Local radio station C013 Country will step up to the plate once again next week as they sponsor their 33d annual Senior All-Star Game. After broadcasting hundreds of basketball contests throughout the 2015-16 season, the station now will host a gathering of the senior student-athletes of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference for a night of fun and friendly competition.
This year’s game will take place on March 24 at North Adams High School, with the girls action beginning at 6 p.m., the start of a big night of showcase activities.
Besides the girls and boys All-Star Games, the evening will include the always popular Slam Dunk Contest, won last year by the high-flying prowess of West Union’s Tyler Sininger. Also part of the competition will be the Hot Shot Three-Point Shooting Contest, won in 2015 by Peebles’ Zach Arrasmith and Fairfield’s Kaitlin Evans.
Besides the basketball activities, there will be the “Cash Grab” plus a Split the Pot which always sends some fan home with a nice payday. Also on the slate will be an auction of a megaphone signed by all the cheerleaders and basketballs signed by the girls and boys teams.
The fun on the hardwood is the focus of the evening, but perhaps the most important part of the night is when C103 will award its annual scholarships. The station has given away over $100,000 in scholarship money at past All-Star Games.
Earlier this week, all of the senior student-athletes and cheerleaders who were chosen for this year’s game got together for practice and a pizza party and the opposing teams were chosen and are as follows:
Girls White Team: Delaney Walsh (Eastern), Lindsay Malott (Eastern), Samantha Murphy (Fayetteville), Marissa Mitchell (Lynchburg), Vanessa Thiel (Lynchburg), Bailey Leininger (Lynchburg), Morgan Johnson (Manchester), Summer Wilbur (Manchester), Taylor Wylie (North Adams), Kaitlin Toller (Peebles), Kristen Abbott (Ripley), Suzanne Dragoo (Ripley), Hannah Riddle (West Union), and Mikayla Akers (West Union).
The White Team will be coached by SHAC Coach of the Year Whitney Lewis from Lynchburg along with Fayetteville’s Toby Sheets.
Girls Red Team: Molly Prine (Eastern), Abby Fultz (Eastern), Macey Paulie (Fairfield), Kate Boler (Fayetteville), Meghan Koch (Fayetteville), Emily Roush (Lynchburg), Ali Little (Lynchburg), Madison Wills (Lynchburg), Staci Dinsmore (North Adams), Kristen Grooms (West Union), Michaela Luman (Whiteoak), Ashleigh Harless (Whiteoak), and Emma Wardlow (Whiteoak).
The Red Team will be coached by North Adams’ Rob Davis and Eastern’s Kevin Pickerill.
Boys White Team: Marcus Day (Eastern), Nick Kelch (Eastern), Austin Doss (Eastern), Heath Unger (Eastern), Ethan Putnam (Fairfield), Wyatt Harris (Fairfield), Cole Schaefer (Fayetteville), Caleb Dowers (Fayetteville), Max Iles (Fayetteville), Devin Pierson (Lynchburg), Josh Ahrmann (Lynchburg), Christian Inman (Lynchburg), Brandon Gingerich (North Adams), Mikey Sheeley (North Adams), Brandon Ashbaugh (Whitoeak), and Kyle Marler (Whiteoak).
The White Team will be coached by SHAC Coach of the Year Matt Carson from Lynchburg and Fayetteville’s Darryl Iles.
Boys Red Team: Charles Bellamy (Eastern), Mickey Hundley (Eastern), Zach Blankenship (Lynchburg), Brandon Storer (Lynchburg), Sean Frost (Manchester), Rickey DeAtley (Manchester), Trey Meade (North Adams), Cole Meade (North Adams), Scout Kremin (Peebles), Tyler Ryan (Peebles), Tucker Schmitz (Peebles), Chandler Slowey (Ripley), Austin Dearing (Ripley), and Logan Clifford (West Union).
The Red Team will be coached by Josh Arey from Peebles and Nathan Copas from North Adams.
White Team Cheerleaders: Kayla Tomlin (Eastern), Samantha Enoch (North Adams), Holli Justice (Lynchburg), Kara Payne (Ripley), Abby Caudill (Ripley), Lillian Collins (Fairfield), Kennedy Jones (West Union), Shelby Hobbs (West Union), Taylor Grooms (West Union), Kayleigh Robinson (Manchester), McKayla Smith (Manchester), Morgan Johnson (Manchester), and Brooke Hoop (Peebles).
Red Team Cheerleaders: Sydney Enoch (North Adams), Chelsi Hacker (Lynchburg), Madison Smith (Lynchburg), Tyisha Myrick (Ripley), Kayla Smallwood (Whiteoak), Grace Larrick (Fairfield), Kelsey Young (West Union), Hunter Jones (West Union), Alicia Harmon (West Union), Kayla Wagoner (Manchester), Cassidy Spires (Manchester), Katie Fetters (Manchester), Sydney McDaniels (Peebles), and Reannen Kiley (Whiteoak).