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ILL pitching machine
tournaments June 19-22
The Ironton National Little League will conduct pitching machine tournaments for boys and girls ages 6-7-8.
The tournament will be Tuesday through Friday, June 19-22, at the Ironton Little League. Entry fee for the double elimination tournament is $100.
Interested boys’ teams should call (740) 479-0309 and interested girls’ teams should call (740) 646-3908.

Slamfest softball tourney
scheduled for June 23-24
The 7th Annual Rooster’s RiverCities Slamfest slow-pitch softball tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at St. Clouds Commons in Huntington, WVa.
The Men’s 3-game guarantee tournament will be on Saturday with the coed on Sunday. Entry fee is $175 if paid the day of the tournament or $150.00 if paid by Wednesday, June 20.
Each team will hit their own Classic M softballs. Home runs are two per team plus one DHH. The rest are outs but there is a $10 buy-in option per game.
The coed tournament is also a three-game guarantee and women’s balls will be provided and the home run rule is three including a buy-in option available.
Brackets will be drawn Thursday night, June 21, and there will be a drawing party at Roosters.
The top two teams will receive plaques and if eight or more teams enter, then the winner will receive 12 Champion t-shirts.
For more information call or text (304) 417-4265.

Ironton girls’ basketball
camp set for June 25-28
The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ FUNdamental basketball camp will be held for all girls regardless of school for grades 2-through-9 from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday through Thursday, June 25-29, at the Ironton Sports Center.
Fee is $25 each. Each camper receives a Powerade drink each day of camp and a T-shirt at the end of the week.
An awards ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
For further information, contact coach Doug Graham at (304) 633-1181.

Ironton Elks sponsoring
bus trip to Reds game
The Ironton Elks Lodge No. 177 is sponsoring a bus trip to the Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies game on Saturday, July 29, at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
Fans will leave from the Hills Plaza for the 1 p.m. game. Cost of the trip is $50 each and covers transportation and field box seat along the first base line.
The trip is open to the public and children are welcome. You do not have to be a member of the Elks Lodge to participate.
To register or for more information, contact the Elks Lodge by email at elks177@gmail.com or call the club room at (740) 532-1262 after 3 p.m.

Faith & Fitness offers
summer basketball
The First Baptist Church Faith and Fitness Center is conducting summer youth basketball camps.
From 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday during June and July, a camp will be held for boys and girls entering grades 3-5.
Youths entering grades 6-8 will meet from 11 a.m. to noon. with high school and college age players meeting from 1-2 p.m.
Fee is $10 per hour session. First workouts start June 5.
Camps for grades 4-7 will be July 9-12. Interested persons can look on info.on
An AAU tournament for grades 4-5 will be held June 25-26.
Summer open gyms have begun for top high school boys in the area. Players meet one or two nights a week all summer.
Persons interested in any activity should contact Chris Barnes at (614) 404-5825.

Cincinnati Reds’ tickets
The Cincinnati Reds’ ticket hours are: non-game days Monday-Friday 9-5 p.m. Saturday 10- 4 p.m. (not open October-February); Game Days 9 a.m. until end of the 7th inning.
Go online at cincinnatireds.com and click “tickets.”