VanEnkevort, area players honored in Skyline

ESCANABA — Norway’s Connor Ortman put together a solid basketball season and it was reflected in balloting during the annual meeting of the Skyline Central Conference boys’ basketball coaches Monday.

Ortman was selected Player of the Year. Rapid River senior Cam Willemsen and Bark River-Harris senior Ben Schultz shared Defensive Player of the Year honors and BR-H senior Ryan Arndt won the free throw shooting award.

BR-H’s Jim VanEnkevort earned Coach of the Year honors.

First-team selections, all of which are seniors, include Arndt, Carney-Nadeau’s Preston Lauscher, Mid Peninsula’s Terry Brower, Munising’s Alec Blank and Cade Contreras, North Central’s Lucas Dombrowski, Rapid River’s Logan Hardwick and Superior Central’s Joe Heinonen.

Second-team picks are BR-H senior Logan Heim, Carney-Nadeau senior Jake Kleiman, Forest Park sophomore Josh Logan, North Central sophomore Noah Gorzinski, Norway senior Josh Plante and Stephenson junior Joey Starzynski.

All-Defensive team picks are Carney-Nadeau sophomore Brett LaFord, Forest Park junior Max Nylund, Plante, Sundling, Kleiman, Stephenson’s Jesus Becerra, Munising’s Anthony Matson and Superior Central junior Beau Rondeau.

Those receiving honorable mention include Schultz, Big Bay de Noc’s Chris Chaperon, Forest Park’s Riley Hendrickson, Mid Pen’s Dylan Trudell, North Central’s Trenton Schaff, North Dickinson’s Jared Miller, Matt Bruette and Joe Roell, Norway’s Micah Wilson, Rapid River’s Willemsen and Tyler Sundling and Superior Central’s Levi Charlebois.

Carney’s Jordan Janofski earned the individual sportsmanship award, with Forest Park and North Dickinson sharing the team sportsmanship award.

Munising captured the SCC big school title with North Central taking the crown in the small school division.

The BR-H jayvees took the big school championship and Rapid River copped the small school crown.