Rum­sey & Dis­trict Reg­is­ter

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIED­S - Patty Steen 403-368-3820

The Sports Days have wrapped up for an­other year and we can mark it as a suc­cess in the books once again. There were 16 teams that came to join us this week­end to have some fun and en­joy play­ing great ball. I would like to send out a big thank you to the break­fast crews each morn­ing; the Rum­sey Firemen and the Trochu Elks; the con­ces­sion crew, Mor­rin grad of 2019 and their par­ents; and the sup­per crew; Coun­try Cook­ers; for the de­li­cious meals they pro­vided for the teams and spec­ta­tors. They were very ap­pre­ci­ated by all. The games went well which brought us to the fi­nals on Sun­day with the D and C Fi­nals be­ing played first at 1:30 p.m. In the D Fi­nal, the Cow­boys and In­di­ans team with Rob and Claire Sin­clair and their fam­ily plus lots of friends, (I’m sure Rob would have wanted me to take no­tice that he was the old­est ball player this year! He hasn’t lost his pitch­ing skills so I hope he re­turns next year) vs Sauce Kings which was mostly a lo­cal young team man­aged by Cayle Grif­fith and Matt Kiemele. Af­ter a close game end­ing in a score of 14-12, the Sauce Kings came away with the win.

In the C Fi­nal, the Swingers and Dingers, who were our A fi­nal cham­pi­ons for the last two years, a team from Big Val­ley man­aged by Dil­lon Houston, played against the Master­bat­ters, a team from the Three Hills and Trochu area or­ga­nized by Ty Mul­grove. It also was a close game with the Swingers and Dingers com­ing away the cham­pi­ons.

In the B Fi­nal, the YankDeez; a team with Rum­sey roots as Dal­las Mor­gan is man­ager and re­turns ev­ery year to join in the fun of this tour­na­ment; and the ShitKids team man­aged by one of my own, Rus­sel Steen with lots of his friends from Stet­tler area; gave us an ex­cit­ing game to watch as the score went back and forth and the Shitkids pre­vailed to take away the win.

In the A fi­nal; our lo­cal team, Titts­berg Feel­ers, man­aged by Jackie Watts with lots of lo­cal tal­ent, skill and ex­pe­ri­ence, chal­lenged the new­com­ers, Tun­nel Bee­tles, a team from Big Val­ley con­sist­ing of the outlaws of the Ste­faniks, Erica and Lo­ralea, with a few orig­i­nals thrown in for good mea­sure, Ry­land and Chance. Af­ter an­other nail­bit­ter of a game, the Tun­nel Bee­tles came away with the win.

All the games were closely matched, we have at least 3 games that went into ex­tra in­nings. One of the new rules we in­cor­po­rated this year was the “One up home­run” rule; which means that each team is al­lowed only one home­run ahead of the other team. So when team A scores with a home­run then team B must get a home­run be­fore team A is al­lowed to score again with a home­run. If team A gets a se­cond home­run be­fore team B gets their first, it is counted as an Out and no points are awarded. Well, in one of our games dur­ing Satur­day, the teams tied in the 7th in­ning so they had to play an ex­tra in­ning. Team A al­ready had one up on the home­run rule when the team cap­tain came to bat with two out on the score book. He winds up with a big swing and hits a home­run, the team cheers think­ing they have won the game un­til the um­pire yells “OUT” be­cause of the new rule. What a way to lose a game. We also had one team on Fri­day night whose play­ers hit 4 or 5 home­runs with only one count­ing in their fa­vor be­cause the wind was so strong from the north that many struck balls were car­ried far­ther than ex­pected. The pitch­ers sure had to work hard to throw into the wind that night.

Thank you to all the vol­un­teers who put on this tour­na­ment and to all the teams who trav­elled out to our lit­tle com­mu­nity to join in on the fun. It was a great week­end.

The Rum­sey Cen­ten­nial Com­mit­tee would like to an­nounce our com­mit­tee is com­plete for the Rum­sey 100 years’ cel­e­bra­tion on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019. We will need vol­un­teers to help out with var­i­ous events dur­ing the course of the week­end with sev­eral peo­ple al­ready on the list. Please con­tact Mary New­ton at 403368-2121 or Dariel McNaughton at 403-368-2120 if you are in­ter­ested. Get your ideas ready for en­tries to the 100 years pa­rade on Satur­day, July 13 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a sup­per on Satur­day from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. then a dance to the mu­sic of Pre­cious Cargo start­ing at 9:00 p.m. There will be more news to fol­low as the ideas are turned into con­crete plans.

Fi­nally, the Birth­day party at St. Mary’s Lodge was held on July 16 with Ken­dra Kiemele serv­ing as host­ess. There were only two birth­days this month, Wat­son Reed from Ex­tended Care and Agnes Greig from the Lodge. Con­grat­u­la­tions on cel­e­brat­ing an­other year. Au­gust birth­days will be cel­e­brated on the 20th of the month and the host­ess will be Dariel McNaughton.

Have a great week, ev­ery­one.

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