The Methow Valley Mustangs fifth-grade boys basketball team took first place in an Ellensburg tournament on Dec. 1–3, qualifying for a spot in the 2018 Washington Middle School Basketball State Championships. The state meet will be held in Spokane on March 16-18, where the Mustangs will match up against the best teams in the state. The team is coached by Colt Scott and Ryan Surface. Pictured from left in back row: Lucien Paz, Raiff Reichert, Bradyn Schmekel, Arlen Crum, Morgan Spellman. Pictured left in front row: Cade Hink, Quincy Scott, Mac Surface, Remington Paz.