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The firefighters go for a shot against Team Jesus but failed to defeat the clergymen during the second game of the Donkey Basketball Show. Proceeds will help the Jefferson High School marching band. (Annie Harman/Echo Press) 2 / 4
A bucking donkey worth double points attempts to shake off Pastor Hans Dahl of Calvary Lutheran Church. (Annie Harman/Echo Press)3 / 4
Meghan Orgeman Crumb, a counselor at Jefferson High School, was one of the lead scorers for the faculty team against the students on Saturday night. (Annie Harman/Echo Press)4 / 4

The Donkey Basketball Show performed for a full house in the Jefferson High School (JHS) gymnasium on Saturday, March 1.

Presented by the Dairyland Donkey Ball, LLC of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, four teams faced off to win the three game donkey basketball tournament.

A team of JHS faculty members defeated a team of JHS students in the first game. After an intermission where free donkey rides were available to the kids in the audience, a team of firefighters faced off against local clergymen, also known as Team Jesus. Team Jesus took the win, leading to a championship game of teachers versus preachers. The clergymen reigned supreme and took the final win.

The proceeds from the show went toward the Alexandria Marching Band’s trip to Norway in 2015.

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Annie Harman
Annie Harman is a reporter for Echo Press and The Osakis Review. She grew up in Detroit Lakes and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a degree in print journalism and history in May 2012. Follow her on Twitter at annieharman
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