The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

June 1, 2013

Lions All-Star Classic scheduled for Neosho

Basketball rosters have been announced for the 34th annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic scheduled Saturday night at Neosho High School.

The girls game between the Purple and Gold is scheduled for 6 p.m. The boys game between the Red & White and Blue & White will follow.

The rosters are composed of seniors from eight counties in Southwest Missouri.

Three players from both Pierce City and Washburn Southwest are on the Girls Gold coached by Carl Junction’s Tiffany Dirks. Southwest players are Taylor Mettlach, Michaela Mitchell and Cady Swindle. Pierce City players are Emily Ashley, Becca Hatfield and Krishna Merriman.

Completing Girls Gold are Big 8 Conference players Sydney Koch and Timbre Murty of Carl Junction and Kelsey Baker and Emily Speakman of Cassville.

Carthage’s Jim Moore is guiding the Purple Girls. Moore has two Tigers on the roster in Emily Goeken and Chloe Shepherd.

Remainder of the Purple Girls: Kirsty Green of Joplin College Heights, Grace Huff of Sarcoxie, Katie Hughes of Purdy, Jessica McAdams of Miller, Mary Bergmann of Dadeville, Kelsi Wilkins of Stockton and Kalli Simmons of El Dorado Springs.

Seneca is represented by three boys on the Red & White coached by Exeter’s Jay Allen. The Indians are Kyler Ng, Daniel Noah and Logan St. Clair.

Completing the Red & White are Kong Lee of Exeter, James Pettit and Jordan Epling of Southwest, Cedric O’Hara and Cody Fitchpatrick of Pierce City and Jory Bartkoski and Justin Yeary of Wheaton.

Coach of the Blue & White boys is Sarcoxie’s Kyle Johnson.

The Blue & White roster consists of Dawson Allmoslecher and Nathan Reid of Carthage, Ascencion Estrada and Seth Losack of Verona, Wyatt Scott and Dakota Triplett of Golden City, Kyle Woods of Monett, Cameron Terry of Purdy, Logan Myers of Diamond and Colin McNaught of Liberal.

Proceeds from the games support three Lions projects — Leader Dog (providing guide dogs), World Services for the Blind (rehabilitation) and Mid-South Sight and Hearing Services (sight and hearing-related medical and surgical assistance for the low income).

Admission prices are $8 and $5. There is no charge for 6 and younger.

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