By Kevin Harvison
McAlester area 5th grade girl's basketball team, Oklahoma Storm, competed at the Denton Summer Shoot-out, placing second. The Storm competed against 3 area Houston teams as well as other teams including Amarillo and Oklahoma City. The Storm’s 8 player roster is comprised of two 3rd grade, one 4th grade and five 5th grade students all from Frink-Chambers and Eufaula. The Storm plans on participating at the National Mid America Youth Basketball tourney in Stillwater, Aug 1-4. There are 23 other teams in the 5th grade division including teams from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Texas, Utah, Missouri and New Mexico. Pictured kneeling from left are, Journi James, Stevie Stinchcomb and Paige Grimes; and standing, Heather Horton, coach, Jaci Nixon, Caylin Horton, Katelyn Faber, Ashton Hackler, Kaya Selman and Katie Stinchomb, coach.