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Tournament continued from Page 1 2015 Tribal Days Memorial
Baseball Tournament Champions
Elders, community
members, and employees Men’s Hardball
spent the day cleaning
during the Cemetery Clean-
up in preparation for the
upcoming Tribal Days
Memorial Weekend.

Monday was a gut check for many of the players who were playing. They
came to play “Indian Baseball!” Winning isn’t everything, but the bragging
rights to the champions as they left it all on the field. Sportsmanship
is greatly appreciated. It was a battle on the fields, and afterwards they
acknowledged each team and shook hands afterwards.

Elders Mel Youckton and Dan “Bones” Gleason came forward to talk about Little Boston from Port Gamble S’Klallam won the men’s
Memorial Day. Their words reminded us about the true meaning of the hardball championship jackets, losing the first game
holiday. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who and defeating Oakville in the final 5 inning game of the
died while serving in the US military. Bones gave a prayer and afterwards tournament.
requested a moment of silence. They also recognized the Chehalis tribal
veterans for their commitment to protecting our lands and country. Women’s Slow Pitch Softball

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is
a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while
Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Thanks from Phillip Youckton, Events Coordinator

Chehalis Tribal Days has come and gone again. If you took a break out of
your weekend to come out and watch some baseball, softball, or walk in
the cancer walk, I think you would agree with us that it was a successful
weekend. Leroy, Cheryle, Orinda and myself would like to give a big thank
you to all those who helped out during the weekend. We couldn’t have done
it without your help!

Thanks to the scorekeepers, umpires, vendors, and most of all the visitors
who travelled to our Chehalis Reservation.

All together we had 11 men’s teams, 10 women’s teams, 14 co-ed teams, and The Fire and Ice team from Taholah won the women’s
304 people in the cancer walk. Once again, if you came out any time during Softball Championship jackets, defeating the Natives in the
the weekend, give yourself a pat on the back for supporting Chehalis Tribal championship game.
Days 2015!
Coed Slow Pitch Softball
Tournament Summary

When the final game of the tournament ended, awards were handed out to
each division: 1st Place received championship jackets; 2nd Place received
hooded sweatshirts; 3rd Place received crew neck sweatshirts; 4th Place
received T-shirts; All-Stars received duffle bags; Special awards for MVP;
Best Bat, Best Glove; and Best Catcher.

Men’s Hardball Tournament Women’s Slow Pitch Softball
1st Place- Little Boston 1st Place-Fire and Ice
2nd Place-Oakville 2nd Place- Natives
3rd Place-Blackhawks
3rd Place- Ice Ice Native
4th Place-Lil Boston Young Guns 4th Place-Cal-Horz

Coed Slow Pitch The Spider Monkeys won the Co-ed championship jackets,
defeating the Lucky Eagle team in the final match.
1st Place-Spider Monkeys 3rd Place-Natives

2nd Place-Lucky Eagle 4th Place-Tamanamus

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