WARREN, Pa. – The player drafts for the third annual Clarion County YMCA/YDL Sports Network annual basketball All-Star games will be live Sunday, March 19.
The girls’ draft will be held at 7:30 p.m. followed by the boys’ draft at 8:30 p.m. The draft can be viewed at D9and10Sports.com and all of the YDL Sports Network social media channels.
Team captains picking the teams will be Alivia Huffman of Redbank Valley and Katie Sheeler of Otto-Eldred on the girls’ side and Clayton Cook of Brookville and Aiden Hartle of North Clarion.
The games will take place Sunday, April 2, at the Clarion County YMCA. The girls’ game is set for 2 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 3:45 p.m. The games are open to the public and will also be live-streamed on the YDL Sports Network/D9and10Sports.com.
Players were chosen from District 9 and selected District 10 schools including Warren, Eisenhower, Youngsville, Oil City, Franklin, Rocky Grove, Titusville, Cambridge Springs, Maplewood, and Saegertown (with the hopes of adding more District 10 schools in the future).
In last year’s girls’ game Team Buttery beat Team Ruhlman, 79-64, with Coudersport’s Liz Frame named the game’s MVP, while in the boys’ game Team Ruhlman beat Team Srock, 100-86, with Warren’s J.T. Blum named the MVP.
The inaugural game in 2021 games saw the White Team beat the Blue Team, 77-69, in girls’ action with Keystone’s Emily Lauer named the game’s MVP, while The Blue Team beat the White Team, 116-107, in the boys’ contest with Brookville’s Jace Minor named the MVP.
Players involved in the 2023 game include:
Katie Sheeler, Otto-Eldred (Captain)
Alivia Huffman, Redbank Valley (Captain)
Madelyn Schmader, Brockway
Mackenzie Yanc, Cambridge Springs
Riley Ryen, Clearfield
Emma Chambers, Coudersport
Madison Rusnica, DuBois
Faith Jacob, DuBois Central Catholic
Bella Marino, Eisenhower
Emma Dailey, Karns City
Natalie Bowser, Keystone
Lauren Lutz, North Clarion
Rebecca Martin, Northern Potter
Brooke Cloae, Otto-Eldred
Anna Merry, Otto-Eldred
Evin Stauffer, Port Allegany
Chloe Presloid, Punxsutawney
Caylen Rearcik, Redbank Valley
Abby Lutz, Smethport
Izzy Catalone, St. Marys
Jordan Hoover, DuBois Central Catholic
Andy Traister, Keystone
Shawn Gray, Otto-Eldred
Michael Franciscus, St. Marys
Clayton Cook, Brookville (Captain)
Aiden Hartle, North Clarion (Captain)
Camdyn Allison, Cameron County
Jordan Hesdon, Clarion-Limestone
Cole Miller, Clearfield
Brendan Paisley, DuBois Central Catholic
Luke Swisher, DuBois Central Catholic
Wyatt Lookenhouse, Eisenhower
Adam Straub, Elk County Catholic
Micah Rupp, Karns City
Cam VanWormer, Oil City
Austin Cousins, Otto-Eldred
Aaron Sorg, Ridgway
D’Andre Whitman, Rocky Grove
Brady Greco, Saegertown
Connor Finch, Sheffield
Preston Alfieri, Smethport
Tanner Fox, St. Marys.
Payton Johnston, Union
Parks Ordiway, Warren
Zach Kepple, Karns City
Mike Brown, North Clarion
Eric Herzing, Ridgway
Chris Greco, Saegertown