URBANA – The second annual Jim Dabbelt Miami Valley Underclass All-Star Game will be held Thursday at Urbana High School.
Forty of the top girls basketball players in the region, ranging from freshmen through juniors, will participate in what many consider the top underclass all-star event in Ohio.
Two games will be played that evening with the Division I-II game set to begin at 6 p.m. followed by the Division III-IV game, which tips off at 7:30.
Dabbelt, a Tipp City resident who is finishing his 32nd year in girls basketball, authors The Dabbelt Report, which promotes the sport throughout Ohio. The all-star teams are selected from Dabbelt’s all-area team, which is published at the end of the regular season.
Also that evening, the seniors around the Miami Valley who were named to the all-area team will be recognized in between games.
Throughout the evening, a Fill the Boot raffle also will take place to help with expenses endured for the family of West Liberty Salem student Logan Cole, who was injured in a school shooting back in January. Two Tiger Strong shirts, one signed by the West Liberty Salem girls basketball team and another by the 40 girls participating in the game, will be raffled off to a pair of winners.
Also in attendance will be former Major League Baseball pitcher Joe Crawford, who just retired after 13 years as a coach with the Milwaukee Brewers. Crawford will coach one of the all-star teams and will donate his Brewers game jersey that also will be available to win in the auction.
Admission is $5 at the door.
Jim Dabbelt Underclass All-Star Game rosters
Division I-II game, 6 p.m.
Division I-II North
Nyla Hampton, 5-7 Fresh., Wayne
Nikki Current, 5-8 Jr., Ben Logan
Mali Morgan Elliott, 5-11 Soph., Wayne
Cassidy Crawford, 5-10 Fresh., Willard
Willow Knight, 5-7 Jr., Vandalia-Butler
Corinne Thomas, 5-9 Soph., Tecumseh
Presley Griffitts, 5-10 Soph., Tecumseh
Allison Mader, 5-8 Jr., Tippecanoe
Mikala Morris, 6-2 Soph., Kenton Ridge
Reagan Ware, 5-4 Fresh., Greenon
Division I-II South
Bailey Draughn, 5-11 Jr., Beavercreek
Mya Jackson, 5-7 Soph., Wilmington
Lauren Hapgood, 5-8 Soph., Oakwood
Cassidy Hofacker, 5-8 Jr., Bellbrook
Maddy Westbeld, 6-2 Fresh., Fairmont
Annie Weckesser, 5-8 Jr., Chaminade Julienne
Jordan Diehl, 5-10 Jr., Springboro
Sam Chable, 5-6 Soph., Centerville
Hunter Stidham, 5-10 Jr., Valley View
Lexi Moore, 5-10 Jr., Beavercreek
Division III-IV game, 7:30 p.m.
Division III-IV West
Tatum McBride, 5-6 Jr., Newton
Corina Conley, 5-10 Fresh., Franklin Monroe
Grace Thein, 5-10 Jr., Fort Recovery
Kami McEldowney, 5-7 Jr., Versailles
Samantha Whiteman, 5-7 Soph., Covington
Courtney Prenger, 6-1 Soph., Minster
Aubrey Stupp, 5-11 Fresh., Tri-County North
Kristen Dickison, 5-6 Soph., Milton-Union
Macey Huelskamp, 5-11 Jr., Anna
Danielle Winner, 6-2 Jr., Versailles
Division III-IV East
Nicole Sims, 5-2 Soph., Preble Shawnee
Christa Harris, 5-7 Jr., Carlisle
Frankie Fife, 5-6 Jr., Greeneview
Isabelle Bolender, 5-11 Jr., Cedarville
Aubriana Bellard, 5-9 Jr., Middletown Christian
Kasey Schipfer, 5-7 Fresh., Mechanicsburg
Hayley Suchland, 5-8 Jr., Northeastern
Sarah Bergman, 6-0 Jr., Botkins
McKenzi Saunders, 5-5 Fresh., Middletown Madison
Faith Strickle, 5-10 Jr., Greeneview