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PRESS & DAKOTAN FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2011 PAGE 10 NEBRASKA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Players To Watch KYLIE ABBENHAUS, BLOOMFIELD. The 6-foot middle hitter earned honorable mention all-conference honors. AMY PRITCHARD, LAUREL-CONCORD-COLERIDGE. The honorable mention All-State hitter had 392 kills last fall. JADE CUNNINGHAM, LAUREL-CONCORD-COLERIDGE. A first team All-State setter had 544 assists and 230 kills last season. ASSISTANTS: Jennifer Pritchett, Paige Randa VITALS: Class D1 LAST YEAR: The Cougars finished 519 in the first year of the new co-op. Gone from that team are three starters. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Crystal Coutts (Sr., OH), Mackenzie Rettig (Jr., Libero), Tessa Ives (Jr., MH), McKayla Eisenhauer (So., OH) Allen COACH: Cheryl Greve (3rd year) ASSISTANTS: Joy Bock, Shay Tullberg LAST YEAR: Allen High School volleyball competed tough with a young team in last year s campaign. They finished 9-20 overall with a 1-1 post-season record. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Sam Johnson (Sr., 5-7, RH), Vanessa Klug (Jr., 5-8. MH), Hannah Finnegan (Jr., 5-7, S, All-Conference Honorable Mention), Brittany Sullivan (Jr., 5-7, OH, All-Conference Honorable Mention), Lindsey Jones (So., 5-8, MH), Morgan Bathke (So., 5-0, DS), Nikole Stewart (So., 5-5, DS), Olivia Schneiders (Sr., 5-5, DS) TOP PROSPECTS: Sammy Sullivan (So., 5-8, RH), Cortny Surber (So., 5-8, OH), Rachel Finnegan (Fr., 5-7, OH), Lindsey Sullivan (Fr., 5-5, S), Candice Rastede (Fr., 5-6, OH), Brooke Hingst (Fr., 5-7, MH), Mollie Bertrand (Fr., 5-8, MH), Carly Burke (Fr., 5-8, MH), Cortney Reuter (Fr., 5-3, S), Alexis Johnson (Fr., 5-4, RH), Marissa Brentlinger (Fr., 5-7, OH), Jennifer Moore (Fr., 5-8, MH) Ponca COACH: Meagan Pieper (2nd year) ASSISTANT: Deb Krause VITALS: Class C2, Lewis and Clark Conference LAST YEAR: The Indians ended the season with a 7-15 record. Ponca looks to build on that record by returning four starters, including two First Team All-Conference selections. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Sam Gill (Jr., 5-11, MH), Stacy O Neill (Sr., 5-5, OH, First Team All-Conference), Megan Pollard (Jr., 5-6, OH, First Team All-Conference), Krystal Richards (Jr., 5-6, S, All-Conference Honorable Mention.) TOP PROSPECTS: Nellie Logue (Sr., 5-5, RH), Megan Rager (Sr., 6-0, MH), Haley Pollard (Fr., 5-3), Kianna Kramper (Fr., 5-3), Hannah Albrecht (Fr., 5-8) Bloomfield COACH: Kris Schmeckpeper ASSISTANTS: Robbin Beckmann, Terri Mlady VITALS: Class D-1, Sub-District D1-8, Lewis and Clark Conference LAST YEAR: The Queen Bees had trouble replacing what was lost from two years ago and ended the year at 4-16. They lost four players, two of which were starters. