Kingsford’s Grondin named GNC DPOY

Kingsford junior guard Gavin Grondin (20) lays up a shot over Menominee’s Landen Bardowski (12) during the Flivvers home win on Monday. (Terry Raiche photo)

KINGSFORD — After leading the Kingsford boys varsity basketball team to a 17-4 overall record and 6-2 Great Northern U.P. Conference record, junior Gavin Grondin was named GNC Defensive Player of the Year on Friday. He was also named to the First Team All-GNC squad.

The Flivvers also had Cardel Morton named to the ALL-GNC Second Team while Jacob Markworth was awarded a Special Mention All-GNC nod.

The GNC coaches named Marquette junior Jacob MacPhee conference Player of the Year and Sentinels head coach Rich Ledy as Coach of the Year.

The rest of the awards, as voted on by GNC coaches, are listed below.

First Team All-GNC

Gavin Grondin, Kingsford, junior

Tanner Theuerkauf, Menominee, sophomore

Jaxon Jurmu, Marquette, junior

Trevor Theuerkauf, Menominee, senior

Drake Johnson, Gladstone, senior

Second Team All-GNC

Shane Wallin, Escanaba, senior

Kyler Sager, Marquette, junior

Kaden Gibbs, Gladstone, senior

Cardel Morton, Kingsford, senior

Connor Coduti, Menominee, senior

Special Mention

Jack Quinnell, Marquette, senior

Cody Noel, Escanaba, junior

Jacob Markworth, Kingsford, senior

Wyatt Lakenen, Marquette, senior

Eli Beal, Menominee, senior

Honorable Mention

Nick Matthews, Gladstone, senior

Darrent Butler, Menominee, sophomore

Connor Fierstine, Marquette, sophomore

David Romps, Escanaba, senior

Javon Stevenson, Escanaba, junior

Daily News sports editor Sean Chase compiled this report.


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