The Lady Blues softball team are hosting the 2021 Graham Summer Shootout this week. Pool play opened up the tournament yesterday. The tournament wraps up today with the bracket round. Pictured: Reese Calhoun makes a contact during a regular season game against Burkburnett.
Contributed photo by David Flynn
Summer tournaments continue this month
Summer tournaments are continuing to roll on across Graham and the Big Country area. Following the conclusions of summer leagues for basketball and volleyball last month, the Lady Blues are hosting a summer softball tournament and Lady Blues volleyball is preparing for their annual trip to Abilene.
The 2021 Graham Summer Shootout softball tournament is currently underway with group play yesterday and the bracket round today with games split between the city and Graham High School softball fields. Graham joined Vernon, Archer City, Rider and Clyde 2 in Pool A. Pool B consisted of Brock, Jim Ned, Clyde 1, Vernon Northside and Mineral Wells. Games started yesterday morning (after press time) at 9 a.m. and began at 80-minute intervals with the final game beginning at 6:20 p.m.
Bracket play begins at 9 a.m. with games at both fields. The semifinal games begin at 10:40 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. at both fields. The quarterfinals begin at 2 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. at the GHS softball field. The tournament final will take place at 5:20 p.m. at the GHS softball field.
For the rest of the story, see the July 10 edition of The Graham Leader.