Greatland Conference announces postseason honors

Riddall, Johnson, Brown take major awards

The Greatland Conference announced its all-conference selections Tuesday.


Nikiski, which shared the conference title with Barrow before going on to defeat the Whalers in the small-schools First National Bowl, had three of the four major honors.

Lincoln Johnson was named the lineman of the year. Johnson also made the first team as a tackle, long snapper and defensive lineman.

Josh Brown was named the offensive player of the year. Brown was on the first team as a fullback.

Finally, Ted Riddall was named the coach of the year.
The rest of the awards follow:

Greatland Conference All-Conference selections
Lineman of the year - Lincoln Johnson, Nikiski.
Offensive player of the year - Josh Brown, Nikiski.
Defensive player of the year - N. Samuelu, Barrow.
Coach of the year - Ted Riddall, Nikiski.
First team
Quarterback - McLaren, Delta; Colton Anderson, Nikiski.
Fullback - Josh Brown, Nikiski.
Halfback - Kaden Spurgeon, Nikiski; Holmes, Monroe.
Center - Oskolkoff, Barrow; D. Samuelu, Barrow.
Guard - N. Samuelu, Barrow; Henry Eide, Nikiski; Crooks, Eielson.
Tackle - E. Samuelu, Barrow; Lincoln Johnson, Nikiski; Milton, Monroe.
Tight end - Delauder, Eielson.
Wide receiver - Bynum, Monroe; Tappen, Delta.
Long snapper - Lincoln Johnson, Nikiski.
Second team
Quarterback - Pace, Monroe; Benson, Barrow.
Fullback - Dunlap, Eielson.
Halfback - Hudson, Barrow; Ellsworth, Eielson.
Center - Tallman, Eielson; Kimball, Delta; Davis, Seward.
Guard - Long, Valdez; Smith, Eielson; Kunkle, Monroe; Ehvgak, Barrow.
Tackle - Crane, Seward; James, Valdez.
Tight end - Masterson, Barrow.
Wide receiver - Anderson, Seward.
Long snapper - Davis, Seward.
Honorable mention
Quarterback - O'Leary, Seward.
Fullback - Deaton, Valdez; Gavora, Monroe.
Guard - Ohdner, Seward; Logan Harrison, Nikiski.
Tackle - Jones, Barrow.
Tight end - Corey Green, Nikiski.
Long snapper - Kunkle, Monroe; D. Samuelu, Barrow.
First team
Punter - McLaren, Delta.
Kicker - Benson, Barrow.
Defensive line - Smith, Eielson; Milton, Monroe; Lincoln Johnson, Nikiski; Tuai', Barrow.
Inside linebacker - Tallman, Eielson; Kaden Spurgeon, Nikiski; N. Samuelu, Barrow.
Outside linebacker - DeLauder, Eielson; Stephen Hartley, Nikiski; N. Samuelu, Barrow.
Defensive back - Bynum, Monroe; Tappen, Delta; Long, Barrow; Kincade, Eielson.
Return specialist - Bynum, Monroe.
Utility player - Smith, Seward.
Second team
Punter - Benson, Barrow.
Kicker - Mariutto, Monroe.
Defensive line - James, Valdez; Logan Harrison, Nikiski; Holmes, Monroe; Jones, Barrow.
Inside linebacker - Deaton, Valdez; DeBilzan, Delta.
Outside linebacker - Hudson, Barrow; Rininger, Seward; Kompkoff, Seward.
Defensive back - Walter Moore, Nikiski; Edwardson, Barrow; Smith, Seward; McLaren, Delta; Dunlap, Eielson.
Return specialist - Smith, Seward.
Utility player - Floyd Armstrong, Nikiski; Griffith, Eielson; Martolano, Monroe.
Honorable mention
Punter - Paquette, Seward; Pace, Monroe.
Defensive line - Crane, Seward; Fatuch, Seward; Drew, Valdez; Olds, Valdez; Masterson, Barrow.
Inside linebacker - Davis, Seward; Ohdner, Seward.
Outside linebacker - Smith, Valdez; Sanchez, Barrow.
Defensive back - MacDonald, Valdez; Hursh, Valdez; Anderson, Seward; Wells, Monroe.
Return specialist - Stephen Hartley, Nikiski.
Utility player - Snow, Barrow.



Season wrestling preview: Homer has new head coach, but same stack of talent

Bethel upped the ante last season at the Division II state wrestling tournament. This year, Homer appears ready to return the favor.

Read more

Bears get swept in Bismarck, ready to head home

The Kenai River Brown Bears are glad to be coming home.

Read more

Kodiak sweeps Palmer Invitational

The Kodiak girls and boys swimming and diving teams swept the Palmer Invitational on Thursday through Saturday.

Read more