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Hoops for a Cure rosters announced for game at Chartiers Valley

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Several local athletes have been selected to participate in the 18th annual Hoops for a Cure, which will take place on April 27 at 4:30 p.m. at Chartiers Valley.

Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 for children over the age of 3. Children under the age of 3 will be admitted for free.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 each. Prizes include two tickets to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships as well as tickets to other sporting events and autographed sports memorabilia. All the proceeds go to the Nathan S. Arenson Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research. The yearly event has raised over $1.2 million.

The 2013 Hoops for a Cure will feature both a boys and girls all-star basketball game featuring top talent from across the WPIAL. A game between the Chartiers Valley teachers and coaches against the South Fayette teachers and coaches follows at 7:30 p.m.

The girls game kicks things off as the Class AA and A all-stars take on the Class AAAA and AAA all-stars.

The Class AA and A All-Stars will feature South Fayette's Caitlin McLuckie, Steel Valley's CeCe Dixon, Jeanette's Ciara Gregory, Riverside's Ariana Kelly, California's Courtnee McMasters and Mohawk's Shelby Brown. Three athletes from Seton-La Salle – Katherine Hart, Angela Heintz and Natalie Piagessi – as well as three players from PIAA champion Bishop Canevin – Erin Waskowiak, Calry Forse and Celina DiPietro – will be on the roster.

The AAAA and AAA roster will feature Chartiers Valley's Kassidy O'Keefe, Upper St. Clair's Jordan Serio, Oakland Catholic's Nicole Johnson, Central Valley's Madi Rowan, Ambridge's Kate Fischer, Bethel Park's Mariah Penascino, Hopewell's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Mt. Lebanon's Alex Ventrone and Jordan Holmes and Gateway's Chelsea Richardson and Maria Taylor.

Local athletes playing with the WPIAL boys all-stars include Chartiers Valley's Michael Boulos and Spencer Casson and Keystone Oaks' Corey Sevacko. Other athletes on roster include South Fayette's Evan Bonnaure, Thomas Jefferson's Joe Carroll, Beaver Falls' Drew Cook, Brentwood's Jason Pilarski, South Park's Ryan Smider, Washington's Josh Wise and Vincentian's Tony Dinardo.

The WPIAL Quad A All-Stars will feature New Castle's Shawn Anderson, Brandon Domenick and Antonio Rudolph. Other athletes include Seneca Valley's Easton Bazzoli, Trinity's Christian Koroly, Upper St. Clair's Jordan Grabowski, Bethel Park's Wyatt Hagerty, Mt. Lebanon's Tyler Roth, Norwin's Matt Stewart and Pittsburgh Central Catholic's David Urso. The boys game gets under way at 6 p.m.

Nathan Smith is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5813 or at

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