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Front row left to right: Brad Quade, Cody Sedlacek, Brad Comer, Markus Johnson. Middle row l to r: Jon Huempfner, Reese Flores, Logan Freund, Max Brown. Top row l to r: Coach Jordan Schmidt, Owen White, Coach Shaun Smith. Missing is Logan Keso.
The Rhinelander Basketball Association (RBA) 8th grade boys traveling basketball team has been selected to compete in the Wisconsin State Invitational Basketball Tournament at Stevens Point on March 29th & 30th. The invite tourney compromises teams from all youth basketball leagues from the state. Games will be held at UW-Stevens Point and Stevens Point Area Senior High.
The team started their traveling season in the Great Northwest Basketball League (GNBL) Championship Tournament on January 11th & 12th. The team was ranked 13th based on their 22-2 season as 7th graders. The Hodags played 7 games versus all ranked teams and exceeded their ranking to finish 7th out of 32 teams in the field.
Since then, the boys have been playing in "A" caliber tournaments in the GNBL. The team won three tournaments and has compromised a 17-3 record in those GNBL tournaments.