REGIONAL- North Woods and Ely High Schools were well-represented among those named to the All-Arrowhead Conference basketball teams recently.The North Woods Grizzlies boys, third-ranked in Section 7A …
REGIONAL- North Woods and Ely High Schools were well-represented among those named to the All-Arrowhead Conference basketball teams recently.
The North Woods Grizzlies boys, third-ranked in Section 7A with a season record of 14-6, scored three awards. Junior T.J. Chiabotti was tabbed for first team honors, sophomore Jared Chiabotti was named to the second team, and senior Darius Goggleye received honorable mention.
“It’s nice for our three players to be recognized with all-conference honors,” Grizzlies Head Coach Will Kleppe said. “They are all hard working players who made their mark throughout the season which led to their recognition by the coaches of the Arrowhead Conference. T.J., Jared and Darius bring a lot of energy to practices and games and I’m sure that energy is what stands out in the coaches’ minds as they are doing the voting.”
Ely sophomore Joey Bianco led a trio of Timberwolves honorees by landing a spot on the mythical starting five after spurring the Timberwolves to a 12-7 record in a run ended prematurely by COVID-19. A pair of T-Wolves seniors, Emmett Faltesek and Will Davies, received honorable mention.
While both Ely and North Woods girls teams had a tougher go of it this season, the play of Ely’s Grace LaTourell caught the attention of conference coaches, netting a spot among the honorable mentions.
After the Timberjay's press time on Wednesday, the newspaper received a notification from Kleppe that the Grizzlies were determined to be the conference champion. Luke Winans of Mt. Iron/Buhl, Kleppe's Arrowhead Conference contact, informed him of the news.