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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
City and County Announce Basketball Tournament Winners
March 18, 2010 - Knoxville’s version of March Madness has come to a end with the conclusion of the third annual City of Knoxville vs. Knox County Youth Basketball Tournament this past weekend.

League winners from various city and county youth basketball divisions competed Saturday for the City/County “Youth Basketball Challenge” title.

The results included:

10 and under girls:
24 - Cedar Bluff Farragut Optimists (CBFO)
18 - Center City Youth Sports Program (CCYSP)

14 and under boys:
34 - Powell
39 - CCYSP

10 and under boys:
20 - Powell
19 - W. Bearden (Sissom)

12 and under boys:
34 - Carter
22 - CCYSP

12 and under girls:
21 - Falcons
12 - CBFO

“This is a great way for kids to enjoy an extension of their season,” said Joe Walsh, Knoxville Parks and Recreation Director. “It’s also a fun way to partner with Knox County to encourage health and fitness in youth.”

More than 100 players participated in this year’s City vs. County Youth Basketball Challenge and Knox County teams won three of the five championships.

“We have nearly 300 teams in our program, and I’m sure the city has just as many,” said Doug Bataille, Senior Director of Parks and Recreation for Knox County. “Having a season ending tournament really gives the kids bragging rights for the entire community.”

For more information on youth basketball, and other athletic programs, please visit www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation for the City of Knoxville and www.knoxcounty.org/parks for Knox County.
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