• Mitchell senior Caleb Pritchard will represent the Mountaineers Saturday, March 23, in the West vs. Midwest 1A All-Star basketball game at Mitchell High School. (Brandon Roberts/MNJ)
    Mitchell senior Caleb Pritchard will represent the Mountaineers Saturday, March 23, in the West vs. Midwest 1A All-Star basketball game at Mitchell High School. (Brandon Roberts/MNJ)

Mitchell hosting West vs. Midwest 1A All-Star games

Senior Caleb Pritchard will play for Midwest team

LEDGER – The West vs. Midwest 1A All-Star Basketball Games will be Saturday, March 23, at Mitchell High School. This will be the fifth year of the annual event. 

Mitchell senior Caleb Pritchard will play for the Midwest All-Stars in the contest.

The day begins with the girls’ and boys’ teams from the Midwest practicing from 11 a.m.-noon. The West girls’ and boys’ teams will practice from noon-1 p.m. and at 2 p.m. an awards banquet will be at Spruce Pine First Baptist Church. All supporters  – parents, grandparents, friends and others – of the players are encouraged to attend the banquet. During this time the players and coaches will be introduced and presented with various awards and a T-shirt.  

This past year at Andrews High School, there were more than 300 people in attendance. The girls’ game begins at 5 p.m. and the boys’ game begins at 6:30 p.m.

Those involved in the games will be the guest of the West vs. Midwest 1A All-Star Basketball Games for the banquet; others will be charged $7. 

All money collected from the banquet is used for scholarships for the All-Star players. 

This year there will be scholarships for four girls and four boys presented at the end of the boys’ game.

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