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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Malta wins 2020 Northern B Title in Shelby


March 11, 2020

Pierre Bibbs

The 2020 Northern B Divisional Girls Champion Malta M-ettes! Standing pictured left to right: Assistant Coach Mardee Scott, Manager Lavida White, Head Coach Nate Hammond, Kylie Hunter, Addy Anderson, Erica Smith, Maddie Williamson, Sidney Meeks, Carly Garfield, Kelbee Denham, Kaylee Bishop, Allison Kunze, Kylee Nelson, Alternate Aubri Werk, Alternate Lauren Tuss, Skylie Lefdahl, Manager Rylee Hines, Justine Lamb, and Assistant Coach Shane Anderson. Kneeling left to right: Camryn Messerly, Alexis Baublitz, Celine Crasco, Makiya Wilke, Kailey Crowder, Tia Siewing, Keena Reed, and Jordan Markuson.

For the first time since 2017, not only are the Malta M-ettes headed to state; there are headed to state as the Northern B Divisional Champions.

The M-ettes defeated the hometown Shelby Coyotes 47-38 in the divisional championship game last Saturday, March 7, at Shelby High School.

"It means the world," Malta senior captain Kelbee Denham said. "We have worked so hard these past few years. Everyone underestimates us and it is just good to come out here and show them what we are made of and what we can do."

Denham and senior Co-Captain Carly Garfield were both freshmen when Malta won their la...

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