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Schweizer Fest sports move into high gear

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TELL CITY—Schweizer Fest sports events were scheduled to start with the archery tourney Saturday but will move into high gear this week.
Next up is the annual old-timers baseball game Tuesday at Frank Clemens Field.
Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the field. Batting practice will start shortly after, with the game starting at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Tri-state players age 40 and older are eligible to participate. Trophies will be awarded for the longest hit, best defensive play, and oldest player.
There is no charge for players or spectators. The game is sponsored by Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills.
A youth three-on-three basketball tourney, with divisions for grades 5-6 and grades 7-8, will be held at Bryan Taylor Arena Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration will be 8 to 8:45 a.m.
The next sports event after that will be the bring-your-own-partner, doubles horseshoe tourney at Zoercher-Bettinger Park Friday at 7 p.m.
There will also be a draw-for-partners horseshoe tourney at that park Saturday at 6 p.m.
Sign-ins for both tourneys begin an hour before the tourney.
For more information or to register for either tourney, call Andy Schroeder at 719-3577.
A busy Saturday starts with the 36th annual six-mile road run at 8 a.m.
The two-mile run will start at 8:05 a.m. and the kids’ fun run at 9:20 a.m.
The course for the adult races winds through the streets of downtown Tell City before heading through some challenging hills for the six-mile participants.
Entry fee for each race is $20. Checks should be made to Tell City Cross Country Boosters.
To enter call Chris or Tony Hollinden at 547-3441 or enter online at www.runperrycounty.com.
The golf tourney also starts Saturday morning and continues through Sunday afternoon at Hoosier Heights Country Club.
The tourney will use a two-man-team, best-ball format.
Entry fee is $130 per team if both members are current HHCC members, $140 if one team member is an HHCC member, and $150 if both are non-HHCC members.
Prizes will be awarded to each member of the top four teams in each flight.
For more information or to obtain an entry form, contact tourney co-director Kip Krizman, 104 12th St., Tell City, IN 47586.
Also Saturday morning will be three-on-three basketball tourneys for high school and adult divisions at Bryan Taylor Arena and a bench-press contest at EverBody’s, both starting at 9 a.m.
Registration for the three-on-three tourneys starts at 8 a.m.
Entry fee for the bench-press competition is $25.
There will be a cornhole tourney at the south end of the beer garden at 1 p.m. Saturday. Entry fee is $20 and registration begins at noon.
The bike rides will be held Sunday at 8:15 a.m. starting from Zoercher-Bettinger. Entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Helmets are required.
On-site registration will be available from 7 to 8 a.m.