Widewater Sports shaping up nicely

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

It looks as if the umpteenth annual Widewater Sports Days will feature a good old fashioned men’s hardball tournament with six or even eight teams.

“It’s looking pretty good,” says chief organizer Harry Bartlett of the Widewater Athletic Association. “We’ve got Peavine, Edmonton Pirates, one team from Wabasca, two Stasow teams (one being the defending champion Dirt Bags) and the Slave Lake Cardinals.”

Those ones are solid. Still nibbling but uncommitted are three other teams, including one from Edson. Bartlett says he’ll take eight, but not seven. If it ends up at eight teams, there’ll be at least one game in Slave Lake, probably on the Friday night. Otherwise, the works will be played out by the lake in Wagner.

The slowpitch side of things is developing more slowly. Most interest so far has been on the competitive side.

“You can enter until Tuesday of that week,” Bartlett says.

That would be Tuesday the fifth of June. The number to call is 780-805-0482. The tournament takes place on the June 9/10 weekend.

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