LOCAL 'RISING STARS' TAKE TO THE COURT

July 15, 2003 11:00 pm
RISING STAR: La Grande's Kayla Crouch will be one of the featured players this weekend in Rising Star games in Cove and Pendleton. (The Observer/File photo).
RISING STAR: La Grande's Kayla Crouch will be one of the featured players this weekend in Rising Star games in Cove and Pendleton. (The Observer/File photo).

The Ninth Annual Rising Star Summer Basketball Classic returns to Eastern Oregon this weekend.

The classic features the best returning high school basketball players in Eastern Oregon. The North team featuring a boys' and girls' team of 10 players each will practice in Pendleton this week. The South team will practice in Cove.

The first game of the two-game series will be played at Sunridge Middle School in Pendleton Friday. The girls' game is at 6 p.m., and the boys' game is at 8 p.m.

Game 2 will be played at Cove High School Saturday. The girls' game is at 6 p.m., and the boys' game is at 8 p.m.

Coaching the girls squad is La Grande High School girls coach Isaac Williams, assisted LeBron Jones. The boys team is being coached by Skip Pereira of Cove.

The public is invited and proceeds will go to the Top Gun Challenge Scholarship Fund. Seniors who participate are eligible to apply for a college scholarship. For questions, call Geoff Hayward at 541-426-5314 (work) or 541-426-0372 (home).

South

Girls

Amanda Anderson JR Crane

Cathy Carnahan SR Pine-Eagle

Kayla Crouch JR La Grande

Lila Forte JR Pine-Eagle

Kallie Hadden JR Enterprise

Jill Jensen JR La Grande

Jessie Morgan JR Enterprise

Laura Nichols SR Crane

Kallin Prince SR Union

Carrie Reynolds SO Cove

Boys

Arden Perkins Powder Valley

Matt Bunch JR Baker

Kenneth Haigh

Sheldon Heffernan JR Powder Valley

Jeremy Hamill Elgin

Corey Otten SR Joseph

Chris Lowry La Grande

Tony Swart SR Enterprise

Chris Taylor SR Cove

Josh Pfel SR Cove

Tommy Van Nice Cove

North

Girls

Stefanie Hanson SR Heppner

Katee Humphrey JR Condon

Kayla Johnson JR Weston-McEwen

Britney Macnab SR Sherman Co.

Natalie McElligott SR Ione

Laura Olsen SR Sherman Co.

Kayla Paredes JR Weston-McEwen

Allison Robles JR Pilot Rock

Brooke Rust SR Heppner

Jessica Snyder SR Condon

Boys

Justin Bissonette SR Umatilla

Tyler Brown SO Ione

Nick Christman JR Ione

Jorell Connor SR Helix

Jimmy Doherty JR Pilot Rock

Chuy Elquezabal SR Heppner

Cameron Federline JR Pendleton

Jeremy Parker SR Helix

Matt Gundlach JR Pendleton

Jeremy Rosenbalm SR Arlington