County athletes to show skills in East-West All-Star games
FAYETTEVILLE -- The 2009 East-West Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star baseball, softball, basketball, football and soccer games are here!
Held at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville this week, June 23 through 26, the games are sponsored by Tyson and the Arkansas Army National Guard.
Several Carroll County athletes have been selected to play, including Green Forest's Luis Castillo and Berryville's Jorge Gil in the soccer game that starts at 8 p.m. tonight at Razorback Field.
Castillo has played team soccer since the fourth grade and has helped coach junior high teams that finished second in state.
He's an All-Conference midfielder who can play every position and was a key part of the Green Forest Tigers' march to the 4A Northwest championship this year.
Gil is one of three cousins that played on the Arkansas Comets team that finished second in the Under-14 Arkansas State Soccer Association state championships.
The All-Conference player was a key scorer for the Berryville Bobcats in their first place finish in 4A North last year, and runnerup finish this past season.
Head coach for the West boys' soccer team is Kris Borosvskis of El Dorado. Borosvskis's West boys' soccer staff will consist of Ryan Lawrence of Fayetteville, Chris Young of Greenwood and Steve Sloan of De Queen.
In basketball, Berryville's Levi Hereth has been selected to play in that game on Thursday night at 8 p.m. He was the go-to man for the Bobcats and earned All-Conference, All-State and All-State Tourney honors this past season.
He averaged 16 points a game for 34 games and helped the Bobcats to a 20-14 record and to the 4A State Tournament.
Head coach is Barry Gebhart of Fayetteville High School. Assistants include Beau Thompson, a former Berryville Bobcat coach and Huntsville alumnus currently coaching at Farmington, Dyun Long of Magnolia, and Mike Simmons of Mountain View.
The All-Star baseball doubleheader will also be played today starting at 5 p.m. The All-Star softball doubleheader will be played at Bogle Park on the UofA campus on Wednesday starting at 5 p.m.
The All-Star basketball games will be in Bud Walton Arena at 6 and 8 p.m. The All-Star Football game is Friday at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Razorback Stadium.