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Fougerousse, Newton among local All-Stars

Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 8:21 PM

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Linton-Stockton senior Stephanie Fougerousse is shown after receiving the MVP award for the HBCA All-Star girls basketball game Sunday at Tecumseh. (Submitted photo).
Although the high school basketball season has been over for several weeks, several area players participated in All-Star games throughout the state Sunday.

Boys and girls players who had entertained Greene County fans for the past four seasons got a chance to take their game to a much larger stage.

Linton-Stockton senior Stephanie Fougerousse, the all-time leading girls scorer in Greene County history, helped the West defeat the East 86-69 Sunday in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game Sunday at Tecumseh High School in Lynnville.

Lady Miner coach Brad McKinney said that Fougerousse led all scorers with 28 points and was selected MVP of the game.

"If they were keeping track of rebounds and other stats, she would have finished with a double-double," said McKinney. "I had her for about 14 boards or so.

"She also had several blocks and played pretty well."

It was a shame that Fougerousse was not invited to any of the workouts to help determine the Indiana All-Star team.

Other members of the West All-Stars included White River Valley's Alicia Tally, who broke the single game Lady Wolverine scoring record in 2009-10.

Leah Beckman (Heritage Hills), Alyssa Elliott (Northeast Dubois), Alyssa Like (North Posey), Sara Matthews (Southridge), Chelsea Meeks (Vincennes Rivet), Andrea Seavers (Castle), Alissa Schenk (Evansville Mater Dei) and Owen Valley's Kaitlin Sweatman also participated for the West Stars.

Mark Holt of Barr-Reeve and Tracy Stroud of North Posey were the coaches.

The East All-Star squad included Alexa Bess (Rushville), Megan Eve (Providence), Shanice Gholson (Jeffersonville), Anjelicia Groves (New Albany), Caitlyn Janes (North Harrison), Chas Lecher (Greensburg), Erika Lomax (Columbus East), Amanda Miller (Charlestown), Alexis Samuel (Jeffersonville), Elise Stephens (Batesville), Jamie Wehmiller (Brownstown Central) and Samantha White of Jac-Cen-Del.

Billy Newton, the all-time leading scorer at Shakamak, and White River Valley's Jared Shelton competed for the West in the HCBA All-Star boys basketball game.

Also on the West squad were Ben Coudret (Castle), Christian Ducheon (Barr-Reeve), Kyle Fischer (Tecumseh), Justin Forshey (Heritage Hills), Kyle Hagen (Southridge), Adam Knies (Jasper), Mitchell Patton (South Knox), Caleb Voegel (North Posey) and Colin Welp (Forest Park).

Matt Wadsworth of North Posey coached the West All-Stars.

Newton also competed in the Class A East-West All-Star game at Crawfordsville Saturday, where he was selected MVP of that game, according to Laker coach Steve Brett

David McNeal of White River Valley also competed for the Class A West All-Stars Saturday at Crawfordsville.

Linton-Stockton's Chase Rhoten and Bloomfield's Andy Cochrane also were scheduled to compete for the Class 2A West All-Stars at Crawfordsville.

Bloomfield's Elyse Weddle was selected to compete for the girls Class 2A West All-Stars.

Shakamak point guard Casey Fougerousse participated for the West All-Stars against the East in the Class A girls game at Crawfordsville.

Congratulations to all of the players and best of luck in the future

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Man have the rumors been flying about the Linton-Stockton High School boys basketball coaching opening.

I have heard, from reliable sources of course, that the LSSC received at least 20 applications to take over for Darren Clayton, whose contract was not renewed after six seasons in charge of the Miners.

I am not going to divulge the names but I have heard that former boys coaches, at least two, current boys coaches, including one formerly from the area, and a girls coach that may or may not continue in their current position are among those who have applied.

There will be no teaching opening to go along with the coaching position, which would seem to limit those who would be interested.

The school board is set to meet again Monday, May 17, the third Monday of the month.

My guess is, nothing official, that a candidate will be named at that meeting. That would give the new coach enough time to meet with the players and set up a summer schedule to begin right after Memorial Day.

Keep reading the Greene County Daily World for more info. As soon as a candidate is hired, we will let you know about it.

B.J. Hargis is sports editor of the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached at (812) 847-4487, ext. 12 or at hargisbj@gmail.com.


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