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.

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