The Twin State all-star senior basketball classic was shelved for three years. Saturday, the showdown returns to the hardcourt.
Revived by a group of local coaches led by Essex’s Jeff Goodrich, the showdown between recently graduated all-star seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire resumes for the first time since the 30th anniversary in 2010.
The girls game opens the doubleheader with an opening tip at 6 p.m. at Essex High School. The boys game will follow approximately at 7:45.
Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for 17 and under. Ages 5 and under are free.
Rutland’s Mike Wood will serve as the Vermont boys head coach, with assistants Peter Quinn (Vergennes) and Mike Kennedy (South Burlington).
Connie Larose, who led Mount Abraham to the Division II crown in the winter, will guide the girls squad. Her assistants will be Ute Otley of Champlain Valley and Billy Waller of Vergennes.
Enosburg: Brandon Gleason (in memoriam). Essex: Tom Carton. Middlebury: Tyler Provencher. Missisquoi: Matt St. Amour. Mount St. Joseph: Jahnathan Mitchell, Matthew Sanborn. Otter Valley: Ryan Kelley. Rice: Casey Tipson, Marcus Willingham. Rutland: Tre Hysell, Eli Rogers. Spaulding: Evan Grubb. Vergennes: Zachary Ouellette. Head coach: Mike Wood, Rutland. Assistants: Peter Quinn, Vergennes; Mike Kennedy, South Burlington.
BFA-Fairfax: Meghan Bochanski. BFA-St. Albans: Eva Clark. Burlington: Olivia Maher. Hartford: Stephanie Grobe. Montpelier: Annie Jones. Milton: Nicole Menard. Northfield: Mehgan McMullen. Proctor: Carissa Elrick. Rutland: Maresa Bowen. South Burlington: Mary Flynn. Winooski: Brianna Robare. Head coach: Connie Larose, Mount Abraham. Assistants: Ute Otley, Champlain Valley; Billy Waller, Vergennes.