The Oregon Athletic Coaches Association/Gatorade North-South All-Star boys basketball series features five games at Northwest Christian University on Friday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and $2 for youths and seniors.
The day begins with the 2A game at 1:30 p.m. Oakland's Coleton Baker, Nathan Adams and Tyler Fugate, Oakridge's Blake Ritz, Monroe's Marcus Post and North Douglas' Cameron Derrick will play for the North team that is coached by Glenn Norris of Monroe.
The 3A game begins at 3:15 p.m. with Harrisburg's Justin Smucker, Creswell's AJ Beltran and Bandon's Max DeVilles on the South team coached by Terry Crabb of Harrisburg.
The 4A game at 5 p.m. features twins Kenton and Chase Bansemer and Fred Corpening of Brookings, Cottage Grove's Brandon Yoss and David Black, Elmira's Carlos Real and Sutherlin's Joey Atterbury on the South team coached by Bryan Wood of Brookings.
Kelly Bokn of Churchill will coach the South team that features Thurston's Payton McCalligan and Maddie Boehm, North Eugene's Kenny Dent, Willamette's Matt Dodson and Churchill's Shayne Travers and Jordan Myers in the 5A game at 6:45 p.m.
The 6A game at 8:30 p.m. includes Sheldon's Tyler Reynolds and Wyatt Davis. Ron Lampe of Sheldon is the coach.
Two Oregon State baseball players from local high schools will be playing in summer collegiate leagues.
Sheldon graduate Brandon Hayes, a sophomore infielder, will play with the Humboldt Crabs of the Sierra Baseball League in California.
Marist graduate Nick Stiltner, a sophomore pitcher, will play for the Bend Elks in the West Coast Baseball League.
UNDER THE RADAR
Danielle Kast, who scored the winning run for Marist in the Class 4A softball final, capped her career as an all-state selection after beginning as the team manager as a freshman.
Kast suffered a serious knee injury playing basketball as a freshman that put her in a cast from hip to ankle, so she worked as the manager for the softball team for two years. Kast began playing for the Spartans last season primarily as the pinch-runner for pitcher Nyree White.
She practiced her slap-hitting and earned a starting stop in right field as a senior. She hit over .480 batting ninth in the order, getting on base more than half the time in front of leadoff batter Kayla Braud.
With the championship game tied 1-1 entering the bottom of the seventh, Kast led off with a single and scored the winning run.
AROUND THE STATE
Sweet Home's Dakotah Keys, who won the 4A championship in the long jump, 110-meter hurdles and pole vault last month as a junior, has made an early verbal commitment to compete in track and field at Oregon.
Keys, who was the state runner-up in the javelin, will compete in the decathlon for the Ducks.
Keys has a personal best of 7,204 during the decathlon last summer at the Junior Olympics.
He qualified to compete in the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field later this month but will miss the meet because of an injury.
Keys suffered a broken kneecap earlier this month when he slid into a brick wall while trying to get out of a thunderstorm. He will have surgery and is expected to be out of competition for three to four months.
- Steve Mims
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|Title Annotation:||Prep Roundup|
|Publication:||The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)|
|Date:||Jun 17, 2009|
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