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Wiffleball league holds tourney at fair
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Westwood Church of Christ preacher Richard O’Connor tries to get his bat on the ball during wiffleball action Sunday at the fairgrounds.
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Jay Medley confuses batters with his sidearm delivery Sunday at the fairgrounds.

By Sheila Fann

Sunday afternoon, thanks to the Warren County A&L Fair, Westwood Wiffleball Association held its All-Star League Tournament with the American League winning a best two-out-of-three series over the National League. The competition was fierce, mixed with music, fun and laughter.

What started out as a few friends having a backyard game, in 2020, during the first COVID pandemic shutdown has quickly evolved into a 10-team league with players ranging in age from 12 to 60. Though there is no age limit, a minimum age of 12 is required to join the league. It has enjoyed such growth that a field for the league has been created on the grounds of Westwood Church of Christ. 

Organizer and founder John Bryan O’Connor says of their league “We have a good time. We look at it as an opportunity to bring people in and have a good time. We really look at it as a form of outreach.”

There will be Sunday afternoon tournaments throughout the fall and those will be open to the public. For more information, O’Connor advised that information can be found on the league Facebook page, “Westwood Wiffleball Association.”