Top high school basketball players from Lake and Sanders counties will celebrate March Madness with the 24th annual Mission Valley All-Star Games on Thursday, March 21 at the Ronan Event Center. The girls’ game tips off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys’ contest at 8 p.m.
All all-stars are asked to be at the gym at least one-half hour early to meet with the coaches. There were 12 players invited to be a part of each team.
Steve Woll and Mitchell Wassam will each coach a girls’ all-star squad. Robert McCrea and Seth Mason are the boys’ team coaches.
Admission at the gate is $5 for all students (grades 1-12) as well as adults. Family passes are $20 each. Kids in kindergarten or younger and senior citizens are admitted free.
Players invited to be part of all-star rosters are:
Girls Team A — Kaitlin Cox and Allie Delaney, Charlo; Karolyna Buck, Mission; Tiana Ulutoa, Ronan; Alyssia Vanderburg and Noelle West, Arlee; Olivia Perez, Polson; McKennzie Cannon and Katelyn Christensen, Hot Springs; Jordan Nelson, Bigfork; TaRae Goodluck, Two Eagle River; and Natalee Deschamps, Plains.
Girls Team B — Sydney Brander and Azia Umphrey, Mission; Teaira Truman, Charlo; Karly Lawson, Polson; Nellie Desjarlais and Emily Fiddler, Arlee; Rakiah Grende and Heidi Schneller, Bigfork; Sydney Jackson, Hot Springs; and Rachel Huenink, Plains.
Boys Team A — Anders Epperly and Clayton Reichenbach, Bigfork; Isaac Fisher, Arlee; Wacey McClure and Flint McPherson, Mission; Brandon Knudsen and Tyler Carr, Hot Springs; Micah Askan, Polson; Treydon Brouillette and Matt McCracken, Plains; Randy Finley, Ronan; and Connor Koenig, Charlo.
Boys Team B — Logan Gilliard, Bigfork; Landers Smith and Garett Vaughan, Charlo; Greg Whitesell and Lane Johnson, Arlee; Tyler Knudsen, Hot Springs; Robin Erickson, Polson; Bubba Bush, Ronan; Travis Pierre, Two Eagle River; Jedi Christy and Jacob Hugs, Mission; and Derick Curry, Plains.