The Lions of District 26-M6 are preparing the thirty-seventh annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic Basketball games to be played this Saturday, June 11, in the Neosho High School Athletic Center. The games feature outstanding senior athletes from public and private schools, in McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence and Barry Counties in southwest Missouri. The girls tip off at 6:30 p. m., with the boys’ game to follow.
These games are open to the public and proceeds from admission ($8 for adults, $5 for students with ID, and children ages six and under free) help the Lions support three major services: XI; helping give mobility and confidence to those who have lost their sight, XI; providing rehabilitation and job training, thus returning many once-sighted individuals return to the productive work force and society, and XI; whose motto, “A miracle a Day”, is lived out through giving or restoring sight and/or hearing to many who have lost hope.
Seniors featured this year are:
Girls, wearing Purple, coached by Erin Rice (East Newton): Shasta Franklin (Sarcoxie), Kortney Cambers (East Newton), Cassie Tubaugh (Golden City), Lindsey Showalter (Carl Junction), Chaney Housh* (El Dorado Christian), Sarah Spurgeon and Taylor Greenlee (Stockton). *pending rehab.
Girls, wearing Gold, Coached by Kent Anderegg (Jasper): Lexie Royster, Morgan Winchester, Brianna Cawyer, Anne-Marie Anibal (Jasper), Kaitlin Graves (Lamar), and Kirsten Eden (Diamond).
Boys in Blue, coached by Mike Kenney (Stockton): Logan Coones, Jonah Paszek, Kobe Besch (Monett), Colton Brown, Grant Kenney, Alex Wheeler (Stockton), Drew Harmon, Kole Keith, Max Dill (McDonald County), Robbie Randall (Southwest).
Boys in White, coached by Aaron Schokley (Lockwood): Ethan Heilig (East Newton), Ben Schnelle, Jake Byrnes (Lockwood), Devin Hames (Neosho), Cody St. John, Casey St. John (Golden City), Nicholas Ray (Lamar), Ian Burt, Evan Burt (Pierce City), Luis Cruz (Purdy).