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By Scott Swanson
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Water polo tournament draws crowd from near and far to Lewis Creek


July 18, 2017

REFEREE Chris Calvert, left, of Maui, Hawaii, starts a game between Willamette Valley Water Polo, left, and Blue Crush of Portland at Foster Lake.

Amidst a sea of spectators floating atop inner tubes, inflatable toys, rafts and various other craft, water polo players from all over the western United States battled it out for three days on Foster Lake last week.

They were there for the sixth annual TruWest Oregon Open Water Polo Tournament hosted by Willamette Valley Water Polo Club, which includes players from all over the mid-valley.

This year’s event drew 28 teams, whose members camped in a tent city at Lewis Creek Park, where the tournament was held July 10-12.

Founder and director Steve Sessa, coach of WVWP, said the field in...

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