The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference has unveiled its top Class B high school basketball players, with the Midcoast well-represented with plenty of talented student-athletes from Oceanside of Rockland, Mount View of Thorndike and Belfast.

A baker's dozen, or lucky 13, Midcoast court athletes were honored — among dozens of others throughout the conference — including Oceanside’s Cooper Wirkala, who was the league's Class B player of the year.

Wirkala, a senior, scored more than 1,000 points in his high school career and averaged 26.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.6 steals in his final season as a Mariner.

The following is a breakdown of league distinction for area players:


First-team all-conference — Oceanside’s Jack Lombardo, Trevor Reed and Cooper Wirkala.

Second-team all-conference — Belfast’s Jason Bartlett.

All-Rookie team — Oceanside’s Drew Daggett, Mount View’s Draedyn Furrow and Belfast’s Tanner Veilleux.

All-Defensive team — Mount View’s Kyle Noble and Oceanside’s Trevor Reed.

Player of the year — Oceanside’s Cooper Wirkala.


First-team all-conference — Mount View’s Shala Davis.

Second-team all-conference — Oceanside’s Hope Butler.

All-Rookie team — Mount View’s Hannah Coolen and Belfast’s Kiara Doolan.

All-Defensive team — Oceanside’s Hope Butler and Molly Gould.

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