Announcements


League Play Suspended Until Further Notice

posted Mar 19, 2020, 8:56 AM by John Kaskie   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 12:15 PM ]

March 26 Post:
The City of Houston and Harris County have issued a stay at home order in effect until April 4, 2020.  We expect that after the Stay At Home order is lifted, there will likely be continued restrictions on the size of gatherings similar to the earlier order for some period of time.  Therefore, we will not set a target date for restarting our leagues until we have a better idea as to when the City and County will begin reducing their restrictions.

Please stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.  Your patience is appreciated.


March 19 Post:
At this time, Kingwood Adult Softball will suspend league play until March 31, 2020 due to the recent request from Harris County to limit gatherings to 10 people or less.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as new information is received and decisions are made.

For planning purposes, we hope to resume play on:
+ March 31 for the Tuesday Church League
+ April 1 for the Wednesday COED League
+ April 3 for the Friday Church League
+ April 5 for the Sunday COED League

Revised schedules will be posted on the web site to reflect these changes.

Please contact your respective League Coordinator (Jon/Devi, Brian, or Ton) if you have any questions.

North Park Electrical Issue - Field Availability (Update)

posted Mar 5, 2020, 8:41 PM by John Kaskie   [ updated Mar 19, 2020, 11:41 AM ]

Mar. 19 Update:
On March 18, CenterPoint has restored electrical power to the North Park field and the electrical service was connected to the Adult Field.  The Electrical Contractor is still working on getting power to the Girls field but expects to have that completed in no later than early next week.  Once this project is completed, the Contractor will begin to work on replacing/repairing the lighting on the Adult Field....weather permitting.


Mar. 17 Update:
The Electrical contractor has informed us that they expect to have electricity restored to the fields by Friday, March 20.  This outlook is relying on good weather this week to finish the work and CenterPoint showing up to turn power back on to the fields.  Check with your league Coordinators as to when you Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday leagues will resume play.


Mar. 5 Post:
The electrical service to North Park was disconnected by CenterPoint Energy today (March 5) due to a broken pole that has caused an unsafe condition at the electrical boxes.  The Kingwood Services Association Parks Committee responded quickly today by approving funding for the repairs to begin immediately with plans to address the allocation of repair costs at a later time.

At this time, our Sunday COED League will  continue to play games as scheduled.  However, the start of our Spring Tuesday and Friday Church Leagues as well as our Wednesday COED League will be delayed until the repairs are completed.

We have been advised by the contractor performing the repairs that this work is a top priority for them, but that expected rain (next week) and lead time to acquire materials for the job will likely delay field availability 2-3 weeks.

I will update this post as new information is available.  Your league coordinators (Ton, Jonathan, and Brian) will let you know when we are ready to begin our Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday leagues will begin.

Spring Season 2020 - Registration Now Open

posted Jan 15, 2020, 7:44 AM by B Smith   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 6:56 AM by John Kaskie ]

Spring leagues will begin in early March.
Get your team registration into your league coordinator to reserve your spot on the schedule.
Send your league fees to KASA, Inc. at P.O Box 5003, Kingwood, Tx. 77325

NOTE: Beginning in 2020, your registration fee will be due by the Registration Deadline.  The Registration for any team that has not paid it's fees by this time will not be accepted for play in that league.  No exceptions.

Below is the list of teams that have registered as of March 18, 2020:

Wednesday COED League (Registration and Payment Deadline is March 24; League begins April 1)
+ Radicals (A. Colon) - Registration pending receipt of League Fee
+ Coconutz (R. Shoemake) - Registration pending receipt of League Fee


Friday Church League (Registration Closed; League begins April 3)
+ Parkwood Baptist (B. Smith) - Paid (Bye on 5/8 & 5/29, double headers)
+ Kingwood United Methodist (Paul Parrish) - Paid (Bye on 3/6 & 3/13)
+ Grace Church (A. Sanchez) - Paid (early games)
+ Kingwood Saints (S. Jensen) - Paid (Bye on 3/6 & 3/13, double headers)
+ St. Martha-A (R. Hartsfield) - Paid
+ Bom Slow Down (M Baulechong) - Paid (early games)
+ St. Martha-B (H. Golden) - Paid (Bye on 3/13, early games)
+ Disciples of the Diamond/LOG (T. Kostynick)
- Paid (B-League)
+ Porter Church of Christ (C. Babcock) - Paid
+ Woodridge Baptist (Z. Rathbone) - Paid
+ Kingwood Christian (S. Hollibaugh) - Paid



Tuesday Church League (Registration Closed; League begins March 31)
+ St. Martha's Catholic Church (P. Melton) - Paid
+ St. Mary's Catholic Church (A. De La Rosa) - Paid
+ Atascocita United Methodist (N. Jordan) - Paid
+ Hagatna Cathedral Basilica - HCB (T. Borja) - Registration pending receipt of League Fee




Sunday COED League (Registration Closed; League begins March 1)  - Schedule Posted
+ TNT (M Merced) - Paid (Requested all games after 5PM or later due to work)
+ Smokin Bats (C. Eustaquio) - Paid (Requested early games, double headers)
+ Bat Intentions (H. Eychner) - Paid
+ XLR8 (T. Keney) - Paid (Requested last game of day)
+ Burban Legends (J. Perillo) - Paid
+ Sweet Spot (J. Nededog) - Paid (Bye on 3/22)
+ Get U Sum (J. Chapa) - Paid
+ Coconutz (T. Borja) - - Paid (Requested late games, Bye on 3/22)
+ Pitches Be Crazy (R. Trevino) - Paid (Requested early games)
+ Texas Made (S. Ramirez) - Paid (Requested late games)




Unpaid 2019 League Fees - 3 Individuals Suspended

posted Jun 29, 2019, 1:16 PM by John Kaskie   [ updated Feb 13, 2020, 4:01 PM ]

League Fees for 2019 were due by the second week of each season.  Unfortunately, a couple of teams have chosen not to pay their league fees and are no longer returning phone calls or emails requesting an explanation for the long delay or plans to pay the league.

