2019 All-Alpena News Girls Basketball team

Rogers City's Taylor Fleming

2019 Player of the Year

Taylor Fleming, Rogers City

∫ Division 3 all-state first team

∫ Repeat selection as All-Alpena News Player of the Year

∫ All North Star League-Big Dipper first team

Oscoda's Katelyn Etherton

∫ Finished her high school career as only one of two Rogers City girls players to record 1,000 career points

∫ Led the area in scoring and rebounding with 19.8 points per game and averaged 18.7 rebounds per game

∫ Averaged 3.2 assists per game, 3.8 blocks per game and 3.9 steals per game

∫ Finished her career with averages of 15.5 points per game, 11.1 rebounds per game, 2.6 blocks per game and 3.3 steals per game

Katelyn Etherton

Posen's Brooke Ciarkowski

Oscoda

∫ Division 3 all-state honorable mention

∫ All North Star League-Big Dipper first team

∫ Finished second in the area in scoring at 16.7 points per game

∫ Averaged 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game

Oscoda's Lauren Langley

∫ Reached 1,000 career points as a senior, becoming just the second Oscoda girls basketball player to reach the milestone

∫ Provided leadership for a powerhouse Oscoda team that averaged more than 58 points per game and won all but one game by double digits.

Lauren Langley

Oscoda

∫ All North Star League-Big Dipper first team

Hillman's Bailey Schook

∫ Averaged 15.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.9 steals per game

∫ Key contributor on a team that won 22 straight games and earned its first league title in many years as well as the program’s first ever district championship

Brooke Ciarkowski

Posen

∫ All North Star League-Little Dipper first team

Hillman coach John Kuzewski

∫ Averaged 14.8 points per game, 9.9 rebounds per game, 3 assists per game and 3.2 steals per game

∫ Reached 1,000 career points during her senior season

∫ A versatile player and team leader who stepped up to fill Posen’s need for a center and finished third in the area in rebounding

Bailey Schook

Hillman

∫ All North Star League-Little Dipper first team

∫ Averaged 13 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and an area-leading 4.3 steals per game

∫ Provided a consistent scoing presence and leadership for a team that overcame a slow start to win a district championship.

∫ Averaged 12.5 points per game during Hillman’s playoff run

Coaches of the Year–Mark Toppi and John Kuzewski

After gaining momentum toward the end of season, Oscoda picked up right where it left off during the 2018-19 season. Under Toppi’s leadership, the Owls were a well-oiled machine and won 22 straight games on the way to winning a league championship and the program’s first ever district championship. The Owls have been an up-and-coming program in recent years and with Toppi overseeing the program, Oscoda has built a strong youth program and looks to have completely transformed Oscoda for the better.

Kuzewski called this season one of his most rewarding and its easy to see why. The Tigers started out 0-6 and struggled with low roster numbers. Over the last month and a half of the season, Hillman completely transformed and gained momentum game by game. Hillman won six of its last 10 games, won important road games and ultimately won its second district title in three years. Kuzewski has done a fantastic job leading Hillman’s program and this season was one of his finest.

Oscoda coach Mark Toppi