Boys Basketball: Letter, Kakwitch make CWC-East first team

Witt-Birn’s Resch, Bonduel’s Robaidek on second team
Morgan Rode
Sports Editor

KESHENA — Menominee Indian High School senior Norman Kakwitch was named to the Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division first team unanimously after leading the conference in scoring.

Kakwitch averaged 21.8 points per game in CWC-East play, nearly two points more than any other player.

“It (the honor) just means how much I put into the game,” said Kakwitch. “Blood, sweat, and tears were shed while I was trying to accomplish my goals — first team being one of them. I wasn’t gifted like a lot of athletes — I’m not very fast, I’m not very athletic, so I had to do more so I could succeed in the sport.”

Behind Kakwitch, Menominee Indian went 4-8 in conference play.


Bonduel senior Cole Letter was also a unanimous selection to the CWC-East first team, while junior Carson Robaidek made the second team.

In conference play, Letter averaged 19.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.3 steals per contest.

“I just feel incredibly thankful. Thankful for the opportunity from God to play the game, thankful to my coaches and teammates, thankful to my family, and thankful for all of the other coaches recognizing the hard work I’ve put in to get here,” said Letter. “It’s truly a feeling like no other.”

Robaidek became a consistent performer for Bonduel, which finished 7-5 in conference play.

The junior averaged nine points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per conference game.

“It means a lot to me to make second team all-conference because I’ve worked so hard this last summer with all of my teammates to get ready for the varsity level. All of my teammates have been so supportive throughout this year and I’m sad to see this year go,” said Robaidek, who next year hopes to take over the leadership role that Letter served in this year.


The Wittenberg-Birnamwood boys also finished 7-5 in conference play.

Junior Brendan Resch was the team’s lone all-conference selection. He averaged 14.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2 steals per CWC-East game.

“It means a lot to me. I was not expecting to make all-conference, but I’m happy to see my name on the list after my senior year,” said Resch. “Basketball has done so much for me and getting this award is just like the cherry on top.”