The Board met on January 23 and voted to suspend indefinitely the three individuals responsible for paying the league fees of these teams from future KASA sponsored events or leagues.  Any team or player facilitating the circumvention of this suspension will also be suspended from future participation in KASA sponsored events or leagues.

The teams and coaches that have not paid as of February 13 are noted below.  

Sunday COED League (Winter)
+ Face First (D. Ramirez)


Wednesday COED League (Fall)
+ Bat Intentions (D. Ramirez)
+ Leather and Lace (J. Voight/K. Voight)



Sad News: Walter Appelbaum Memorial Service - June 29

posted Jun 21, 2017, 5:45 PM by John Kaskie

On June 10, 2017, in the early morning, we lost a dear friend and important member of our KASA family.  Walt was our umpire coordinator for more than 20 years and an umpire for more than 50 years.  He fought a long and courageous battle against Cushing's disease for more than one year, but succumbed to the disease at the age of 87.  

There will be a memorial service and internment for Walt on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Rosewood Funeral Home in Porter, Texas where his wife (Pauline), family, and friends will gather to celebrate Walt's life.  The service will be from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon.  The address is:

   Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery
   22271 US Hwy 59, 
   Porter, Texas 77365

If you would like to send a card or note to Pauline Appelbaum, you may send your cards/notes to the address below (KASA PO Box) or to my email (jfkaskie@aol.com) and I will pass them on to Pauline:

   Pauline Appelbaum
   c/o KASA, Inc.
   P. O. Box 5003
   Kingwood, Texas 77325 

Rainout Protocal

posted Apr 12, 2017, 7:49 AM by John Kaskie

There have been a lot of recent question and criticism regarding the timing of decisions to declare the games a rainout.  For purposes of clarity, here is the process used (for the last 17 years) to determine and communicate when games are rained out.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday Leagues
+ Scott prepares the field for play between 1-4 PM 
+ If the fields are not playable, he advises the League Coordinator who updates the Rain Out Line (281-548-8802)
+ If the fields are playable, the next check of the fields is at ~6:30 PM when the umpires arrive to the field
+ If the fields are not playable at this time or anytime during league play, the umpire in charge (Rick) notifies
    the League Coordinator who updates the Rain Out Line (281-548-8802)

Sunday COED League
+ Malcolm prepares the field for play between 9-11 AM 
+ If the field is not playable, he updates the Rain Out Line (281-548-8802)
+ If the field is playable, the next check of the field  at 12:00 Noon when the umpires arrive to the field.
+ If the fields are not playable at this time or anytime during league play, the umpire in charge (Rick) notifies 
    the League Coordinator who updates the Rain Out Line (281-548-8802)

There is no need to send text or calls to your league coordinators or myself (John Kaskie) in between these times as we do not have time to sit at the fields all day when rain is in the area.......just are none of you would.  This is Houston, and anyone that has lived here for more than one year knows that rain in one area of Kingwood does not mean that it has rained at the field.  We work very hard to prepare the fields on days that it has rained and will wait until the last possible moment to declare games rained out..... I am sorry if this inconveniences those coming from long distances, but this is our process.  Feel free to e-mail me (John Kaskie) at jfkaskie@aol.com if you wish to discuss further.

Field Maintenance - Please Help by Raking around Home Plate and Bases after Games

posted Aug 9, 2016, 4:31 PM by John Kaskie   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

Both the Adult Field and Girls Field have had the infields reconditioned at the start of 2017.  In order to help to make these improvements last, we would appreciate if the team playing the last game of the night would rake the batter's box and bases.  This also help avoid puddles around the bases in case there is rain before the league's games.  Your assistance is appreciated. 

Field Usage

posted Jan 29, 2013, 9:43 PM by John Kaskie   [ updated Mar 9, 2013, 7:52 AM ]

The Adult Field is available for KASA Adult League teams to practice on Saturday after 3 PM and Sunday until 1PM and after 5PM.  Use of the fields is on a first come, first serve basis.  During these times, ONLY KASA Adult League teams may practice on the field so if others are using the field, you may ask them to leave.

KASA and Kingwood Girls Softball Association have a field sharing agreement that allows use of each other's softball fields during specific times for games or KGSA practices.  Please respect this agreement and do not attempt to use the Adult field during these times.
 
KASA and Kingwood Alliance Soccer also have a field sharing agreement for them to use the open field across the parking lot from the Adult Field.  KASA leases this field from Kingwood Services Association for future development of a new Adult Field.  In the interim, you may use this field for warmups/practice whenever Kingwood Alliance Soccer is not using the field.  Again, please respect our Field Usage Agreement and exit the field if Kingwood Alliance Soccer team is using the field for a scheduled practice.

New KASA Website Lauched

posted Oct 16, 2010, 8:04 PM by Marlo Bell   [ updated Aug 27, 2011, 2:40 PM by John Kaskie ]

Our new website has been designed by Marlo Bell of The Saints. We hope everyone finds the new site easier to use.  The KASA Board thanks Marlo for his efforts.

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