Fall Sports Preview 2011


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PRESS & DAKOTAN FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2011 PAGE 11 S O U T H D A K O TA H I G H S C H O O L V O L L E Y B A L L Players To Watch IVY PEARSON, ALCESTER-HUDSON. The senior hitter earned honorable mention All-State honors last fall. KELLIE WINCKLER, ANDES CENTRAL. One of the state s best hitters, Winckler helped the Eagles earn a return trip to the state tourney. TESSA WEELDREYER, PARKER. She was the team s offensive MVP after recording 304 kills. DEVON BRECKE, WAGNER. A veteran of state tournaments, the 5-foot-10 hitter leads a team that lost only one starter. Alcester-Hudson COACH: Linda Thompson (5th year) ASSISTANTS: Vicki Abart, Hannah Baily VITALS: District 8 LAST YEAR: The Cubs had a successful year going 16-11 overall. In the post-season Alcester-Hudson had a good run through districts before losing in the region. The Cubs volleyball team lost four starters from 2010. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Ivy Pearson (Sr., First Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State), Alyce Johnson (Sr.), Brittani Liston (Sr.), Makaula McConnell (Sr.), Rie Barnes (Sr.), Jessica Wegh (Jr.), Shenia Doering (So.), Jamie Jansen (So.), Courtney McKee (So.) TOP PROSPECTS: Skylar McConnell (So.), Maggie Brown (Jr.), JoAnah Beeck (Jr.), Ashtin Scotting (Jr.) Andes Central COACH: Rocky Brinkman (10th year) ASSISTANT: Tracey Hopkins VITALS: District 11B, Region 6B LAST YEAR: The Eagles had a strong season last year, finishing with a record of 27-5 after adding five wins and one loss in the postseason. From last season s roster, the team will return eight letterwinners. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Joy Kirkpatrick (Sr., S/DS), Janai Braun (Sr., DS), Latasha Dion (Jr., S/DS), Morgan Flyng Hawk (Jr., OH), Hayli Gray (Jr., OH), Dakota Goode (Jr., DS), Sierra Svatos (Jr., S/DS), Kelli Winckler (Jr., OH/MH), Krista Winckler (Jr., OH/MH), JoMarie Garcia (So., OH/MH), Dennisha Johanneson (So., OH) TOP PROSPECTS: Jacie Braun (So., DS), Annalea Chytka (So., DS), Dimera Dvorak (So., OH), Makayla Pavel (So., S), Cybil Chytka (Fr., OH), Haley Cournoyer (Fr., DS), Brooke Deurmier (Fr., S/DS), Lolita Dion (Fr., OH), Peyton Johanneson (Fr., OH), Ashley Kirkpatrick (Fr., S/DS), Rebecca Lehmann (Fr., OH) Avon COACH: Tina Cameron (3rd year) LAST YEAR: The Lady Pirates finished the year with a final record of 12-11. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Lanae Van Gerpern (Sr., 5-10, OH/MH), Shayna Nagel (Sr., 5-8, DS), Voni Finck (Sr., 5-8, OH), Paige Vilhauer (Sr., 5-2, DS), Lexi Halvorson (Sr., 5-8, OH/S), Kari Rucktaeschel (Sr., 5-9, OH/S), Alyson Roth (Jr., 510, OH/S) TOP PROSPECTS: Ariana Oorlog (So., 5-10, OH/MH), Chesney Nagel (So., 5-9, OH/S) Beresford COACH: Rob Wilson (11th year) ASSISTANTS: Jim Nelson, Lisa Watkins VITALS: Region 8A LAST YEAR: The Watchdogs lost a close District Championship match to Elk PointJefferson in the fifth set. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Alison Klostergaard (Sr., L/S, 2nd team All-Region), Megan Olson (Sr., S), Jessica Akland (Sr., RH), Krista Hoffer (Sr., L), Jenna Frink (Sr., BR), Taylor Christensen (Jr., MH) TOP PROSPECTS: Hannah McKelvey (Jr., L/S), Ashley Ostrem (Jr., L/S), Megan Dahlin (So., MH), Devin Erlandson (So., MH), Jennifer Swanstrom (So., S), Ashleigh Oschner (Jr., BR), Sophie Doeden (Jr., S) Bon Homme COACH: Lindsey Fathke (2nd year) ASSISTANT: Alicia Letcher VITALS: District 10 LAST YEAR: The Cavaliers had a strong showing throughout the season, ending the year at 22-9. In the first round of district play their season was cut short at the hands of McCook-Montrose. Only two starters and four letterwinners are lost from last year s team. