Hematites win district title; M-PC, U.P., state honors

The Ishpeming High School girls varsity basketball team won its Class C district tournament title at its home gym on March 2, going on to reach the regional championship game in Escanaba before its season ended against St. Ignace. In addition, Hematites' senior Madigan Johns was named Mid-Peninsula Conference Player of the Year, with senior teammate Mariah Austin making the league First Team, senior Chloe Sjoholm the Second Team and yet another senior, Katie Loman, making both honorable mention and the M-PC All-Defensive Team. Johns was also an All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team and Associated Press all-state honorable mention selection, with Austin on the All-U.P. Class A-B-C First Team. In the front row from left are Katie Loman, Mariah Austin, Madigan johns, Chloe Sjoholm and Mariah Bertucci. Top row from left, head coach Ryan Reichel, Kayla Koski, Madison Pruett, Tia Mattila, Rachel Mattila, Sophie Hooper, Berkli Asgaard and Emma Poirier. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

The Ishpeming High School girls varsity basketball team won its Class C district tournament title at home on March 2, going on to the regional championship game in Escanaba. In addition, Hematites’ senior Madigan Johns was named Mid-Peninsula Conference Player of the Year, with senior teammate Mariah Austin making the league First Team, senior Chloe Sjoholm the Second Team and yet another senior, Katie Loman, making both honorable mention and the M-PC All-Defensive Team. Johns was also an All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team and Associated Press all-state honorable mention selection, with Austin on the All-U.P. Class A-B-C First Team. Front row from left are Katie Loman, Mariah Austin, Madigan Johns, Chloe Sjoholm and Mariah Bertucci. Top row from left, head coach Ryan Reichel, Kayla Koski, Madison Pruett, Tia Mattila, Rachel Mattila, Sophie Hooper, Berkli Asgaard and Emma Poirier. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

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