Copper Mountain All-Conference

 TWIN LAKES — Ewen-Trout Creek junior Jake Witt took home top honors in the Copper Mountain Conference.

Witt, the Panthers’ 6-7 double-double machine, was named the Edward Helakoski Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named to the conference’s Elite Team. 

Witt averaged 24.2 points, 17 rebounds, 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 60.1 percent and 51.6 percent from 3.

Coaches voted for the awards Friday.

Just two years ago, Witt wouldn’t have been eligible for the Helakoski award. The Helakoski used to be awarded to the Porcupine Mountain Conference’s top senior. When the conference joined with the Copper Country Conference to form the Copper Mountain last season, the award was changed to honor the Most Valuable Player.

Also making the Elite Team were: Ontonagon senior Mitchell Borseth, Dollar Bay junior Devin Schmitz and Jeffers seniors Jaden Wood and Caleb Maki. 

Dollar Bay won the conference and the Copper Country Division. E-TC and Bessemer tied for the Porcupine Mountain Division title.

Edward Helakoski Most Valuable Player: Jake Witt, Ewen-Trout Creek, Jr.

Defensive Player of the Year: Jake Witt, E-TC, Jr.

All-Conference Elite Team

Jake Witt, E-TC, Jr.

Devin Schmitz, Dollar Bay, Jr.

Jaden Wood, Jeffers, Sr.

Mitchell Borseth, Ontonagon, Sr.

Caleb Maki, Jeffers, Sr.

Porcupine Mountain Division

First Team

Jake Witt, E-TC, Jr.

Mitchell Borseth, Ontonagon, Sr.

Jacob Suzik, Wakefield-Marenisco, Jr.

Max Samardich, Bessemer, Sr.

Austin Berglund, E-TC, Sr.

Second Team

Shane Cole, W-M, Sr.

Luke Zielinski, Bessemer, Sr.

Eli Nordine, E-TC, Soph.

Ben Bogaczyk, Bessemer, Sr.

Tanner Balcomb, Ontonagon, Jr.

Rondell McKinney, Watersmeet, Sr.

Honorable mention

Jacario Holt, Watersmeet, Sr.; Bailey Ribich, W-M, Jr.

Copper Country Division

First Team

Devin Schmitz, Dollar Bay, Jr.

Jaden Janke, Dollar Bay, Jr.

Jaden Wood, Jeffers, Sr.

Caleb Maki, Jeffers, Jr.

Abe Gockenbach, Chassell, Soph.

Second Team

Hunter Rautiola, Chassell, Sr.

Carson Turner, Jeffers, Jr.

Connor Baccus, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Jr.

Dylan Hanninen, Republic-Michigamme, Jr.

Jacob Iacono, Dollar Bay, Jr.

Honorable mention

Jake Holmes, Chassell, Sr.; Jake Putala, Baraga, Sr.

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TWIN LAKES — After leading her team to a conference title, Baraga senior Carsyn Osterman was named the girls Edward Helakoski Most Valuable Player in the Copper Mountain Conference.

Dollar Bay senior Cami Daavettila was named the Defensive Player of the Year. 

Joining Watersmeet’s Bethany Baldwin and Osterman on the Elite Team are: Jeffers senior Julia Nordstrom, Chassell junior Milly Allen and Jeffers senior Alexa Clouthier.

Baraga won the overall conference title and the Copper Country Division championship. Ewen-Trout Creek went 7-0 to win the Porcupine Mountain Division title.

Edward Helakoski Most Valuable Player: Carsyn Osterman, Baraga, Sr.

Defensive Player of the Year: Cami Daavettila, Dollar Bay, Sr.

All-Conference Elite Team

Carsyn Osterman, Baraga, Sr.

Julia Nordstrom, Jeffers, Sr.

Bethan Baldwin, Watersmeet, Jr.

Milly Allen, Chassell, Jr.

Alexa Clouthier, Jeffers, Sr.

Porcupine Mountain Division

First Team

Bethany Baldwin, Watersmeet, Jr.

Darienne Korpi, Wakefield-Marenisco, Sr.

Elise Besonen, Ewen-Trout Creek, 8th grade

Rachel Emery, Bessemer, Sr.

Maddy Cronkright, E-TC, Jr.

Holly Wardynski, Ontonagon, Soph.

Second Team

Saundra Libertoski, W-M, Jr.

Megan Peterson, Bessemer, Jr.

Caitlyn Lynch, Bessemer, Jr.

Isabelle Lutz, Ontonagon, Soph.

Paige Berglund, E-TC, Fresh.

Honorable mention

Emily Driesenga, E-TC, Sr.; Allyson Metas, Bessemer, Sr.

Copper Country Division

First Team

Carsyn Osterman, Baraga, Sr.

Julia Nordstrom, Jeffers, Sr.

Milly Allen, Chassell, Jr.

Alexa Clouthier, Jeffers, Sr.

Sydney Danison, Chassell, Jr.

Second Team

Casey Mleko, Baraga, Sr.

Cami Daavettila, Dollar Bay, Sr.

Alexa Destrampe, LL-H, Sr.

Justice Kinnunen, Baraga, Sr.

Ivy Klemett, Jeffers, Jr.

Honorable mention

Meg Hokenson, Chassell, Jr.; Taylor Kaminen, Republic-Michigamme, Sr.

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