WNSL Sponsors March Madness

"The home of hometown heroes"

By Carly Hill
BSW Contributor

  In what is likely one of the largest youth basketball tournament in miles around, the West Nashville Sports League organized and carried out a four-day event that featured 289 teams. According to the League, 580 games were played in 21 different gyms at 15 different area sites. Teams came from 6 different states (Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee) to participate in 28 different Boys Divisions and 16 different Girls Divisions.

  “This was truly a remarkable event to witness”, said Tournament Director Roger Maness. “Unfortunately, there were a handful of mis-matches, but, in most cases, the teams were very evenly matched. Maness’ claim is backed-up by the fact that 37 games were decided by a single point and 171 games were decided by five points or less. Games were officiated by 70 different officials from five states (Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. 

  The WNSL wishes to thank all of the players, coaches, and fans who participated in this event. “In addition”, said Maness, “We want to acknowledge the tremendous amount of effort that went into the event by host facility hosts and staffs, gym monitors, and everyone who helped make this event possible.

  On Sunday, 44 Division Champs were crowned. Congratulations to:

1st Grade Boys - Ninjas ( Knipple)

1st Grade Girls - Yellow Bananas (Hooper)

2nd Grade Boys Bronze - Mid TN Hoops (White)

2nd Grade Boys Silver - Junior Bucs (Mooney)

2nd Grade Boys Gold - Give N’ Go (Graves)

2nd Grade Girls - Oak Hill Pandas (Welch)

3rd Grade Boys Bronze - The Gluck Crew (Gluck)

3rd Grade Boys Copper - Grizzlies (Allen)

3rd Grade Boys Gold - NYBA Gold (Williams)

3rd Grade Boys Silver - Eakin Eagles (Strickland)

3rd Grade Girls Bronze - Dribblers (Orndoff)

3rd Grade Girls Gold - Flaming Lady Tigers (Poe)

3rd Grade Girls Silver - Hot Spots (Allgood)

4th Grade Boys Bronze - Lions (Gorley)

4th Grade Boys Copper - Upward Stars (Surratt)

4th Grade Boys Silver - Ballers Basketball (Harney)

4th Grade Boys Gold - Give N’ Go (McKnight)

4th Grade Girls Bronze - SBA Bears (Rodriguez)

4th Grade Girls Silver - E-Girls (Strickland)

5th Grade Boys Bronze - The Misfits (Ballew)

5th Grade Boys Copper - New Level Basketball (Cooper)

5th Grade Boys Silver - Mayhem (Quesenberry)

5th Grade Boys Gold - NYBA Elite (Pearson)

5th Grade Girls Bronze -

5th Grade Girls Silver - Shooting Stars (Krumweide)

5th Grade Girls Gold - TN Team Pride (Mastin)

6th Grade Boys Bronze - USJ Grizzlies White

6th Grade Boy Silver - SMS Lions (Lynch)

6th Grade Boy Gold - NYBA BucketBoyz (Williams)

6th Grade Girls Bronze - USJ Lady Sparks White (Redden)

6th Grade Girls Silver - SWB Sparks (Cannon)

6th Grade Girls Gold - Lady Pioneers (Bunch)

7/8th Grade Girls  Combo - FYBA (Hunter)

7th Grade Boys Bronze  - Dark Knights (MacMurdo)

7th Grade Boys Silver - Evansville Christian (Thompson)

7th Grade Boys Gold - Tennessee Warriors (Tyner)

7th Grade Girls Gold - Owensboro Lady Aces (Riney)

8/9th Grade Girls Combo - Stone Basketball (Dean)

8th Grade Boys Bronze - ICS (Skinner)

8th Grade Boys Silver - First Class Game (Rob)

8th Grade Boys Gold - Wilco Stars (Anderson)

9th Grade Boys Bronze - Flamin Ballers (Gaw)

9th Grade Boys Gold - Phoenix Elite Red

Kindergarten Boys - JG Hornets (Bickley)