Two Black River youth leagues merge


Staff Report



Courtesy photo Pictured are Black River Hot Stove/OGSO personnel director Matt Graves, vice president Steve Clifford, president Steve Sas, and assistant personnel director Jay Foster.


In a move meant to promote unity and share resources, the Black River Youth Baseball/Softball Association and Spencer Youth Sports are merging.

The two leagues have operated within Black River school district communities, helping to groom generations of Pirates. The newly-formed Black River Hot Stove/OGSO is committed to sportsmanship, competition, and growth of talent among all of the youth who will compete, organizers say.

“We are excited about bringing all the players together in our school district,” said former BRYBSA president Steve Sas. “We feel this move will be beneficial to our community, to the youth athletes, and to our respective high school varsity programs.”

The new league is in its infancy but began formal leadership assignment immediately to assure the 2017 season is well structured, organized, and ready for competition.

“I hope all the parents in the district will support this merger and work together to make the young athletes’ experience in youth baseball and softball a positive and rewarding experience that will last a lifetime,” said former Spencer Youth Sports president Steve Clifford.

Courtesy photo Pictured are Black River Hot Stove/OGSO personnel director Matt Graves, vice president Steve Clifford, president Steve Sas, and assistant personnel director Jay Foster.

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Courtesy photo Pictured are Black River Hot Stove/OGSO personnel director Matt Graves, vice president Steve Clifford, president Steve Sas, and assistant personnel director Jay Foster.

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