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3 from county to play in all-star game

It’s something that doesn’t happen: Two athletes from the same school playing in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association all-star game.

Marion High School graduates Lindsay Hett and Julia Zeiner will compete in the KBCA all-star game 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at Lee Arena on the Washburn University campus in Topeka.

“They usually try to pick two girls from each class,” MHS girls basketball coach Randy Savage said. “We’ve got two of the 3A girls. I don’t know if that’s ever happened before.”

Hillsboro High School graduate Dakota Kaufman will play with Zeiner and Hett on the north team, and Savage will be an assistant coach. The Marion County athletes will face Kamri Fox, of Wichita Collegiate on the south team, who is the fourth representative from Mid-Central Activities Association.

“It’s a great honor,” Zeiner said. “It says something about our area and our league.”

Zeiner also is looking forward to playing basketball again and taking in the all-star game festivities; the players and coaches arrive a day early to practice.

“It will be fun doing this all over again,” she said.

Last modified July 28, 2010

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