Area team makes state tournament

Front row from left: Ashton Talkington, Peyton Miller, Jacob Tharp, Zayne Haslett, Aiden Hurst and Cooper Jirak. Middle row from left: Jacob Sibayan, Hitch Soyez, Tripp Peterson, Kyson Gawith, Dalton Philpott, and Colin Groff. Back row from let: Coaches Clayton Philpott, Jim Philpott and Kevin Jirak.

Boys from Marion County played in the Cal Ripken 10 U State Tournament in Ft. Scott. The team won their first game, lost the second, won the third and moved on to the final four. They lost to Girard 15-9 on Sunday. Dalton Philpot, Jacob Sibayan, Colin Grof, Kyson Gawith and Zayne Haslett all won awards for their sportsmanship and leadership.