Bennett’s Creek starts 34th season

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 3, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

One Bryant sister can’t wait for her latest season of Bennett’s Creek softball to begin. The other hopes it will last forever.

&uot;I’ve been here all my life with all my friends and all my teammates,&uot; Jenna Bryant, 12, a student at John Yeates Middle School, said after the league’s opening ceremonies for 2004 at Driver Elementary School on Friday evening. &uot;This is my fourth year, and it’s the only league I’d play in. I’ve been waiting for this day for the past month.&uot; She hopes to lead the Monarchs to the Major league title this season.

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Meanwhile, her older sister Jessica will say goodbye to BC ball after this year. &uot;I’m just getting too old!&uot; said the Nansemond River High School student, about to embark on her farewell tour with the Senior league Blue Jays. &uot;I’ve been playing her since I was seven. I’ll be sad because I have to leave, but I’ll still come back and watch my sister.&uot;

If there’s anything else Jessica wants to check out, she’ll have a great deal of options. With six leagues, 40 teams, and hundreds of players, BC will be filling the fields of Driver and Yeates for the next few months.

&uot;I’m hoping that we’ll continue to provide a good experience for all the kids that come out to play,&uot; said Sam Folden, who welcomes the league’s 34th season as its new president. &uot;We hope that they have fun and play well to continue the success they’ve had in District 6, and a state title would be great this year.&uot;

In the past two seasons, seven teams of BC All-Stars have won their respective district titles.