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State runner-up

The Maumelle Stars, a team of 7-year-old All-Star baseball players, finished as runner-up in the Arkansas USSSA State Tournament in Conway. After completing pool play with a 1-1 record, the 7th-seeded Stars battled through Sunday’s brackets with victories over Beebe (15-14), No. 2 seed Conway (17-2) and Wynne (20-11) to reach the championship game against top-seeded Vilonia. Vilonia prevailed 23-8 for the championship. Team members are, front from left, Harrison Sweat, Brady Velek, Caleb Ross, Trent Kelley, Karter Pawelczak, Evan Mitchell; middle, from left, Jaylon Williams, Davian Vayson, Dane Spoon, Ryan Mesaris, Luke Hanson, Evan Baumgartner; and back coach Daren Sweat, coach Lee Mesaris and coach Greg Kelley. (Contributed photo)

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