For the sixth time in program history, the Guardian Angels Central Catholic girls basketball team was cutting down the nets as the Bluejays were crowned state champions of Class D1.

A large reason for GACC’s championship run was due to senior Maddie Knobbe and head coach Jerry Stracke. Both were recently recognized for their efforts.

Huskerland named Knobbe as the girls Class D1 Player of the Year. Knobbe averaged 14.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

“Maddie certainly deserved this. Her stats didn’t always reflect how impactful she was. She did so many things that don’t always show up in the stats,” Stracke said. “She did all the little things.”

And those little things added up in a big way. Whether she was putting up big numbers or not, she greatly impacted the game whenever she was on the court.

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