The Valmeyer Junior Legion baseball team competed last weekend in the State Tournament in Moline (Quad Cities). The boys defeated Breese Gray earlier that week to qualify for state play. In the finals, Valmeyer defeated Eureka, but fell to Bethalto and Wheaton.
The team is sponsored by Valmeyer American Legion Post 901.
photo – Celebrating their playoff win over Breese in the playoff semi-finals are, left to right, first row, Scorekeeper Bob Mohr, Jacob Niebruegge, Jacob Rowold, Riley McCarthy, Sam Huebner and Dalton Crawford; and second row, Coach Mike Fausz, Sam Fitzwilliam, Henry Weber, John Fausz, Dustin Crawford, Gibson Sippel, Drew Shevlin and Coach Mike McCarthy.