Dear Editor:

The local basketball season is over, but the smiles still remain. 

The Phelps boys basketball team will always be remembered as hometown heroes. Winning back-to-back Northern Lakes Conference titles is truly amazing. 

Heartfelt gratitude goes out to seniors Gage Robbins, Andrew Gill, twins Carl and Tony Gutierrez, Austin Buell and Donovan Doppke, and their coaches Chris Radar and Ben Albrecht. 

All members of the team made important contributions. 

The joy they brought to their families, their school and their town will remain for years to come. 

Kudos also goes to parents, grandparents, siblings and all the folks in Phelps who came out for home games and away games to encourage and support the team; some since these boys were in elementary school together. 

Thank you very much for a job well done and may God continue to bless you all.

The Rev. Mary Snell Willis 

Phelps Congregational United Church of Christ 

Phelps and 

Ely Memorial Church 

Land O’ Lakes