Local stars shine at district tournament


cal-ripkin-9yo-all-stars-to.jpg The 2009 Cottonwood Valley 9-year-old all-stars team defeated Lyons in consecutive games to earn the opportunity to represent the area in the state tournament to be held this weekend at Lakin. Their competition will include teams from Paola, Columbus, Haysville, Wellington, Fort Scott, Lakin and Cimmaron River. Pictured are: (front row, from left) coach Roger Hoffner, Payton Harms, Brendan Johnson, Janson Garman, Ryan Albers and Braden Vogt; (back row) coach Ron Albers, Cooper Garman, Jacob Bittle, Alex Stika, Corbin Wheeler, Garrett Hoffner, Jacob Vondenkamp and coach Jason Wheeler. Braden Vogt was named the MVP for the tournament.

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