Flivvers’ Larson lands two conference honors

ESCANABA – Kingsford junior Amber Larson earned two berths on the all-Great Northern Conference girls basketball team.

The junior forward was named to the first team along with the defensive player of the year award.

Marquette’s Hunter Viitala was tabbed player of the year.

In addition to Larson, the first team was comprised of Escanaba’s Michelle LaFave and Lynsey Collins, Gladstone’s Jess Beaudry, Marquette’s Lizzy Kurin and Menominee’s Maddie Anderla.

Kingsford junior Maria Wiltzius made the second team with Bridget Becker and Callie Jensen, Gladstone; Allia Stewart and Amanda Pedersen, Menominee, and Destiny Beckwith, Marquette.

Kingsford’s Courtney Qualley received honorable mention with Alexis St. Cyr, Gladstone; Paige Owens and Lexi Christian, Menominee; Ashley Cook and Sydney Gafner, Escanaba, and Maddie Connon and Shayla Huebner, Marquette.

Also named to the all-defensive team were Viitala, Jensen, Stewart,

Pedersen and Collins.

Marquette’s Ben Smith was selected coach of the year.

Badgers soph M&O first-teamer

SURING, Wis. – Niagara’s Brooklyn Wolosyn was selected to the all-M&O Conference girls basketball first team.

The 5-foot-9 sophomore was joined on the first team by Brittany Marquardt and Amanda Majewski of Peshtigo along with Abby Bieber and Makenzie Sadowski of Coleman.

Marquardt, a 5-foot-7 senior, was a unanimous choice for the league’s outstanding player award. Majewski, a 5-3 sophomore, was named the M&O’s best defensive player.

The second team consisted of Kara Brennan of Gillett, Melissa Bushmaker and Kayla VanLanen of Lena, Erin Fisher of Suring, Sammy Schaal of Coleman, and Kelsey School of Suring.

Wausaukee’s Kaylor DeLaet received honorable mention.