Molly Janke of the Ellsworth girls basketball team holds the ball and calls out a play for her team to run during a game against Clear Lake at the Menomonie Holiday Showcase on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Photo by Reagan Hoverman
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Molly Janke’s 2021 basketball season: Although the season is only a little over a month old, Molly Janke of the Ellsworth Panthers girls basketball team has perhaps been the best player in the Middle Border Conference this season. When she is on the floor, the Panthers are capable of beating any team in western Wisconsin, especially because of her shooting, passing and defensive abilities. Thus far, Janke is averaging 18.5 points per game, 11 rebounds per game and 3.4 assists per game. She is a coach on the floor, a dynamic offensive and defensive player and is the heart of an Ellsworth team that is tied for first place in the Middle Border Conference standings. Oh, by the way, she’s only

January 4, 2022