Simpson University to Host Lions Club All-Star Basketball Games

For Immediate Release


Media contact: Jim Reimer,, (530) 229-0029

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will host the Redding Breakfast Lions Club’s 21st annual boys and girls high school All-Star basketball games on Sunday, April 10. The university is located at 2211 College View Drive.

Sixty-one athletes from throughout far Northern California will participate under the guidance of four volunteer coaches. Girls play at 4 p.m.; boys play at 6. Admission is a $6 donation, and children under 8 are free.

Half-time of each game will include a 3-point shootout among parents of team members. Proceeds from food sales will go to Special Olympics Northern California.

The Redding Breakfast Lions Club began the tournament in 1996 as a way to promote sports and activity for youth in the community.

This year, the 29 boys and 32 girls, who are divided into two teams each—North and South—will be coached by Josh Razmus from Big Valley High School, Ray Hermann from Enterprise High School, Todd Dwyer from Redding Christian School, and Bob Burtleson from Big Valley High School.

“The Lions All-Star Games gives the community a chance to come together and support high school athletics at its best,” club member James Reimer said. “It’s a great opportunity for these athletes to play fast-paced games with the best players in the region, and fun for parents, family and friends.”

Area high school athletic directors and coaches nominate players for the All-Star teams. A Lions Club committee sorts through the nominations and works with the volunteer coaches to form the teams.

Team members and their high schools are as follows:

Girls North (Coach Josh Razmus)

  • Molly Ross, Shasta
  • Abby Dixon, Weed
  • Beth Derner, Modoc
  • SheShe Stephens, Central Valley
  • Dianna Lopez, Surprise Valley
  • Bekah Boyle, Shasta
  • Katana Martina, Central Valley
  • Brea Carter, Foothill
  • Kenzie Hayden-Criss, Butte Valley
  • Lilly Commera, Trinity
  • Mikayla Gordon, Foothill
  • Angel Whatley, Weed
  • Kaycee Sarti, Mt. Shasta
  • Baylee Fee, Surprise Valley
  • Kayla McCrary, Big Valley

Girls South (Coach Ray Hermann)

  • Kilee Hannan, Anderson
  • Savanna Fernandez, U-Prep
  • Kamira Sanders, Enterprise
  • Megan Gallion, Fall River
  • Ali Franks, Enterprise
  • Kayelea McGrew, West Valley
  • Whitney Armstrong, Corning
  • Madeline Flynn, Mercy
  • Kili Franks, Enterprise
  • Shayla Anderson, U-Prep
  • Natalia Velasquez, Orland
  • Natalie Camps, Anderson
  • Alex Cooper, Enterprise
  • Sarah Westlund, Fall River
  • Cheyanne Johnson, Mercy
  • Kennedy Bailey, West Valley
  • Kaylee Shoemaker, Corning

Boys North (Coach Bob Burtleson)

  • Pedro Patterson, Yreka
  • Manuel Arellano, Tulelake
  • Kellen Gerig, Big Valley
  • Travis Toborg, Central Valley
  • Travis Miller, Surprise Valley
  • Nick Rodriguez, Shasta
  • Ben Bell, Shasta
  • Karson Van Dyke, Central Valley
  • Ryan Terras, Foothill
  • Luis Soto, Tulelake
  • Preston Blakely, Mt. Shasta
  • Ssven Walker, Weed
  • Tyler Doss, Modoc
  • Thomas Dodger, Big Valley

Boys South (Coach Todd Dwyer)

  • Micah Fleming, Orland
  • Cody Beaumont, Redding Christian
  • Steven Zoll, West Valley
  • Luke Djordjvic, Liberty Christian
  • Jace Neugebauer, Fall River
  • Tyler Green, Enterprise
  • Gabe Coleman, Redding Christian
  • Wyatt Haydon, Corning
  • Jordan Chao, Liberty Christian
  • Lane Pritchard, Red Bluff
  • Mickey Maason, Anderson
  • Adam Dinius, Redding Christian
  • Joseph Knight, Red Bluff
  • Tedd Ranberg, Mercy
  • Travis Gordon, Mercy



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, visit


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