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Webster to host State “B” VFW tournament

by Amanda Fanger
reporter@reporterandfarmer.com

The South Dakota VFW State “B” Teener Tournament will be hosted at Bob Wiley Field in Webster next weekend for the first time in eight years. The last time Webster had a chance to host this tournament was in 2007. This will be the third time Webster has hosted the tournament.

Varsity players in the 15-16-year-old age bracket from eight different teams will go up against each other in this double-elimination style tournament Aug. 7-9. Those teams who will attend were to be determined Sunday. The opening ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

“They’re looking good; they’re not nervous at all,” said Webster coach Bob Losco of his team. “They (the players) have been there, they’ve played those big games before. They’re pumped and they’re ready. We’re looking forward to a good tournament.”

The Webster Teeners are only faced with seven losses on their season and have 22 victories under their belts.

Losco says it’s nice that for once his team will be in the upper age class of their division.

Webster’s VFW team will play at 7:30 Friday night. If victorious, they will play again Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; if they suffer a loss on Friday, they’ll play at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8.

The championship game will be Sunday at 5 p.m. and the consolation championship match-up will begin at noon.

The schedule indicates a 2:30 p.m. start time for the third-place game, also on Sunday.

Webster’s VFW team is made up of the same players, minus one, who were the Legion Region champions July 19.

Lasco says that gives the team a confidence boost.

“But with that, you have to make sure they don’t take it for granted,” he concluded.

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