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Girls' Champion Emily Cavacini, 11 of Pennsylvania, left, and boys' champion Cooper Fisher, 12, of Maryland are crowned king and queen of the National Marbles Tournament . (Dale Gerhard/AP)

Cooper Fisher, 12, of Middletown, Maryland and Emily Cavacini,11, from Shaler, Pennsylvania are this year’s national marbles champions. Cooper won the boys division and Emily the girls division at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. last week. Cooper’s twin sister, Marilyn, finished third.

KidsPost wrote a story last month about Cooper and Marilyn. The two are members of the Frederick County Knucklers marbles club, and both earned a spot in the national tournament by winning the Middletown Valley Championship.

This is the third year they have competed in the four-day national tournament, which featured 26 boys and 26 girls competing to knock marbles out of a circle.

“I shot my marble and it hit the marble I needed to get out, out and everyone started cheering,” Cooper said about his winning shot. “I was kind of in a daze and didn’t know what to do. I picked up my shooter and hugged my coaches.”

— Staff and wire reports

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