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Raquel Sutera (Sr., 5-10, H, LMVC All-Conference, 2nd Team All-State), Kayli Adams (Sr., 5-2, S, LMVC All-Conference), Tara Ronke (Sr., 5-6, S/H), Sara Burbach (Sr., 5-7, H), and Shelby Jeslma (Sr., 5-8, H) TOP PROSPECTS: Brianna Pesek (Fr., 5-4), Kelsey Hovorka (Fr., 4-10, D), Jaclyn Rothschadl (Fr., 5-2), Megan Schmidt (Fr., 5-8, H), Madisn Schwartz (Fr. 5-5), Amy Navratil (Fr., 5-2), Liz Kubal (Fr., 5-7, H), Erica Mendoza (Fr., 5-4), Elizabeth Mitzel (Fr., 5-4), Tyra Patzlaff (So., 5-1, D), Ally Slykhuis (Fr., 5-2), Emily Pechous (So., 5-7, S), Sarah Heusinkveld (So., 5- Weber s Grocery 307 S. Main Tripp, SD (605) 935-6921 ANDES CENTRAL: Kellie Winckler (12), Krista Winckler (13); SCOTLAND: Ashley Alvey (16) 5, H), Megan Burbach (So., 5-6, H), Mariah Kostal (So., 5-8, H), Kayla Kloucek (So., 5-5), Taylor Ahrens (So., 5-8, H), Vanessa Navratil (So., 5-2, H/S), Ashley Holec (Sr., 5-4, D), Jody Kriz (Jr., 5-2, S), Kelsey Sutera (So., 5-6, H), Shawna Rezac (So., 5-4), Caitlin McLouth (So., 5-11, H), Danielle Tycz (So., 5-5) WINNNERS: Lexie Branson (Sr., 6-0, MH, All-State Tourney, All-Conference), Kelsey Abbey (Jr., 5-2, DS) TOP PROSPECTS: Amy Zeller (Jr., 5-6, S), Tory McCreary (Jr., 5-4, OH), Brittany Paulsen (Sr., 5-8, OH) Centerville COACH: Abbie Hobbick (1st year) ASSISTANT: Rebecca Van Roekel VITALS: District 7B, Region 4B LAST YEAR: The Flyers fell just short of a district championship as they claimed the COACH: Doug Edberg (1st year) ASSISTANT: Emily Sitter VITALS: Class B, District 8B, Region 4B LAST YEAR: The Tornadoes lost to Alcester-Hudson in the district championship RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Samantha Blake (Sr., MH), Nicole Steadman (Sr., OH), Megan Hilt (Sr., OH), Courtney Knudson (Sr., DS), Stacey Hecht (Sr., OH), Brittany Austin (Jr., S), Logan Wiesler (Jr., MH), Kieran O Malley (Jr., OH), Mikayla Abbas (Jr., OH) TOP PROSPECTS: Gabby Larson (So., S), Carleigh Oster (So., MH) Freeman Avon Tripp Andes Central A Corsica-Stickney Corsica Scotland Tripp 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 Elk Point-Jefferson Tripp-Delmont/Armour Volleyball 8/27 8/30 9/1 9/6 9/8 9/13 9/15 9/17 9/20 9/22 Dakota Christian A Menno A White Lake A Avon A Kimball Armour Bon Homme Tripp Freeman Armour Cavalier Classic Tyndall Andes Central A Mitchell Christian Tripp 9/27 9/29 10/3 10/6 10/11 10/13 10/17 10/22 10/24 Parkston A Corsica-Stickney Armour Wagner Armour Plankinton A Mount Vernon A Scotland Tripp Platte-Geddes A Andes Central Tourn. Ethan A records including a career record for assists, currently at 1031 total assists), Maggie Bertrand (Sr., 5-10, MH, TVC All-Conference Honorable Mention ), Rachel Haas (So., 5-9, MH), Vanessa Ryken (So., 5-7, S/MH) TOP PROSPECTS: Kelia Barta (Fr., 5-6, OH, Most Improved and Team Leader in Serving Aces), Rachel Pokorney (So., 5-4, OH), Kaley Ulmer (So., 5-4, OH/S), Adisson Bertrand (Fr., 5-7, MH), Nicole Guy (Fr., 5-6, MH/OH) Irene-Wakonda COACH: Mike King (7th year) ASSISTANT: Jody Woehl VITALS: District 8B RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Haley Hinseth (Sr., 5-9, MH), Lexy Schenk (Sr., 5-5, OH), Pearl Gaidelis (Sr., 5-7, OH), Trisha Kathol (Jr., 5-7, OH), Dana Schenk (So., 5-8, MH), Bailey Hinseth (So., 5-5, S) TOP PROSPECTS: Melissa Hessman (Sr., 5-5, S), Samantha Smith (Sr., 5-6, OH), Brooke Mitchell (Sr., 5-4, DS), Morgan Lee (Sr., 5-5, DS), Maggie Kribell (Jr., 5-5, OH), Bridget Kribell (So., 5-6, OH), Sydney Nielsen (So., 5-2, DS), Chloe Nielsen (Fr., 5-6, OH), Taylor Lee (8th, 5-7, OH), Caitlyn Hinseth (8th, 5-5, S) Marion COACH: Ron Nelson (20th year) VITALS: District 7B, Cornbelt Conf. LAST YEAR: The Bears were .500 on the season, going 14-14. Eight letterwinners, in- SD VB | PAGE 12 Viborg-Hurley Cougars Football Gayville-Volin Hurley Baltic A Parker Hurley Alcester-Hudson A 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/20 Canistota Viborg Centerville A Hanson A Irene-Wakonda