The 8th grade boys basketball team of Northern Middle School brought home another State Championship Title. The tournament was held in Lexington, KY at the KY Basketball Academy (KBA) on February 12-14. There were 88 teams from across the state competing. Northern Middle School played 7 games total in the tournament. They faced Oldham County, Blessed Sacrament, and Beaumont in the Sweet 16. Upon advancing to the final four , they faced Wayne County and won with a score of 70-34. As they advanced to the Finals, they faced another great basketball team from Morton Middle School. The final score of the game was 43-27. This team from Northern Middle School has won the state title for three consecutive years, 6th grade, 7th grade, and now 8th grade. NMS had three players selected to the All-Tournament Team, Colton Fraley, Jake Sloan, and Grant Oakes. Colton Fraley was also selected as the MVP of the tournament, and all three years. Northern Middle School is only the second team in the history of the tournament to win all three years and Colton Fraley is the only NMS player ever selected as MVP all three years. Congratulations to the entire team for such a record setting accomplishment.
Front row: G. Heath, Grant Oakes, and Zach Rowe. Back Row: Konner Hargis, Colton Fraley, Caleb Ridner, Chase Parmalee, KJ Combs, Logan Bates, Kaleb Adams, Calob Bechard, Jake Sloan, and Jacob Shepherd. Not pictured is Head Coach Shannon Fraley and Coach Chris Blankenship.