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Vero Beach Hurricanes Are No. 2 In The Nation

Vero Beach’s sixth-grade basketball players show what local kids can do.

The Vero Beach Hurricanes teammates come from many different Indian River County middle schools.

The Vero Beach Hurricanes teammates come from many different Indian River County middle schools.

The Vero Beach Hurricanes may be young (12 and under), but they sure know how to play basketball. In their first season, the boys managed to capture first place in the USSSA (United States Specialty Sports Association) Southeast Regional Championship, third place in the USSSA Florida State Championships, and fell only three points shy of capturing the USSSA National title.

Vero Beach Hurricanes coach Todd Wood said he is extremely proud of the team’s accomplishments. “This was our first season playing together and to make it to the National Championship was a dream come true for our team.”

Read the entire article in the September/October 2011 issue