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Lumberjacks Fri, 19 May 2017 22:23:42 +0000 Lumberjacks Lumberjacks WAGM maine lumberjacks girls basketball team has qualified the zero gravity national tournament in boston. this is the third year in a row the group has gone to nationals. the tournament will be held the first weekend of june and isaac luken tells us that the team had a different approach to preparing for nationals. <aau basketball players in aroostook county will always have to travel far to play. "some people call us crazy, but this is vacation for my family. we like nothing better than spending time together playing basketball." the lumberjacks team will be playing in maine this weekend, something that hasn't happened yet this season. "these parents from caribou are traveling seven or eight hours one way for these tournaments. we're playing in massachusetts and new hampshire and any where in between." the combination of travel and basketball has made the lumberjacks a close knit group. "it's honestly amazing. we love going there as a team, we win and lose as a team. and not just on the basketball playing, just hanging out on free time." "it's fun to get out of the state to play more competition. it's a little bit of travel, but i think in the end it's worth it." the team has put in the miles just to practice together. "we practice from presque isle high school, caribou, fort fairfield, and southern aroostook high school. so it's not only tournaments, kids are traveling an hour, hour and a half just to practice twice a week. it gets a little tougher in the spring when tennis and softball start and little league." the lumberjacks have even played in older divisions to prepare for nationals. "it'll be different playing against more competition, but i think it will all be better for our futures so we can get that extra boost up and be good in the county too." "we've definitely gotten better. we've played more aggressive teams and have been more aggressive. we've been practicing harder." speed will be the key as the team will try to bring a national championship back to aroostook county. "we try and go as fast as we can. we're not the biggest team, we're always the smallest team. there's not a lot of size in the county right now, but there is a lot of speed, there's a lot of smart, and we're quick. we try to get up and down as quick as

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