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MAYB tournament crowns six teams
Great Bend/Ellinwood MAYB Tournament
spt CP Barton Blazers
The fifth-grade Barton Blazers completed their summer season on Sunday, sweeping the fourth- and fifth-grade boys division and capturing first place at the Great Bend/Ellinwood MAYB tournament over the weekend with a 40-24 victory over the Hutchinson Junior Celtics in the title game. Front row, from left, Ryan Nicholson, Carson Schooler, Sam Hall, Josh Hoisington and Connor Griffith. Back row, Drew Nicholson, J.J. Heredia, Dalton Murphy, Nick Wondra and Sam Ryan. The Blazers are coached by Troy Griffith and Chris Ryan. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

There were six champions crowned at the Mid America Youth Basketball tournament in Great Bend and Ellinwood on Sunday.
The tournament boasted 41 teams in six separate divisions, including four boys’ divisions and two girls’ divisions, over four venues.
The Kansas Dream Team won the seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ division, topping second-place Triple Threat.
In the 11th- and 12th-grade girls’ division, the Newton Railers prevailed over the Kansas Dream Team.
The Barton Blazers won the fourth- and fifth-grade boys title, topping the Hutchinson Junior Celtics.
For the seventh- and eighth-grade boys, the Pratt Green captured first place over Hoisington.
McPherson topped the Pratt Gold in the ninth- and 10th-grade boys’ division.
Scott City beat the CK Spurs to win the 11th- and 12th-grade division.

Great Bend/ Ellinwood MAYB Tournament

Fourth- and fifth-grade boys
1. Barton Blazers; 2. Hutchinson Junior Celtics; 3. Kansas Kings
Seventh- and eighth-grade boys
1. Pratt Green; 2. Hoisington; 3. St. John Tigers
Ninth- and 10th-grade boys
1. McPherson; 2. Pratt Gold; 3. CKE
11th- and 12th-grade boys
1. Scott City; 2. CK Spurs; 3. St. John
Seventh- and eighth-grade girls
1. Kansas Dream Team; 2. Triple Threat; 3. LaCrosse Hot Shots
11th- and 12th-grade girls
1. Newton Railers; 2. Kansas Dream Team 11/12; 3. Kansas Dream Team 9/10