Two straight wins move Super Colts to semis

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2002

After losing their first game 9-2 to the Gilford (Greensboro) Patriots at the Palomino Zone Tournament in Greensboro, NC, the Suffolk Super Colt team bounced back for a pair of victories to move to within three games of the World Series.

The Colts defeated the Ashboro United Eagles 1-0 on Saturday afternoon when Tim Hodges singled home Adam Keeling in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Steven Giermak bashed a home run in the Colts’ 9-0 victory over the Charlotte team on Sunday afternoon, a game in which the Colts had two three-run innings. Adam Keeling and Bo Garner combined to shut Charlotte out from the mound. SYAA played in the semifinal game at 8 p.m. on Monday evening, a game not completed at press time.

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Steelers Pop Warner signups Aug. 6-9

The Suffolk Steelers Pop Warner football and cheerleading teams will be holding registrations Aug. 6-9 at John. F. Kennedey Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m. The league is currently seeking coaches for football and cheerleading. For more information, contact David Bakers at 539-9407.

SYAA to hold fall ball signups Aug. 10

The Suffolk Youth Athletic Association (SYAA) will hold signups for fall baseball and softball from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Diamond Springs Park on Kings Fork Road. Boys and girls ages six and up are welcome. For more information, contact Wayne Jones at 934-2712 or Sue Rimmasse at 539-8407, or visit the SYAA Web site at

Liberty Golf Classic to be played Sept. 26

The Liberty Golf Classic will be held at the Nansemond River Golf Club on Sept. 26. The tournament, held to benefit the Gideons’ Society, will begin at noon. The cost is $75 per person, which includes a green fee, golf cart, driving range, snacks, drinks, and an open pit barbecue roast. Chipping and putting contests begin at 11 a.m. For more information, call 539-3511.

Smithfield softball team to hold tryouts Sept. 14

A Smithfield select softball team for girls age 10 and under is being formed. Tryouts will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7-8 at Nike Park for all positions except pitcher and catchers. Pitchers and catchers tryout will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Nike Park.

Tournament team selection will be made by Sept. 17.

Deadline for signing up for a free tryout is Aug. 30.

For more information and a form for tryouts, please contact Clarence Bell at 365-0414 or e-mail