The Original “Indiana Class All-Star Games”
Established in 2005.
Date and Location
Date: Saturday, July 10th, 2021
Game Times: Girls: 10:00 A.M. Boys: 12:00 Noon. Players to report in 30 minutes before game time.
Admission: $5.00 (per game)
Location: Blue River High School at 4741 Viking Trail, New Castle, IN 47362 (see map below)
Director: Coach Mike Walker – (765) 635-6360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All-Stars will receive a commemorative game jersey and are asked to wear black game shorts.
2021 Game Recaps
Four local players to compete in Saturday’s PostYourT Games at BRV
By DAVID RISLEY
Blue River Valley’s Emma Blackburn plus Union (Modoc)’s Zoe Ogden, Eli Wesley, and Noah Powers will be playing in this Saturday’s 17th Annual PostYourT All-Star Basketball Games, held for the second year in a row at Blue River Valley High School located between Mt. Summit and Mooreland along U. S. 36.
PostYourT’s All-Star Basketball games are the original Indiana class basketball all-star games.
Founded by Mike Walker, who played for Crawfordsville’s state runner-up team in the 1958 IHSAA basketball tournament, the games started at the Wigwam in Anderson in 2005, moved to New Castle Fieldhouse for 2006 and 2007, and have been held in several other locations including Noblesville, Blackford, Crawfordsville, and Portland.
Blackburn, a junior starter on Blue River’s Class A regional runner-up team last season, and Ogden, a key member as a freshman of Union’s Sectional 56 runner-up team, will play for the Blue team against the Red in Saturday’s girls game at 10 a.m.
Joining Blackburn and Ogden on the Blue team are Kiera Guckenberger of Brownsburg, Emma Bell from Faith Christian, Berkley Shelton of Pendleton Heights, Mary Porter and Le’Aije Elliston from Warren Central, Kara Otto of Eastern (Greentown), and Katelyn Newport from Indianapolis Lutheran.
Jazmine Williams from Heritage Christian is one of nine members on the opposing Red team.
Wesley and Powers will play for the Red team against the Blue in Saturday’s boys game at noon. Joining them on the Red team are Isaac McBride and Fletcher Cole from Paoli, Nick Center of Madison, and Tristian Washington, Braiden Hogg, and Dorian Hill from Seton Catholic.
A trio of players from Muncie Central – Luke Wray, Jaryn Lee, and Princeton Young – are among the nine members of the opposing Blue team.
The cost of admission is $5 per game. Folks are asked to enter the facility through door No. 7, which is around back.
Girls Game: Red 58, Blue 50
In a low-scoring first half, the Red managed to pull ahead by eight points, 23-15, by intermission. In the second half, the Blue managed to pull to within 33-30, but the Red went on an 18-9 run for a 51-39 advantage to seize command of the contest, and settled for the 58-50 victory. Le’Aije Ellington of Warren Central scored a game-high 25 points for the Blue, while Indianapolis Ritter’s Kelsey Waggoner led a well-balanced Red attack with 11 points.
Terry West of Maconaquah coached the Blue team, and Kay Snider of Columbus Christian coached the Red team.
Mary Porter (Warren Central) 2 0-0 5, Delaney Truax (Maconaquah) 0 3-4 3, Emma Bell (Faith Christian) 1 1-2 3, , Kiera Guckenberger (Brownsburg) 2 0-0 4, Le’Aije Ellington (Warren Central) 9 4-5 25, Kara Otto (Eastern-Greentown) 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Newport (Indianapolis Lutheran) 1 1-1 3, Zoe Ogden (Union-Modoc) 0 0-0 0, Lana Bell (South Decatur) 3 1-2 7. Totals 18 10-14 50.
Kelsey Waggoner (Indianapolis Ritter) 4 2-2 11, Kayla Jones (Columbus North) 1 0-3 2, Jordan Coon (Castle) 4 0-0 10, Olivia Webb (Indianapolis Ritter) 3 0-0 9, Emma Hendricks (Brownsburg) 2 0-0 5, Madison Jobe (Purdue Polytechnic) 2 0-0 6, Jazmine Williams (Heritage Christian) 2 2-2 6, Madison Begle (Heritage Hills) 1 1-2 3, Daisha Lashley (Purdue Polytechnic) 2 2-8 6. Totals 21 7-17 58.
3-point goals – Blue 4 (Ellington 3, Porter), Red 9 (Webb 3, Coon 2, Jobe 2, Waggoner, Hendricks).
Boys Game: Red 83, Blue 82
In a fast-paced first half, the Blue raced to a 55-40 advantage by intermission, paced by 21 points from South Bend St. Joseph’s Jack Quinn in the first 20 minutes. The Red began hacking away at its deficit in the second half, pulling to within three points at 72-69, and then to within one at 75-74. The Blue was ahead 80-78 before the Red’s Nick Center from Madison tied the contest for the first time at 80-80 with a bucket and was fouled on the play.
Center missed the free throw that would’ve given the Red its first lead of the game. Quinn came down the court, was fouled in the act of shooting, and nailed both charity tosses with 23.9 seconds remaining to give the Blue an 82-80 advantage. The Red came down the floor, worked the ball around, missed a shot but grabbed the rebound, and got the ball to Fletcher Cole from Paoli behind the arc on the right wing. Cole drained the three-pointer with 6.1 seconds left, giving the Red its first lead of the contest at 83-82.
The Blue never did get a final shot to try and win the game, as the Red stole the ball and ran out the clock for the victory.
Quinn scored a game-high 30 points for the Blue, while Braiden Hogg from Seton Catholic and Isaiah Jefferson from South Dearborn tallied 20 points apiece to lead the Red.
Jim Sturgeon from FCA coached the Blue team, while Dusty Cole from Paoli coached the Red team.
Red 83, Blue 82
Noah Powers (Union-Modoc) 0 0-0 0, Declan Walsh (South Bend St. Joseph) 2 0-2 4, Luke Wray (Muncie Central) 4 0-0 10, Tyler Shelton (Indianapolis Tech) 3 2-4 9, Princeton Young (Muncie Central) 1 4-4 6, Kaden Temple (Eastern-Greentown) 3 0-0 7, Bobby Wonnell (Taylor) 5 2-2 16, Jack Quinn (South Bend St. Joseph) 10 7-8 30. Totals 28 15-20 82.
Eli Wesley (Union-Modoc) 0 0-0 0, Dorian Hill (Seton Catholic) 4 0-0 9, Braiden Hogg (Seton Catholic) 9 2-2 20, Fletcher Cole (Paoli) 2 0-0 6, Tristian Washington (Seton Catholic) 4 0-0 8, Isaac McBride (Paoli) 1 0-0 2, Nick Center (Madison) 8 1-3 18, Isaiah Jefferson (South Dearborn) 7 2-4 20. Totals 35 5-9 83.
3-point goals – Blue 11 (Wonnell 4, Quinn 3, Wray 2, Shelton, Temple), Red 8 (Jefferson 4, Cole 2, Hill, Center).
2021 Team Rosters
GAME ONE: GIRLS – 10 A.M.
GAME TWO: BOYS – 12:00 NOON