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By The Staff

Chasteen calls state tourney

Local resident Steve Chasteen was tabbed to umpire in his third KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament three weeks ago in Owensboro. This time, Chasteen was selected to be one of the four umpires given the task of calling the championship game(s).

He called five games through the course of the 16-team, double-elimination tournament, and was assigned second base in the first championship game between Owensboro Catholic and Louisville Mercy.

Mercy, in the loser’s bracket, knocked off Catholic in the finals, forcing a second and deciding game. Chasteen had first base in the ultimate title game that saw Catholic win, 12-2.

Chasteen just completed his 13th year of calling high school fast pitch softball. His other state tournament appearances as an arbiter were in 2002 and 2004.

American Red Cross swimming lesson schedule

The American Red Cross swimming lesson classes will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club pool. Bring a bathing suit and towel. Fees for each class will be $25.

Level V- Stroke Refinement, June 29-July 3 from 4-6 p.m.

For more information call Kelley Brunker at 859-234-4898.

Upward soccer sign-ups begin June 23

Sign-ups for Upward soccer will take place at Connersville Christian Church, 2190 Ky. Hwy. 1842 E., June 23-27. Everyone must attend one soccer evaluation.

•Kindergarten through sixth grade boys/girls: Thursday, June 25 between 6 and 8 p.m.; and Saturday, June 27 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information contact Kurt Thompson at 859-234-8892.