Girls swarmed the field for Lassie softball practice at Twining Park on Tuesday. The league is for girls entering 5K to second-graders. During the first three weeks the girls are taught fundamental softball skills such as throwing, hitting and fielding, and then the last three weeks the girls are divided up into teams to play games. The league meets Tuesday evenings through July 25. They will not meet on the Fourth of July. Elena Boss, 6, works on her swing. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
Chris Swedlund of Juda competes in the bull riding competition Wednesday night during the Green County Bulls and Barrels at the Green County Fair. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
For hometown favorite, Juda's Chris Swedlund's bull-riding experience in the Green County Bulls and Barrels competition at the 163rd annual Green County Fair didn't go as planned. Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Gratiot's Klarissa Neff was born to ride horses and compete in rodeos.
Neff, 19, a 2016 Black Hawk High School graduate, got a chance to ride in the Green County Bulls and Barrels competition Wednesday at the Green County Fair before a thunderstorm hit the area and sent hundreds of spectators running for cover under the grandstand. Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Joe Soddy, a 2004 Monroe High School graduate, did something no one has done in the past 12 years of the Monroe City Singles Tournament: He defeated 11-time champion Al Schroeder. Sunday, July 16, 2017