Fairland LL readies for state Jr. tourney

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 29, 2005

The Fairland Junior League All-Stars are in a holding pattern.

With two district champions yet to be determined, Fairland's first-round opponent in this weekend's state tournament remains unknown.

Fairland, the District 11 champions, will play at 9 a.m. Friday at the Ironton Senior League Field.

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Also on Friday are games at 11:30 a.m. and 2 and 4:30 p.m.

Times for games on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will all be on the same schedule of noon, 2:30, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday's games are tentatively set for 5 and 7:30 p.m. If a championship game is need on Wednesday, the time will be determined.

The annual state tournament banquet will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the Ironton Elks Lodge. Players and coaches will eat for free. The public is welcomed but dinner will be $5 per person. A hamburger/hot dog type meal will be served.

State tournament T-shirts will be sold for $10 at the banquet and the field. Souvenir programs will be available for $2.

Opening ceremonies will be held Saturday when all teams will be present. Chris Laber will sing the national anthem, all teams will be introduced and Ironton Mayor John Elam will present teams with a proclamation approved by the mayor and city council.