The annual West Nebraska All Star volleyball and football games will take place Saturday in Scottsbluff. The 34th annual volleyball game will be played at the West Nebraska Community College “Cougar Palace” Saturday afternoon. Players reported Wednesday for 3 days of practice leading up to the contest. The East All Stars will be coached this year by Pat Hoblyn of Ansley-Litchfield with Neleigh Hall of Cozad assisting and will feature several area athletes. East Roster – Alyssa Bailey, Ansley-Litchfield; Megan Christen, Anselmo-Merna; Arleigh Costello, Gothenburg; Jady Heckenlively, Alma; Felicia Knoerzer, Elwood; Mariah Lane, Ansley-Litchfield; Gabby Menghini, North Platte; Madison Reed, South Loup; Kirsten Staab, Broken Bow; Gracie Stienike, Gothenburg; Paige Stunkel, Ansley-Litchfield; Emery Swan, Brady; Hanna Wright, Cozad.
It will be the 40th year for the West Nebraska All Star Football Game which will take place Saturday night at Bearcat Stadium. Several area athletes will help represent the East squad this year including : Cameron Downey of Anselmo-Merna, Noah Gugelman and Patrick Hudson of Gothenburg, Alex Horky and Hunter Kraus of Twin Loup, Kevin Linn of Broken Bow, Jack Rush and Blake Schwarz of South Loup and Tell Spies of Mullen. Nolan Marten of Sandhills-Thedford will suit up for the West squad. The East team will be coached by Craig Haake of Gothenburg with Justin Dowdy (Gothenburg), Scott Porter (Cambridge), Denis Reese (Loomis), and Andy Schwarz of South Loup serving as assistants.
Here are the full rosters for Saturday’s games
Alyssa Bailey, Ansley-Litchfield; Megan Christen, Anselmo-Merna; Arleigh Costello, Gothenburg; Jady Heckenlively, Alma; Felicia Knoerzer, Elwood; Mariah Lane, Ansley-Litchfield; Gabby Menghini, North Platte; Madison Reed, South Loup; Kirsten Staab, Broken Bow; Gracie Stienike, Gothenburg; Paige Stunkel, Ansley-Litchfield; Emery Swan, Brady; Hanna Wright, Cozad.
Head coach: Pat Hoblyn, Ansley-Litchfield
Assistant coach: Neleigh Hall, Cozad
Emily Baxter, Bridgeport; Makayla Davidson, Alliance; Audrey Dickmander, South Platte; Shawna Hill, Scottsbluff; Audrey Juelfs, Potter-Dix; Haiden Kreber, Sutherland; Trinity Langley, Potter-Dix; Payje Misegadis, Creek Valley; Brittney Newkirk, Bridgeport; Jori Peters, Mitchell; Victoria Schwartz, Mitchell; Riley Sis, McCook; Brittney Spreier.
Head coach: Michelle Peters, Mitchell
Assistant coach: Brad Hicks, Potter-Dix
Payton Allen, Ainsworth; Jairo Alvarez, Lexington; Taten Benson, Cambridge; Tyler Borland, Cambridge; Hunter Brenn, Holdrege; Jayden Brosius, North Platte St. Patrick’s; Oracio Corona, Lexington; Drake Davenport, Overton; Cameron Downey, Anselmo-Merna; Austin Geis, Elm Creek; Noah Gugelman, Gothenburg; Trent Hoeft, Holdrege; Alex Horky, Twin Loup; Patrick Hudson, Gothenburg; Ryan Klintworth, Medicine Valley; Hunter Kraus, Twin Loup; Landon Lenz, Medicine Valley; Kevin Linn, Broken Bow; Prestin Melroy, Holdrege; Jacob Pruitt, Arapahoe; Keaton Richardson, North Platte; Jack Rush, South Loup; Andrew Saiz, Lexington; Blake Schipporeit, Ainsworth; James Schroll, North Platte St. Patrick’s; Blake Schwarz, South Loup; Griffin Smith, Rock County; Tell Spies, Mullen; Bronson Titus, Holdrege; Spencer Watson, Arapahoe; Ethan Woehrle, Lexington; Cash Yearous, Wauneta-Palisade.
Head coach: Craig Haake, Gothenburg
Assistant coaches: Justin Dowdy, Gothenburg; Scott Porter, Cambridge; Denis Reese, Loomis; Andy Schwarz, South Loup.
Coy Bila, Chadron; Albin Borjesson, Gering; Noah Bruner, Scottsbluff; Korby Campbell, Gordon-Rushville; Roper Chandler, Paxton; Ryan Christensen, Ogallala; Easton Clark, Hershey; Miles Davis, Hemingford; Blaine Flack, Crawford; Drake Gilliland, Mitchell; Coby Haas, Sidney; Hunter Hays, McCook; Frank Hernandez, McCook; Eli Hinojosa, Chase County; Will Howell, Morrill; Charles Johnson, Perkins County; Kyle Kildow, Bridgeport; Noah Lake, Garden County; Nolan Marten, Thedford-Sandhills; Blake McCormick, Garden County; Mitch McKibbin, Bayard; Kooper Reece, Valentine; Riley Reisig, Mitchell; Braydon Richardson, Chadron; Jimmy Ryan, Ogallala; Elijah Salinas, Scottsbluff; Owen Shelmadine, Alliance; Jonathan Smith, Sidney; DJ Stephen, Valentine; Logan Tiensvold, Chadron; Marce Vasquez, Bridgeport; Cody Ybarra, Gering.
Head coach: Jordan Haas, Hemingford
Assistant coaches: Scott Jorgensen, Paxton; Chris Koozer, Sidney; Lance Steffen, Perkins County; Taryn Wood, Hemingford.