Janesville traveling basketball teams enjoy success
Janesville traveling girls basketball teams wrapped up successful seasons with tournament championships.
The Janesville Lightning fifth-grade girls basketball team defeated the Jefferson Eagles, 25-14, for the Jefferson Youth Basketball tournament title last Saturday, while a Janesville eighth-grade team won the March Madness Tournament in Wisconsin Dells to cap their season.
The Lightning (30-1) won six straight basketball tournaments, including the Tri-County 5th Grade Girls Tournament in December.
Lightning team members include: Julia Hartwig, Sophia Dooman, Katelyn Shadoski, Amy Groshan, Brooke Graesslin, Brooke Parkhurst, Ashlyn Burdick, Kaila Welch, Lily Stockheimer and Maddie Loveland. Brian Hartwig and Fred Shadoski are coaches.
The eighth-graders won nine tournaments and finished with a 46-9 record.
The eighth-grade team includes: Annie Schumacher, Kendyl Richards, Bree Porter, Brooke Nunn, Kennedy Knopes, Julia Whitcomb, Kaitlyn Foster, Sierra Gorman, Brenna Steed, and Delaney Schoenenberger. Travis Gorman and Kevin Porter coached the team.