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All-Star Games — Seniors take the court for one last game

PARK HILLS — Basketball season is over for area high schools, but for its 11th straight year the Daily Journal will once again hold its annual All-Star games to honor senior players from the MAAA Conference schools. The games will be held this Saturday, March 24, at Mineral Area College in the Bob Sechrest, Sr. Fieldhouse, with the girls game starting at 6 p.m., and the boys game following at approximately 8 p.m.

Forty-three seniors, 21 girls and 22 boys, were selected to represent the Mineral Area Activities Association (MAAA) Conference in the games by a media panel of area sportswriters and broadcasters. According to MSHSAA rules, only seniors are allowed to participate after their season in an All-Star game without loss of high school eligibility.

The schools for the boys game were divided into North and South with North County, West County, Ste. Genevieve, Valle, Potosi and Kingston players comprising the North Team, and the South Team  consisting of players from Central, Farmington, Bismarck, Fredericktown, Arcadia Valley and Valley.

For the girls game the players were divided into seniors from the Large-School Conference, to play against seniors from the Small-School Conference.

Coaches for the teams were selected according to their conference record, and PRORehab will provide a trainer during the games if needed (See listing of players and coaches below).

High school referees will officiate the game with regular high school rules in effect with one special exception. To give more playing time to all of the All-Stars, the quarters have been extended to 10 minutes instead of eight.

Triplett and Propst performing Arts and Studios, LLC will again be providing their extraordinary entertainment of gymnastics and tumbling for half-time of both games, and Roy Henson of Mineral Area College will provide the musical entertainment before and after the games as well as during time-outs. 

The Cardinals Nest, Mineral Area College’s concession and dining area which is run by American Food and Vending, will be open during the games to satisfy hungry and thirsty fans.

Admission for the games is $3 per person or $5 for two, and children five-and-under are admitted free. All proceeds after expenses are donated to Mineral Area College for their Sports Department.

Half-time drawings of admission tickets will be held for lucky fans who will have the opportunity to win prizes provided by the ‘Cardinals Nest’ and MEGA Sports.


Large-School Team —

Head Coach – Joe Arnold, North County

Asst. Coach – Matt Bradley, Central

Marissa Bonney, North County

Brylee Boyd, Central

Brittany Collins, North County

Geena Davis, Potosi

Jessica Hicks, Farmington

Hanna Klein, Ste. Genevieve

Elle Korenak, Ste. Genevieve

Jasmine Kuehn, Ste. Genevieve

Abby Meyer, Ste. Genevieve

Riley Owens, Central

Lyndsey Portell, Potosi

Small-School Team —

Head Coach – Chris Brewer, West County

Asst. Coach – Adam Waddell, Arcadia Valley

Lauren Callahan, West County

Paige Forshee, West County

Katie Gettinger, West County

Natalie Grass, Valle

Misty Guenther, Kingston

Brettnie Henson, Bismarck

Alexa Kuenzel, Valle

Morgan Midgett, Valley

Courtney Richards, West County

Sidney Wells, West County


North Team —

Head Coach – Chris LaBruyere, West County

Asst. Coach – Robbie Coleman, Ste. Genevieve

Hon. Captain – Ryan Holland, North County

Zack Adams, Potosi

Jonathan Brewer, Ste. Genevieve

Zack Franklin, North County

Ryan Hermann, Valle

Justin Lashley, West County

Jeremy Malugen, Potosi

Matt McCoy, Kingston

Andy McGraw, North County

Ross Politte, Kingston

Jesse Waters, West County

Brendan Weiler, Ste. Genevieve

South Team —

Head Coach – Brett Hale, Farmington

Asst. Coach – Derek Simonsen, Bismarck

Eric Bennett, Arcadia Valley

Connor Davault, Farmington

Zac Forster, Central

Roper Garrett, Farmington

Keith Jackson, Fredericktown

Lance Midgett, Valley

Brock Mills, Fredericktown

Trevor Mills, Bismarck

Tanner Ward, Fredericktown

Doug Warren, Farmington

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