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5th, 6th-grade boys compete in tourney

Marion and Hillsboro fifth and sixth-grade boys competed Feb. 12 in the Marion Recreation Commission postseason tournament at Marion Elementary School and Marion Middle School gymnasiums.

In the fifth-grade boys division, first-seed Newton Black was the champion, defeating Hillsboro and Newton Gold.

Third-seed Hillsboro defeated McPherson II, the sixth seed, in the opening round.

Marion, the fourth seed, played in the first round and lost to fifth-seed Newton Gold.

Newton Black defeated Newton Gold in the second round. Hillsboro also defeated second-seed McPherson II in that round.

Chase County was the champion in the sixth-grade boys tournament, coming in as the second seed.

There were eight teams competing in the division, including two Marion teams, and Centre, Hillsboro, and Peabody teams.

In the first round, eighth-seed Marion I lost to first-seed Hesston; Marion II, ranked as the fifth seed, defeated fourth-seed McPherson; Peabody, ranked seventh, lost to Chase County; and No. 3 Hillsboro defeated No. 6 Centre.

Marion II and Hillsboro lost to Hesston and Chase County, respectively, in the second round.

Chase County went on to defeat Hesston for the championship.

Last modified Feb. 24, 2011

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