Two Jacksboro athletes, Kelsey Laake and Cooper Tisdale will compete in the North Texas area's oldest and most recognized event of its kind.

 The 25th annual Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce – Chicken Express All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Saturday, March 22 with the girls game beginning at 2 p.m. and the boys game to follow at the Mineral Wells High School gym, 2801 Ram Blvd., Mineral Wells.

Coaches this year are Dr. Bob McKinley of Weatherford College for the girls east team; Larry Holman of Weatherford College for the boys east team; Scott Hyland of Hill College for the girls west team and Isaac Amedee of Hill College for the boys west team.

Each player on the team is guaranteed four minutes of playing time per half with coaches determining the balance of time.

Players were chosen from coach nominations from 60 different schools in 14 counties surrounding Mineral Wells. All players have honors ranging from All Tournament to All State. Those student athletes selected are the best of the best.

The games will take place at the Mineral Wells High School gym
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and there is no charge for children under school age.

There will also be a three point shooting contest during halftime of both games. Chicken Express will award a $1000 scholarship to the winner of both the boy's and the girl's contests.


  In order to comply with the NCAA rules, the finances will be sent directly to the school of the winners' choice to be used for their education only.  Only those players who intend to go to college are eligible to participate.