Less than a month ago Trisha Jacobs and Rachel Harrell were teaming to help the Brock Lady Eagles finish second in the Girls Class 3A State Basketball Tournament.
Saturday, they will be facing off against each other in the 27th Annual Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce - Chicken Express All-Star Basketball Classic. The girls and boys games, which highlight seniors throughout North Texas, will be played Saturday at Mineral Wells High School.
Jacobs, a 5-5 point guard, will play for the Yellow Team. Harrell, a 5-9 point/wing, is on the Red Team.
Also opposing each other after helping their team to go deep in the postseason are Peaster's 6-1 wing Parker Grudt and 6-0 point guard Draven Tell. They led the Greyhounds to the third round of the postseason.
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Grudt is on the Red Team and Tell is on the Yellow Team.
The quartet are part of 10 area players (5 girls, 5 boys) who will be in the contests. Other girls are Sydney Herbel, 5-8 point guard from Millsap (Yellow); 6-0 post Maddie Dorris from Weatherford (Red); and 5-7 point/wing Tracy Johnson from Poolville (Red). Other boys participating are 6-1 wing Coy O'Boyle of Poolville (Yellow), 6-0 wing Tanyon Fulenwider of Millsap (Yellow), and 6-4 post Dawson Meek of Springtown (Red).
WEATHERFORD'S TATUM COACH OF THE YEAR
Charles Tatum of Weatherford has been named the District 4-6A Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. In his first season he led the Kangaroos (14-17) to a fourth-place finish in the league and to the postseason after inheriting a team that finished 2-30 and 0-14 in district in the 2014-15 season.
"It was an amazing ride. So much fun," said Tatum.
All-District 4-6A (Weatherford selections)
Boys: Tony Banks, sr., first team; Lane Guest, sr., second team.
Girls: Maddie Dorris, sr., first team; Grace Ferguson, jr., second team; Vasha Moore, jr., honorable mention; Anna Jefferson, soph., honorable mention.
All-District 8-5A (Aledo)
Boys: Dakota Fisher, sr., first team; Cameron Caldwell, jr., second team; Phillip Romero, sr., honorable mention.
Girls: Alexus Jones, sr., MVP; Cameron Huddleston, jr., Defensive Player of the Year; Coaching Staff of the Year; Kara Williams, sr., first team; Rebekah Hissam, sr., first team; Madison Brown, jr., second team.
All-District 11-3A (Brock, Millsap, Peaster)
Boys: Parker Grudt, sr., Peaster, MVP; Nolan McCall, sr., Brock, Offensive MVP; Connor Turan, sr., Peaster, first team; Draven Tell, sr., Peaster, first team; Tanyon Fulenwider, sr., Millsap, first team; Taylor Perry, jr., Brock, first team; Leddy French, sr., Brock, first team; Sean King, soph., Millsap, second team; Matthew Thornton, jr., Brock, second team; Garrett Leek, soph., Brock, second team; Books Pennington, jr., Peaster, second team.
Girls: Rachel Harrell, sr., Brock, MVP; Trisha Jacobs, sr., Brock, Co-Offensive MVP; Baylee Chapman, jr., Peaster, Co-Offensive MVP; Allie Popeck, sr., Brock, Co-Defensive MVP; Brittany Schnabel, fr., Millsap, Newcomer of the Year; Rylee Lavender, soph., Brock, first team; Emilee Popeck, soph., Brock, first team; Baylee Hull, soph., Peaster, first team; Taryn Cast, soph., Peaster, first team; Sydney Herbel, sr., Millsap, first team; Hanna Hobson, sr., Millsap, first team; Lindy Drillette, jr., Brock, second team; Kelli Burkhalter, soph., Peaster, second team; Makenzie Schnabel, sr., Millsap, second team.
All-District 11-2A (Poolville)
Boys: Coy O'Boyle, sr., Offensive Player of the Year; Roy McCleery, jr.; first team; Landon Smith, jr., second team; Ruben Rodriguez, jr., honorable mention; Dylan Ranspot, jr., honorable mention.
Girls: Tracy Johnson, sr., MVP; Katie Cumbie, sr., first team; Kallee Cumbie, jr., second team; Trinity Johnson, fr., honorable mention; Brenlee Jones, jr., honorable mention.
ALEDO GOLFERS COMPETE IN DISTRICT PREVIEW
The Aledo Ladycats won the District Preview Tournament at Pecan Valley recently, with the Black Team shooting 714 over two rounds. They were led by Madison Wyss and Kylee Gabbert, each of whom shot 177 for two rounds to share low medalist honors.
The Bearcats also competed, with the Black Team finishing third with a 646. Parker Scaling led with a 152, third overall among medalists.