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Kylie Abbenhaus (Sr., 6-0, MH, Honorable Mention All-Conference), Rebecca Broders (Sr., 5-10, OH), Emmalea Johnson (Sr., 5-7, S), Autumn Luger (Jr., 5-9, MH) Randolph WYNOT: Haley Gowery Creighton COACH: Tracy Tyler ASSISTANTS: Jenny Bauer, Katrina Kruse LAST YEAR: The Lady Bulldogs fin- ished the year with a final record of 8-13. TOP PROSPECTS: Abbey Schwindt (Sr., 5-7, S), Kashmir Stanley (Sr., L), Hannah Zimmerer (Sr., RH), Elizabeth Powell (Sr., MH), Siara Fritz (Jr., OH/DS), Whitney Fritz (Sr., OH), Maddi Oltjenbruns (So., OH), Jessica Zimmerer (So., S/DS) Crofton COACH: Susan Johnson (3rd year) ASSISTANT: Micayla Anstine VITALS: Northeast Nebraska Activities Conference LAST YEAR: The Warriors finished the year with an 11-15 overall record. They look to improve on this record as Susan Johnson returns to coaching after a two year absence. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Kelsey Foxhoven (Sr., OH), Rachel Leader (Sr., S) TOP PROSPECTS: Bridgette Arens (Jr., MH), Missy Kleinschmit (Sr., OH), Sadie Erdmann (Sr., RH) Hartington VITALS: Class C2 LAST YEAR: The Bears had a 24-7 overall record for the year and lost in the SubDistrict finals to end the season. L-C-C only lost one starter off of that team. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Amy Pritchard (Sr., 5-9, OH, 392 kills, 18 ace blocks, 39 ace serves, 155 digs, NENAC All-Conference, NDN Elite 8 and All-State Honorable Mention), Audrey Kastrup (Sr., 5-6, L, 255 digs, 19 ace serves, 37 assists, NENAC AllConference), Dani Huss (Sr., 6-0, MB, 17 kills and 8 ace blocks), Jade Cunningham (Sr., 5-11, S/MB, 230 kills, 544 assists, 62 ace blocks, 49 ace serves, 221 digs, NENAC All-Conference, NDN Elite 8 and C-2 All-State first team), Kiley Thompson (Jr., 5-8, OH, 31 kills, 8 digs), Mandy Nelson (Sr., 5-9, S/MB, 145 kills, 287 assists, 27 ace blocks, 27 ace serves, 144 digs, NENAC All-Conference Honorable Mention and AllState Honorable Mention), Taylor Linn (Sr., 511, RH, 38 kills, 12 ace blocks, 11 digs) TOP PROSPECTS: Nicole Nitz (Sr., 5-6, DS), Kelsey Dietrich (So., 5-8, MB), Cameron Eddie (So., 5-7, S) COACH: Kandi Eisenhauer (12th year) COACH: Adam Kuntz (2nd year) ASSISTANT: Lora Wiebelhaus LAST YEAR: The Trojans wrapped up a very successful year on the court as they compiled a 26-6 record. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: McKae Pinkelman (Sr., OH), Lexi Steffen (Jr., MH), Emily Schrempp (Jr., S) TOP PROSPECTS: Siera Becker (Jr., OH), Katelyn Dickes (Jr., OH), Briana Becker (Sr., RH), Erin Hochstein (Jr., OH), Natalie Arens (Jr., OH), Karly Noecker (So., RH), Kallie Leise (So., DS) Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Pietz s Kuchen Kitchen & Specialties LLP Roger & Lori Pietz, Owners 511 Conklin Scotland, SD 57059 www.kuchenkitchen.com rlpietz@kuchenkitchen.com A Bite of HOMEMADE Delight! RETTEDAL S DEPARTMENT STORE Co-op Farmers Inc. Clothing and Shoes for the Entire Family 431 Railway St. Scotland, SD 605-583-2221 210 E. 17th Ave. Tyndall, SD Scotland, SD 583-4115 605-589-3303 Wynot COACH: Tammy Wieseler (8th year) ASSISTANT: Marissa Sims VITALS: Lewis & Clark Conference LAST YEAR: The Lady Blue Devils did not perform as well as expected, but lost only one player that team. Wynot finished the year with a 13-7 overall record and 1-1 in post-season play. