The improbable run by Team Great Lakes (Hagerstown, Indiana) came to an end Tuesday afternoon, with a 10-0 loss to Team Mid-Atlantic (Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania).

The players and coaches will return to Hagerstown with their heads held high.

They have forever placed their names in the record of outstanding athletic achievement in Wayne County, Indiana.

They will return to a heroes’ welcome with new friendships made among competing team members and a lifetime of memories.

Please pick up copies of the Aug. 24 and 31 editions of Western Wayne News for more coverage of the special journey for these students and the community’s excitement along the way.

Advertising opportunities are still available in the Aug. 31 commemorative edition. They include a signature page for $20 (a 25-character message and name and town of the individual, family or business), and color display ads starting at $59. Call 765-478-5448 or email by noon Aug. 25 for more information.

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