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  • Medill Musings: All Slabbed Up takes top crown

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  • Musings forever and do we ever have some exciting news...
    We have a winner — All Slabbed Up, coached by John Kenny, was crowned the adult men's softball division I champions with a 10-2 record this past week. What a great season. Finishing a close second was Butler Muffler, who finished 9-3. Again, this league went down to the final night of the season. Congratulations to all of our adult league teams — both men's and women's.
    We now have our divisions and playing days for next summer's adult men's softball league based on this season's results. Division I, which will play on Wednesdays, consists of: All Slabbed Up, Butler Muffler, Fourplay, Great Western, Oak Leaf Pub Hitmen, Tom's Country Stampede and Twisted Softball.
    Division II, which will play on Tuesdays, is made up of: 2711, Los Diablos, Myers Tire Supply, New Hope, Studdard's Studs and Western Extralite. Division III, which will play on Mondays, consists of: Balls Deep, Back Draft Duct Cleaning, Crown Lanes, Northwest Baptist Church, Stepp Painting, The Fighting Mongooses, Thompson Masonry and Trails End.
    This will make for much more competitive divisions, which will make it even more enjoyable for all. I am very anxious already for the next season as I have had numerous individuals who have spoken with me about starting teams next spring — how exciting is that.
    Next season we will also be starting a men's over 45 and women's over 40 baby boomer league, which will play on Sunday evenings. In addition, we will kickoff the Varsity Sports wooden bat league, which is for all-comers both men and women but will not use coed rules, on Friday nights. Both of these will be great additions to our programming and will be a great deal of fun for all.
    We have now started our adult coed softball season. We play division I on Mondays and Wednesdays. Division II is played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We got the season underway this week.
    Possibly our most exciting news is that Milt Rush Sr. is back for another season at the age of 77 — I need to find out just how many decades Mr. Rush has been involved in Leavenworth softball.
    Of course, his dedicated wife, Patty is right there as well, maintaining the scorebook for Heartland Anesthetics. Our hats go off to these two Leavenworth softball icons.
    Also, everyone needs to keep their eye on the ESPN highlight films because Kelly Meyer of The Misfits got a base hit in her first softball game ever.
    Friday at 6 p.m. we will kickoff the Applebee's kickball season. We are excited to have four teams this season — Ball Busters (April Norberto), Citizens Savings (Danielle Heuer), Kickaleh Light (Kim Todd) and Sacks & Racks (Neil Seichepine). This year, we will play our games at Hawthorn Park on field two. It is exciting that Applebee's has agreed to be the corporate sponsor for another season so, after an evening of Friday night kickball, head on over to join into the revelry at Applebee's.
    Page 2 of 2 - Sign-ups are ongoing for the men's and women's volleyball fall season. The team registration deadline is Sept. 24.
    Remember Oct. 6 is the Haven's Wooded Trail 5K Race. This is truly a wilderness adventure run. Only lightning will stop this race.
    I will be excited as I see everyone off at the gun and then get to greet everyone as they cross the finish line. You venturesome folks can sign-up at the Riverfront Community Center.
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