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Local youth football team wins championship

Mar. 23—BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Local youth travel football program Tri-State Alliance sent three teams to the 5-Star March Madness National Qualifier earlier this month and recorded three top-five finishes.

The 7U Alliance squad captured its first championship of the travel season. The 12u team was the runner-up in its division, and the 8u unit finished in fifth place.

The 7U and 12U teams qualified for the national championship tournament in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at The Rocky Top Sports Complex.

TriState Alliance will finish its travel season with the Alliance Gridiron Challenge Games at Northern Garrett High School on Sunday, April 7. The event is open to the public.