Andrew Friske and Kamal Lindoff may not have won the Gold Medal Tournament this year, but they received the applause fitting of a champion on Friday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé.
Friske, from Haines, was awarded the Walter A. Soboleff Award, and Lindoff, from Hoonah, was inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.
Friske has participated in the tournament for several decades and helped resurrect one of Sitka’s popular basketball tournaments that servers as a warm-up for Gold Medal.
Lindoff has played for Hoonah since 1994 and won numerous championships and sportsmanship awards.
B Bracket Awards
MVP — Kyle Fossman, Haines.
All-Tournament Team — Tyler Swinton, Haines; Dylan Swinton, Haines; Vinny Edenshaw, Hydaburg; Willie Hayward, Metlakatla; Aquino Brinson, Angoon; John Crousman, Angoon; Chris Bryant, Metlakatla; Shea Jackson, Kake; Clayton Edwin, Angoon; Dameon Bell-Holter, Hydaburg.
C Bracket Awards
MVP — T.J. Young, Hydaburg.
All-Tournament Team — Travis Dybdahl, Hoonah; Kevin Young, Hydaburg; Stuart DeWitt, Klukwan; Larry Cooper, Filcom; Joe Young, Hydaburg; Erik Hamilton, Hydaburg; Andrew Friske, Klukwan.
Masters Bracket Awards
MVP — Rudy Bean, Kake.
All-Tournament Team — Lloyd Davis, Kake; Pete Dorn, Klukwan; David Buss, Klukwan; Erik McCormick, Klukwan; Jerry Riddlington, Yakutat; Ken Willard Jr., Hoonah; Jay Peterson, Kake.
Women’s Bracket Awards
MVP — Jesse Ellis, Skagway.
All-Tournament Team — Kaitlyn Jerod, Skagway; Rachel Brittenham, Haines; Rose Fraker, Yakutat; Savannah Ames, Skagway; Melissa Fisher, Hoonah; Fran Daly, Haines; Samantha Clay, Haines.
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