The third annual Illinois Valley All-Star Basketball Game will be held March 29 at Putnam County, and rosters were announced on Friday.
In the girls game, the North squad will feature Putnam County’s Daniela Pavlovich, Carly Gonet, Stephanie Wilson and Venessa Voss, Ottawa’s Catie Carlson, LaMoille-Ohio’s Shiela Browning and Vanessa Martinez, Bureau Valley’s Helena Arnadottir and Nicole Bornsheuer as well as Seneca’s Jacey Lamboley. The North squad will be coach by PC coach James Barnett.
The South team, coached by Peoria Christian coach Greg Myroth, will feature Fieldcrest’s Haley Ruestman, Midland’s Sydney Foster, Streator’s Morgan Sharisky, Peoria Christian’s Taylor Myroth and El Paso-Gridley’s Rebekah Ehresman, Anna Gauger and Codee Schlipf.
The girls game will start at 5:30 p.m. with the boys game to follow.
For the boys game, the North team features La Salle-Peru’s Kaleb Jakse, Hall’s Miguel Villarreal, Mendota’s Mark Prescott and Sam Bowne, DePue’s Jose Raya, Bureau Valley’s Ryan Young and David Miller, Henry’s Nathan Helle, Jake Schlosser and Ryan Condit and Serena’s Quentin Laesch. The team will be coached by Bureau Valley coach Jason Marquis.
The South team, which will be coached by Seneca coach Russell Witte, will feature Putnam County’s Harold Fay and Evan Kresier, Ottawa’s John Carroll and Chase Hill, Marquette’s Jacob Martini, Streator’s Nolan Sokol, Seneca’s Carter Gallick and Conlan Callahan, Midland’s Nick Varvil and Roanoke-Benson’s Micahel Doss.
TRACK AND FIELD
BV’s Buckman wins shot put at Westwood
Bureau Valley’s Justin Buckman won the shot put at Friday’s Westwood Invitational as the Storm thrower let loose a winning toss of 45 feet, 6 ½ inches.
Buckman was the lone Storm winner at the nine-team meet as BV finished tied for second with Erie-Prophetstown with 69 points. Metamora won the meet with 145 points.
In addition to Buckman, Tucker Schoff finished second for BV in the 60-meter hurdles, while Colton Peterson was third in the 400.
The Storm also finished third in the 3,200 relay and the 1,600 relay.