Chippewa Hills standout looks forward to senior season

Chippewa Hills’ Mitch Kuzma earned all-CSAA honors this season. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REMUS — A successful junior season ended earlier this month for Chippewa Hills’ Mitch Kuzma, who is showing promise for a banner senior campaign.

It was his second varsity season. He earned all-Central State Activities Association Gold Division honors. He averaged 13 points a game.

“I did not start last year.” he said. “I was usually the sixth man and the first from off the bench.’’

He became a starter this year. The Warriors were young and struggled to a 6-15 season.

“We had a couple of rough spots,” Kuzma said. “Other than that, I think we’re meeting expectations, for the most part. I feel I’m more aggressive this year and I’m rebounding better. I’m more of a scorer. I’m a very good rebounder. I think I’m also expected to score and play good defense.

“We have a lot of basketball players. We just had to put it together and play hard.”

Many basketball players were also on the football team. Kuzma was a tight end for football an said it gave him an edge to be more physical during basketball.

He used to play baseball during spring but plans to do golf this season.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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