Postseason hoops honors awarded

A combined 15 area players were selected to the All-Prairie Conference girls and boys basketball teams, with Upsala sweeping the Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards in each.

Upsala had four selections to the boys team, led by junior MVP Christian Pekarek as well as seniors Avery Smieja and Garrett Wolf and junior Dylan Zimmerman.

Swanville senior Austin Mollner and sophomore Jordan Sales and Royalton seniors Luke Wentland and Matt Silbernick were also chosen to the first team.

Upsala senior Aimee Pelzer was named the Prairie Conference girls MVP, with seniors Tracy Herzog and Alissa Zehrer also selected.

Royalton seniors Kandy Meyer and Kalee Petron and junior Emily Fussy and Swanville senior Marissa Evans were named to the first team.

Upsala head coach Vern Capelle was named the Section 5A Coach of the Year.


LF earns academic award

The Little Falls boys basketball team was named the Section 8AAA Academic Champion with a team grade-point average of 3.686.