North Court Netters girls basketball teams again successful at AAU state tournament

North Court Netters’ sixth-grade team of (front row, l–r) Zoe Anderson, Ryleigh Keller; (back row) Coach Kevin Wildman, Greer Stuart, Katey O’Brien, Callie Ortiz, Kayla Wildman, Hannah Tompkins, Ashley Vriesenga, Grace Filipiak and Coach Bob O’Brien finish as runners-up in the championships.

North Court Netters’ seventh-grade team of (front row, l–r) Leah Ferguson, Mackenzie Vander Velde, Olivia Rademacher; (back row) Kendra Vietengruber, Libby O’Brien, Paige Mortenson, Madeline Watters, Carlee Lindsay, Makayla Seele, Madison Helms; (not pictured) Coaches Bob O’Brien, Bill Vander Velde and Steve Helms win the Division II state championship.

North Court Netters teams have made a name for themselves over the past few years at the AAU state tournament. This year was no different, with Netters teams again finishing at the top. The seventh-grade girls won the Division II state championship. The sixth-grade Netters made it to the championship game to finish as runner-up.

For the seventh-graders, this was the third straight appearance in an AAU championship game. For the sixth-graders, it was their second straight year in
the finals.

The North Court Netters is a nonprofit basketball club in Rockford, supporting girls youth basketball.

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