The 2020-21 All-UP Girls Basketball Teams as chosen by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. The UPSSA met on April 14 in Marquette to select the teams and individual awards.
I ron Mountain moved to No. 1 in the Division 1-3 boys poll after defeating Escanaba 58-52 on March 9. It was Esky’s first loss of the season, and the Eskymos dropped to No. 2.
The Ewen-Trout Creek boys remain atop the Division 4 poll, while Carney-Nadeau tops this girls poll after E-TC lost to Hancock 40-37 on March 10.
Sault Ste. Marie remains No. 1 in the girls Division 1-3 poll, followed by Menominee.
Others receiving votes: Jeffers (13-1 ) 3.
Others receiving votes: Negaunee (10-2) 2.
Others receiving votes: Pickford (7-4) 1, Rudyard (8-3) 1.
Jurgen Kleiman picked one heck of a time to make his presence known. All season the senior has been quietly doing his job on the defensive end. But on Thursday, in the state semifinals, Kleiman made some noise.
There weren’t any dramatic speeches or movie-worthy pep talks. With a team of seven seniors, you don’t need flare. Just facts. And the fact was, if they didn’t change some things, the Mountaineers would lose. They would lose in the regional championship and their season would be over. That was enough. “When it sets in that this could be our...