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Quesnel softball planning for spring season

Registration continues until opening day, set for Monday, May 2
Taylor Parr pitches for the Quesnel Terrors during the Softball B.C. U16C Provincial Championship at the West Fraser Timber Park. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Registration for kids sports is ramping up around Quesnel.

One of those sports is softball. President of the Quesnel Softball Association, Jordan Kopetski, is looking forward to a more normal season compared to previous years dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We didn’t have a season two years ago, and we had an abbreviated season last year,” Kopetski said, noting he wasn’t sure how registration numbers were tracking.

He added that many kids have taken the opportunity to swap sports during the pandemic.

“We had a lot of soccer players and a lot of boxers come and join last year,” Kopetski said.

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The Quesnel softball season will begin on Monday, May 2. Registration will be open until the start of the season.

“We’re in dire need of umpires,” Kopetski said, noting anyone over 11-years-old could umpire games.

“It’s every sport. It’s really a thankless position. You’re paid, but not enough, then you have to deal with entitled children and butt-hole parents,” he said, laughing.

The U7/U9/U11/U13 teams will play on Monday and Wednesdays, and the U15/U17/U19 teams will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Softball Quesnel will host an icebreaker tournament on May 14 and 15, a celebration of softball tournament for U11 players on June 11 and their wind up is planned for June 18 and 19.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story had the incorrect days of the week for U13

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