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The seventh/eighth-grade Dragons
The seventh/eighth-grade Dragons (pictured) defeated the Cy-Fair Iron Maidens to win the championship at the Burning Flower lacrosse tournament. The Dragons are a newly formed lacrosse club that combines the middle school programs that feed into Memorial High School and Stratford High School. At the same tournament, the fifth/sixth-grade Dragons also won their division championship. The seventh/eighth-grade Dragons are (top row, from left) coach Stephanie Dilegge, Taylor Ricklefsen, Layla Walker, Sway Crawford, Audrey Connolly, Mikayla Santos, Nikki Polocheck, Helen Rieke, (middle row, from left) Madi Blissard, Alexis Edwards, Sofia Berg, Cameron Kroger, Catherine Gordon, Kelli Manning, AK Brazelton, coach Joan Stainton, (bottom row, from left) coach David deLemos, Olivia Ballew, Avarie Cauthen, London Walker, Haley Alexander, Sassy Huff, Sonya Stelmak, Kate Puhala and Dana Anderson.
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