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Preserving the provenance and the continuing heritage lifestyle of the people and place of Elizabeth Township

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Betsy Bearcat Classic for 2024

This past Sunday, ETHS and ETCC hosted the Betsy Bearcat Classic. The weather was hot and sticky but we got one rousing game of softball in before a storm blew through. One thing is certain, players and spectators enjoyed themselves and had some tasty ice cream and...

Betsy Bearcat Classic – July 14, 2024

Looking back on the area’s rich history in baseball and softball, Elizabeth Township Historical Society partnered with Elizabeth Township Community Center in July of 2021 to host a softball tournament in a similar manner that Cove Spring Church used to do. We hosted...

Our Baseball History continued…

Cove Spring Church hosted a Sunday afternoon softball tournament at Elizabeth School each summer for many years. This tourney was accompanied by an ice cream social hosted by the Cove Spring Sunday school classes. People sat under the trees and enjoyed watching the...

Our Baseball History continued…

Girls in our area enjoyed little league softball from about the early to mid-1970s onward. Before that, girls played softball at school or when gathering with friends, but there had not been league play for young girls before that. BUT times were changing! According...

Our Baseball History continued…

Slow pitch softball became very popular in post WWII America. Churches, local organizations and industries participated locally in league play in places like Troy and Christiansburg, as well as traveling for tournaments. Cove Spring Church sponsored a team (Cove Blue)...

Our Baseball History continued…

Two Elizabeth Township boys who loved baseball were the McDaniel brothers. Elwood McDaniel, one of three pitchers for the 1937 Betsy Bearcats team, and his older brother, Orville (Mick), who had also played for Elizabeth High School and graduated in 1936, were both...