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By Roger Dey
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'We're Back!'

Sitch Tournament makes a successful return

 

Last updated 3/23/2022 at 1:43pm

Roger Dey

Dave Sitch speaks to the crowd Sunday, March 20, before handing out trophies for the 2022 Pete Sitch Memorial Co-ed Basketball Tournament. Sitch said they started the tournament in 1988 after his father Pete died in a logging accident. "He had seven kids, all played sports. My folks went to every game. They had to travel 60 miles back in my day," he said. "He loved sports, he loved sportsmanship."

"I wanted to make a banner that said 'We're back' on the front of the school," Dave Sitch, coordinator of the Pete Sitch Memorial Co-ed Basketball Tournament said. "It feels awesome."

The tournament returned this year after being canceled in in both 2020 and 2021, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-year absence had Sitch wondering if it could make a comeback.

"I was concerned about teams...



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