Area high school roundup: Red Lake's Roger White is Section 8A boys basketball Coach of Year
RED LAKE — Roger White of Red Lake was named the Section 8A boys basketball Coach of the Year.
Red Lake also placed three players on the Northland All Conference team — Ryan Holthusen, Trevenn Beaulieu and James Jourdain.
Representing Cass Lake-Bena was Josh LaDuke while Trey Volk and Tyler Jablonski of Blackduck were first team all conference as were Isaiah Rahier of Northome-Kelliher and Austin Moss of Laporte.
Named to the honorable mention squad were Damien Kingbird and Willy Kingbird of Cass Lake-Bena, Mark Geerdes and Eli Rahier of Northome-Kelliher plus Rob Mclain and Russell Kingbird of Red Lake.Brian Michaelson of Cass Lake-Bena was named Northland Conference Coach of the Year while Chris Duff of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley was the Most Valuable Player and Eli Rahier of N-K was the Rookie of the Year.The area programs also were represented on the Academic All-State team as Isaiah Rahier of N-K, Volk and Duff all were named to the academic squad.
Northland ConferenceAll-Conference TeamWHA: Christopher Duff, Austin Richter, Dustin OvittRed Lake: Ryan Holthusen, Trevenn Beaulieu, James JourdainNevis: Gavin Becker, Griffin ChaseCass Lake-Bena: Josh LaDuke, Alvin WindBlackduck: Trey Volk, Tyler JablonskiNorthome-Kelliher: Isaiah RahierPine River: Zack StrussLaporte: Austin MossHonorable MentionWHA: Josh WidmanRed Lake: Rob Mclain, Russell KingbirdNevis: Courtland ChaseCass Lake-Bena: Damien Kingbird, Willy KingbirdN-K: Eli Rahier, Mark GeerdesPine River: Konrad BueckersCoach of Year: Brian Michaelson, CL-BMVP: Duff, WHARookie of Year: Eli Rahier, N-KSection 8A Coach of Year: Roger White, Red LakeAcademic All-State: Isaiah Rahier, N-K; Trey Volk, Blackduck; Chris Duff, WHASpring Sports BeginBagley has been able to get in two baseball games this spring and the Flyers are 1-1, blanking Win-E-Mac 7-0 but losing 3-0 to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.On Monday Bagley will travel to Thief River Falls and the Flyers will visit Lake Park-Audubon on April 24.Northome-Kelliher dropped its only game to date, losing 12-0 to Nevis. Red Lake also lost to the Tigers 13-0 last week.Weather permitting N-K will host Pine River today and head to Blackduck on Tuesday. Laporte and Cass Lake-Bena are scheduled to square off today while Blackduck and Fosston will battle Monday at the BSU diamond.Bagley also has braved the elements to play four softball games, losing 13-3 to Frazee, 16-4 to Sebeka, 20-4 to Norman County and 16-6 to Fertile-Beltrami.The Flyers will hope for a better result today when the travel to East Grand Forks. On Monday they will tangle with Blackduck and East Polk.Blackduck, Laporte and Cass Lake-Bena are still looking to begin their campaigns. Kelliher-Northome does have a win under its belt as the Mustangs toppled WHA 12-2 in their only start. On Tuesday they will entertain Cass Lake-Bena.Red Lake is 0-1 after losing 14-1 at Nevis last week. The Warriors head to WHA today and will visit Blackduck on Tuesday.