A winners welcome was held for a team making Bellwood history.
“It’s just one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” Alli Campbell, a sophomore on the Bellwood-Antis High School girl’s basketball team, said.
The lady blue devils came home in style Monday night. They were escorted by fire trucks, police officers and a whole community cheering them on.
“We just went crazy on the bus for everyone,” Tina Hollen, a senior on the team, smiled. “I probably lost my voice by now. We were screaming so much. It’s just been incredible. I feel like I’m dreaming.”
As they got off the bus from Hershey, they came back with a new label, state champions.
“I’ve had a long career and as a head coach it’s my first state title,” Jim Swaney, the girl’s coach, expressed.
It’s the first time the Bellwood-Antis girl’s basketball team has won that title. If you asked anyone celebrating, it felt really good.
“It’s too crazy to explain,” Campbell told us. “It’s just so awesome to see how many people came back to join us as we were coming back into town and all the support they’ve given us all season is pretty awesome.”
Right now, they’re not looking to the future. For now, they’re taking in an unforgettable moment, bringing home the gold.
“Having this medal around my neck, it just means the world to us,” Hollen said.
Classes were even canceled Monday so students could go and watch the game.