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The OYA Lightning recently claimed a state championship. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Staff Report
4:25 am CDT April 20, 2019

The Orland Youth Association decided to send a girls basketball team to state competition for the first time and the sixth-grade Orland Lightning team responded by bringing home the organization’s first basketball state title by winning the Illinois Middle School championship in Rockford in March. 

Players on the roster are Haley Tracy, Madison Vrdolyak, Katie Collopy, Abby Janociak, Evie Skog, Olivia Prodoehl, Lizzy Donlevy, Monajah Ewuosho, Sophia Pedergnana, Maeve Durkin and Grace Torgerson.