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Local 4-Hers Compete in their Annual Basketball Tournament

Twenty-nine local teams participated in the annual Marion County 4-H basketball tournament in Melcher-Dallas earlier this month. There were four divisions in the tournament based on age and sex. The Saint Pride club won the junior girls championship, Our Union took home first place in the senior girls division and the Prairie Pride club won both the junior and senior boys divisions. Teams, coaches and fans were also evaluated on their sportsmanship throughout the weekend with Hop n’ Hurry winning Friday’s sportsmanship contest and Saint Pride won on Saturday. Individual members also participated in a free throw contest before the championship games.

Friday Sportsmanship winners:
Jr. Girls- Friendly Guys & Gals 4-H Club
Jr. Boys- County Crusaders
Sr. Boys – Hop n’ Hurry 4-H Club

Saturday sportsmanship winners:
Jr. Girls – Saint Pride 4-H Club
Jr. Boys – White Breast Beavers
Sr. Girls – White Breast Beavers
Sr. Boys – Saint Pride 4-H Club

Overall sportsmanship winners:
Friday – Hop n’ Hurry 4-H Club (Sr. Boys)
Saturday – Saint Pride 4-H Club (Jr. Girls)

Free throw contest winners:
Alumni Ladies- Tiffany Weldon
Alumni Men- Jon Johnson
Sr. Boys- James Stittsworth
Sr. Girls- Taylor Wadle
Jr. Boys- Ty Schneider
Jr. Girls- Ally Vander Hart

Tournament Champions:
Champion Jr. Girls – Saint Pride 4-H Club
Champion Jr. Boys – Prairie Pride 4-H Club
Champion Sr. Girls – Our Union 4-H Club
Champion Sr. Boys – Prairie Pride 4-H Club