2017-11-09 / Sports

Seeley makes Dream Team


On Tuesday, Dick Ketcik, long-time Emeralds sportscaster for The Maverick WTIQ 1490, presented Manistique High School senior Kyle Seeley with a certificate acknowledging his selection to the All U.P. Defense Dream Team as selected by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. From left to right are Ketcik, Kyle Seeley, and Emerald varsity football Head Coach Todd Kangas. 
Pioneer Tribune photo On Tuesday, Dick Ketcik, long-time Emeralds sportscaster for The Maverick WTIQ 1490, presented Manistique High School senior Kyle Seeley with a certificate acknowledging his selection to the All U.P. Defense Dream Team as selected by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. From left to right are Ketcik, Kyle Seeley, and Emerald varsity football Head Coach Todd Kangas. Pioneer Tribune photo MANISTIQUE – The Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association recently acknowledged Emerald senior Kyle Seeley for his dedication and efforts on the field. Seeley was named to the All U.P. Defense Dream Team as a tackle for the year 2017.

Although the Emeralds did not have a winning season, they did have many successes on the field at the individual level, one of which was Seeley’s play.

Seeley also received a First Team selection as a lineman for the Mid-Peninsula Conference.

According to sportscaster Dick Ketcik, a member of the selection committee and who faithfully covers Emeralds sports on The Maverick WTIQ 1490, Seeley received 15 out of the possible 20 votes when his name was suggested for the position.

“Kyle’s name was brought up when we were discussing the large school Dream Team,” stated Ketcik. “They wanted to see individual stats on him and there were none. Selections have been made in the past without any also. I told them the Emeralds did not have a winning season as far as wins and losses, but it says something about Seeley as a player when the coaches select him for the First Team in the Mid-Peninsula Conference.

When it came time for us to cast the vote, Kyle received 15 out of the 20 votes cast,” Ketcik added.

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