The Appalachian All-Star Classic, which features many of the top boys and girls underclass basketball players in Kentucky’s 12th through 16th regions is Friday at the Nixon Athletic Center adjacent to Leslie County High School in Hyden.
The 8th annual series of All-Star games is set to start with skills competitions at 1 p.m. There will be a North vs. South girls All-Star game at 2 p.m. with three North vs. South boys All-Star games tentatively set for 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Bell County sophomore-to-be point guard Jessica Sanders will be playing for the South girls team. She’s the only local player involved, though several others from around the 13th Region will be taking part. Pineville seniors John Simpson and Byron David Asher were invited, but were unable to attend.
Here are the complete rosters for all the teams:
Adidas/Gatorade Blue Chip All-Star Classic
Coach: Mark Collett, Leslie County
Whitney Black, Perry Central, Sr.
Katie Moore, Leslie County, So.
Morgan Chestnut, Clay County, Sr.
Cheyenne Madden, Clay County, Sr.
Kayla Rankin, Perry Central, Jr.
Jessica Sanders, Bell County, So.
Miranda Wilson, Corbin, Jr.
Kayla Wilson, Corbin, Jr.
Katelyn Fee, Leslie County, So.
Cassie Shippy, Knox Central, Sr.
Tori McIntosh, Leslie County, Jr.
Sarah Ashley, Corbin, Jr.
Brooke Asher, Leslie County, So.
Coach: Clay Campbell, Pike Central
Katelyn Newsome, Sheldon Clark, Sr.
Kelah Eldridge, Letcher Central, Sr.
Taylor Porter, Lawrence County, Sr.
Cassidy Campbell, Pike Central, Sr.
Kandace Porter, Sheldon Clark, Sr.
Julie Cornett, Letcher Central, Sr.
Paige Slone, Knott Central, Sr.
Cheyenne Stidham, Letcher Central, Fr.
Cameron Blackburn, Pike Central, Sr.
Regan King, Knott Central, Sr.
Keisah Collins, Letcher Central, Sr.
Haley Short, Knott Central, Jr.
Kansas RIce, Buckhorn, So.
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Rookie All-Star Classic
Coach: Rodney Woods, Wayne Co.
Dustin Hensley, Knox Central, So.
Peyton Woods, Wayne Co., So.
Logan Gardner, Wayne Co., So.
Corey Stearns, Wayne Co., Fr.
Isiah Collier, Southwestern, So.
Jeffrey Adams, Knox Central, So.
Trey Blevins, Wayne Co., Fr.
Nathan Cole, Knox Central, So.
Blake Asher, Leslie Co., Fr.
Chad Marsee, Knox Central, Fr.
Coach: Daniel Day, Leslie Co.
Chase Parsley, Sheldon Clark, So.
Brandon Richardson, Sheldon Clark, Fr.
Simon Christian, Knott Central, So.
Dylan James, Sheldon Clark, 8th
Evan Hall, Knott Central, So.
Connor Hoskins, Buckhorn, Fr.
Braxton Blair, Johnson Central, So.
Dalton Adkins, Johnson Central, So.
Peyton Cooper, Buckhorn, Fr.
Zane Blair, Letcher Central, So.
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Gold Medal All-Star Classic
Coach: Brad Sizemore, North Laurel
Marcus Carson, North Laurel, Sr.
Landry Woods, Wayne County, Sr.
Austin Pray, Perry Central, Sr.
Aaron Caldwell, Harlan Co., Sr.
Austin Rush, North Laurel, Sr.
Jason Perkins, Wayne Co., Jr.
Kodi Reed, Clay County, Sr.
Chad Massengill, Harlan Co., Sr.
Cody Gregory, Letcher Central, Jr.
Dylan Meade, Betsy Lane, Jr.
Brent Ruckel, Lewis Co., Jr.
Chase Kirk, Sheldon Clark, Jr.
Cody Belter, Shelby Valley, Jr.
Dalton Richardson, Shelby Valley, So.
Jacob Porter, Russell, Sr.
Matt Thompson, Hazard, Jr.
Tony Messer, Belfry, Sr.
Steven Wagers, Jackson Co., Sr.
Jordan Fox, Jackson Co., Jr.
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Blue Chip All-Star Classic
Coach: Greg Coldiron, Tri-State Recruiting
Braxton Beverly, Perry Central, Fr.
Matthew Barger, Knox Central, So.
Justin Edwards, Southwestern, Jr.
Jake Allen, North Laurel, Jr.
Dalton Cornett, Perry Central, Sr.
Justin Schultz, Southwestern, Jr.
Tyler Brewer, Harlan Co., Sr.
Alex Sergent, Harlan Co., Sr.
Tyson Williams, McCreary Central, Sr.
Tobie Merida, Knox Central, Sr.
Coach: Jeff Jackson, Lincoln County
Cameron Justice, Knott Central, So.
Ethan Rowe, Pikeville, Sr.
Tyler Thacker, Rowan Co., Jr.
Justin Johnson, Sheldon Clark, Jr.
Shane Hall, Johnson Central, Jr.
Timmy Taylor, Lincoln Co., So.
Jacob Conway, Lincoln Co., So.
Logan Nickell, Elliott Co., Jr.
Matt Brown, Rowan Co., Sr.
Josh Barnard, Rowan Co., Sr.