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Colfax 5th grade girls basketball team participates in Wisconsin state invitational championship

The Colfax 5th grade girls basketball team participated in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament co-hosted by Appleton North, Little Chute and Neenah on March 28 and 29, 2015.  This tournament, which was organized by The Great Northwest Basketball League, brought together 59 of the top community-based 5th grade girls basketball teams from all across the State of Wisconsin.  State champions were crowned in four divisions: Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and Division 4/5, based on the enrollment of the high school into which each team feeds.

The Colfax 5th grade girls team played in Division 4/5, finishing in 9th place.  The results of Colfax’s six games were as follows:

• Pool Play: Darlington 23, Colfax 9; Colfax 35, Phillips 20; Fall Creek 24, Colfax 11.

• 9th – 14th Place: Colfax 26, Flambeau 25; Colfax 37, Phillips 10

• 9th Place: Colfax 24, Edgar 8

Darlington defeated Amherst to win the Division 4/5 Championship.

The Colfax team is coached by Jan Bowe; Assistant Coach:  Kari Best; Team Manager:  Amy Bowe.  The All-Tournament Team for Division 4/5 consisted of:  Nicole Eiden (Amherst), Mila Gille (Darlington), Sydney Jastromski (Amherst), Kayla Kerkman (Assumption), Kristen Lawton (Flambeau), Mallory Lindsey (Mineral Point), Rylee Reichwald (Howards Grove), Gianna Vollrath (Fall Creek) and Taylor Wedig (Darlington).

In the other three divisions, Mukwonago defeated Kettle Moraine to win the Division 1 Championship, Monona Grove defeated Pewaukee to win the Division 2 Championship and Wrightstown defeated Lake Mills to win the Division 3 Championship.

The Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament is an annual event, held in February, March or April of each year, pitting the top community-based teams in the State of Wisconsin against each other.  The tournament is organized by size of communities, much like the WIAA state high school tournaments, so that top teams can compete on a level playing field with other programs their size.