Four Columbia Falls Players Claim All-State Basketball Honors

By Beacon Staff

Luke Kazlauskas and Jared Trinastich earned Class A all state basketball honors for Columbia Falls and Hope Burlage and Haley Belgarde picked up top honors for the Wildkats.

The Class A basketball honors for the season were released last week.

Jared Winslow from Libby and John Chapman from Frenchtown were the other Northwestern A players to earn all state for boys.
Kayla Blood and Vanessa Stavish from Frenchtown were the other girls honored from Northwestern A.

The Northwestern A all-conference first team included: Chapman, junior, Frenchtown; Winslow, junior, Libby; Kazlauskas, senior, Columbia Falls; Trinastich, junior, Columbia Falls; Logan Harwood, senior, Whitefish; Riley Sampson, senior, Polson.

The second team included: Will Davey, senior, Polson; Cedrick Smith, junior, Polson; Jace Kalbfleisch, senior, Whitefish; Cooper Olson, senior, Whitefish; Kyle Cyr, senior, Frenchtown; Alex Presnell, senior, Columbia Falls.

For girls, the first team all-conference selections were: Belgarde, junior, Columbia Falls; Larissa Berg, senior, Frenchtown; Blood, junior, Frenchtown; Burlage, senior, Columbia Falls; Winter Kamppainen, sophomore, Columbia Falls; Heidi Rausch, senior, Polson; and Stavish, junior, Frenchtown.

The second team selections were: Mackenzie Banner, senior, Polson; Hailey Craig, sophomore, Libby; Haley Cyr, sophomore, Frenchtown; Anna DiGiallonardo, senior, Polson; Hannah England, sophomore Libby; Ciera Finberg, sophomore, Columbia Falls; Andrea Getts, junior, Columbia Falls and Holly Jacobs, senior, Frenchtown.

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