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Eagles Claim Croasmun Tourney

By Staff | Mar 9, 2011

The seventh annual Hannah Croasmun memorial basketball tournament was held Feb. 10-13 at the old school in Paden City. It consisted of six boys’ teams in each age group from the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade grades.

Local teams that participated included Short Line, Paden City, Middlebourne, River, and New Martinsville. Championship games saw the St. Mary’s Blue Devils defeat the Paden City Wildcats in the fourth grade division. The New Martinsville Blue Eagles defeat the Middlebourne Knights in the fifth grade division.

In the final matchup, in the sixth grade division, the New Martinsville Blue Eagles were down by 10 at two different times. However, they rallied against Paden City to capture the sixth grade boys’ championship.

Hannah Croasmun’s mother, Tracy Smith, was there to present the trophies to the champions and runners up.