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Rising, Kirckof take Eagles title

The Eagles Horseshoe single-elimination tournament took place on August 12 with the team of Byrne Rising and Gary Kirckof being the last team standing.

That duo took first place in the tournament, right in front of Jeff Saiko and Mary Botten, who finished second. Jerry Zastrow and Judy Carlson rounded out the top three finishers in third place.

The Eagles and Alexandria Horseshoe Clubs will also host the state tournament this year at the Runestone Community Center over Labor Day weekend. Many of the best pitchers in the state will be on hand for the four-day event. Action starts on Friday, August 30 and runs through Monday, September 2 with state champions being crowned.

An awards banquet will also be held on Sunday, September 1 at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. Men's, women's, elderly and junior classes will all compete at the state tournament.