Bridgeport Alumni Basketball Tournament draws lots of teams, large crowd
     2011-04-14      By Randy Sides    news@geringcitizen.com
The first annual Bridgeport All-School Alumni Basketball Tournament was held at the Bridgeport High School gymnasium on Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. It was open to all former BHS students. The tournament was a first of its kind for the area.

“We put it together in a pretty short time, but in spite of that we had enough people sign up – around 60 – to put together eight teams,” said Christopher Amateis, one of the event's organizers. “There was a three dollar per person entrance fee, and the funds go to the BHS Boys and Girls basketball teams.”

Six men's teams and two women's teams played seven games on Saturday, and the remaining men‘s teams played four games on Sunday. The winner of the men's championship was Team "Bridgeport 02-05", which included Cody Wallesen, Chance Wallesen, Jake Dean, Matt Bloyd, Casey Catron, Bucky Vergil, Brooks Neely, and Sean Sterkel.

The women's champion was Team "DIEHard" which were Amy McVicker, Steph Schmidt, Christina Deines, Shawna Quevedo, Candace Harless, and Lauren Faessler.

Runner-up for the men were the Outlaw Dogs, and women’s runner-up were the Slammers. Also participating were men’s teams 2000 Dogs, Rock’n Horse, Jay’s and Old Dawgs.

The event was organized by Bridgeport alumni Christopher Amaties, Corey Amateis, Greg Lussetto, and Ben Jacoby.

“Overall the whole thing exceeded our expectations,” said Amateis. “With a only couple of exceptions, every BHS class from 1988 – 2010 was represented. We also had a great crowd turnout.

“We plan to hold it again next year. We'd like to include an age 40+ exhibition game for those who are over that age who would like to play but who don't necessarily want to play two or three games.”

The organizers would like to thank the sponsors of the tournament: 21st Century Equipment, Christensen Chiropractic, Bomgaars, Trinidad Behham, Don’s Service, Vern’s Auto Tech, Bridgeport 66, Lee’s Service, Wells Fargo, Bridgeport Dental Clinic, Lapaseotes Feedyard, Plummer Insurance, Platte Valley Bank, Tarnished Halo, Sweet Things Bakery, Nein Pharmacy, Bridgeport Dollar and Variety, Wickard Heating, Sonny’s Super Foods, and Sonny’s Pharmacy.

Share this story on Facebook
LOGIN or REGISTER for exclusive access to premium content

Good Morning friend!
Recently Read Sports
352Bridgeport Alumni Basketball Tournament draws lots of teams, large crowd
389Alliance gets best of young Gering wrestlers
332Mitchell boys hold off Bridgeport
364Gering’s path to Area 7 finals relatively easy
533Gering wins district B-6 speech meet
1012Kizzire and Kautz take first place
453Bearcats tennis players take down Ogallala
471Gering golf opens at N. Platte
866Four seniors help bolster Scottsbluff tennis team
545Gering tennis team welcomes new coach
714Scottsbluff state golf champs aim for repeat
708Scottsbluff boys soccer stacked with experience
762Scottsbluff girls’ soccer team returns almost intact
814New coach leads Morrill boys’ golf
666Mitchell returns young golf team
747Gering speakers finish second at state
721Gering golfers drive toward return to state tourney
776Bayard golf program growing participation
581Large Scottsbluff team returns strong experience
730Morrill track returns 10 letter winners
Most Read Sports 2012
2834Mitchell track off to a strong start
2348Morrill baseball back in business
1747Rivals make good friends, better training partners
1417Raising the bar high
1140Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
1100Doing the heavy lifting
1012Kizzire and Kautz take first place
981All Points West: Deter gave us reason to golf
866Four seniors help bolster Scottsbluff tennis team
852Scottsbluff golf sends two to state
851SB Twilight Invitational Track and Field Meet
850Indians field young track and field team
849Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
818Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
817State competitors help bolster Bayard track team
814New coach leads Morrill boys’ golf
808Gering Boys’ soccer builds foundation
790Top football, volleyball players showcased as West Nebraska All-Stars
787WNCC gains volleyball asst. coach
777Pinking becomes fundraising fun for GHS volleyball
Most Read Sports 2011
2834Mitchell track off to a strong start
2348Morrill baseball back in business
1747Rivals make good friends, better training partners
1417Raising the bar high
1140Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
1100Doing the heavy lifting
1012Kizzire and Kautz take first place
981All Points West: Deter gave us reason to golf
866Four seniors help bolster Scottsbluff tennis team
852Scottsbluff golf sends two to state
851SB Twilight Invitational Track and Field Meet
850Indians field young track and field team
849Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
818Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
817State competitors help bolster Bayard track team
814New coach leads Morrill boys’ golf
808Gering Boys’ soccer builds foundation
790Top football, volleyball players showcased as West Nebraska All-Stars
787WNCC gains volleyball asst. coach
777Pinking becomes fundraising fun for GHS volleyball
Platte Valley Companies
Fresh Foods
American Legacy
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson
= = = Platte Valley Companies' = = =
Sports Page

Check out the
Gering Bulldogs on