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Dakota Wesleyan University junior outside hitter Becky Frick was named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference's volleyball first team Wednesday. Frick, of Yankton, led the team this season with 504 kills, 469 digs, and 20 aces. She finished second in the conference for total kills per set (4.5), and fifth nationally in the same category, while ranking seventh in total kills. She had a career-high 26 kills in a match against Friends (Kan.) and 29 digs against Presentation, with 20-plus kills in nine matches, and 20-plus digs seven times this year.
Mitchell High School seniors Mandy Schmidt and Chelsea Brewster were named to the All-Eastern South Dakota volleyball team. Seniors Mackenzie Miller and Carly Haring were named to the honorable mention team. Schmidt, a setter, has recorded 799 assists, 235 digs, 27 kills and 23 aces. Brewster, an outside hitter, has posted 291 kills, 290 digs, 41 aces and 30 total blocks. Haring, a middle hitter, has 264 kills and 82 total blocks. Miller, an outside hitter, has logged 189 kills, 101 digs and 36 total blocks.
The Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams are both off to fast starts, resulting in it sweeping the weekly Great Plains Athletic Conference awards. Ty Hoglund was named the men's player of the week, while Alexandria native Kynedi Cheeseman earned the honor on the women's side.
There will be no Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting today. The next meeting is Nov. 21, when the Mitchell High School senior volleyball players are scheduled as the special guests. On Nov. 28, the Dakota Wesleyan University football seniors are slated be the special guests and South Dakota State University women's basketball coach Aaron Johnston is the featured guest on Dec. 5. The Mitchell High School and Dakota Wesleyan University coaches will also speak. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. today in the Freighthouse room of The Depot.
The Missouri Valley Football Conference released its all-conference team on Tuesday, with Class 9AA champion Bon Homme landing six players. Josh Kubal, Tyler Kopp, Joey Slama, Josh Schmidt, Joshua Crownover and Cole Bares represented the Cavaliers. However, Wolsey-Wessington's seven players were the most of any team. Kimball/White Lake and Gregory both had five players, though, while Parkston had three and Platte-Geddes had two.
Fresh off a 2-9 season, the Dakota Wesleyan University football team landed five players on the all-GPAC teams, including two on the first team. Senior offensive lineman Trevor Wietzema and freshman kick returner Daniel Libolt, who also was honorable mention at wide receiver, were both named to the all-GPAC first team. Libolt's 27.2 yards per kickoff return ranked second in the conference, while he was the only player to have two kick return touchdowns on the year.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.—The South Dakota State University women's basketball team won its second game in a row on Monday, defeating defending Mid-American Conference champion Central Michigan on the road, 80-71. The Jackrabbits trailed by two points after the first quarter, but entered halftime knotted 37-37 before pulling away in the second half. Madison Guebert scored 12 of her team-high 24 points in the second half, while Mitchell native Macy Miller had 13 of her 24 points in the final two quarters.
Dakota Wesleyan University women's soccer standout Alyssa Weidler was named first-team all-Great Plains Athletic Conference on Monday. The junior forward was the lone Tiger to be named to the first or second team and became the first DWU player to do so since Megan Johnson in 2014. Weidler, who was an honorable mention pick in 2016, scored 16 of the team's 28 goals this season and also added an assist. The Sioux Falls native tied for fifth in the GPAC with 10 of her goals coming in conference play and was ninth in points per game.
The Cornbelt Conference released its all-conference football team on Monday, highlighted by six members from Class 9A state champion Canistota/Freeman. The Pride, who placed second to Garretson during conference play, saw Bailey Sage, Jared Tieszen, Tristan Pierce, Austin Thu and Tyce Ortman make the first team, while quarterback Trey Ortman was a second-team selection.
FREMONT, Neb -- The No. 2 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team held Midland University to 21-first half points, including just five in the second quarter, en route to a 88-59 Great Plains Athletic Conference win on Saturday. Alexandria native Kynedi Cheeseman paved the way for the Tigers, scoring 24 points on 8 of 13 shooting. She also added four rebounds and two assists. Plankinton native Makaela Karst scored 11, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots, as well.