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By Dan Rudy 

AAU girls take first in Juneau season finale


March 30, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

From left to right, Wrangell AAU players Grace Miller, Liana Carney, Julia Miethe, Emma Martinsen, Elizabeth Armstrong, Kendra Meissner and Jamie Early are triumphantly conveyed through town aback a fire engine after returning home Monday. The girls took first in their season-ending tournament in Juneau over the weekend.

Wrangell's youth Amateur Athletics Union basketball team took first in Juneau's Mike Jackson Memorial Tournament over the weekend.

The program is a gap-bridge for middle school students, giving them opportunity to play competitively and hone skills before high school. Wrangell's recent victory follows on the heels of last year's similarly successful AAU season, and bodes well for future classes of players.

But it was a long weekend for the eight girls. They had to arrive ahead of the games' start on March 22 and the ferry home not arriving until Monday afternoon.

The weekend hosted several...

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