Panthers to play in all-star game

 Three members of the Concordia High School boys' basketball team will participate in the NCK All-Star Game.
Grant Holmes, Kaleb Pounds and Christian Wetter will play in the game, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Gymnasium on the campus of Cloud County Community College.
Concordia's Megan James will play in the girls' game at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Participating in the boys' game along with the three Concordia players include:
Connor Eilert and Luke Eilert, St. John's-Beloit/Tipton; Jacob Frey and Gaven Schumann, Sabetha; EJ Garnes, Wichita Southeast; Caleb Celino, Clifton-Clyde; Hadley Gillum, Plainville; Grant Glaser, Ellsworth; Payton Heinen, Axtell; Justice McKernan, Nemaha Valley; Sam Pahls, Beloit; Jesse Patrick, Abilene; Ryan Perkins, Southern Cloud; Kade Spresser, Hoxie, Justin Stonebaker, Salina South; Payton Vetter, Beloit; and Alex Yoxall, Minneapolis.
Playing in the girls' game along with James include:
Madi Carlgren, Emily Wood, Shaelyn Martin, Haley Mayfield, MacKenzie Morris and Brooke Peters, Salina Central; Colbie Decker, Smith Center; Abi Degenhardt and Tristin Wicks, Marysville; Courtney Freed and Jaid Runft, Pike Valley; Taylor Oliver and Madison Vargo, Riley County; Jacee Owens, Minneapolis; Shania Steinik, Wilson; and Laura Sedbeck, B&B-Baileyville.
Geoff Andrews, Salina Central, and Harold Oliver, Riley County, will serve as the girls' coaches.
The NCK All-Star Volleyball Game will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday in Bryant Gymnasium.
Participating in the volleyball game include:
Caitlin Boden, Thunder  Ridge; Mattison Dusin and Madysen Frantz, Phillipsburg; Haley Falk, St. John; Courtney Geist and Taylor Thompson, Abilene; Kelsey Hitch and McKenzie Turner, Wamego; Ashley Kramer and Laura Sedbeck, B&B-Baileyville; Lynzee Mace, Smith Center; Jocelyn Marten, Onaga; Brooke Peters, Salina Central; Mara Pounds and Sydney Wedel, Minneapolis; Jaid Runft, Pike Valley; and Tristin Wicks, Marysville.
Terra Keeten, Phillipsburg, and Jayson Tynon, Marysville, will coach in the volleyball game.

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