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Valley sting: Albany-Berkeley 12U wins at Davis/Dixon

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By Mark Galbraith

The Albany-Berkeley Girls Softball League’s 12U team, Sting, continues its victorious streak. You may remember the team from the article Michael Lewis wrote for Berkeleyside last year. We’ve been following their progress. Here’s the latest installment:

As a previous cub reporter on the Sting beat noted last year, dropping into the Central Valley used to be a daunting journey for Albany Berkeley Girls’ Softball League’s finest. Infernal heat, adobe-hard infields, and battle-hardened opponents often added up to disappointment: players dismayed at not having a chance to play for a tournament title and its accompanying trophies, and their parents downhearted at an early exit leaving them no legitimate excuse for blowing-off weekend errands.

However, this is a new trail-blazing Sting team. Coming off a championship run earlier in the month, they entered the Valley without fear, confident in their bats and gloves. Make no mistake: there would be no trips to Pastime Ace or Berkeley Bowl for the traveling Sting faithful this weekend. … Continue reading »

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Berkeley-designed soccer ball heads for World Cup

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A Berkeley man who has designed a soccer ball he says is indestructible will be taking his new invention to the World Cup competition this week.

Timothy Jahnigen created a ball designed to be played on the dirt and gravel fields of the third world. The ball, made of closed cell foam material, won’t puncture if kicked against a sharp rock, deteriorate in a strong sun, or crack in extreme cold. It can even survive barbed wire and … Continue reading »

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