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THE STONE ARCH Inn team earned the first place trophy with a 14-8 victory over Ronny’s Ringers in the tournament’s title game. Kneeling, from left to right, are Gary Hubert, Hopper Hubert (holding Andrew “Thumper” Hubert), John Yewchuk, Autumn Ackermann and Mark Yewchuk. Standing, from left to right, are Tim Hubert, Chopper Ackermann, Bones Hubert, Mike Brockner, Chad Roth, Dennis Brockner, Glenn Herman and Rob Hubert (holding Cole Hubert). Missing from photo are Mike Yager and Tim Yager.

Ringers Taken at
Fire Department Tourney

By Lori Brown
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — August 15, 2006 — The White Sulphur Springs Fire Department sponsored a men’s open modified softball tournament this past weekend.
Nine area teams played in the event, which was held at Gary A. Bradley Field at the White Sulphur Springs FD Park and at Swan Lake Fire Department’s Max Eronimous Field.
Those teams included: American Electric, Darder Stone, JB’s, Lorado’s, Matthew’s on Main, Mullally’s Pub, Ronny’s Ringers, Stone Arch Inn and Sutphen East.
This double-elimination tournament started 8 a.m. on Saturday and concluded late afternoon on Sunday.
WSSFD awarded trophies to the top three teams in the tournament and the Most Valuable Player (MVP).  By winning all of its games, Stone Arch Inn earned the first place trophy. Ronny’s Ringers captured the second place trophy and Matthew’s on Main came in third place.
Several teams were eliminated on Saturday. On Sunday, Matthew’s on Main played in the loser’s bracket all day.
Stone Arch Inn defeated Ronny’s Ringers, 20-6, to give Ronny’s Ringers its first loss of the weekend.
Ronny’s Ringers then played Matthew’s on Main to see which team would advance to the championship game versus Stone Arch Inn. Ronny’s Ringers topped Matthew’s on Main, 14-12.
In the title game, Stone Arch Inn beat Ronny’s Ringers by a score of 14-8.
The tournament MVP was Rob Hubert, who played shortstop for the Stone Arch Inn team. He had a batting average of over .700 for the weekend and committed no errors. In addition, he blasted a three-run homer in the in the championship game.
WSSFD members Mike Black and Matt DeWitt helped keep the scorebooks and configure the tournament. They helped several other WSSFD members prepare the chicken barbecue that was held in conjunction with the event.
As the tournament concluded, the WSSFD members thanked the umpires for donating their time as well the Swan Lake FD members for the use of their field. Black, DeWitt and their fellow firefighters also thanked all of the players for coming out and supporting the department. They also said they are looking forward to seeing everyone again next year.

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