VJHS hoops to play at state

Pictured is the Valmeyer Junior High School eighth grade boys basketball team after winning their regional basketball championship last Thursday night. The Pirates defeated Chester in a close 38-35 game. The team will travel to Rend Lake College Friday to play in the State Tournament. Game time is 4:45 p.m. Back row, from left, are coaches Greg Reinhardt and Mike McCarthy, Andrew Whipple, Michael Chism, Trent Larsen, Kory Johnson, Vaughn Larsen, Drake Hicks, Owen Miller and coaches Jason Chism and Bruce Whipple; front row, Carson Sensel, Tyler Kempfer, Cory Peterson, Riley McCarthy, Gavin Kohnz, Cole Juelfs, Philip Reinhardt, Logan Seidler and Adrian Crossin. (submitted photo)

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