The Alton Middle School seventh-grade team is fresh off a 17-4 season where they advanced to the elite eight in the state. The Redbirds secured regional and sectional crowns and were conference champs with a 7-1 mark. They also took third at the Alton Tournament. Members of the team are (front row, from left) Keith Smith, Andrew Jones, Frank Jones and Jalen Wilson; (middle row, from left) Terrick Jackson, Kylun Rivers, Jamarkus Gary, Edmond Jirdon and Lathen Oquinn (back row, from left) Moory Woods, Tyler Parker, Darius Redd, Brayden Haug, Riley Phillips and Lonnie Tate. Coaches (not pictured) are Rob Kaiser and Bobby Everage.