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Area Athletes Compete in 33rd Annual Northeast Kansas All-Star Games (Player Interviews Included)
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

Over 70 area athletes gathered on the campus of Highland Community College for the 33rd Annual Northeast Kansas All-Star Games on Sunday and it was a full day of competitive action throughout.

The day began with the volleyball match which was won by the Navy in a five-set thriller. The Gold jumped out to a 1-0 lead after set one with Holton’s Reagan Baum leading the way taking the set 25-23. Navy bounced back and dominated the second set 25-11, but Gold came back and took set three 27-25 to take a two set to one lead. Navy tied the match up at 2 apiece with a 26-24 win in the fourth set and took the match with a 15-13 fifth. Marysville’s Nicole Franco was named the MVP of the winning Navy squad, while Frankfort’s Emilee Ebert took the MVP award for the Gold.

The girls’ basketball contest was once again a Navy victory, as they jumped out to a 30-17 lead after the first quarter before going on to win by a final of 92-82. The Navy squad was led by MVP Aaliyah Negonsott of Jeff West who finished with 18 points, while once again Frankfort’s Emilee Ebert earned MVP honors for the Gold finishing with 20 points in the contest.

In the boys’ basketball game the Gold squad finally came away with a victory, as they rallied from a 64-61 halftime deficit to come away with a 132-118 win. The Navy squad was led by MVP Zach Schwinn of Maur Hill-Mount Academy who knocked down seven 3-pointers on his way to 21 points, while the winning Gold team was led by McLouth’s Garrison Pope who finished with 15 points.

This story will be updated throughout the day with complete stats, along with the interviews conducted with several players and coaches.

2019 NEK All-Star Game Interviews

Volleyball Match - Interviews

Girls Basketball Game – Interviews

Boys Basketball Game – Interviews

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