The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation has released its initial list of seniors invited to try out for the Kentucky All-Star basketball teams.
Thirty-five boys and 38 girls have been invited to the tryouts March 23-24 at Georgetown College. Invitations also will be sent to any regional Player of the Year who is not on the list already.
Among the boys invited are 10 from the Louisville area: Ballard’s Lavonne Holland, Bullitt East’s Rusty Troutman and Derek Willis, Butler’s Demetrius McReynolds, Central’s Stuart Jackson, Collins’ Dez Marshall, North Oldham’s David Levitch, St. Xavier’s Brock Kiesler and Trinity’s Darryl Hicks and James Quick.
The seven girls invited from the Louisville area are Ballard’s Tearra Banks, Butler’s Aareon Smith, Christian Academy’s China Dow, Manual’s Destony Curry and Kayla Styles, Mercy’s Whitney Hartlage and Pleasure Ridge Park’s Kelsey Adwell.
The Kentucky All-Stars will face the Indiana All-Stars on June 14 in Freedom Hall and June 15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Kentucky coaches are Madison Central’s Allen Feldhaus Jr. (boys) and Mercer County’s Chris Souder (girls).
Here’s the full list of invitees:
* Boys: Lavonne Holland (Ballard); Devonte Grundy (Bardstown); Larry Morton (Bryan Station); Rusty Troutman, Derek Willis (Bullitt East); Demetrius McReynolds (Butler); Marcus Burnett (Carlisle County); Stuart Jackson (Central); Dez Marshall (Collins); Emmanuel Ewootoah (Cordia); Logan O’Bryan (Daviess County); Antonio Campbell (Covington Holy Cross); Jordan Majors (Hopkinsville); Brandon Price (John Hardin); Nick Trisko (Lafayette); Kelton Ford (LaRue County); Jack Whitman (Lexington Catholic); Ken-Jah Bosley, Dominique Hawkins, Quan Taylor (Madison Central); Omar Prewitt (Montgomery County); David Levitch (North Oldham); William Gary, Mike Smith (Paul Dunbar); Mason Monroe (Pendleton County); Tyler Robertson (Russell County); Dalton Cornett (Perry County Central); Ray Kasongo, Ethan Rowe (Pikeville); Taylor Gover (Pulaski County); Kyle Skaggs (Russell); Quin Richardson (Scott County); Brock Kiesler (St. Xavier); Darryl Hicks, James Quick (Trinity).
* Girls: Mercedes Cox (Adair County); Tearra Banks (Ballard); Jessica Jones (Boone County); Brittany Vaughn (Bowling Green); Serena Sandusky (Bryan Station); Aareon Smith (Butler); China Dow (Christian Academy); Cheyenne Madden (Clay County); Kasey Young (Danville); Destony Curry, Kayla Styles (Manual); Billie Hearn (Grant County); Beth Rates (Hancock County); Ellie Fruit (Henderson County); Leah Schaefer (Highlands); Taylor Porter (Lawrence County); Kelah Eldridge (Letcher County Central); Emily Fox (Lincoln County); Larryn Brooks, Ashton Feldhaus (Madison Central); Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, Logan Powell (Marion County); Cassidy Martin (Mercer County); Whitney Hartlage (Mercy); Madison Clements (Monroe County); Janssen Starks (Murray); Cierra Drake (Nelson County); Chanel Roberts (North Hardin); Olivia Voskuhl (Notre Dame); Becca Greenwell (Owensboro Catholic); Chelsey Shumpert (Paducah Tilghman); Jordin Fender, Kierra Muhammad (Paul Dunbar); Kelsey Adwell (Pleasure Ridge Park); Brittany Warren (Pulaski County); Katie Pippen (Tates Creek); Jessica Hardin (Wayne County).
Moore steps down as Valkyries’ soccer coach
Chris Moore, who led the Sacred Heart soccer team to consecutive state championships from 2007-09, announced his resignation. In an email, athletic director Donna Moir said Moore stepped down “to spend more time with his family.”
Moore posted a 94-31-18 record in six seasons with the Valkyries, winning five regional titles and reaching the state final four times. He also has served as president of the Kentucky High School Girls’ Soccer Coaches Association since fall 2010.
* Barren County freshman Reanna Poynter tied a state record with 18 blocked shots in Tuesday’s 51-44 girls’ basketball victory over Metcalfe County. Fern Creek’s Teonia McCune (2011) and Clinton County’s Michelle Shelton (1989) also share the record.
* Seneca senior Gerald McCarver scored the 1,500th point of his career in Tuesday’s 60-55 loss to Male. He played his first three seasons of high school basketball in Minnesota.
* Bullitt Central’s Alyssa Shifflett signed with the Morehead State cross country and track and field programs.
* Assumption’s Katie Friedrich and Mercer County’s Cassidy Martin signed to play basketball for Lindsey Wilson.