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Opinion - March 15, 2013

Pleasanton sports: The players keep coming

Demographers report that Pleasanton is fast-becoming a "mature" city, but the thousands of youths turning out for sports this year aren't following the same script. Mark Spiller, Pleasanton's Community Services Manager who has charge of all sports programs in the city, said 1,700 boys turned out last weekend for opening day of their Little League teams. Another 900 girls are expected tomorrow when the Pleasanton Girls Softball League starts its season. While those numbers aren't much higher than a year ago, they're record-high and there's no indication registration for youth sports is slowing down. In fact, with 3,000 high density apartments approved for construction in Pleasanton, it's likely many of the new tenants moving here will have children in the T-ball to 18-year-old senior baseball team categories and in other sports.

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