Monarchs basketball team to have area players
A.J. Spielman of Storm Lake, Kyle Drey of Storm Lake St. Mary's, John Bentsen of Aurelia, and Travis Vaudt and Jason Ferguson of Sioux Central will be playing for the Northwest Iowa Monarchs select boys basketball team, which will be competing in Tacoma, Wash., July 25 through August 1.
The team is associated with Ambassador Sports International, which is a select team travel program.
Spielman, Drey and Bentsen are juniors, Vaudt and Ferguson sophomores.
Also playing on the team are Mark Currie of Odebolt-Arthur, Patrick Hartley of Westwood, and J.R. Miller and Mark Cates of Battle Creek-Ida Grove.
The team will be coached by Nate Bjorkgren of Sioux Central.
The ASI Summer Tournament of Champions will be held July 19-21 at Buena Vista University. The tournament will feature all the previous summer tournament champions, select squads from Iowa and Nebraska, plus three teams from Alaska and two from Washington.