Area’s best seniors converge on White River for annual All-Star games

By Kristan Krogman

The annual Western Great Plains Senior All-Star games were held at Barnhart Gymnasium Tuesday, April 8 in White River. Seventeen schools were represented with over forty athletes showcasing their talents. In addition to a pair of exciting basketball games, the extras included a dunk contest, won by Eriq Swiftwater of Oelrichs and both girls and boys three point shooting contests. Chesney Garnos, Lyman, won the girls’ shootout, while Skyler Bertram of Chamberlain won the boys’s long range battle.

The girls opened the evening with a competitive match-up that went down to the wire. Cassidy Hanson (Winner), 19 points, led the Pink team to a 78-73 win over Yellow. Yellow was led by Tania Risse, Bennett County, with 17 points. Dusti Good Shield (8 points), Georgie Larvie, and Casey Fairbanks (6 points) represented the WRHS Lady Tigers.

Point totals: 


Chey Brushbreaker (St. Francis)  9 pts

Casey Fairbanks (White River ) 6 pts

Anna Flitner (Lyman) 5 pts

Chesney Garnos (Lyman) 6 pts

Cassidy Hanson (Winner) 19 pts

Sara Husher (Winner) 12 pts

Taylor Merchen (Kadoka Area) 12 pts

Santana White Dress (Pine Ridge ) 9 pts


Dusti Good Shield (White River) 8 pts

Caitlin Jensen (Todd County) 4 pts

Taryn Lessert (Bennett County) 10 pts

Leah Marsh (Hanson) 10 pts

Tania Risse (Bennett County) 17 pts

Kelsey Sharkey (Todd County) 8 pts

Christi Sioux Bob (Red Cloud) 3 pts

Bailey Tibbs (Stanley County) 4 pts

Kennedy Wagner (Chamberlain) 9 pts

In the boys contest, it was another close one, though Green pulled away in the end, topping Blue, 122-112. Jacob Brown (Pine Ridge) paced the Green team with 22 points, while the winners were led by Chamberlain’s Reuben Estes who tallied a game high 28 points. White River’s Christian Bartlett had 15 points in the contest. Bill Chauncey and Bubba Young both scored 8 points. Tré Iyotte had 6 points, and Mat Beardt scored 4 points.

Point totals:


Christian Bartlett (White River) 15 pts

Skyler Bertram (Chamberlain) 17 pts

Charles Broken Leg (St. Francis) 6 pts

Jacob Brown (Pine Ridge) 22 pts

Bill Chauncey (White River) 8 pts

Jacob Dreamer (Pine Ridge) 11 pts

Brendan Fast Horse (Oelrichs) 6 pts

Tre Iyotte (White River) 6 pts

Bailey Pourier (Red Cloud) 10 pts

Jeffrie Shaving (Cheyenne-Eagle Butte) 5 pts

Jackson Volmer (Jones County) 10 pts


Trevor Anderson (Wall) 2 pts

Mat Beardt (White River) 4 pts

Jacob Black Bear (10 pts)

Tavis Burbank (White River) 11 pts

Reuben Estes (Chamberlain) 28 pts

Jeremy Long (Todd County) 2 pts

Xavier Norris (Cheyenne-Eagle Butte) 21 pts

Sean Stinson (Todd County) 5 pts

Eriq Swiftwater (Oelrichs) 21 pts


Bubba Young (White River) 8 pts

David Collins was the coach for the Pink and Blue teams. Orlana Schmidt coached team Yellow and Cheyenne Schmidt was coach for team Green.


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