Mask speaks on host­ing district cham­pi­onship

The Covington News - - SPORTS - SHA­KEEM HOL­LOWAY shol­loway@cov­

For the first time ever this past week, New­ton County hosted the Lit­tle League district cham­pi­onship. Dwayne Mask, re­cre­ation ad­min­is­tra­tor at New­ton County Re­cre­ation talked with the Cov­ing­ton News for a cou­ple min­utes about his ex­pe­ri­ence host­ing the cham­pi­onship.

The Cov­ing­ton News: You told me ear­lier that you wanted to get a bid next year to host the state tour­na­ment. How do you think you guys han­dled the district cham­pi­onship? trict folks seem to be sat­is­fied with the week we’ve had. So I think we’ll have a good shot.

CN: Are you proud with the New­ton 11/12 year olds win­ning the district cham­pi­onship? Is that some­thing that mat­ters to you?

Mask: Oh, yeah. Most def­i­nitely. The 9/10 year olds had a great ball game over there, they just came up a lit­tle bit short. These guys get a chance. They’re go­ing to Warner Robins on the 19th to play for state. That’s just the next step to­ward the Lit­tle League World Se­ries if they hap­pen to get that far. So, yeah. Very good for them. new to us, Lit­tle League that is. Dixie youth we’ve been in a long time, so we know what to do for their state. We’re just kind of ask­ing ques­tions and learn­ing what we need to do to see if they’ll let our district host this one next year.

CN: What have you learned from this process al­ready?

Mask: We’ve done a lot of tour­na­ments through the years. We’ve done ev­ery­thing from districts, to states, to world se­ries. All the guys know what to do and how to han­dle them­selves, and that’s the rea­son it runs so flaw­lessly. All of these guys have done it so much, it’s just kind of rou­tine for us. On this, it’s just a dif­fer­ent league as in Lit­tle League com­pared to what we’ve done in the past, but still the same process as far as what we have to do.

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