Highlands School brings back alumni game tradition

Highlands School hosted its first alumni-basketball game in 10 years on Saturday with dozens of former students representing their class by battling it out on the court.

Over 20 Highlands School alumni showed up for Saturday’s game with Blue taking on arch rival Gold and that’s when things got real on the court. 

Teams Blue and Gold were neck and neck throughout the first three quarters, but then Gold stepped up their game and took the win 55-42.

Highlands Athletic Director Brett Lamb said it’s all to have a good time wants to make it an annual event.

“It’s a great way to keep our alumni as a part of our program and let our current players to see some of the ‘old timers,’” said Lamb. “Big thanks to Booster Club, [Chris] Duffy and all that attended. It really shows Highlander pride.”

Highlands basketball teams next play at 4 p.m. away on Jan. 3 against Murphy.

Blue Mattson Gates boxes out looking for the rebound on Saturday.

Gold Hunter Collins goes for the dunk on Saturday.

Gold Johnny Lupoli brings the all down court on a fast break against arch-rivals Blue.

Blue Seth Wilson goes for the layup with Gold Ezra Herz in his face.

Gold Dori Moschouris brings the ball down court like a boss.

Gold Seth Schmitt takes the shot with Blue Destin Gearhart on D.

Gold Kirstyn Lamb shoots the long jumper on Saturday.

Gold Brett Lamb heavily fouls Blue Dax Lloyd when the referees aren’t looking.

This is Blue Dax Lloyd driving to the hoop when he’s not being fouled.

Blue Mattson Gates under pressure from left Gold Abby Olvera, Hunter Collins, and Ezra Herz.

Gold Hannah Holt snags a tipped pass.

Blue Marlee McCall Beres brings the ball down court.

Gold Drew Chalker lays it up on Saturday.

Refereed by Bill Miller, Dillon Schmitt, and Taj Roman, players played the game fast and loose pushing the rules to the limits.

Blue Destin Gearhart giving referee Dillon Schmitt a piece of his mind on Saturday.

Ball gets stuck in the hoop and Gold strongly urges possession goes to them.

Blue Paul Schmitt takes out some of the younger Gold players who aren’t used to old fashioned street hoops.

From left are Highlands alumni Katrina Laverty, Class of 1975; Seth Schmitt, Class of 1999; and Kelsey Dockins, Class of 2005.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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