The Piqua Optimists Club hosted its annual Tri-Star Basketball event on March 16 at Piqua Central Intermediate School. Congratulations to all the students who came out to compete, and the winners who placed: Girls Ages 8-9: First, Haylee Meckstroth, Second, Lilly Leininger, Third, Lilly Graham. Boys Ages 8-9: First, Jace Palmer, Second, Parker Hickerson, Third, Braden Ulbrich. Girls Ages 10-11: First, Ella Snyder, Second, Rylee Weldon, Third, Payton Meckstroth. Boys Ages 10-11: First Jayce Johnson, Second Evan O’Leary, Third Lukah Buanam. Girls Ages 12-13: none. Boys Ages 12-13: First Donovan O’Leary, Second Kameran Sourmail, Third Seth Knapke. The Piqua Optimist Club is a member of Optimist International, an association of over 2,600 clubs around the world dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” The club meets the first Saturday each month at 8 a.m. For more information about the Piqua Optimists, visit www.piquaoptimistclub.org.