams battled this morning at Glatfelter Field, who won and who list wasn't important.
The two were playing a non-league game with proceeds going to the fight against cancer.
In honor of the event, the Tide girls and coaches donned special pink jerseries for the game. Thost shirts as well as special Columbia Softball shirts were sold at the game, with proceeds going to the fight against cancer.
In addition, relatives of players and coaches, who beat cancer were recognized and those who lost relatives to the disease, had a moment of silence held in their honor.
Also, a number of businesses including Kline's Septic, Kleen-Rite, Associate's Real Estate and others donated money for each strikeout Tide fireballer Emily Detz recorded. She had 13 for the game, which raised a little more than $1,000.
And the future of the high school softball program was also on display as the four softball teams from the CBAA program were introduced.
As for the game itself. The Tide less than 24 hours earlier saw their chances for a league playoff berth go out the window with a loss at Annville-Cleona were ready to play.
Detz was brillant in the circle. She retired the first 18 batters she faced, 11 by strikeout, before allowing a leadoff double in the seventh. That runner scored on a stole base and wild pitch.
It was the only headache all day in the Tide's 7-1 win, which was the team's 12 of the season.
Columbia had a big chance to break the game open right from the start. They loaded the sacks on a walk to Detz and base hits off the bats of Jenna Plastino and Allison Michener, but failed to score.
In the second, Brittany Germer doubled with one out, but RCC threw some leather around, getting a fly ball double play to end the inning.
In the third, Columbia got on the scoreboard.
Detz and Vallesa Carollo walked to start the inning and they dented the dish on a booming double to left off the bat of Ashlyn Phillips. Platino followed with a single and Alexis Eckman running for Phillips scored when Michener singled. A sac fly off the bat of Germer scored the fourth run of the inning.
The Tide salted the game away with a two spot in the fifth.
Plastino crished a triple to center. She was replaced by Emily Nobile, who scored when Michener grounded out. Another one plated following aq single off the plate of Kayla Lambert, a walk to Germer and Emily Groft reaching on an error.
Columbia scored its final run of the game in the sixth on a double by Phillips and run scoring single from Plastino.
The Tide girls will close the regular season Monday with a home game against Lancaster Mennonite at 4:15 p.m. and then sit idle until May 21 when District Three playoff action starts.

Another must see

I took this photo this morning from the Scoop Mobile on my way in town. It is of the former Harvey T. Makle Legion on South Fifth Street. I noticed this earlier in the week that the legion post, which has been closed for a few decades now, now has plywood over its front doors with no trespassing signs.
It is not a good look for our town.

Looky here!!!!

Took this photo of Third and Locust street this morning as I was waiting for information concerning last night's shooting.
Earlier this week, I posted about the lack of work repairing the ADA areas along Route 441 through Columbia.
The project hadn't been worked on for up to 15 days. Low and behold, the concrete was poured yesterday, so hopefully, the work will be completely shortly.

One shot, one being sought

The posts from this morning around 7 a.m. have been deleted as I tried to upload the information from my cell phone. It didn't work. Her is the updater and there should be more later today or tomorrow.

According to a press released issued by the Columbia Police at 6:30 a.m. this morning.
Columbia Police said they received multiple calls at 10:30 p.m., last night aboiut shots being fired at 29 North Fourth St., which is the former Keystone Fire Company.
Upon their arrival, police founbd a victim laying to the rear of 20 North Fourth St. with a single gunshot wound, The victim was transported to Lancaster General Hospital.
The victim, police said, is a 20-year-old black man from Lancaster.
During the investigation, police learned there was an "after hour" party at the former firehouse and there was an altercation inside the building. Three individuals, allblack males in their late teens to early 20's were asked to leave the building. The three then went to the rear of the former fire house where one of the individuals shot the victim as he exited the backdoor and then fled the scene.
The suspects, police said, were wearing white shirts and dark pants. An early 90s Toyota Sedan, red or orange in color, is also belived to be involved in the incident.
Assisting Columbia Police are investigators from the Lancaster County District Attorney's office, West Hempfield Townbship Police and the Lancaster County Forensic Team.
Anyone with information is asked to call Columbia Police at 684-7735.

Last night, the area arond the shooting was shutdown around 10:30 into the wee hours of the morning while police investigated. In asddition to Columbia police, officers from West Hempfield, Susquehanna Regiomal and Mount Joy Borough were on the scene.
Also involved were SVEMS and the Columbia QRS as well as the Columbia No. 1 Fire Department, for lighting and washing down the area.

This morning at the scene of the shooting there were no visible signs of the incident in the area, other than a couple of water puddles in the Columbia Post Office parking lot and a light blue glove laying in the middle of the street.
A block down at the Columbia Police Department, there were numerous police vehicles and county vehicles parked. Last night, the entoire municipal building was full as investigators were questioning people and putting information together.

Stay with COLUMBIA TALK for updates.

Links to story on COLUMBIA girls' softball game

with all the excotement last night, I was unable to post anything on the Columbia girls' softball game with Annville-Cleona. Here are some links.

Hope to see everyone out at Glatfelter this morning at 10 a.m.