Geoff Cowles/News Mount Vernon resident Cole Smith, 12, takes aim during Sunday’s dartball event in Fredericktown. Smith is the youngest competitor in the local dartball league.
Geoff Cowles/News Floyd Payne, 94, of Middlebury Grange, competes during Sunday’s dartball competition in Fredericktown.

FREDERICKTOWN — With the fire from the gas heater roaring away and a table full of good things to eat, it was just another relaxing Sunday afternoon with family and friends at Fredericktown Community Park. It was enough to forget that it was only 20 degrees outside.

The mid-winter chill is no kind of weather for baseball, but the Knox County Dartball League is in mid-season form, with five teams representing local Grange organizations.

Dartball is a derivative of baseball, but it is played with darts. It’s a game of skill that can be played by young and old alike.

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