More than 100 spectators, 85 youth from three area Catholic parishes and about 30 adults gathered at Neosho's Morse Park on Saturday for the 1st annual #ChristLife youth soccer tournament.

More than 100 spectators, 85 youth from three area Catholic parishes and about 30 adults gathered at Neosho's Morse Park on Saturday for the 1st annual #ChristLife youth soccer tournament.

#ChristLife is a newly formed youth organization for Catholic youth from this region to join together with youth from other parishes for social and spiritual activities. Area parishes that participated were St. Canera, Neosho, St. Ann's, Carthage, and Sacred Heart, Webb City.

Families and community members provided a wide variety of cultural foods for purchase along with face painting and other activities. All funds raised at the event will be used for retreats and other youth activities for the #Christ Life group.

Saturday's was the first event. St. Canera Youth Group director and one of the organizers for the event, Kevin Linehan, said, "We expect to do it again next year, maybe bigger."

Neosho High School soccer players volunteered their time to serve as referees for the event.

Trophies were awarded in three categories with three places.

In the U12 youth division, Midwest United, Carthage, took 1st place. Neosho United were in 2nd place, and the Carthage Tigres were in 3rd.

Top three winners in the U5 division were Neosho United, first, Americana, Webb City, second, Midwest United, third.

In the adult division, Neosho Men ranked 1st, Santa Anna from St. Ann's in Carthage ranked 2nd and

Neosho Teen came in 3rd.

The 1st annual #ChristLife youth soccer tournament was held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the soccer fields at Morse Park in Neosho.