By Gary Ridderbusch
The Northland Pines Basketball Association (NPBA) held its first-ever Northwoods All-Star Event last Saturday and, by all indications, it was a great success.
Boys and girls in second through eighth grade, from across the North Woods, were welcome to participate. Almost 100 event registrations were received for five basketball skills events and, at the end of the evening, the North Woods crowned the first-ever all stars.
Lexi Smith and Kevin Gautier, both from the Northland Pines School District, took home the big hardware, winning most valuable player awards in the first Northwoods All-Star Event.