Students receive MVP awards at Lions Club All-Star games

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Athletes from Foothill and Weed high schools took home Most Valuable Player honors after the 18th annual All-Star basketball games on April 7 organized by the Redding Breakfast Lions Club.

Archer Pugh of the Lions Club gives a MVP award to All-Star Ashley Rothmann of Foothill High SchoolArcher Pugh of the Lions Club gives a MVP award to All-Star Noah Traylor of Weed High SchoolNoah Traylor from Weed High School (Weed) and Ashley Rothmann from Foothill High School (Palo Cedro) were presented the awards by Lions Club member Archer Pugh. Basketball coaches from Simpson University, which hosted the games, selected the MVPs for their outstanding play on offense and defense.

The teams—two boys and two girls—comprised 54 high school athletes from throughout far Northern California. Traylor played for the Boys North team, which beat Boys South, 112-79. Rothmann played for Girls North, which won over Girls South in a close match, 58-54.

Volunteer coaches were Mike Carpine from Weed High School, Mike Haworth and Ray Hermann from Enterprise High School, and Ken Dysert from Yreka High School.

About 500 people attended the games, whose purpose is “to promote all-star athletics and all-star citizenship through a positive community experience,” said Lions Club member Guy Piche.

The Redding Breakfast Lions Club began the tournament in 1996.

Pictured Above: Archer Pugh of the Lions Club gives MVP awards to All-Stars Ashley Rothmann (far left) of Foothill High School, and Noah Traylor of Weed High School.


The Redding Breakfast Lions Club, which has more than 45 members, supports numerous north state programs and organizations, including vision care, student speaking contests, swim and soccer clubs, YMCA, Flag Day programs, Sober Graduation, Turtle Bay programs, Special Needs Camp, Ronald McDonald Foundation for burn victims, youth literacy, youth violence prevention, diabetes camp, ministries feeding the homeless, Think Pink, Redding police K-9 unit, Christmas and Easter programs, and more.

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s athletic department offers intercollegiate programs in men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cross-country, and golf; women’s volleyball and softball; and men’s baseball and wrestling. For more information about Simpson University, please visit


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