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Youth basketball: Shoot-out sucess

WORTHINGTON -- Young hoopsters from three different states converged on Worthington Saturday for the 29th Annual Wild Turkey Boys Basketball Shoot-Out.

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JESSE TRELSTAD/DAILY GLOBE Sixth-graders Sheldon’s Kaleb Ackerman (2) looks for an opening with Luverne’s Ethan Beyer (6) defending at the Worthington YMCA during the Wild Turkey Boys Basketball Shoot-Out on Saturday.

WORTHINGTON - Young hoopsters from three different states converged on Worthington Saturday for the 29th Annual Wild Turkey Boys Basketball Shoot-Out.
Champions were crowed in five different age divisions ranging from grades 5-9. In all, 36 teams participated in the annual event with nearly 400 players showing their stuff on nine different courts.
Worthington finished in the top three in two of those divisions. The Trojan sixth-graders took first place with Sioux Center Christian and Heron Lake coming in second and third, respectively. Worthington’s fifth-graders took third place with Rockets Orange earning the title and Rockets Black taking second.
In the seventh-grade division, Jackson earned the top spot. Okoboji Maroon was the runner-up with the Hawks taking third. The Rock Valley Rockets won the eight-grade division. The silver medal went to the Mustangs with the MN Border Boys earning third.
The Windom Eagles won the ninth-grade division. Sheldon and Unity Christian were second and third.
The event is a fundraiser for the Worthington Sports and Recreation Committee.

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