Local athletes help North teams pick up all-star wins

ABILENE — Three more recently-graduated Nolan County high school athletes were on the winning North teams Saturday for the conclusion of the three-day Big Country Chevy Dealers-Fellowship of Christian Ath-letes All-Star Festival.Micaela Reschman, a 2014 Sweetwater High School graduate, was a member of the North volleyball team that won 25-16, 25-23 over the South in a game held at Wylie High School’s gym.The North football team, which included both Kaleb Hoover of Sweetwater and Roscoe’s Shelton Toliver, beat the South 14-11 a few hours later in their game at Abilene’s Shotwell Stadium, which is known as the FCA Myrle Greathouse Big Country All-Star Classic. It was the North’s seventh straight win in the event, which is in its 15th year, while the volleyball game — which is in its second year — is now tied 1-1. Reschman was credited with three digs for the North, while Toliver — a receiver — had an eight-yard catch.In Friday’s baseball game, James Clift of Sweetwater was the MVP as the North shut out the South 3-0 in the inaugural FCA game at San Angelo’s Foster Field after getting the go-ahead single in the seventh inning and also pitching the first three innings with three strikeouts. Sweetwater’s Stephen May, one of five North pitchers in the game, earned the victory.Highland’s Sierra Allen scored 17 points in leading the North girls to a 63-44 basketball victory over the South at Brownwood Coli-seum on Thursday and was also named MVP.