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Townsend in the House!

Renteria, Lady Tigers deliver inspiring tourney run

By Stefan Cooper
Blount Press Row

Editor’s note: From the instant we learned of the season she’d had, Blount Press Row knew Townsend Elementary basketball player Skyler Renteria had to be the focus of the first story we published. We hope her story of hanging in there one day becomes ours.

They went home in the first round last year.

Most felt a similar finish awaited tiny Townsend Elementary when the Blount County Elementary Basketball Tournament tipped off last Thursday at Heritage Middle School. The Lady Tigers finished the regular season at 3-5 and entered as the tournament’s No. 11 seed.

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