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Over 1,000 Attend Father's Day Softball Tournament

Quicksilver 8 and Under Champions (Photo Courtesy of Brandi Powers)A longstanding tradition continued on Saturday, June 15 with the annual Father's Day Softball Tournament held at the Memorial Park Complex in Russell and hosted by the Russell Recreation Commission.

Games began at 8 AM and five fields were in use for the games in three different divisions. More than 1,000 spectators from across Central Kansas turned out to watch the games on a warm but pleasant day with very little wind.

Xtreme 10 and Under Softball Champions

The tournament involved 321 players on 25 teams. 41 games were played from the start of the day until the championship games early Saturday evening. 18 workers employed by the Russell Recreation Commission helped to keep the tournament running efficiently.

Beloit Blaze 12 and Under Softball Champions

The Champions in each division are as follows:

8 and Under: Quicksilver

10 and Under: Xtreme

12 and Under: Beloit Blaze

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDI POWERS, RUSSELL RECREATION COMMISSION.

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