Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 July 2012 14:05
The Cottonwood Valley League All-Stars qualified for the 11-to-12-year-old Cal Ripken state tournament this weekend by winning the District 4 tournament at Peabody with a 3-1 record. The team lost its opening game, then came back with three wins to claim the title. The state tournament will begin Thursday in Paola. Pictured are: front row (from left), Corbin Wheeler, Alex Stika, Ben Koop, Jorge Hanschu, Elliot Ollenburger, Elias Werth; back row, Kaden Kleiner, coach Jason Wheeler, Ryan Albers, Jacob Funk, Troy Conley, Braden Vogt, Garrett Hoffner, coach Todd Vogt and coach Jayson Hanschu.