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Blaze 14u second at state

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The Bureau County Blaze 14U team finished second in the state tournament with a 7-2 record. Team members include (front row, left) Barbi Prokup, Kaylene Gibbs, Nicole Yaklich, Allison Von Holten and Brooke Kamphuis; (second row, left) Susan Brummel, Megan Foes, Lanie Schweickert, Ashlyn Kennedy, Sara Seitsema and Torri Wyzgowski; and (back row) scorekeeper Randy Allen and coaches Jerry Schweickert, Jamie Lind and Tim Kennedy. Absent was assistant coach Todd Foes.

The 14U Bureau County Blaze 95 team placed second in the state tournament against 42 other teams from the state of Illinois this weekend in Bloomington.

Along the way, the Blaze went 7-2, defeating the Pekin Little Lettes, the Washington Cobras, Mid Illini Mayhem and the Monticello Magic twice, the Alton Flames and the BNGSA Blue Thunder before dropping games to the Alton Flames.

The team will compete in Moline before heading to Terre Haute, Ind. to compete in the Northern National tournament at the end of the month.

Team members include Barbi Prokup and Lanie Schweickert of Peru, Kaylene Gibbs, Nicole Yaklich, Sara Seitsema, Allison Von Holten and Brooke Kamphuis of Princeton, Susan Brummel of Sheffield, Megan Foes of Mineral, Ashlyn Kennedy of Mendota, and Torri Wyzgowski of Oglesby.

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