THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Earn Honors At Hermansville Cage Tourney
A number of former area basketball standouts earned basketball honors at the 75th annual Gold Medal tournament in Hermansville, which concluded March 24.
Championship games saw Green Bay Dickeys tip McNeil Oilers 76-66 in Class A; Powers Lee Greenery beat Norway Gallino in B 78-61; Norway Seamless Gutters over Carney Toms Disposal 84-44 in Class C, Powers Big R over Carney Juice 59-53 in D, Juice Promotions topped Powers Moraska Saw 79-69 in E;.
Also Kakuk Construction beat Norway Lumber 67-52 in EE; Bobs Country Bar over Solbergs of Felch 76-71 in recreation and Baraga Has Beens edged Auto Parts of Florence 54-47 for womens honors.
In Class A competition, Jake Polfus of Hermansville Lufts Advertiser earned all-tourney recognition with Ali Harder of Crystal Falls McNeils Oilers MVP; Class B saw a pair of former Peshtigo Bulldogs, Tyler Kazmierkoski and Nate Motkowski, along with Steve Schachzenski of Menominees McDaddys honored with Zach Molnar of Powers Lees Greenery MVP; Class C Kazmierkoski, Ben Kitkowski, Mike Polfus and Nathan Anderson honored with Joe Pontbriand MVP; Class D honors to Polfus, Tom Granquist, Dave Miller and Ryan Carlson with Tyler Veraghen as outstanding player.
In the Class EE bracket Sam Larson and Ryan Pericolosi of Kakuk Construction with Larson getting named MVP; Class E Tyler Price and Kitkowski with Price as MVP; Recreation class honors to John and Mike Swanson of Niagara Bobs Country Bar with John top player; women Mariah Dunbar of Baraga Has Beens as MVP.
Other tournament awards included outstanding player to Harry Boyce, Green Bay Dickeys, who plays professional basketball in the Dominican Republic; most points single game John Swanson 51; most points tournament Mike Polfus (87), sportsmanship Nick McGuire, Escanaba Ludington Grill and most colorful players to Geoff Smart, Norway Lofholm Lumber and Iron Mountain Great Lakes Bailbondsmen.