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By Roger Dey
Blackfoot Valley Dispatch 

A busy weekend for the 35th Annual Bob Purdy Tourney


August 22, 2018

Roger Dey

Brie Grantier gets a piece of the ball while at bat in game Sunday.

After 35 years, the annual Bob Purdy Memorial Softball Tournament is still growing strong.

The tournament got its start in 1983, shortly after Bob Purdy, a strong advocate of sports, died in a logging accident.

Sponsored by the Wheel Inn, this year's tournament saw the maximum number of teams -15 – sign up, but only 14 participated.

The Wheel's Laurie Richards said they had several teams on...

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