Seven players from Raiders and Lightning championship teams chosen to Senior Bowl roster
Zone 4A girls’ champion Lindsay Thurber Raiders have four players and the 4A boys’ champion Hunting Hills Lightning have three on their respective all-star teams to compete in the annual 3A-4A Senior Bowl basketball games Wednesday at RDC.
Amy Whitesell, Mikayla Morneault, Erin Seater and Mikaela Kykkanen will represent the Raiders on the Dark team. Others on the team are Robyn Hebert, Emily Maplethorpe and Diane Orian of Wetaskiwin, Alana Ell, Shelby Sissons and Sam Reid of Lacombe, Claire Aspenes and Kourtney Schilling of Stettler, Kendra Joyes, Irene Ha and Paige Bonnett of Ponoka.
The team will be coached by Kathy Lalor of LTCHS.
Three members of the provincial 3A bronze medal winning Camrose Trojans — Jesalyn Clarkson, Jenya Rust and Taryn Prestage — are on the Light side.
Wendy Cortes, Jayna Mazurin and Abbey Busch represent Hunting Hills with Alex Donaghy, Chais Avery and Jordanna Krentz from Sylvan Lake, Rachel Edge, Paige Watson and Emily Elkins from Notre Dame and Jayna Valentine, Taya Strawberry and Courtney Simmelink from West Central of Rocky Mountain House.
Andy Lyster of Camrose is the coach.
The Lightning will be represented by Dallas Hancox, Joel Peterson and Mike Ward on the Light team. They’re joined by Dallin Higham, Erik Hoehne and Lorne Baile of LTCHS, Mike Malin, Kieran Pruden and Dustin Schaber of Notre Dame, Tyler Ledwos, Kyle Archibald and Marshall Parker of Sylvan Lake and Nolan Lorenz, Matt Reierson and Cole Wallewein of Innisfail. Spencer Klassen of LTCHS would have likely been named to the team, but is out with a knee injury.
Dwayne Lalor of LTCHS is the head coach.
Wetaskiwin has four players — Joel Bishop, Travis Spurrel, Leo Bruno and Josh Cunningham — on the Dark side. Others are Luke Bramfield, Jordan Nickel and Braden Davis of Camrose, Doug Wilton and Chandler McLaren of Ponoka, Levi Jones, Braydon Friesen and Jacob Dana of West Central and Michael Roe, Dylan Olsen and Nathan Zelasek of Lacombe.
Rob Cross of Wetaskiwin is the head coach.
Action tips off with the girls at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow.