The 3-Class Shootout returns this year and will be played this coming weekend, Saturday March 27, at the McCook Central Auditorium in Salem, South Dakota. The event, which is for the top seniors in each respective classes will compete against the other classes in a four game schedule including a dunk contest in between games three and four.
This year, Caytee Williams from Pierre, was selected to be a part of the AA roster as the lone representative from the Governors. She’ll team up with fellow ESD members, Brecli Honner and Carolyn Haar from Harrisburg, Brooklyn Kussler and Abby Kopecky from Aberdeen Central, Macy Kempf from Mitchell, Emma Jarovski from Brandon Valley and Maggie Heesch from Watertown. Brielle Biteler from Washington and Isabelle Moore from O’Gorman round out the AA team.
For Class B, White River will have Caelyn Valandra-Pure represent the team while Kalla Bertram from Winner will be on the Class A team. Brady Fritz from Winner will be on the boys A team as Dayton Priebe from Chamberlain was also selected.
The AA Girls will take on the A Girls at 2:00 with the winner face the B Girls at 3:30. Then it will be the AA Boys against the A Boys at 5:15 with the dunk contest to follow. Rounding out the night will be the winner of the first game against the B Boys, scheduled for 7:00. You can see a full list of the teams below.
Class “B” Girls: Coach: Todd Schlimgen, Mt. Marty
Caelyn Valandra-Prue, White River; Morgan Edelman, Menno; Halle Heinz, Ipswich; Kennedy Leiferman, Kimball/White Lake; Alayna Benike, Castlewood; Ella Heinitz, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s; Grace Fryda, Scotland; Raven Barse, Corsica-Stickney; Emily Kranz, Waverly-South Shore; Haley Meyer, Centerville
Class “A” Girls: Coach: David Moe, DSU
Madisen Koepsell, McCook Central/Montrose; Lexi Unruh, S.F. Christian; Maddie DeJong, S.F. Christian; Lexi Plitzuweit, Vermillion; Olivia Ritter, Tea Area; Lizzie Olson, Garretson; Addison Rozell, Redfield; Cassidy Siemonsma, West Central; Kalla Bertram, Winner; Kylee Wadsworth, Hamlin
Class “AA” Girls: Coach: Jason Christensen, DWU
Isabelle Moore, S.F. O’Gorman; Caytee Williams, Pierre; Brecli Honner, Harrisburg; Brooklyn Kusler, Aberdeen Central; Macy Kempf, Mitchell; Emma Jarovski, Brandon Valley; Abby Kopecky, Aberdeen Central; Carolyn Haar, Harrisburg; Maggie Heesch, Watertown; Brielle Biteler, S.F. Washington
Class “B” Boys: Coach: Trevor Flemmer, DSU
Tisyn Spader, Howard; Sam Aslesen, Howard; Tyce Ortman, Canistota; Chase Merrill, Canistota; Colin Frey, Langford Area; Connor Libis, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s; Kelby VanDerWerff, Platte-Geddes; Gradee Sherman, Viborg-Hurley; Isaac Sumption, Leola/Frederick; Brendan Wentland, Corsica-Stickney
Class “A” Boys: Coach: Matt Wilber, DWU
Xavier Van Beek, S.F. Christian; Kelton Vincent, Sioux Valley; Jakob Dobney, Vermillion; Garrett Kolbeck, Tea Area; Riley Haynes, Tri-Valley; Drayton Priebe, Chamberlain; Brady Fritz, Winner; Gray Imbery, Aberdeen Roncalli; Colin Rentz, Dell Rapids; Dillon Gestring, Vermillion
Class “AA” Boys: Coach: Todd Lorensen, Mt. Marty
Matthew Mors, Yankton; Tahj Two Bulls, S.F. Washington; Jackson Hilton, Brandon Valley; Micah Swallow, R.C. Central; Eli Williams, S.F. Washington; Connor Geddes, Harrisburg; Akok Aguer, S.F. Washington; Tyler Feldkamp, S.F. Roosevelt; Zane Alm, Mitchell; Blaze Lubbers, Harrisburg