Team's first day in Portland!

Trip Start Aug 08, 2007
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Trip End Aug 2007


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Thursday, August 9, 2007

On August 7th 2007 the team arrived in Portland after a full day of travel. The team left Waterford in the early morning. They were escorted to the end of town of  Waterford by many firetrucks and police cars and they continued on to Albany in bus donated for the day by the New London Fire Department. They traveled all day by plane and finally arrived in Portland far after midnight, Waterford time. Needless to say the girls were very tired when they arrived at their host family's homes, the people that they would be living, eating, sleeping, and staying with during the World Series. The next morning the team woke up rather early considering their late night arrival. They get ready and left with their host families for the field where opening ceremonies, the ice cream social, and the skills competition would take place. It was here that their real families met them and their host families for the first time since arriving at the field in Portland. Everyone took a good look around at the field, which was beautiful, festive and surrounded by a breath taking view of the surrounding mountains. After the gathering of friends, teams, families, and host families was over the girls took the field, along with all the other teams from around the world, for opening ceremonies. All of the teams were then announced and all of the different national anthems were played. Once the opening ceremonies were finished the girls from all of the teams gathered for an ice cream social. The girls got to enjoy ice cream while bonding with girls from all over the world. Later the teams took the field once again this time for the skills competition. 3 girls from each team got to compete. From our team Kassie did the pitching contest,  Alyssa did the running, and Kelli did the hitting. Although Kassie and Alyssa did well, they didn't win. Kelli; though, did well and came in first place out of all of the hitters. She received a new bat as a prize for her victory. This concluded the first day at the field, and after all the activities were done, the girls headed off to another field for there first practice on the west coast for a great end to their first day.      
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softballplyr101
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WOOHOO WATERFORD!
Congratulations to all the girls! Especially Christine, Kelli,Alyssa Kassie and Megan! Kassie and MEgan, great job pitching. Alyssa- Awesome hitting and great job catching- Kelli- Unbelievable 3 Run Homer! I jumped and screamed for WATERFORD!!

P.s. Mrs. Spellman, you can breathe now because it's over. -Mena Buscetto
I WISH I COULD BE THERE WITH EVERYONE!

softballplyr101
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GO EAST!
I HOPE EVERYONE DOES WELL TONIGHT!! I'll be listening....as always!! GO EAST! -Mena Buscetto

softballplyr101
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WATERFOUD SOUTH (EAST)
Hi Sage! I love your blog! Thanks for keeping us up to date! My aunt went to the World Series 23 years ago for Waterford South, and there hasn't been another Waterford team in the world series since! Keep up the good work! Our whole family is so excited for them! See you soon!- Mena Buscetto & Melissa Occhionero (Reagan)

softballplyr101
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YAY!!
Woohoo!! Can't wait to watch everyone on TV! Me and Elaina, and my whole family will be rooting for the EAST!! GREAT GAME! -Mena Buscetto

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MEGZY, TALIA, KATIE, KELS, HANNY!
Tell MEgzy, talia, katie kels and hanny thaty mena says hello! Everyone is doing great and I KNOW that you'll end up on TV. ME and Elain-izzle will be cheering everyone on from CT. This is not easy in any way, shape or form for the fans in CT, even if they ARE from New London! I miss you all (megz, tal, kate, kels, hanny) I can't wait to see the team again!!! ON TV!! -Mena

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SEMI- FINALS!
I'm so incredibly proud of everybody on the East Team! Everyone in CT is talking about the team, and everyone is going to watch them (WHEN) they're on TV! Keep up the good work! -Mena B.

softballplyr101
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GREAT JOB
Great job Waterford South! We're so proud of you even if you lost because you made it so far!!! We're so proud of you and we got the game on TIVO!! WE LOVE YOU WATERFORD!!! -Mena and Elaina


P.s. megan, talia and hannah we just talked to you and we miss yooouuu!!

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me again
sorry i did that message twice..im just so broud of you!! (tear tear) -mena

softballplyr101
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hi
in farted a minute ago!!!!!!
lol


-----Elaina

softballplyr101
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more game stuff
THe game was recored on TIVO by the Buscettos. Mrs. O'Loughins cheers were heard far and wide, and we saw the connors family too!!! Everyone was so so photogenic!! Great job again. It's midnight here in CT so i gotta go! Have fun on the rest of your trip everybody!!!-Mena

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Newspaper
I just wanted to let everybody know that you had TWO articles in the paper today! I've kept every article from every single paper since the District Championship, and the pictures are great!-Mena

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