Page 8 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - June, 2017
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BASEBALL The Chehalis Tomahawks came out on top in men’s hardball during the TOURNAMENT
Tribal Days Memorial Baseball Tournament. RESULTS
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family and meet people from TOURNAMENT
other reservations. Parking 1st: Chehalis Tomahawks
lots were full and people were 2nd: Little Boston
lined up along the ball fields 3rd: Rebels
in bleachers and some brought 4th: LB Young Bucks
chairs to watch the action. Sportsmanship:
Chief Lechi
Both Tomahawk Stadium
and Legends Field Complex Special awards
hosted baseball games. With MVP: Jackson Brown
so many teams scheduled, Best bat: Sonny Youckton
tournament directors were Best glove: Isaac Purser
busy coordinating games. Best pitcher:
Men’s hardball (14 teams), Josh DeCoteau
women’s slow-pitch softball Best catcher:
(12 teams), and coed slow- Gary Ortivez III
pitch softball (16 teams).
Fire and Ice were No. 1 in women’s slow-pitch softball. WOMEN’S SLOW-PITCH
A lot of baseball innings SOFTBALL
were played during the 1st: Fire and Ice
tournament. What a great 2nd: Nice Snatch
sport to be able to play, watch 3rd: Coastals
and enjoy. Good ol’ fashioned 4th: Natives
Indian baseball!
Special awards
Did I mention that MVP: Monica Kautz
every division went into Best bat: Tillie Grover
extra games? Yes, that’s
the first time I remember The Taholah Stars landed first in co-ed slow-pitch softball. CO-ED SLOW-PITCH
witnessing that. Players had SOFTBALL
to reach down deep to win 1st: Taholah Stars
championship jackets. But 2nd: All-Nations
what an honor to represent 3rd: Chiefs
your team, tribe and family. 4th: Skok
Great job everyone!
Special awards
Voices carried across the Man: MVP Kyle Kautz
field as friends and families Woman: MVP Tillie Grover
sat together rooting for their Best bat: Mariah Frasier
family or team. The baseball
teams played at a highly needed to get there early or Youth activities begins. All of the kids came
skilled and competitive level. risk missing out. So if you out winners because they took
Players were determined to were one of the lucky ones, On Saturday and Sunday, home a prize and had a lot of
bring home championship you purchased your order and Youth Center Manager Tony fun!
jackets and bragging rights. walked away with a big smile Medina and Youth Center staff
Wow! Spectacular plays were on your face anticipating a scheduled activities for the Thank you
seen. It was a spirited and delightful dish. children.
good-natured competition, Tournament directors,
and everyone left the rivalry Vendors The loud siren echoed umpires, announcers
on the field. across the tribal complex to and scorekeepers did an
This year, vendor tables were signal to all of the children outstanding job. With their
Coastal Salish Jam set up at the Chehalis Tribal that the games were about to hard work, dedication and
Wellness Center parking lot. begin. Kids ran toward the continued support, it makes
On Friday night, everyone They provided an impressive basketball court to participate for a well-run and successful
was invited to attend the variety of goods for purchase. in the activities. gathering!
Coastal Salish Jam session at Food vendors also were
the Community Center. It was available to satisfy any hungry After the games, the Thanks to everyone for
a memorable night singing, or thirsty person. This area was winners were seen picking out creating special memories
drumming and dancing. Old established to provide a safe goodies from the wagon. The by traveling to the Chehalis
friends visited and new friends shopping atmosphere. Many staff invited children ages 5 Reservation to participate in
were made. people took home a momento. and 6 to play a fun game of the 2017 Tribal Days Memorial
T-ball. It’s activities such as Baseball Tournament. We
Salmon, clams, oysters these where a love of baseball hope to see you next year!

The Chehalis tribal fish
pit offered salmon, clam and
oyster plates Saturday and
Sunday. The delicious food
was provided by the Chehalis
Tribe. The fish went fast – you
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