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Colfax 6th grade girls compete in state basketball tourney

The Colfax 6th grade girls basketball team participated in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament hosted by Manitowoc and Merrill on February 10 and 11, 2018.  This elite tournament, which is organized by The Great Northwest Basketball League, brought together 77 of the top community-based 6th grade girls basketball teams from all across the State of Wisconsin to play either 6 or 7 games over the two-day weekend.  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 6th grade team finished 16th in the Division 4/5 competition. 

The team included players; Jada Anderson, Jaycey Bowe, Jeanette Hydukovich, Danielle Johnson, Meadow Keltner, Alexis Schindler, Josie Seehaver, McKenna Shipman, Ashley Solberg, Kelly Turner, and Amy Wenzel.  The players were coached by Scott Keltner and Craig Johnson. McKenna Shipman had the honor of being named to the All-Tournament Team.  This team is made up of 12 of the players that stood out the most during the weekend.  They were voted for by coaches from the other competing teams.

The Colfax 6th grade team finished the regular tournament season with two first place tournament wins and three second place tournament wins.  Their regular season record was 12 wins and 4 losses and final season record was 17 wins and 11 losses. 

In Division 4/5, Coleman defeated Albany, 22 to 15, to win the Championship.

McKenna Shipman of Colfax was on the All-Tournament team for Division 4/5.

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. 

Separate tournaments are held for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls.