Nolan County has 11 participants this week at FCA All-Star Festival

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Nolan County will be well represented this week when the Big Country Fellowship of Christian Athletes has its All-Star Festival June 7-8.
Five recent Sweetwater High School graduates are participating as are three from Roscoe Collegiate and one from Highland.
And they will be joined at the 2019 All-Star Festival by one current and one former Sweetwater High School coach taking charge of teams with athletes who are largely unfamiliar to them.
Ben McGehee is head coach of the Blue football team which plays a Red all-star team at Abilene’s Shotwell Stadium at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.
McGehee will be coaching a squad that includes one of his former Sweetwater players, Justin Castereno, as well as Jayden Gonzales of Roscoe and Nolan Montgomery of Highland.
Castereno and Montgomery will play football next year for Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene and Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, respectively, while Gonzales has signed a letter of intent in track with McMurry University.
Morgan Doyle — who recently resigned at Sweetwater after three years for a coaching position in Brenham — is the head coach of the North volleyball team that also plays June 8. That match against the South all-star team will tip off at noon at Wylie High School’s gym.
Doyle, a star athlete at Sweetwater before getting into coaching, will coach 2019 SHS graduate Hannah Mobley a final time in the all-star match.
Sweetwater is also represented by Brianna Moriel, who plays for the North softball team Friday, June 7 in San Angelo and will be continuing her softball career next year at Odessa College; and by Kenley Reed and Cyera Pieper, who are both on the cheerleading squads that perform June 8 for the volleyball and football teams. Pieper will lead cheers next year at North Texas University in Denton. Roscoe’s Bonnie Wilkinson and Jovana Pena will lead cheers June 8 for volleyball and football as well.
All players, cheerleaders and coaches will report on Wednesday, June 5 for their first practices. The all-star festival also includes a baseball game in San Angelo and men’s and women’s basketball games in Brownwood.