Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Softbawls and Indian Trails...Yes the Spelling is Correct

Lawrence County News

The Lawrence County News reported in 1934 a sports column called “Softbawls and Indian Trails.

 In June 1934, Softball Leagues were organized and on August 29, 1934 the lights were turned on for the very first night game at the Maxwell Park ball field . Some of the teams in the League were:

“National League”
Ex- Havolines
Happy Hour
Merchants
Vandermark
American Legion
Indian Laboratory
Suttle
Thorne

“American League”
Baptists
Christians
High School
Indian Office
Abernathys
City Cigar Store
Patricks
Moose

When the Footballs season began the Indians games were reported under 'Footbawls and Indian Trails.'  Basket ball was “Hoopbawls”.