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Rincon all-stars win state championship
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Members of the Rincon under-8 all-star state champions are, front row, left to right, are: Jacob Godbee, Ty Cantaline, Micheal Hesling, Josh Ford, Ryan Wells and Dawson Kelly; back row: Cooper Smith, Jackson Walker, Ayden Wilharm, Dru Futch and Neal Croom. Coaches are Yancy Ford, David Kelly, Chuck Smith and Shawn Cantaline. - photo by Photo provided

The under-8 Rincon all-stars won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state tournament in Cordele, beating Effingham County in the championship game.

Rincon opened with a 14-8 win over District 3 champion Sumter County. Rincon beat District 5 champion Gilmer County 19-7, setting up a date with Effingham County’s Sandhill squad that Rincon won 9-3. Effingham County came through the loser’s bracket to face Rincon in the championship round and forced a decisive game with a 10-1 victory.