Noga named LEC MVP
Parkers Prairie senior guard Micaela Noga battled with injury and illness throughout the season but still won the respect of those around the conference as she was named the Little Eight Player of the Year.
Noga joined her dad and coach, John Noga, in taking home postseason honors in the LEC as John was named the league’s coach of the year. The Panthers finished with three players on the all-conference team as Sarah Bunde and Kathryn Burquest joined Noga on that squad. Anna Guenther was an honorable-mention selection.
Ashby’s Cassandra Jordan and Madison VanSanten were also All-LEC players, while Abbi Ras was honorable mention. Brandon-Evansville had three players on the team in Emily Friedrich, Megan Kokett and Elizabeth Vinson, with Carrigan Okerlund being an honorable-mention selection.
Local athletes earn all-state honors
Noga was one of 10 players from across Minnesota named to the Minnesota Girls’ Basketball Coaches Association Class A all-state team.
She was one of four area girls basketball players to receive recognition from the MGBCA. Annalise Savageau of Osakis was an honorable-mention all-state performer in Class AA, while Alexandria’s Amanda Christianson and Brooke Heggie were honorable-mention all-state on the Class AAA team.