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Grassroots in the News: February 12

by USA Boxing

Mackenzie Hatfield, a sophomore at Excelsior Springs High School, has become a national champion in the boxing ring, showcasing her remarkable talent and dedication to the sport. Competing in the 2024 Silver Gloves National Boxing Championships held in Independence, Missouri, on February 2nd and 3rd, Hatfield triumphed over her peers to claim the prestigious title in her class.

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The young boxers from Lancaster who hit Independence, Missouri, last weekend for the 2024 National Silver Gloves tournament have returned triumphant — sporting two golds, three silvers and two bronzes.

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A trio of local youth boxers, who train out of a Staten Island gym, brought home some hardware after competing at the National Silver Gloves boxing championships in Kansas City, Mo. earlier this month.

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SCHENECTADY — Any boxers who are trying to make weight at the Ring of Hope club on Erie Boulevard face a little extra challenge this week.

That’s because there was cake after workouts and sparring on Tuesday night.

Avery Ziemba, 12, of Niskayuna was given the responsibility of cutting the celebratory cake with a big kitchen knife that was almost as shiny as his latest national championship belt, which he won last weekend at the Silver Gloves tournament in Independence, Missouri.

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