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Oct. 20, 2009

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De Soto receives championship trophy

Baldwin City, Kan. — DeSoto High School, which were awarded top ratings in marching and the color guard, received the Jeremy Frye memorial championship trophy at the 11th annual Baker University Marching Festival on Oct. 14 at Liston Stadium.

The DeSoto Dazzlers and Louisburg Jazzy Cats were the lone performers to participate in the color guard competition. Both of them received I ratings.

Here are results from the marching festival:

I Rating

Louisburg, De Soto, Hutchinson

II Rating

Baldwin, St. Thomas Aquinas, Spring Hill, Bonner Springs, Perry-Lecompton, Ottawa, Osage City, Mill Valley, Tonganoxie, Atchison

III Rating

Highland Park, Cass Midway, Paola, Turner