The Washington Youth Sports Association All-Star weekend will be returning to Dutzow Ballpark this weekend.

The two-day event will feature all-star games and skills competitions for the various levels with teams from Washington, Dutzow, Augusta, Marthasville, New Haven and St. Clair participating in the event.

“This will be Dutzow’s fifth year hosting the event,” stated Event Coordinator Kerry Mallinckrodt. “Over the past four years this event has grown into a very special two days for area youth. It gives a Major League All-Star atmosphere and allows all kids playing in the WYSA league the chance to participate if they would like. We hold a Home Run Derby, Pitching Competition, and Running Competition open to all players for each division in addition to the all-star games. We hope that the event will continue to grow and gain support from the local community.”

The event will be held at the upper and lower fields at Dutzow Ballpark.

The Pixie Division will hold skills competitions from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the upper field and the all-star game runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The Petite 2 event runs at the same time at the lower field.

The Atoms will use both fields for skills from noon until 1:30 p.m. and the all-star games run from 1:30-3 p.m.

From 3-4:30 p.m., the Chic skills competition takes place at the upper field and the Juveniles will do the same at the lower field. All-star games run from 4:30-6 p.m.

Bantam 2 (upper field) and Midget (lower field) events have skills competitions from 6-7:30 p.m. and the all-star games from 7:30-9 p.m.

Starting Sunday, the Petite 1 event will run on both fields from 9-10:30 a.m. starting with skills competition. The all-star games follow from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

The Bantam 1 level follows at both fields. Skills competitions from noon to 1:30 p.m. All-star games are from 1:30-3 p.m.

The final groups are the Soph/Deb at the upper field and Juniors at the lower field. Skills competitions run from 3-4:30 p.m. with the all-star games from 4:30-6 p.m.

For more information on the weekend, please see www.dutzowballpark.com under the All-Star Weekend tab.