Neosho senior Sydney Linny has been selected to represent the Central Ozark Conference in a March 26 all-star game against the Ozark Conference.

Neosho senior Sydney Linny has been selected to represent the Central Ozark Conference in a March 26 all-star game against the Ozark Conference.
The COC and the OC girls play at 4:30 p.m., the second game in a full day of activities sponsored by Southwest Missouri Basketball. Rosters have been released for the COC vs. OC games. The event takes place in Lebanon.
Linny will be joined by Emma Frack, Lauren Walker and Alex Vogt from Carl Junction, Mikayla Putt from Ozark, Sarah Jordan from Logan-Rogersville, Amanda Kearney from Branson, Taylor Fergen, Madison Beckham and Allyson Barrett from Republic, Kenya Medlock from Carthage, Larissa Pyle from Willard and Paige Wells from Nixa. Carl Junction’s Brad Shorter will be the head coach.
During her senior season, Linny averaged 13.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.0 assists in helping Neosho to a 16-10 season. Linny netted 23 points against both Providence Academy and Pleasant Hill, both games Neosho wins. She made 47.9 percent (131 for 273) of her field goals.
The Ozark Conference, meanwhile, will be represented by Lebanon’s Jaiden Offutt, Faith Alwardt, Kelsey Winfrey and Maddie O’Connor; Wayneville’s Nina Kizzee and Ashton Pilz; Glendale’s Kait Baird; West Plains’ Elle Williams and Payton Richards; Kickapoo’s Jordan Sanders and Ari Acuff; Camdenton’s Teagan Shockley; and Waynesville head coach Brittany Matlock.
On the boys side, the COC will have Nixa’s Evan Bergmann, Austin Bracker, Christian Bundy and Seth Viebrock; Willard’s Sam Bird, Deontei Johnson and Houston Johnson; Republic’s Mitch Coiner, Treydon Rackley, Caleb Singley and Ty Stevens; Branson’s Nicholas Dapprich; Reeds Spring’s Joel Gertson; and Rogersville’s Matt McHenry.
The OC boys are Kickapoo’s Isaac Blakeslee, Cam Davis and Jared Ridder; Glendale’s Josh Call; Hillcrest’s Shahn Clark; Camdenton’s Dyllan Decker and Hunter Glynn; Lebanon’s Jack Ehrhardt and Junior Torres; Central’s Robert Galvin; Parkview’s J.T. Brown and Brady Hill; and Joplin’s Tory Lewis and Dineji Olaniyan.
All told, the festivities include four games and a slam dunk contest at 6 p.m. in the middle.