Catching up: Mitchell graduate Havlik shining in first year for Wyoming wrestling teamMitchell High School graduate Brent Havlik took fifth place at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open Saturday as a freshman for the University Wyoming wrestling team.
By: The Daily Republic , The Daily Republic
Mitchell High School graduate Brent Havlik took fifth place at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open Saturday as a freshman for the University Wyoming wrestling team.
The 2012 MHS graduate is redshirting this year and is wrestling in open tournaments at 165 pounds. Havlik wrestled in the amateur tournament in Kearney, going 4-2 on the day. He defeated Sheldon Graves, of Pratt Community College, 7-2 in the fifth-place match.
Nov. 3, Havlik took second place at the Cowboy Open, hosted by Wyoming, in the amateur 165-pound bracket, which had 34 wrestlers. He had three decision wins, one was by major, and a win by fall in the semifinals. Havlik lost in the championship match 6-3. On Nov. 10, he took first place in the Northwest Open in Powell, Wyo.
Havlik is 11-3 on the season and has two wins by fall.
n South Dakota State University volleyball player Kelli Fiegen, a Parkston High School graduate, earned all-Summit League honors, announced last week.
Fiegen, a senior middle blocker for the Jackrabbits, led her team with a .333 hitting percentage and finished the season with a team-high 342 kills, 26 solo blocks and 130 block assists. She missed three matches due to injury, but led the league with 1.30 blocks per set and finished eighth in kills and third in hitting percentage.
She finished her career ranked sixth all-time at SDSU with 1,407 kills, seventh with 109 solo blocks, second with 409 block assists and third with a .326 career hitting percentage.
n Lukas Van Laecken, a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology football player and Letcher native, finished his junior season second on the team in tackles with 61.
Van Laecken played in all 11 games for the Hardrockers, who finished 2-9 after last weekend’s loss against rival Black Hills State.
The former Sanborn Central standout running back had 9.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks and two pass breakups on the season.
n Chamberlain native Joe Hieb, a senior for the Mount Marty College men’s basketball team, is averaging a team-best 12.8 points per game through six contests this season.
Mount Marty, (3-3 overall, 0-1 Great Plains Athletic Conference) lost to Concordia 66-63 in its first league matchup of the year on Saturday. Hieb finished with 15 points to lead the Lancers.