Father and Son Head to All-Star Classic

Nick and Jay Kita

Gibraltar High School’s Nick Kita has been chosen to play in the 31st annual All-Star Classic, June 27 – 28, at Oshkosh North High School. This event involves the top 72 high school seniors in Wisconsin and is divided by regions into four teams: North (Green Bay/Fox Valley area), East (Milwaukee area), South (Madison area), and West (La Crosse, Stevens Point, Eau Claire area). Kita will play for the North region.

Kita has played four years – 84 games – of varsity baseball. He has a career batting average of .481, including 137 hits, 66 stolen bases and 65 RBIs and a career fielding percentage of .968. He was chosen to the All-Conference first team each season (unanimously three times), his freshman and sophomore seasons as an infielder and his junior and senior seasons as a catcher.

Gibraltar’s coach Jay Kita, also Nick’s father, has been selected as one of the three North team coaches, along with Bill Miller from Denmark and Craig Kloes from Sheboygan South. Jay reached a career milestone this year by earning his 100th career coaching win. He also led the Vikings to a regional championship this past season along with reaching the sectional finals. He has been coaching at Gibraltar High School, his alma mater, for the past 14 years, 11 as the head coach. His teams won Conference Championships in 2010 and 2013 and Regional Championships in 2008, 2013 and 2014.

Each player was to seek out sponsors to help cover the costs of the tournament. Nick’s sponsors are Triangle Distributing, Carlson-Erickson Builders, Flanigan Distributing, Piggly Wiggly, Uncle Tom’s, Eklipse/Brian & Kelly Zak, Translink and RBC Wealth Management.

The WBCA (Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association) sponsors this tournament to promote baseball throughout the Badger State, and to be recognized as one of the strongest Coaching Associations in America. For more information visit