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Fallon team wins division at Thanksgiving tourney

Staff Report
The Young Guns of Pyramid Lake were named champions of grade 4-6 in the Thanksgiving Holiday Classic co-ed youth basketball tournament.
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Twenty teams participated in this year’s Thanksgiving Holiday Classic basketball tournament.

The co-ed teams were comprised of students in grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8. Teams from Fallon were joined by teams from Yerington, Schurz, Wadsworth, Nixon, Silver Springs, Dayton, Owyhee and Bishop, Calif.

The tournament doubled as a fundraiser for the Churchill County High School boys’ basketball team with money raised going toward travel and outfitting expenses for the season.

1st-3rd Grade Division

1st Place — Fallon Wildcats

2nd Place — Lil’ Warriors

3rd Place — Little Serpents

MVPs: Drake Rowlett and Kalaya Downs

All-Stars: Takoda Pacheco, Lakota Casey, William Darrough, Saydee Whistler, Quentin Isom and Maysiah Rarick

4th-6th Grade Division

1st Place — Pyramid Lake Young Guns

2nd Place — Stillwater Hoops

3rd Place — Bad Medicine

MVPs: Anthony Winters and Jasmyne Torres

All-Stars: Johnnie Williams, Taetum Bill, Jaidon Counterman, Skai Shults, Lennon Williams and Rayana Atkins

7th-8th Grade Division

1st Place — Warriors

2nd Place — Little Serpents

3rd Place — NV Natives

MVPs: Eric Bobb and Reanna Thomas

All-Stars: Sean Two Hearts, Tania Two Hearts, Tyler Blankenship, Naliyah Jenkins, Nicholas Marrietta-Goade and Deja Gopher

1st-3rd Grade Championship Game

Fallon Wildcats 16, Lil’ Warriors 9

4th-6th Grade Championship Game

Pyramid Lake Young Guns 21, Stillwater Hoops 17

7th-8th Grade Championship Game

Warriors 37, Little Serpents 26