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Osakis boys name Fearing MVP

Osakis’ Drew Fearing makes a pass against Eden Valley-Watkins on November 26, 2013. Fearing was named the Osakis boys’ basketball most valuable player after finishing with 184 points and 98 rebounds. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)

After doubling its win total from last year, the Osakis boys’ basketball team reflected on an improved season and handed out team awards at the school’s annual Winter Sports Banquet.

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After winning only three games in 2012-2013, the Silverstreaks doubled their victories this season to finish 6-20. Head coach Matt Hoelscher hopes the team can keep the improvements going into next season.

“It’s a promising note that our program is growing, and we’re hopefully going in the right direction,” Hoelscher said.

In the team awards, Drew Fearing was named the Most Valuable Player this season after finishing third on the team with 184 total points, third in rebounds with 98 and leading in steals with 46. Fearing was also named the Defensive Player of the Year.

Scherr was selected Most Improved. He was second on the team in points with 209 and led in assists with 47. Sophomore Luke Wolbeck was handed Rookie of the Year after playing tough inside and leading the team in rebounds with 104.

Senior Kolten Adolphsen was the recipient of the Silverstreak Award. He did not play many minutes during the season but offered plenty of support from the bench.

Scherr was selected all-conference, and Fearing and Berberich were named all-conference honorable mention.

Berberich was also chosen as a member of the 6AA subsection all-tournament team.

In the performance awards, Wolbeck led in both rebounds (104) and field goal percentage (49). Fearing led the team in three-point percentage (36) and steals (46). Berberich led in free throw percentage (66) while Scherr led in assists (47).


OSAKIS – Lane Berberich – 241 points, 34 assists, 47 rebounds, 45 steals; Zach Weir – 124 points, 24 assists, 37 rebounds, 18 steals; Hunter Scherr – 209 points, 47 assists, 1 block, 32 rebounds, 32 steals; Ethan Chalmers – 5 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals; Haden Hendricks – 102 points, 19 assists, 45 rebounds, 13 steals; Luke Wolbeck – 112 points, 8 assists, 5 blocks, 104 rebounds, 23 steals; Drew Fearing – 184 points, 46 assists, 98 rebounds, 46 steals; Cody DeWenter – 44 points, 7 assists, 45 rebounds, 5 steals; Kolten Adolphsen – 14 points, 1 assists, 1 block, 4 rebounds; Grant Backes – 1 points, 1 assist; Kalib Schwardt – 2 points; Preston Graham – 7 points, 8 rebounds; John Boogaard – 160 points, 20 assists, 10 blocks, 100 rebounds, 26 steals; Joseph Garcia – 5 points, 2 assists, 19 rebounds, 3 steals

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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