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Russell Recreation Hosts First Weekend of Central Kansas Recreation League Basketball

RRC BB 1-11-20 1On Saturday, January 11, Russell Recreation hosted the first weekend of Central Kansas Recreation League basketball.

There will be five total weekends of play this year.

38 total teams in four divisions participated. Russell had eight teams entered. Other towns included Ellsworth, Ellinwood, Claflin and Hoisington.

20 total games were contested in 3rd and 4th grade boys, 3rd and 4th grade girls, 5th and 6th grade boys, and 5th and 6th grade girls.

The event was well attended with slightly over 1,700 spectators and 304 players. The total for the weekend was slightly over 2,000 during the course of the ten-hour event.

Russell Rec utilized 17 workers, from referees to concessions, for the day.

Russell Rec thanks Scott Nuss, Russell High School Activities Director, for use of the big and small gyms at the high school.

(Information and photos courtesy Russell Recreation Commission.)

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