Fifth Grade Junior Panthers take top spot in two tournaments

(Submitted Photo)

The Fifth Grade Junior Panthers – Navy basketball team recently took first place in two local tournaments. 

The team became back-to-back champions of the Wesclin Hoops Tournament after winning the event held January 18-20 in Trenton, Illinois. 

Later, the boys won the championship at the Winter Slam Tournament, held January 26-27 in St Louis, Missouri. 

Pictured is the team celebrating their win at the Winter Slam Tournament. Front row, from left: Eli Whyte, Jase Foster, Carson Nix, Reagan Woomer. Back row, from left: Coach Kevin Smith, Sam McCollum, Ethan Kessler, Maddox Ritzel, Owen Stoffel, Luke Smith, Coach Patrick Stoffel.