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WCU 9th grade wins tournament

The West Central United 9th grade basketball team won the Forest Lake tournament. (Contributed photo)

The West Central United 9th grade basketball team, with players from Alexandria, Glenwood, Willmar, Bertha-Hewitt and Parkers Prairie, recently won the Forest Lake tournament, defeating three teams from the Twin Cities, including the Eastview Lightning in the championship game. WCU plays in Division I of the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) spring league. Members of the team include (not in order) Grant Yohnke, Parkers Prairie; Tyler Owen, Alexandria; Joe Gorghuber, Alexandria; Kris Setterstrom, Alexandria; Danny Kuhn, Alexandria; Riley Thompson, Glenwood; Luke Lippert, Willmar; Carter Sack, Willmar; and Preston Riewer, Bertha-Hewitt. The team is coached by Andrew Wiener.