Viborg Viborg-Hurley Cougars Volleyball COACH: Traci Kollbaum (4th year) ASSISTANTS: Aubrey Helling, Megan Kahler VITALS: Class A, DIstrict 8A, Region 4A, Big Sioux Conference LAST YEAR: The Huskies were one match short of a state championship as they fell to Sioux Falls Christian in the title match. EPJ finsihed 29-3 overall and claimed the District title, Region title, and regular season Conference title. RETURNING LETTER- Marion A Marty Indian Armour South Central Bonesteel Gregory Armour Freeman Academy COACH: Larry Timmerman (1st year) ASSISTANT: Kristi Hofer LAST YEAR: The Bobcats finished 719 and lost to Freeman in the first round of districts. Gone from that team are three starters. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Christina Hofer (Sr., MH), Natalie Miller (Sr., Libero), Brittney Ries (Sr., S), Carolina Schrag (Jr., S) TOP PROSPECTS: Jamie Tschetter (Sr., MH), Lizzie Davis (Jr., MH), Meghan Hofer (So., L), Olivia Boese (Fr., L), Brooklyn Ries (Fr., S), Elizabeth Sanchez (Jr., L), Chelsea Wentz (Jr., L), Clara Koerner (Fr., M) COACH: Natalie Selchert (11th year) ASSISTANT: Jenny Krier VITALS: District 8B, Region 4B LAST YEAR: The Raiders enjoyed a better than expected year with an inexperienced team going 9-16 overall with a 0-1 post-season record. Once again, G-V will be fighting some inexperience this season, but hope to improve on last year s record. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Natalie Harkness (Sr., 5-1, S, First Team All-Conference, Holds three GVHS COACH: Don Craig (4th year) ASSISTANTS: Tracy Klein, Kristin Hanson VITALS: District 8A, Region 4A LAST YEAR: The Panthers lost in a five-set match in the first round of the District Tournament to Beresford. The loss dropped the young DVHS to an 8-18 record on the year. The Panthers look to improve on last year s record as they only lost one starter and one other letterwinner. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Shelby Olson (Sr., 6-1, RS/MB), Kylie Martin (Jr., 5-9, MB/OH, Honorable Mention AllConference), Piepre Tweed (Jr., 5-5, DS), Shyler Funk (Jr., 5-6, DS), Ellie Bohan (So., 53, S), Erica Johnson (So., 5-4, OH), Hannah Bauer (So., 5-6, DS), Jayde Bergmann (So., 57, RS/MB), Morganne Pfaffle (So., 5-8, OH/MB) TOP PROSPECTS: Abby Scmitt (Jr., 5-5, DS), Karissa Jensen (Jr., 5-10, MB) 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/20 Mehlhaf (So., 5-1, S), Haley Glanzer (Fr., 5-3, OH/MH), Megan Egan (Fr., 5-3, MH), Shelby Jensen (Fr., 5-6, S/RS), Nicole Hinckley (So., 5-8, MH/RS), Mady Pravacek (Fr., 5-7, S/OH), Dana Kaufman (Jr., 5-3, RS), Stefanie Ruml (Jr., 5-3, RS/OH) Gayville-Volin Dakota Valley 8/27 8/30 9/6 9/8 9/13 9/15 9/17 9/19 9/20 9/29 Tripp-Delmont/Armour Football 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 runners-up. The final record ended at 8-13. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Shelby Bauer (Jr., 5-2, L/OH), Kaitlyn Stern (Sr., 5-6, OH), Carli Lager (Jr., 5-7, MH), Lauren Hinckley (Sr., 5-7, OH), Grace Gering (Jr., 5-2, S), Chelsey Steen (Sr., 5-7, MH/RS), Dina Soulek (Jr., 5-6, OH/MH), Carly Uecker (Sr., 5-7, MH) TOP PROSPECTS: Lexi Graber (Jr., 5-5, RS/OH), Maranda Egan (So., 5-0, DS/R), Melisa Geier (So., 5-4, RS), Taylor Anderson (So., 5-4, MH/RS), Megan Eisenbeis (So., 5-2, MH/L), Vanessa Dowden (Fr., 5-7, OH), Riley ALCESTER-HUDSON: Ivy Pearson www.yankton.net VIBORG CO-OP ELEVATOR Viborg, SD Fertilzer Plant Elevator 326-5215 326-5214 Irene 263-3105 Estelline Tournament Canistota A Dakota Christian Viborg Wynot Viborg Gayville-Volin A Bridgewater-Emery Viborg Cavalier Classic Tyndall Menno A Centerville Viborg TVC Tourn. TBA 10/1 10/3 10/6 10/11 10/13 10/18 10/21 10/24 10/27 TVC Tourn. Alcester Hanson A Baltic A Freeman Academy A Marion Hurley Irene-Wakonda Hurley Bon Homme Hurley Alcester-Hudson A Colman-Egan Hurley
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