Simpson University to Host Lions Club All-Star Basketball Games March 31

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REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University will host the Redding Breakfast Lions Club’s 24th annual boys and girls high school All-Star basketball games on Sunday, March 31. The university is located at 2211 College View Drive.

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 $7 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 boys and girls, who are divided into two teams each—North and South—will be coached by Jordan Freilich from Shasta High School, Mark Stephens from University Preparatory School, Keith Weber from Modoc High School, and Jeremiah Jones from Anderson High School.

“Both games promise an exciting afternoon of top-notch high-school basketball,” said Lions Club member Guy Piche, one of the volunteers who organizes the event. “Both the girls and boys teams are filled with talented stars from all over the North State.”

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.

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Team members and their high schools are as follows:

Girls North (Coach Keith Weber)
Morgan Michelon, Weed
Lily Hitchcock, Mount Shasta
Lauren Harper, Trinity
Crystal Perez, Butte Valley
Haily Valencia, Central Valley
Kristen Bickford, Modoc
Riley Wallen, Foothill
Nichole Yasumi, Modoc
Ellie Stewart, Lassen
Haylen White, Big Valley
Kloee Gray, Big Valley
Jenna Wallace, Foothill

Girls South (Coach Jeremiah Jones)
Gabby Rosalis, Anderson
Jadyn Matthews, Enterprise
Karina Archibald, Enterprise
Trinity Markham, Fall River
Sadasia Sengmany, Orland
Makenzie Hays, U-Prep
Carissa Twitchell, Red Bluff
Crysta Papesh, Anderson
Jenna Adkins, West Valley
Jessie Miller, Red Bluff
Ashlee Lewis, West Valley

Boys North (Coach Jordan Freilich)
Danny Formhals, Weed
Andres Munoz Nieves, Central Valley
Caden Cushman, Shasta
Shawn Scriber, Trinity
Kole Riccomini, Mt. Shasta
Kyle Jones, Dunsmuir
Xavia Martinez, Weed
Caden Turner, Shasta
Michael Rush, Modoc
Wyatt Black, Etna
Wyatt Larranaga, Modoc
Kody Bauman, Mt. Shasta
Josiah Hutt, Foothill
Tyler Robinson, Etna

Boys South (Coach Mark Stephens)
Kayden Jones, U-Prep
Matt Hernandez, Orland
Tyler Chan, West Valley
Adam Shoff, Enterprise
Lambert Salvatierra, West Valley
Cody Hooper, Anderson
Jordan Miller, U-Prep
Robie Davis, Anderson
Jeff Kask, Fall River
Jessie Lopez, Burney
Mark Stephens, U-Prep
Austin Larson, Redding Christian
Spencer Flynn, Mercy
Bryce Armstrong, Corning
Wyatt Hughes, Redding Christian
Khristian Clements, Enterprise


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. New athletic programs starting in fall 2019 include track and field, swimming and diving, men’s volleyball, and women’s wrestling. For more information about Simpson University, visit