Meadowdale High School honors Ashley Aven with new scoreboard

In 2010, the community of Lynnwood Washington and the Meadowdale High School were devastated to learn that one of their students had succumbed to the cancer she had fought so long. In times of crisis, people will band together to try to make sense of something so tragic. They decided to honor Ashley and her fight with a new school scoreboard.

Ashley Aven was on the softball team at Meadowdale High School. She played the game she loved and was a normal teenager. With very few symptoms, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia which is an aggressive and rare disease. Ashley was a fighter, spending almost six months in Children’s Hospital undergoing chemotherapy in preparation for bone marrow transplant. The cancer was more resilient but Ashley vowed that “the cancer doesn’t have me”. The physicians had given her only two months, but she continued to live into nine months. The softball community of Lynnwood became a supporting factor for Ashley and her family, holding fundraisers for the expenses. Jay Buhner, former Mariner player, became one of Ashley’s friends and made arrangements for her to throw the coveted first pitch at one of the Mariner games.
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The greatest woman player in the history of college softball

Monica Abbott is generally considered the greatest player in the history of college softball. And it was clear from her earliest years that she had the skills that would lead her to greatness.
Her high school career was incredible. She went to Salinas High School in California, where in the three seasons spent there, the softball scoreboards showed that her average was 300 or more strikeouts per season. She was the master at making elite high school batters look average in the process. In her junior season, she pitched no less than seven perfect games.
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Dade County High School in Trenton, GA. Spring Means Softball!

In Trenton Georgia, you had better be a fan of The Wolverines, because in this place – they rule! You won’t have any doubt, because everywhere you look you will find the maroon and gold colors of Dade County High School. This may be a small town, but there is nothing small about their attitude about sports and baseball. This is part of the Trenton way of life.
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Outdoor Premium Electronic Softball Scoreboards

Each sport varies slightly from the next while maintaining similarities. There are similarities between football, baseball and basketball, speaking strictly from generalities such as competition between two teams. Football and basketball share a bit more with alternative methods of scoring and also having a secondary time clock to speed up a game. Baseball has a more closely related sport in Softball, where the rules remain very similar as do the methods of play. The biggest differences in softball are in the pitching, equipment and field dimensions. Even though the differences are relatively minor compared to say the differences in basketball and soccer, they are enough to force someone to pay attention to them when designing a facility to accomodate softball teams.
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Baseball Scoreboards and Softball Scoreboards Types Review

  • Smart people research. There are several types of sports scoreboards out there, varying by model type, power source, size, portability and price
  • A balance between all of your needs is the most essential part of the decision making process for choosing equipment
  • Going cheap may look good on a balance sheet, but what about to the people who have to stare at the board during a game
  • A cheap electronic scoreboard that isn’t visible on a bright day does little good for advertising or score keeping

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