All-star Saturday: thirty sixth Higher Peninsula All-Star Traditional highschool basketball video games set for St. Ignace | Information, Sports activities, Jobs

Negaunee’s Alyssa Hill, second from left, reaches over the outstretched arm of Westwood’s Natalie Prophet, second from proper, to haul on this rebound throughout their highschool sport performed at Patriots’ health club in Ishpeming on Feb. 19, 2021. Each gamers will play within the U.P. All-Star Traditional on Saturday in St. Ignace. Additionally defending on this picture is Westwood’s Ellie Miller, middle, whereas watching the play is Westwood’s Kaitlin Williams, left, and Miners’ Larissa Anderson, proper. (Picture courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

On Saturday at St. Ignace Excessive Faculty:

• Abilities contest, 9:45 a.m.

• Women sport, 11:30 a.m.

• Boys sport, instantly after


Ishpeming’s Jayce Kipling, middle, goes up for a shot whereas defended by Gladstone’s Elliott Vitito, left, and Kaden Gibbs throughout their highschool boys basketball sport performed on the Hematites health club on March 3. (Picture courtesy Cara Kamps)

ST. IGNACE — The thirty sixth Higher Peninsula All-Star Traditional basketball video games will return to St. Ignace on Saturday. It would mark the fifth time the sport has been held within the Straits of Mackinac metropolis.

Led by Miss U.P. Basketball Reide Osterman of Baraga and Mr. U.P. Basketball Jaden Borseth of Ewen-Trout Creek, 18 ladies and 21 boys — all graduating seniors — are scheduled to take part. The ladies sport begins at 11:30 a.m., adopted by the boys sport.

Abilities contests will precede these contests at 9:45 a.m., with each girls and boys competing in 3-point taking pictures along with a ladies’ free-throw contest and boys’ slam-dunk competitors.

Women will follow at 4 p.m. Friday and the boys at 5 p.m. Gamers and their mother and father will likely be visitors on a Shepler’s Ferry tour across the Mackinac Bridge space at 8 p.m.

The ladies will likely be cut up into North-South groups, whereas the boys are cut up into East-West.

Baraga’s Reide Ostermann, middle, drives previous Munising’s Michaela Werner of their MHSAA Division 4 regional event semifinal sport performed on March 11, 2019, in Kingsford. (Ironwood Each day Globe picture by Jason Juno)

Together with every of the gamers from the realm, these all-star lineups embody 4 of the 5 All-U.P. Dream Group gamers for each girls and boys as named by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters Affiliation in March.

For the ladies, there’s Osterman, Natalie Prophet of Westwood, Alyssa Hill of Negaunee and Ally Schultz of St. Ignace. Osterman and Hill will likely be on the North group whereas Prophet and Schultz are on the South.

Among the many boys, it’s Borseth, Zach Carlson of Westwood, Colin Hudson of Escanaba and Jonny Schutz of Jeffers. Carlson, Borseth and Schutz will play for the West whereas Hudson is on the East.

A pair of father-son duos will likely be on the boys’ East group — Jim Suggitt and his son EJ Suggitt of Rudyard and coach Tracy Hudson and his son Colin Hudson of Escanaba. This will likely be Tracy Hudson’s closing sport as a boys coach. The long-time Escanaba boys coach will substitute retiring Mike Beveridge as Esky ladies coach this winter.

The E-TC boys, who completed as runners-up within the MHSAA Division 4 state event, have probably the most gamers of any single group — 4 with Borseth, Eric Abramson, Kelsey Jilek and Brendan Polkky.

A number of different groups have a number of gamers within the video games. From the realm, they embody Carlson, Marcus Boase and Zach Beckman of the Westwood boys group, together with Emma Rutter and Riley Johnson of the Superior Central ladies group.

Baraga will get an “honorable point out” within the multiples class as Osterman will likely be joined by her coach, U.P. Division 4 Coach of the Yr Tyler Larson, within the sport.

Different space gamers included in these video games are Jenna Matson of Munising, who’s on the ladies North squad; and Jayce Kipling of Ishpeming, Jonas Bicek of Marquette, Jesse Duran of Munising and Claudio Bistolfi of Newberry, all on the boys East group.

Borseth completed his profession because the U.P.’s No. 7 all-time boys scorer, totaling 2,073 factors for the state runner-up Panthers. Foster Wonders of Iron Mountain established the all-time report of two,286 factors final 12 months.

Dominic Jacobetti of Negaunee St. Paul set the report of two,140 factors in 1965 earlier than it was surpassed by Gage Kreski of St. Ignace in 2016 when he produced 2,178 factors.

Listed below are the groups:




SOUTH — Natalie Prophet, Westwood; Claire VanGinhoven, Gladstone; Lucy Bennin and Kennedy Guild, Pickford; Cara Zawacki, Bark River-Harris; Brooke Besteman, Rudyard; Natalie Ryvolova and Ally Schultz, St. Ignace; and Tessa Paquin, Engadine. Coach — Dorene Ingalls, St. Ignace


NORTH — Jenna Matson, Munising; Alyssa Hill, Negaunee; Emma Rutter and Riley Johnson, Superior Central; Reide Osterman, Baraga; Jana Loukus and Marybeth Halonen, Calumet; Landry Koski, Mid Peninsula; Paige Sleeman, Houghton. Coach — Tyler Larson, Baraga




EAST — Jonas Bicek, Marquette; Jayce Kipling, Ishpeming; Jesse Duran, Munising; Claudio Bistolfi, Newberry; Connor Smale, Colin Hudson and Jared Hudson, Escanaba; Tate Besteman, Rudyard; Ely North, St. Ignace; Nolan Amundson, Norway; EJ Suggitt, Rudyard; Coaches — Tracy Hudson, Escanaba; Jim Suggitt, Rudyard


WEST — Zach Carlson, Marcus Boase, and Zach Beckman, Westwood; Eric Amundson, Jaden Borseth, Kelsey Jilek and Brendan Polkky, Ewen-Trout Creek; Kyle Sorenson, Wakefield-Marenisco; John Schutz, Jeffers; Marcus Sutherland, Lake Linden-Hubbell. Coach — Brad Besonen, Ewen-Trout Creek

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