High temperatures and drenching humidity greeted 20 spirited teams who graced the three diamonds in Washington Depot the weekend of July 14-15 to play some ball and help raise funds for scholarships at Shepaug Valley High School.

Proceeds will benefit the Chris and Brian Swanson Technology Fund and the Tyler Horrigan Scholar-Athlete Fund.

The event was played to the theme "For the Love of the Game "� For the Love of the Boys" in remembrance of brothers Chris and Brian Swanson and Tyler Horrigan, all student-athletes at Shepaug Valley High School who died in 2002 and 2003.

The respective winning men's and coed teams were Strid Associates of Kent and a coed combination of players from teams in both New Milford Parks Recreation men's and women's softball leagues who didn't list a moniker or sponsor.

-- Norm Cummings