• HS Girls Basketball 12/3: Gwinn 41, Brimley 31
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Tuesday December 6, 2022
GNC ALL-CONFERENCE: Nora Named Top Player

The Great Northern Conference football awards have been announced. They were voted on by the coaches from Escanaba, Gladstone, Marquette, Menominee, and Kingsford High Schools.

Major Honors
Player of the Year — Nic Nora, Sr. Kingsford
Offensive Players of the Year — Cole Potier, Sr. Gladstone and Kaedan Calcari, Sr. Menominee
Defensive Player of the Year — Peter Closner, Jr. Marquette
Lineman of the Year — Dason Smith, Jr. Marquette
Coach of the Year — Craig Ness, Gladstone

Offensive Team
Linemen — Josh Racine, Jr. Gladstone; Vinny Howes, Jr. Gladstone; Garrett Veale, Jr. Kingsford; Dason Smith, Jr. Marquette; Lucas Thoune, Soph. Menominee.

Quarterback — Nate Young, Jr. Gladstone

Running backs — Cole Potier, Sr. Gladstone; Ben Johnson, Jr. Escanaba; Cole Myllyla, Sr. Kingsford; Kaedan Calcari, Sr. Menominee.

Wide receivers-tight ends — Nic Nora, Sr. Kingsford; Nate Benninger, Marquette, Sr.; Trent Lawson, Sr. Escanaba; Tyler Darmogray, Sr. Gladstone; Kaden Gibbs, Jr. Gladstone.

Defensive Team
Linemen — Peter Closner, Sr. Marquette; Noah Johnson, Jr. Kingsford; Hunter Thronson-Westby, Soph, Menominee; Josh Racine, Jr. Gladstone; Cole Potier, Sr. Gladstone; Dasan Smith, Jr. Maquette.

Linebackers — Elizin Rouse, Jr., Kingsford; Landan Bardowski, Jr. Menominee; Noah Gagne,Jr. Escanaba; Mitch Cartwright, Sr. Gladstone.

Defensive backs — Braden Sundquist, Sr. Gladstone; Kaiden Brown, Sr. Escanaba; Cole Myllyla, Sr. Kingsford; Trevor Theuerkauf, Jr. Menominee; Nic Nora, Sr. Knigsford.

Specialty positions — Nic Nora, Sr. Kingsford (return specialist); Kaiden Brown, Sr. Escanaba (punter); Nolan White, Jr. Kingsford (kicker).

Honorable mention
Gladstone — Kaden Gibbs and Austin Solis (linebackers); Sawyer Lynch, Gavin Depuydt and Ethan Jensen (offensive linemen); Elliot Vitito (wide receiver); Nate Young and Tyler Darmogray (defensive backs); Vinny Howes and Jacob Perryman (defensive linemen).

Escanaba — Casey Bray (quarterback) and Layne Johnson (offensive lineman).

Marquette — Bodhi White (defensive back, Easton Miller (linebacker); Eli Lusk and Kayler Young (offensive linemen); Xander Marshall (defensive lineman).

Menominee — Trevor Theuerkauf (quarterback); Tyler Smith (offensive lineman); Kaden Starzynski (tight end/wide receiver); Landan Bardowski (running back); Eli Beal (linebacker); Greg Thronson-Westby (defensive lineman).

Kingsford — Jacob Saari (offensive lineman); Josh Peterson (linebacker) and Ayden Geronimi (defensive lineman).

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