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All Star Game rosters announced

by JOSH MCDONALD
Staff Reporter | March 14, 2022 5:40 PM

MULLAN — It’s all star season and the best seniors basketball players will make their way to Mullan for the annual District I All Star Games at the Mullan Pavilion.

Over the past few years, the games have grown increasingly popular and even more competitive — which makes it more fun for both players and spectators.

“We have dunkers, we have shooters, and we have some serious players,” said Stetson Spooner, Mullan School District athletic director. “I think these games get more exciting each year and I don’t expect anything less this year.”

With player representation from every single of Idaho’s six classifications, it allows players to ask those ‘what if’ questions.

“To see the talent in our part of the state from 5A through 1A-D2 work together is super cool,” Spooner said. “The debates are always out there whether a small school player can hang with 4 and 5As, it's something that's talked about all yearlong and then we get to see it. And as a small community and small school, I love seeing the bigger schools stars come shine in person instead of having to just hear about it during the long busy basketball seasons. It’s nice to be able to just sit back and watch what North Idaho has to offer.”

The night will also feature a boys and girls 3-point shootout, as well as a dunk contest, which have led to some memorable moments over the years.

The 3-point contest is unique in that once the gender-based competitions are over, the girls and boys champion face off to determine who is the overall champion.

“We always have some ladies who can hoop and they don’t back down in that competition,” Spooner said. “The boys are going to have to bring their A game if they want to beat the girls.”

Spooner hopes the night can be about building relationships outside of the comfort zones that the kids have existed in.

“I personally believe that the more these kids can be talked about and meet each other, the better off they will be moving forward after high school,” Spooner said. “Games like these and Shriner football games and things like that create a lot of relationships between players, coaches and even communities.”

The District I All Star Games are Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at the Mullan Pavilion.

Rosters:

WEST GIRLS (AWAY JERSEYS)

Jolissa Holt — Lakeside

Ashlee Holt — Lakeside

Abby Tiller — Kootenai

McKennah Kronenberg — Timberlake

Emma Patrick — Timberlake

Sydney Garn — North Idaho Christian

Hadley Malinauskas — North Idaho Christian

Grace Nearing — Kellogg

Hailey Cheney — Kellogg

Trinidie Nichols — Post Falls

Lexi Heath — Post Falls

Hanna Christensen — Post Falls

Coach: Jerry Bitner — North Idaho Christian

EAST GIRLS (HOME JERSEYS)

Skylar Burke — Coeur d’Alene

Lily Phenicie — Coeur d’Alene

Jaden House — Wallace

Elli Welch — Wallace

Grace Hunter — Wallace

McKelvy Specht — Wallace

Kiya Taylor — Wallace

Tru Tomco — Sandpoint

Destiny Lyons — Sandpoint

Sofia Platte — Sandpoint

Addie Kiefer — Lakeland

Belle DeBoer — Genesis Prep.

Coach: Nichole Farkas — Wallace

WEST BOYS (AWAY JERSEYS)

Cameron Cope — Coeur d’Alene

Sam Entzi — Coeur d’Alene

Chandler King — Coeur d’Alene

Luke Trogden — Mullan

Travis Matthews — Priest River

Trentyn Kreager — Priest River

Blake Barrett — Priest River

Tristan Gentry-Nelson — St. Maries

Colby Renner — St. Maries

Connor Wolfe — St. Maries

Nayati Vassar — Lakeside

Ethan Butler — Sandpoint

Jacob Eldridge — Sandpoint

Coach: Bryan Chase — St. Maries

EAST BOYS (HOME JERSEYS)

Jack Sciortino — Post Falls

Cole Cooper — Post Falls

Caleb Schroeder — Genesis Prep.

Tristan Snowder — Genesis Prep.

Ethan Hubbard — Bonners Ferry

Tanner Groves — Kellogg

Luke Frolich — Kellogg

KJ Walker — Kellogg

Ben Bristow — Kellogg

Zach Yetter — Timberlake

Carson Millsap — Timberlake

Robbie Morin — Wallace

Bryce Henry — Lakeland

Grant Roth — Lakeland

Abe Munyer — Lakeland

Practice Times are Girls West 4-5 p.m. and Boys East 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Holy Family Church in Hayden. Practice times for Girls East and Boys West will be 6-7 p.m. at Post Falls High School in two gyms.