Panhandle Prep All-Star Basketball Games To Open Summer Season


       The first of this summer’s high school all-star games in our region, the Panhandle Prep Basketball Games are this Friday at Scottsbluff High School. 

       Chadron has 2 girls in, but they’re on different teams with Sophie Wess on the Red Squad and Marlee Pinnt on the Blue. Gordon-Rushville has 3 girl in, all on the Blue Team – Tessa Hurlburt, Ajae McKimmey, and Reaghan Schulz.

    Gordon-Rushville’s Randy Hurlburt is the Blue head coach, assisted by Stephen Crile of Alliance, while Barry Ward of Burns and Ron Olson of Hay Springs will coach the Red.

      Southeast has the most girls playing in the Panhandle Prep with 4, but 3 will be on the Red team with 1 on the Blue. 

      The boys Blue team has 4 Gordon-Rushville players – Carter Anderson, Ellis Livingston, Logan Slama, and Jace Nelson – and 3 from Sidney. Gordon-Rushville’s Joel Nelson is the Blues head coach, assisted by Shawn Dillehay of Sidney

     The girls game starts Friday at 5:30. The boys and girls 3-point contests are at halftime of the girls game with the finals of the slam-dunk contest between games.


Red Team

  • Sydney Anderson, Southeast
  • Shelby Ekwall, Southeast
  • Avery Hayward, South Platte
  • Brenna Herring, Southeast
  • Daljit Kaur, Burns
  • Hailey Koenen, South Platte
  • Kierra Miller, Bayard
  • Marissa Moorehouse, Torrington
  • Reese Riddle, Sidney
  • Sam Toof, Hay Springs
  • Sophie Wess, Chadron

Coaches- Barry Ward (Burns), Ron Olson (Hay Springs)

Blue Team

  • Catherine Bryner, Alliance
  • Payton Burda, Scottsbluff
  • Kealy Carson, Southeast
  • Ashlee Hattan, Lingle-Ft. Laramie
  • Tessa Hurlburt, Gordon-Rushville
  • Taydon Kirchner, Ogallala
  • Grace Martin, Mitchell
  • Ajae McKimmey, Gordon-Rushville
  • Carleigh Pszanka, Gering
  • Reaghan Schultz, Gordon-Rushville
  • Nickie Todd, Gering
  • Marlee Pinnt, Chadron

Coaches- Randy Hurlburt (Gordon-Rushville), Stephen Crile (Alliance)


Red Team

  • Easton Anderson, Mitchell
  • Ryan Fornstrom, Pine Bluffs
  • Jeron Gager, Ogallala
  • Collin Jessen, Pine Bluffs
  • Max Greeley, Gering
  • Dillon Juelfs, Leyton
  • Luke Kasten, Potter-Dix
  • Stu Lerwick, Pine Bluffs
  • Trenton Marquez, Bayard
  • Zach Rotert, Potter-Dix
  • Skyler Sargent, Torrington
  • Nic Waldron, Alliance

Coaches- Tyler Kimsey (Pine Bluffs), Cory Michelman (Potter-Dix)

Blue Team

  • Carter Anderson, Gordon-Rushville
  • Ryan Baker, Torrington
  • Jaeden Dillehay, Sidney
  • Jacob Dowse, Sidney
  • Jackson Hughes, Douglas
  • Ellis Livingston, Gordon-Rushville
  • Jace Nelson, Gordon-Rushville
  • Micah Schneider, Sidney
  • Austin Short, Southeast
  • Logan Slama, Gordon-Rushville
  • Ryder Smith, Ogallala
  • Johnny Vargas, Garden County

Coaches- Joel Nelson (Gordon-Rushville), Shawn Dillehay (Sidney)