Johnson, Coughlin participate in first GRC vs. CMC All-Star games


Maple Lake High School seniors Zach Johnson and Rayne Coughlin had the opportunity on Saturday to represent their teams one last time at the inaugural All-Star Game between the Granite Ridge and Central Minnesota conferences in Pierz.
In the boys game, the CMC led 51-46 at halftime and sealed the deal with a 98-91 victory.
Johnson led the team with 16 points and was named the Most Valuable Player for the game. His team included players from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Eden Valley-Watkins, Holdingford, How- ard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Kimball, Pierz and Rockford. They were coached by Chad Gagnon, of HL-W-W.
In the girls game, the CMC players found themselves in a big, 44-18 hole at halftime. They made a run in the second half, but fell 74-59.
Coughlin scored four points. Just as was the case for the boys roster, the girls team included at least one player from each team in the conference. They were also coached by a coach from HL-W-W, Jason Kuehn.