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Kattie Savoy (Sr., 5-3), Haley Gowery (Sr., 5-4, All-Conference Honorable Mention), Bailey Kuchta (Sr., 5-7, All-Conference), Shelby Wieseler (Sr., 5-3, All-Conference), Erica Burbach (Jr., 5-8, All-Conference Honorable Mention), Sam Wieseler (Jr., 5-7), Zoey Heimes (Jr., 5-6), Carrie Wiepen (Jr., 5-7), Kelsie Higgins (Jr., 5-7), Shelby Hoenstein (Jr., 5-7), Megan Koch (Jr., 5-6), Taylor Laver (Jr., 5-3), Maggie Schulte (So., 6-0), Amelie Hemsteg (Jr., 5-10) TOP PROSPECTS: Kristie Bruening (Fr., 5-10), Jenna Heine (Fr., 5-5), Allissa Kuchta (Fr., 5-0), Hanna Laver (Fr., 5-2), Lacey Heimes (Fr., 5-2) COACH: Robin Mohr (15th year) ASSISTANT: Jennifer Tanderup VITALS: Class D2, Lewis and Clark Conference LAST YEAR: The Raiders lost in the District semifinal game to Elkhorn Valley. The loss dropped them to 6-13 on the year. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Shelby Olson (Sr., 5-3, OH, All-Conference), Devin Jacobs (Jr., 5-11, MH), Lauren Metzger Jr., 5-6, S) TOP PROSPECTS: Brook McCluskey (So., 5-6, OH), Brittany Bruening (So., 5-6, RH/OH), Marti Carlson (So., 5-9, MH/RH), Kylie White (So., 5-5, RH), Katie Kniefl (Fr., 5-5, MH/OH), Melissa Schram (Fr., 5-5, S/RH) Hartington Cedar Catholic WYNOT: Bailey Kuchta COACH: Tara Hillman (4th year) ASSISTANT: Mary Miller VITALS: Class D-1, Sub-District D1-5 LAST YEAR: The Cardinals improved last year ending the year with a 10-15 record. Randolph lost in the sub-district finals after a very competitive season that featured a tough schedule. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Kirsten Fink (Jr., 5-11, MB, 255 Kills, 52 Blocks, All-Conference Honorable Mention), Brenna Thies (Jr., 5-5, OH, 41 Kills), Emily Schnoor (So., 5-4, L) Wausa COACH: Greg Conn (27th year) ASSISTANT: Dawn Friedrich VITALS: District D2, Region 5 LAST YEAR: The Vikings struggled through the middle of the season, but were competitive toward the end and finished strong. Wausa hopes to continue off of that strong finish, but will hace to replace four starters. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: MIchelle Haselhorst (Sr., 5-7, MH), Abbi Hegge (Jr., 5-8, MH, Honorable Mention All-Conference), Gabby Swanson (So., 5-6, S) TOP PROSPECTS: Brittani Claussen (So., 5-5, OH), Katie Rischmuller (Sr., 5-7, MH), Morgan Kumm (So., 5-5. S), Breanna Gallup (So., 5-6, RH), Tori Claussen (Fr., 5-10, OH), Alex Cunningham (Jr., 5-8, OH), Kortany Albrecht (Sr., 5-5, DS) Newcastle COACH: Julie Schrieber (2nd year) ASSISTANT: Melissa Mainquist LAST YEAR: The Wildcats battled to a 13-14 overall record and a 0-1 record in the post-season. Hartington will have to work to find a way to replace four starters and one other letterwinner. RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Taylor Dybdal (Sr., 5-10), Megan Wolfe (Sr., 5-9), Courtney Hochstein (Jr., 5-6), Michaela Dendinger (Jr., 5-9), Ashley Morten (Jr., 5-7), Justine Fischer (So., 5-7) TOP PROSPECTS: Whitney Driver (Sr., 5-6), Kaitlin Pedersen (Jr., 5-8), Monta Melrose (Jr., 5-6), Whitney Dowling (So., 5-7), Amanda Troubaugh (So., 5-8), Shelby Hochstein (Fr., 5-7), Sam Huss (Fr., 6-1), Bailey Jones (Fr., 5-7), Ria Pedersen (Fr., 5-9), Savannah Scoville (Fr., 5-5), Miki Fortha (Fr., 5-5) Scotland, SD 605-583-2362 MAGGIE SCHULTE, WYNOT. 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