CGB’s Botker Named Pheasant Conference MVP, Moberg Coach of the Year 11 Nov 17

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

MORRIS – After winning the Pheasant Conference title in volleyball, the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines were the big winners when season awards were handed out with junior outside hitter Emma Botker being named Pheasant Conference Most Valuable Player for 2017.

On a team that was about as well-rounded as it gets, Botker was just that with 95 percent serve to go with 21 aces and 267 kills. Defensively Botker racked up 324 digs and 21 blocks.

Her coach Kristi Moberg was honored by being named Pheasant Conference Coach of the Year. Moberg coached the Wolverines to a perfect 8-0 record in conference play, 23-8 overall and a runner-up finish in the section 6A-South playoff tournament, upsetting second-seeded Breckenridge before falling to top-seed Underwood.

Four Wolverines were named all-conference. Joining Botker were teammates Tylaina Issendorf, Mataiah Turner, and Callie Vold.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, who took second in the conference, had three named to the all-conference team with Anna Rinke, Kennedi Wright, and Briona Edwards.

West Central Area’s Brianna Kreft and Kaitlyn Sanstead represented the Knights on the team, while Hancock’s Emma Nelson also made the cut.

Most Valuable Player: Emma Botker, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley

Coach of the Year: Kristi Moberg, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley


Callie Vold Sr., OH Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
Emma Botker Jr., OH Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
Tylaina Issendorf Jr., S Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
Mataiah Turner So., MH Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
Anna Rinke Sr., MH Wheaton/Herman-Norcross
Briona Edwards Sr., RH Wheaton/Herman-Norcross
Kennedi Wright Jr., OH Wheaton/Herman-Norcross
Madysent Stegner Sr., MH Ortonville
Tyler Peters Sr., OH Ortonville
Brianna Kreft Sr., S West Central Area
Kaitlyn Sanstead Jr., L West Central Area
Emma Nelson Sr., OH Hancock

Honorable Mention

Marlie Maanum Sr., L Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
Sydney Hynnek Sr., MH Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
Lora Botker Fr., S/H Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
Scout Cronen Sr., S Wheaton/Herman-Norcross
Taryn Kemper Sr., L Wheaton/Herman-Norcross
Jaiden Conroy Jr., S Ortonville
Demara Bumgardner Sr., MH West Central Area
Morgan Woodle Jr., OH West Central Area
Ashlyn Mattson Sr., RH Hancock
Tess Steiner Sr., MH Hancock


Final Standings

Team Conference Overall
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 8-0 21-8
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 6-2 18-8
Ortonville 3-5 12-10
West Central Area 3-5 7-13
Hancock 0-8 3-17