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Cops And Firefighters Compete In Guns & Hoses Tournament

OAKHURST Teams made up of first responders from the Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire, Madera County Firefighters and local EMS will be participating in a “pitched battle” on the Yosemite High School diamonds during the second annual Guns & Hoses Slow Pitch Softball Tournament on Saturday, Apr. 11.

Last year’s champions, the Guns, are confident of victory and defending their title against all challengers.

The community is invited to enjoy a day of heated competition and cheer on their favorite emergency responders, while helping to raise much-needed funds for the Lady Badgers softball teams. There will be food booths to help refuel both players and spectators.
This family oriented event is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 11, with a rain date of Apr. 18 – one can only hope! Competition starts at 9 a.m., and goes until the last team standing claims victory. Admission is free.
Last year was the inaugural event of the Guns vs. the Hoses, with law enforcement players from the Sheriff’s Office, Oakhurst CHP, a local Fresno P.D. officer and two Sheriff candidates – now-Sheriff Jay Varney and candidate Greg Noll. The Guns competed against local fire fighters, and beat the Hoses in a friendly, slow-pitch game, walking away with the coveted trophy (pictured).

This year, organizers are moving from a single game event to a double elimination tournament, inviting other community organizations to play. Teams are forming, but space is limited, and the deadline is fast approaching. For more information or to register your team, please email

The YHS softball fields are located behind the High School at 50200 Road 427 (School Road) in Oakhurst.

Guns and Hoses Softball Tournament flier 4-11-15

One comment

  1. ummmmmmm……..not trying to be rude…but out of 14 “emergency responders” in this picture..cop or fireman….there are 10 of them that appear to be impossible to pass a physical test…and 5 that look like they could have a heart attack at the first sign of exertion….Physical fitness program should obviously be a priority in both departments!

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