Tenn. girl, Colo. boy win national marbles tournament

    Two children remained cool despite temperatures in the 90s to capture the top prizes at the National Marbles Tournament.

    Eleven-year-old Logan Mayberry of Clay County, Tenn., and 13-year-old Caleb Isaacson of Gunnison, Colo., received their crowns in Wildwood Thursday.
    The children were among 24 boys and 20 girls who competed in the 89th annual event along the Jersey shore.

    Mayberry tells The Press of Atlantic City the tournament was more of a challenge because the concrete ring was hotter than usual.

    Isaacson says he’s been playing marbles since he was in second grade.

    The champs received $2,000 scholarships, $500 sportsmanship awards and trophies.

    Two kids from Pittsburgh won last year’s tournament.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal