Momrik, Sharpe reach milestones for Posen

Courtesy Photo Posen girls basketball coach Karl Momrik, center, holds a sign in celebration of his 200th career coaching win on Tuesday after his Vikings defeated Fairview. Momrik is pictured with assistant Karl Grambau, left, and Kevin Romel.

FAIRVIEW — Tuesday was a special night for the Posen girls basketball program.

With their 52-30 win over Fairview, the Vikings captured their eighth North Star League championship in 12 years and head coach Karl Momrik earned his 200th career coaching victory.

“The kids played well tonight and to win our eighth league championship in 12 years is a special thing,” Momrik said. “The kids bought into a system 12 years ago and my 200 victories is a milestone that should be enjoyed by every girl that has played here in Posen over the last 12 years. 200 wins in 12 seasons is an average of 17 wins a year, which says a lot about a school our size. I want to give a special thanks to my assistant coaches Kevin Romel and Karl Grambau for all of they’re work over the years.”

Brooke Ciarkowski led Posen with 22 points in the win. Riley Krajniak added 12 points and Makayla Kamyszek chipped in with eight points.

Posen improves to 10-8 overall on the year and 8-5 in the NSL.

The Vikings will have an extended layoff before returning to the court on February 28, against Rogers City.


Hale 70, Posen 56

HALE–Despite a milestone night from Jared Sharpe, the Posen boys basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start on Tuesday.

Joe Kimmerer scored 34 points and Hale topped the Vikings 70-56 in a battle of the top two teams in the North Star League’s Little Dipper division.

With the win, Hale (15-4, 8-4 NSL) takes sole possession of first place from Posen (11-7, 7-5 NSL).

Sharpe finished the game with 20 points and became the 11th Posen player to reach 1,000 career points.

“It’s huge. I couldn’t be prouder of him. Jared wouldn’t have achieved this milestone without the team basketball we’ve been playing,” Posen coach Chris Keller said. “He got to 1,000 points by being a team player. He leads our team in assists, he can rebound and he happens to be good at scoring. He’s earned every one of those 1,000 points.”

Posen trailed 11-10 after one quarter, but the Eagles got the upper hand and took a 30-23 lead into halftime. Hale upped its lead to 57-38 after three quarters and cruised to a double-digit win.

“We just came out offensively and had a real slow start,” Keller said. “That’s not good against a team that has the ability to score like Hale does.”

Wyatt Romel and Jeremy Misiak each added eight points for Posen and Mark Wisniewski had seven.

Posen will look to get back in the win column on Friday against Whittemore-Prescott.


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