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Northern to host ABC All-Star Volleyball Tournament


March 19, 2002

Montana State University-Northern is once again hosting the annual ABC All-Star volleyball tournament for high school seniors in Montana.

The tournament begins Friday at 3 p.m. and will feature this year's Gatorade Player of the Year, Michele VanDyke from Chester. VanDyke will represent the Class C squad along with teammate Katie Engstrom.

Representing the Class A team from Havre are Amy Ranes, Jayla McPherson and Julie Wagner. Kelsie Whitney and Kelly Acra will represent Chinook for the Class B team.

Tournament organizer, Lisa Handley said she expects this tournament to be one of the best ever.

"The athletes are amazing this year," she said.

The Class A team has won the tournament the last two years and will open the competition Friday at 3 p.m. against the Class B team. Following at 5 p.m., the Class C team will take on the Class B team with the Class A team and Class C team to wrap up the tournament at 7 p.m.

A Most Valuable Player Award will be handed out at the end of the tournament along with a setter award and a defensive specialist award. The first- and second-place teams will also receive medals.

For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Handley at 265-3761.

The following are the rosters for the 2002 ABC All-Star volleyball tournament to be played at the Montana State University-Northern gym on Friday.

Class A

Lindsay Tilger, Whitefish; Teri Winfrey, Park; Mari Beitman, Belgrade; Melissa Roth, Hardin; Kate Koyamma, Hardin; Molly Seder, Hardin; Jayla McPherson, Havre; Brittany Ladenburg, Columbia Falls; Amy Ranes, Havre; Kristin Teepoles, Columbia Falls; Christine Chandler, Hamilton; Tisha Warner, Corvallis; Amanda Slyker, Hardin; Danna Richard, Park; Julie Wagner, Havre.

Coaches: Laura Sundheim, Hardin and Jan Toth, Park.

Class B

Tera O'Haire, Simms; Felicia Harms, Malta; Sara Reger, Huntley Project; Kelsie Whitney, Chinook; Kelly Acra, Chinook; Kylee Star, Malta; Jeni Romidelli, Troy; Emily Myers, Broadwater; Breanna Snyder, Choteau; Becky Hartman, Choteau; Chelsea Lofts, Frenchtown; Heidi Gildroy, Roundup; Kayla Meyer, Troy; Destinie Meyer, Troy; Ali Hitchcock, Roundup.

Coaches: Laurie Kelly, Roundup and Iona Stookey, Huntley Project.

Class C

Amy Jones, Harlowton; Ashley Jones, Harlowton; Shawna Flikkema, Manhattan Christian; Carrie Stoheeker, Manhattan Christian; Hiedi Blanksma, Manhattan Christian; Lori Kamm, Manhattan Christian; Michele VanDyke, Chester; Katie Engstrom, Chester; Katie Whiteside, Jordan; DeLayne Johnston, Richey; Kendall Bradley, Twin Bridges; Erica Diede, Valier.

Coaches: Carla Schwend, Harlowton and Monica Switzer, Richey.


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