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Zillah Celebrating High School Basketball Team's State Championship

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The community of Zillah celebrated the high school basketball team's state championship Wednesday night. The community of Zillah celebrated the high school basketball team's state championship Wednesday night.

ZILLAH, WA - The community of Zillah celebrated the high school basketball team's state championship Wednesday night.

It's the Leopards first state basketball title in 20 years. Wednesday's celebration included speeches from coaches and fans, as well as commemorative t-shirts.

Members of the 1956 and 1994 state champion teams were also on hand to tell the players how proud they were of their performance.

"I think there's so much pride for the community. We're just so happy for the kids. We know they've fought hard and they represent us and we think they did a fantastic job," Harold Balmer of the 1956 state championship team tells NBC Right Now.

Head Coach Doug Burge says he's already looking forward to next year, and thinks the team has a great shot at another state title.

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