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Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11:56 p.m.

Shaler senior Geno Thorpe was selected for the Mary Kline Classic, a high school basketball all-star game June 2 at Philadelphia University.

Thorpe, a Penn State-bound point guard, was one of three Pennsylvania players chosen.

The others were Lower Merion's B.J. Johnson (Syracuse) and Imhotep Charter's Brandon Austin (Providence). The third-year charity event raises funds for the National Brain Tumor Society.

Sending out invites

Track and field teams will put their postseason preparation into high gear this week with a variety of invitationals.

The annual Midwestern Athletic Conference Invitational is Wednesday at Mars High School.

The Penn Relays Carnival is Thursday-Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania. Among the local competitors will be Fox Chapel's Ethan Martin (3,000-meter run) and Colin Martin (3,000-meter run), Ambridge's India McCoy (high jump) and Greensburg Salem's Courtney McQuaide (pole vault).

Friday's schedule includes the Black Hills Conference meet at Chartiers-Houston and the Mars Invitational at Mars.

The 91st annual Westmoreland County Coaches' Association meet is Saturday at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.

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