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It's time for the All-Stars to shine: GLL rosters released

June 17, 2012

Femco's Ian McConnell warms up during a game last Wednesday in Punxsutawney. McConnell was among those selected to Groundhog Junior League All-Star team. (Photo by Zak Lantz/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While the 11- and 12-year-old Punxsy softball All-Stars opened their season with a convincing 9-0 win over Brockway Sunday afternoon, the majority of the other Punxsy All-Star teams are just beginning their practices in preparation for their own tournaments.

Including the softball team that already started, Punxsy has eight teams entered in tournaments this year, with the only exceptions being that Punxsy has no Senior Little League team in either softball or baseball.

A list of the All-Star rosters — along with information on their first game — follows.

• Minor League softball (Ages nine-10) will open its tournament June 27 at Brookville, and the team consists of Abby Gemmell, Abby Riskus, Alyssa Fairbanks, Gabby Franklin, Haley Maines, Hannah Galando, Jessica Lisa, Kelly Strawcutter, Kendal Johnston, Laney Monroe, Makena Nesbitt, Madison Stonbraker, Mya Phillips and Taegen Ludwig. The team will be managed by Rob Gemmell.

• 11-year-old softball will open its tournament June 29 at 4 p.m. at Brookville, and the team consists of Lakyn Smith, Kylee Shoemaker, Cassidy Reed, Olivia Weaver, Kassidy Graham, Mia Lingenfelter, Grace Aikens, Chelsea Snyder, Elyse White, Toya Jones, Kaitlin Doverspike and Jazzmine Hadden. The team will be managed by Steve White.

• The Junior League softball All-Star team will open its tournament July 3 against the winner of a game between DuBois and Brookville, and the team consists of Shania DeFoor, Angela Lisa, Samantha Satterlee, Brayden Woodrow, Grace Neal, Amber Ward, Taylor Medsger, Kassi Niver, Katie Weaver, Hannah Carmella, Toni Lisa and Heather States. The team will be managed by Ange Giavedoni.

• The Minor League baseball All-Star team will open its tournament June 23 at Brookville, and the team consists of Micah Kriebel, Adison Neal, Zack VanLeer, Graham McFarland, Andrew Young, Max London, Derek Ishman, Zach Reitz, Jackson Fezell, Alec Greenblatt, Carter Newcome and Daren Byers. The team will be managed by Brian Ishman.

• The 10- and 11-year-old baseball team will open its tournament July 5 against DuBois in Punxsutawney, and the team consists of Andrew Britton, Logan Johnston, Jake Skarbek, Dallas Bond, Johnny Buffington, Dylan Ishman, Isaac Stouffer, Austin Ewing, Willie Hoover, Chase Lorelli, Cameron Smith, Ethan Blose, Derek Huey and Conner Giavedoni. The team will be managed by Eric Britton.

• The 11- and 12-year-old baseball All-Stars will open their tournament June 26 against Brockway in Punxsutawney, and the team consists of Tyler Richardson, Alexander Neal, Cameron Coble, Brandon Matthews, John Serian, Lucas Deet, Matt Blose, Carl Medsger, Kevin Constant, Tyler Getch, Sammy Gigliotti, Matthew Greenblatt and Colton Roken. The team will be managed by Brag Gigliotti.

• The 13- and 14-year-old baseball All-Stars will open their season July 3 at Ridgway, and the team consists of Brandon Douthit, Tyler Tipton, Cody Windsor, Brett Buck, Dylan Moore, Jacob Tyger, Lucas Burkett, Austin Getch, Drew Maines, Ian McConnell, Travis Reesman and Jacob Weaver. The team will be managed by Mark Burkett.

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