Dead River Derby 2nd

The Dead River Derby’s Rolling Riptide team from Marquette played in the eighth annual Mitten Kitten Championship downstate. On Oct. 6, DRD went up against Kalamazoo and won 251-102. A day later, DRD secured a spot in the finals after beating Traverse City, 169-149, despite DRD being the underdog. Then on the final day, Oct. 8, DRD lost to Motor City 284-105, but still secured second place overall in Division I of the event, while DRD skater and captain Pepper received the Division I MVP award. (Submitted photo)