Junior High Saders Heading to State Tournaments

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The following 8th grade girls have qualified for the Lutheran School Association of Illinois State
Basketball Tournament.

The tournament is held annually in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and includes teams out of a pool of 135 Lutheran schools statewide. Competition is strong in the sixteen member field the champion will have won four games in three days. The tournament also includes a consolation bracket.

This team competes in the northern conference for junior high schools and has participated in tournaments in Marengo, Arlington Heights and scheduled non-conference games. Their conference season ends this week and the conference tournament begins on Monday, March 11th. Players: Whitney Card, Olivia Cattage, Kayla Donnell, Ashley Kerestes, Sophie Long, Lauren Severson, Jordyn Turecek, Alex Edmiston and Layla Seaton

Junior High wrestlers Josh Schrank and Tyler Demo will represent the schools the Illinois Elementary School Association State Wrestling Meet this Friday and Saturday at the Convocation Center Northern Illinois University. The IESA has 809 member schools across the
state. Wrestling begins at 3:30pm on Friday and continues at 9:00am on Saturday. Nineteen championship matches will begin at 5:00pm on Saturday.

A pep rally for both teams is scheduled for Thursday at 2:45pm at Rockford Lutheran Junior/Senior High School.


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