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The Boys and girls of summer

Joey Crandall, Sports Editor

Baseball season brings with it the natural expectation of spending lazy sun-soaked afternoons at the park watching America’s favorite pastime.

For some, spring does not officially start until the opening day in the Major Leagues.

While the professional baseball season is just getting off the ground, closer to home the high school baseball and softball seasons are approaching the end.

Both the varsity and junior varsity levels of each sport at Douglas have been playing excellent ball this season and the chances to see these squads are beginning to run out.

A trip to a pro game for a family can wind up costing several hundred dollars, while Douglas High remains one of the only schools in the state that does not charge an entry fee for its diamond sports.

The Lady Tigers varsity softball squad wrapped up its home schedule Saturday with a doubleheader against Reno.

They will be on the road for the final seven games of the season, all Sierra League contests crucial to the playoff picture.

The junior varsity squad faces a talented Coleville varsity team at Douglas High at 3 p.m., April 30.

The varsity baseball team hosts Wooster at 3:30 p.m., April 29 and then wraps up its home schedule against Carson at 3:30 p.m., May 6.

Home doubleheaders against Wooster on May 1 and Carson on May 8 remain for the junior varsity baseball team.