Wolves earn volleyball honors

Austin Hemmingson | Daily Press Carney-Nadeau’s Liana Blahnik (9) hits the ball over the net past Mid Peninsula’s Allyson Lancour (24) during an Oct. 3 match at Mid Pen. Blahnik and teammate Taylor Kedsch were named to the Skyline Central Conference first team.

RAPID RIVER — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball team enjoyed a dominant 10-0 season in the Skyline Central Conference, and the Wolves were rewarded for it at the coaches annual meeting Monday morning at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River.

Carney’s Taylor Kedsch and Liana Blahnik were each selected to the all-conference first team, while Sandra Boulton was picked on the second team.

C-N coach Steve Kedsch was also named Coach of the Year. Forest Park’s Mercedes Simmons was named Player of the Year.

Joining Kedsch and Blahnik on the first team are Mid Peninsula’s Kennedy Englund, Bark River-Harris’ Makena Lockwood, North Dickinson’s Briana Smith, Stephenson’s Emily Johnson, Forest Park’s Sydney Honkala and Munising’s Crystal Murdock.

Joining Boulton on the second team are Mid Pen’s Daisy Englund, Rapid River’s Kristin Goodacre, BR-H’s Alaska Peterson, Superior Central’s Riley Johnson, North Dickinson’s Skye Ledzian and Munising’s Taylin Behning.

Receiving honorable mention were Carney’s Haley Ernest, North Central’s Maddie Dani, Rapid River’s Gabby Moss, Superior Central’s Emma Rutter, Forest Park’s Kelsey Ragio, Munising’s Jenna Mattson, North Dickinson’s Grace Mattson, Norway’s Olivia Stanchina, and Stephenson’s Gena Anders and Justine Havelka.

Superior Central’s Betty Jo Swajanen was named defensive specialist and received the individual sportsmanship award. Stephenson received the team sportsmanship award.


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