Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A look back at history

This is what we accomplished in 2010 at Columbia High School in softball:

- First winning season in school history (13-7). Also, obviously, school record for wins. This is the 26th season of softball at Columbia.
- Will make school's first-ever post season appearance in District III Class AA tourney.
- Largest turnaround in the Lancaster-Lebanon League this season - went from 4 wins in 2009 to 13 (+9); next closest is Conestoga Valley, which went from 10 to 15 (+5).
- Highest Section 4 finish (3rd) since 1995 - also 3rd. That season was previously the best in school history culminating with a 7-9 mark.
 From 2005-2009, a total of 5 seasons - Columbia went 13-76 in softball - we went 13-7 this season.
- 5 times in school history team went winless in a season; 11 times it only one won game. - All-time record heading into this season: 36-346
- Best League record in school history (10-6)
- Best record in Section 4 play in school history (7-3)
- Best record in Section 3/4 crossover games in school history (3-3)
- Best home record in school history (8-3)
- First-ever winning record in road games (5-4)
Three players earned L-L League Section 4 first-team all-star honors: Emily Detz (Jr., pitcher); Allison Michener (Sr., SS); Ashlyn Phillips (Fr., catcher).

Help is needed

Columbia High School is is actively looking for help at the concession stand for home football games for the upcoming season. 
They are seeking 14 to 16 volunteers per game. If anyone is interested, please contact Deb Nissley at dnissley@columbia.k12.pa.us

Settlement is delayed again

What has become common place in Columbia, settlement on the borough-owned property at Third and Linden streets, that is to become the Turkey Hill Experience, has been delayed yet again.
Settlement between the borough, the Columbia Econonic Development Corporation and Musuem Partners has been delayed because of the bank financing the project, Susquehanna Bank, needed 10 days from the time they received all of the signed documents to review them.
Settlement may occur later this month, or borough council might have to have a special meeting to extend its agreement into the first few days of June.
The project is still a go, once the bank, agrees to everything.

Trailer Dog to sponsor breakfast

Trailer Dog, LLC, will be the sponsor for a Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Comerce Breakfast on Tuesday, May 25.
The breakfast will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Columbia United Methodist Church, Fifth and Walnut streets.
The program begins at 7:45 a.m.
Brian Roche of WGAL will speak on electric choice and rate caps.
The meetingis free for SVCC members and $10 for non-members.
For more information, call 684-5249.

Chamber to hold River Run

Sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank, the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, will hold its annual River Run, Saturday, May 29.
Here is more information: http://www.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/article.epc?id=33826 or http://www.parivertowns.com/

Columbia's Memorial Day Parade/Observance is Sunday

Columbia will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade and Observance on Sunday, May 23.
The event begins at 1 p.m. May 23 with a ceremony at Locust Street Park at Locust and Sixth streets.
At 2:30, the parade will begin at the 10th and Manor streets end at Locust and Sixth streets.
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. It's also the 35th anniversary of the end of the war in Vietnam, plus the 20th anniversary of the start of the Persian Gulf War in 1990.
The parade will feature floats, honor guard, color guard and six divisions of marchers (each with a band).
The speaker will be Commander Gerard Gunari from Luzerne County, an Army veteran who served three tours of duty in Europe during the Cold War and who worked to defuse land mines during the Gulf War.

Yard Sale

There will be a yard sale Saturday, May 22 at 8 a.m. at 21 North Ninth Streeet.

Civil War troops to be honored

This morning WGAL aired a story concerning the black troops who served in the Civil War. I am posting the story because the tri-boroughs of Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville were viewed on a map of the celebration. Here is the WGAL linkhttp://www.wgal.com/video/23591545/index.html
Here is a link to the state web page: http://visitpa.com/trip-ideas/pennsylvania-grand-review/index.aspx