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Marshalltown youth basketball tournament for grades 5-8

A limited number of spots are open in the girls’ section of the Marshalltown Optimist Basketball Invitational (MOBI) on Jan. 18. Openings still exist in grades 5-8, according to Larry Park, MOBI chairman. Deadline for girls’ entries is Jan. 6.

The Marshalltown Noon Optimist Club is sponsoring two youth basketball tournaments for students in grades 5-8. In addition to the girls’ tournament, the boys’ tournament will be played Saturday, Feb. 8 and openings still exist for each of the four grades. Deadline for entering boys’ MOBI is Jan. 27.

Each team is guaranteed three games in pool play, with four teams from each grade qualifying for the championship round later Saturday. Cost of a team entry is $150.

Entry forms may be downloaded from the website www.noonoptimist.org. Tournament rules are also posted on this site along with the list of teams entered, according to Park. Coaches may also contact Park at 641-752-6121 or by email at Ldpark2@gmail.com.

“We encourage coaches to enter their teams as soon as possible,” Park emphasized. “We always have a rush of entries as the entry deadlines approach.”

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