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Highlights from 2021 MSHSBCA Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet

Video is courtesy of Don Gawreluk.  

Award winners honored

MSHSBCA 2020 Award Winners:

Rob Fornasiere Assistant Coach of the Year:  Chris Fashnact(Minnetonka) and Mark Groebner(Eastview)

2020 Hall of Fame Class:  Todd Smrekar(Cambridge-Isanti), Darby Carlson(Maple Grove), Don Dvorak(New Prague), Gary Palm(St. Anthony Village), Ken Solarz(Upsala/Swanville), and Herb Wolf(Fairmont).

2020 Coaches of the Year:  

  • Class AAAA:  Tony Market - Lakeville North
  • Class AAA:  Bucky Mieras - Orono
  • Class AA:  Mike Beier - Foley
  • Class A:  Frank Ivancich - Ely

2021 MSHSBCA Awards:

  • Dick Siebert Award - Tim Loberg (Champlin Park)
  • Jim Dimick Award - Jim Erzar(Deer River) and Pat Collins(Chicago Lakes Area)
  • Angelo Giuliani Award - Mark Wilson(Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Rob Fornasiere Award - Matt Braaten(Cambridge-Isanti) and Joe Hofman(Maple Lake)
  • Craig Anderson Ethics Award - Al Amdahl(Albany)
  • Tink Larson Field of the Year Award - Waconia Lion’s Field
  • Hall of Fame Class of 2021 - Paul Twenge(Minnetonka) and Bill Kinnunen(Grand Rapids)
  • Coaches of the Year:
    • Class AAAA - Jon Graff - Farmington
    • Class AAA - Rob Garry- Mahtomedi
    • Class AA - Dean Schwirtz- Glencoe-Silver Lake
    • Class A - Kasey Krekling - Hayfield

Come on out and celebrate these coaches! Social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m., the banquet will begin at 7:00.  The event will be held at the Omni Hotel in Eagan, same site as the 2021 Fall Clinic.  

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