Simpson University to host Lions Club All-Star Basketball Games

For Immediate Release


Media contact: Guy Piche,, 945-9701

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will host the Redding Breakfast Lions Club’s 18th annual boys and girls high school All-Star basketball games on Sunday, April 7.

Fifty-four athletes from throughout far Northern California will participate under the guidance of four volunteer coaches. Girls play at 4 p.m.; boys play at 6. Admission is a $5 donation, and children under 8 are free.

Half-time of each game will include a 3-point shootout among parents of team members. Proceeds from food sales will go to Special Olympics Northern California.

The Redding Breakfast Lions Club began the tournament in 1996 as a way to promote sports and activity for youth in the community.

This year, the 27 boys and 27 girls, who are divided into two teams each—North and South—will be coached by Mike Carpine from Weed High School, Mike Haworth from Enterprise High School, Ken Dysert from Yreka High School, and Ray Hermann from Enterprise.

“It looks to be quite the show,” said Lions Club member Guy Piche, one of the volunteers who organizes the event.

Area high school athletic directors and coaches nominate players for the All-Star teams. A Lions Club committee sorts through the nominations and works with the volunteer coaches to form the teams.

Team members and their high schools are as follows:

Girls North (Coach Ken Dysert)

  • Katie Brummett, Yreka
  • Courtney Knoch, Modoc
  • Jodi Boudreaux, Modoc
  • Ashley Rothmann, Foothill
  • Megan Bertelsen, Big Valley
  • Megan Fairchild, Big Valley
  • Janelle Jaegel, Mount Shasta
  • Marki Stibi, Dunsmuir
  • Brittany Drake, Trinity
  • Danielle Chabolla, Shasta
  • Megan Bielicki, Shasta
  • Kara Porterfield, Butte Valley
  • Haley Reynolds, Butte Valley
  • Camille Lefebvre, Central Valley
  • Karene Marshall, Weed

Girls South (Coach Ray Hermann)

  • Aurelia Robbins, Enterprise
  • Maryann Parker, Fall River
  • Catie Thompson, Fall River
  • Paige Burson, West Valley
  • Taylor Ross, West Valley
  • Marisa Vinson, Corning
  • Shyanne Petty, Corning
  • Sarah Gordon, Redding Christian
  • Jessica Mcdonald, Red Bluff
  • Maggie Hansen, Red Bluff
  • Briana Perez, Los Molinos
  • Ivy Wilson, Anderson

Boys North (Coach Mike Carpine)

  • Jasper Lafein, Trinity
  • Danny Cabrera, Surprise Valley
  • Andrew Albertson, Central Valley
  • Cameron Anderson, Modoc
  • Riley Larranaga, Modoc
  • Matthew Weber, Modoc
  • Dylan Padula, Mount Shasta
  • Noah Traylor, Weed
  • Blake Trent, Foothill
  • Elijah Putnam, Foothill
  • Austin Ajamian, Shasta
  • Brandon Eboigbodin, Shasta
  • Zac Idrogo, Tulelake

Boys South (Coach Mike Haworth)

  • Jud Salisbery, Orland
  • Jordan Long, Orland
  • Terrell Fuller, Liberty Christian
  • Klay Worthan, Fall River
  • Jesse Lee, Fall River
  • Lucas Burns, Red Bluff
  • Colton Ferguson, Burney
  • Steve Jones, Burney
  • Andrew Fitzhugh, Enterprise
  • Taylor Angley, Enterprise
  • Jordan Spaschak, Enterprise
  • Kyle Schanuth, U-Prep
  • Jason Cruickshank, Anderson
  • Garret Thompson, Redding Christian


The Redding Breakfast Lions Club, which has more than 45 members, supports numerous north state programs and organizations, including vision care, student speaking contests, swim and soccer clubs, YMCA, Flag Day programs, Sober Graduation, Turtle Bay programs, Special Needs Camp, Ronald McDonald Foundation for burn victims, youth literacy, youth violence prevention, diabetes camp, ministries feeding the homeless, Think Pink, Redding police K-9 unit, Christmas and Easter programs, and more.

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s athletic department offers intercollegiate programs in men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cross-country, and golf; women’s volleyball and softball; and men’s baseball and wrestling. For more information about Simpson University, please visit


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