Area Athletes Selected to Compete at West Nebraska All Star Games

While several high school all star sporting events have been canceled this summer because of the COVID-19 situation, there are two long standing all star events that are still scheduled for July.  The annual Shrine Bowl all star football game is scheduled for this Saturday in Kearney and the West Nebraska All-Star volleyball and football games, played annually in Scottsbluff, are scheduled for July 24th.

The West Nebraska All-Star committee has officially announced the rosters for this year’s games.

The 42nd annual football showcase game will be played at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff at 7 pm.  Several athletes from the KCNI/KBBN coverage area have been chosen to compete in this year’s game.  Coy Johnson and Bryan Zutavern of Sandhills/Thedford will be among those representing the west team which will be coached by Jason Spady of Garden County.  The east team will be coached by Jayce Dueland of Elm Creek and will include Jace Connell and Grant Jones of South Loup, Clayton Hassett and Ty Kvanvig of Mullen, Brody Stienike and Tucker Wyatt of Gothenburg, and Raif Ruppert of Twin Loup.

The 36th annual all star volleyball match will be played at WNCC’s Cougar Palace beginning at 4 pm on July 24th.  Anselmo-Merna’s Katie Hoblyn will serve as head coach for the east team this year.  Hoblyn will have the opportunity to coach two of her own players one more time as MaShayla Burnett and Alexis Zimmer will be among those representing the east team this year as well as Taylor Conroy of South Loup.

Full rosters for the games can be viewed below

Here are the rosters for the football game…starting with the West team:

Bennet Bauerle Chase County
Curtiss Bruhn Chadron
Kobe Clevenger Chase County
Nicholas Coley Mitchell
Garrett Conn Gering
Austin Dormann Garden County
Blaine Dorn Imperial
Josh Eschelman Hershey
Grant Fischer Valentine
Erik Folchert Alliance
Cooper Heusman Chadron
Hayden Hofrock Sidney
Cayden Jobman Sidney
Coy Johnson Sandhills/Thedford
Jon Keller Valentine
Gage Krolikowski Valentine
Colter Mann Alliance
Joe McCloud Scottsbluff
Terrance Mokeac Scottsbluff
Isaiah Neis Garden County
Alex Patrick Ogallala
Trevor Peterson Chase County
Jake Sellman Hemingford
Hunter Skalsky Ogallala
Reid Spady Garden County
Trayton Travnicek Scottsbluff
Caleb Walker Scottsbluff
Zak Wieser Sidney
Cooper Wild Chadron
Dylon Zink Ogallala
Bryan Zutavern Sandhills/Thedford


Head Coach:            Jason Spady (Garden County)

Asst Coaches:          Mike Lecheer (Chadron)

Dan Lenners (Chase County)

Chad Dormann (Garden County)

Now the East football roster:

Ben Anderjaska Wauneta-Palisade
Charles Aufdenkamp North Platte St. Pat’s
Cameryn Beerry McCook
Dalton Caley North Platte
Jackson Carter North Platte
Jace Connell South Loup
Drew Daum McCook
Charlie Gale North Platte St. Pat’s
Dakota Haines Lexington
Clayton Hassett Mullen
Sam Heapy Medicine Valley
Nathan Hock Alma
Deryk Huxoll Cambridge
Corban Jernigan McCook
Grant Jones South Loup
Conner Kleckner McCook
Ty Kvanvig Mullen
Ryan Lauby Overton
Karsten McCarter Elm Creek
Isaac McCurdy Alma
Talan McGill North Platte St. Pat’s
Treven Melroy Holdrege
Jonathan Ortner Ainsworth
Anthony Paz Lexington
TJ Roe Brady
Raif Ruppert Twin Loup
Daylan Russell Alma
Brody Stienike Gothenburg
Chase Swartwood Elm Creek
Tucker Wyatt Gothenburg


Head Coach:            Jayce Dueland (Elm Creek)

Asst Coaches:          Jake Harvey (Lexington)

Brendan Johnsen (Alma)

Matt Berry (McCook)

And now the rosters for both sides for volleyball:


Katy Bartell Hi-Line
MaShayla Burnett Anselmo-Merna
Taylor Conroy South Loup
Michaela Dukes Wauneta-Palisade
Avery Johnson Maywood-Hayes Center
Hadley Martin Hi-Line
Shaye Porter Hitchcock County
Kinsey Skillstad North Platte St. Pat’s
Alexis Zimmer Anselmo-Merna


Head Coach:            Katie Hoblyn (Anslemo-Merna)

Asst Coach:              Kory Rohde (Maywood-Hayes Center)



Nicole Birner Sidney
Jaedy Commins Ogallala
Allie Ferguson Chadron
Sierra Garrett Gordon-Rushville
Mattie Johnson Sidney
Mallie McNair Chase County
Sophie Spady Chase County
Tyleigh Strotheide Chadron
Chloe Stupka Creek Valley
Madelyn Watchorn Leyton


Head Coach:            Blakelee Hoffman (Chadron)

Asst Coach:              Jolene Dodge (Garden County)