Kimberly Frank, Sr., G, Wabasso
The 2013 Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year, Frank scored more than 1,500 points in her career and she led the Rabbits to the Section 3A title game this year. She has been the Rabbits' floor leader the past two years and she averaged 15.7 points, 3 steals and 4 rebounds per game. She will represent outstate Minnesota in the All-Star game.
Maddy Helget, Sr., G, St. Mary's
Helget finished her four-year career at St. Mary's as the fourth all-time leading scorer in the girls' basketball program history (1,284 points). She averaged 16.5 points per game her senior year and she finished the season with 115 rebounds (4.3 per game), 52 steals and 48 assists. She is a two-time All-Conference player in the Tomahawk Conference and she led the Knights in scoring for the third year in a row. For her career, she finished with 1,284 points, 345 rebounds, 147 steals and 123 assists.
Chelsey Guetter, Jr., F, Wabasso
All Journal Girls Basketball
The following is the 2013 All-Journal girls basketball team, as voted on by The Journal Sports Writers. The players are nominated by their coach and The Journal staff writers rank their top 10 players based on all of the nominees and then circle an additional five. Points are as follows: 15 points for first-place vote, 14 for second, etc. First-place votes are in parentheses.
Kimberly Frank, Wabasso - 115 (5)
Maddy Helget, St. Mary's - 110 (1)
Chelsey Guetter, Wabasso - 101 (1)
Halley Busse, GFW - 90
Claire Krumbach, Sleepy Eye - 83 (1)
Anna Munsen, MVL - 63
Katelyn Skrien, Nicollet - 63
Jordan Salonek, Springfield - 58
Alli Madsen, CM/C - 56
Michelle Melsha, BLHS - 52
Mariah Schoof, MVL - 36
Josie Schieffert, Sleepy Eye - 32
Jessica Schmitz, St. Mary's - 21
Justine Gonzalez, Sleepy Eye - 21
Kasey Kretsch, Springfield - 10
Jessica Garza, Sibley East; Hannah VanderVoort, BLHS; Desi Kramer, Wabasso; Kayla Giefer, Nicollet; McKenzie Sommers, Sibley East.
Editor's Note: Nominations were not submitted from New Ulm High School, New Ulm Cathedral, Redwood Valley, Red Rock Central, St. James and Madelia.
Guetter led the Rabbits in scoring, averaging 15.8 points per game. She also grabbed 11 rebounds per game and had 41 blocks on the season. She scored her 1,000th career point earlier this year and has been a big reason why the Rabbits are 30-2 in the Tomahawk Conference over the last two years. She was selected to the All-Conference team in this year.
Halley Busse, 8th grade, G, GFW
Busse led the Tomahawk Conference in scoring as an eighth-grader, averaging 19 points per game for the Thunderbirds. She also finished with 5.3 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.7 assists per game. She broke the GFW school record with 64 3-pointers this season. She was selected to the All-Conference team this year.
Claire Krumbach, Jr., F,
Krumbach averaged 12 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals per game this past year for the Indians. Krumbach is one of the elite players in Sleepy Eye girls basketball history. So far in her career, she has 1,231 points (second all time), 1,159 rebounds (second all time), 167 assists (eighth all time), 244 steals (third all time) and 295 blocks (second all time).
She surpassed her 1,000th career point and 1,000th career rebound earlier this year, becoming the only person in school history to surpass 1,000 in both categories.
Anna Munsen, So., F, MVL
Munsen gave the Chargers a strong inside presence, averaging 11.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. She also had 59 steals (2.1 spg), 42 assists (1.5 apg) and 31 blocks (1.1 bpg). For her career, she has 567 points, 444 rebounds and she has two years of eligibility to add to those totals. She was selected to the All-Tomahawk Conference team this year.
Katelyn Skrien, Sr., G, Nicollet
Skrien led the Raiders in scoring, averaging 14.3 points per game. She also averaged 4.6 rebounds and she shot 31 percent from 3-point range. She also had 40 assists and 38 steals. She is deciding between playing basketball at either Minnesota State University, Mankato or Southwest Minnesota State University.
Jordan Salonek, Sr., G, Springfield
Salonek led the team in scoring (12.6 ppg) and rebounds (5.8 rpg). She also had 73 assists and 60 steals this year. The All-Tomahawk Conference selection also shot 35.8 percent from the field, 65 percent from the free throw line and made 38 3-pointers on the year.
Alli Madsen, Sr., G, CM/C
Madsen helped the Cougars get back to their winning ways, averaging 13 points per game and finishing the season with 75 steals, 96 rebounds (3.8 per game) and 74 assists. She holds the school record with most 3-pointers made in a career with 76 and also holds the record for most career steals with 255. She was selected to the All-Tomahawk Conference team this year.
Michelle Melsha, Jr., C, BLHS
Melsha was a force to be reckoned with in the paint this season, leading the Mustangs in points (11.4 ppg) and rebounds (12.2 rpg). She finished the season shooting 52 percent from the free throw line and she has 433 career points and 480 career rebounds.
Mariah Schoof, Sr., G, MVL
Schoof rebounded from a knee injury and averaged 10.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this season. She also made 32 3-pointers on the season. She helped the Chargers finish the season with a 23-5 record. She was selected to the All-Tomahawk Conference team this year.
Josie Schieffert, Fr., C, Sleepy Eye
Schieffert established herself as one of the better post players in the Tomahawk Conference, averaging 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks per game. Her 115 career blocks are third in school history and she will be back next year to add to that mark.
Jessica Schmitz, Sr., C, St. Mary's
Schmitz averaged 11 points and 8.5 rebounds per game for the Knights in her senior season. She was a team captain and was voted Honorable Mention All-Conference in the Tomahawk Conference. Her defense was a key for the Knights, who finished 17-10 this year. For her career, Schmitz finished with 489 points, 412 rebounds, 56 steals and 51 blocks.
Justine Gonzalez, So., G, Sleepy Eye
Gonzalez averaged 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block per game playing at the point guard spot for the Indians. Career-wise, her 126 steals and 125 assists both rank 10th in school history.
Kasey Kretsch, Sr., G, Springfield
Kretsch averaged 7.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game and dished out 150 assists to lead the Tomahawk Conference. She shot 43.6 percent from 3-point range and 37 percent from the field. She also shot 68.6 percent from the free throw line.