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MCM's Bies named Region 5 coach of the year

McCook Central/Montrose volleyball coach Tami Bies has been named the Region 5 coach of the year by the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association. Bies led the Fighting Cougars to a 21-9 record and a fifth-place finish at the state tournament.

The region coaches of the year will be presented at the SDVBCA all-star match on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Harrisburg North Middle School.

The SDVBCA also released its finalists for the Miss Volleyball award in all three classes. Those will be presented at a banquet on Saturday at the Harrisburg North Middle School.

The Class AA nominees include: Paiton Burckhard, Aberdeen Central; Avery Thorson, Harrisburg; Madison Wassink, Harrisburg; Jayda Schillingstad, Huron and Rylee Boyd, Sioux Falls Roosevelt. The Class A nominees include: Sierra Ward, Belle Fourche; Elizabeth Lammers, Dakota Valley; Meredith Lammers, Dakota Valley; Emily Strasser, Sioux Falls Christian and Ellie Voss, Sioux Falls Christian. The Class B nominees include: Charlie Tisdall, Herreid-Selby Area; Peyton Groft, Northwestern Area and Peyton Ellingson, Warner.

The rosters for the all-star match are listed below:


All-Star Match Rosters

Sunday at Harrisburg North Middle School

South All-Stars (Head Coach – Ronette Costain, Assistant Coach – Traci Kolbaum)

Players: Amelia Stene, Alcester/Hudson; Dakota Alfson, Chester; Meredith Lammers, Dakota Valley; Elizabeth Lammers, Dakota Valley; Addison Ludwig, Elk Point-Jefferson; Brookelyn Slaba, Hanson; Avery Thorson, Harrisburg; Madison Wassink, Harrisburg; Ellie Voss, SF Christian; Emily Strasser, SF Christian; Allison Engel, SF Lincoln; Rylee Boyd, SF Roosevelt

Alternates: Rachel Nelson, Harrisburg; Carlie Fikse, Harrisburg; Hannah Viet, Parker; Paige Semmler, Parkston; Santana Matucha, Burke/South Central; Paige Heckenlaible, Menno

North All-Stars (Head Coach – Nora Groft, Assistant Coach – Shelly Buddenhagen)

Players: Laura Babcock, Aberdeen Central; Paiton Burckhard, Aberdeen Central (hurt); Grace Eggebrecht, Brookings; Kayla Schimke, Huron; Jayda Shillingstad, Huron; Olivia Rud, Madison; Jessi Giles, Madison; Peyton Groft, Northwestern; Rachel Miller, Sioux Valley; Kelsey Pearson, Waubay/Summit; Peyton Ellingson, Warner; Abigail Johnson, Watertown. Sam Seljeskog, RC Central will be playing as an alternate for Paiton Burckhard.

Alternates: Sam Seljeskog, RC Central; Sierra Ward, Belle Fourche; Nikole Ziegler, Sioux Valley; Rylie Gall, Redfield/Doland; Gia Gengerke, Groton Area; Molly Rick, Milbank; Charlie Tisdall, Herreid/Selby Area.