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Catching up former area athletes: Greenways receive All-NSIC honors

Jason and Justin Greenway, former Mitchell Kernels, were two of 15 Augustana Viking football players that received All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors on Wednesday.

Jason and Justin Greenway, former Mitchell Kernels, were two of 15 Augustana Viking football players that received All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors on Wednesday.

Jason earned second team All-NSIC as a kick returner. He led the NSIC and ranks fourth in the country averaging 32.8 yards per kick return in 2015. He returned two kickoffs for touchdowns this season, including a school record 100-yard return for a touchdown in the season opener at Bemidji State on Sept. 5.

Justin was named All-NSIC honorable mention. Justin finished the regular season with 298 rushing yards on 46 carries while rushing for six touchdowns. He was a receiving threat out of the backfield as well, hauling in 13 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns.

Augustana (9-2) earned the No. 5 seed in Super Region Three for the NCAA Playoffs and will take on No. 4 seed Humboldt State (9-1) on Saturday in Arcata, Calif.

St. Pierre named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week

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University of Sioux Falls senior cornerback and Wagner native, Solomon St. Pierre was named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for the third time in his career.

St. Pierre recorded career interception No. 22 on Saturday in a 69-20 win over Upper Iowa. This season, St. Pierre has recorded a league-leading nine interceptions, which also ranks fourth in NCAA DII. The Cougar cornerback has tallied 21 interceptions in the past 24 games, making him a Cliff Harris Award nominee which is awarded to the best defensive player in DII. St. Pierre is the active leader in career interceptions at all levels in the NCAA.

St. Pierre and the Cougars (9-2) will head to Arkadelphia, Ark. at noon on Saturday to take on Henderson State at noon in the NCAA DII playoffs, marking the first trip to the playoffs for Sioux Falls in school history.

Winner native making strides for Dakota State

Sharee Galbraith, a 6-1 senior from Winner was recently named The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

Galbraith recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 65-60 loss to rival Dakota Wesleyan on Nov. 10. Four days later, Galbraith tallied 17 points and 13 rebounds in a victory over Mount Marty on Nov. 14 in Yankton. Galbraith currently leads the nation in the NAIA with 23 blocks. Galbraith and the Trojans (5-2) will take on Viterbo (Wisc.) to open conference play on Thursday followed by a non-conference tilt with Trinity Bible (N.D.) on Friday at the DSU Fieldhouse in Madison.

Doom honored for standout season with Northwestern College

Jessa Doom, a native of Wagner was named an honorable mention in the Great Plains Athletic Conference on Wednesday.

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The junior setter started in 32 games for the Red Raiders, recording 1,356 assists, ranking her fourth in the NAIA. Doom also ranks seventh in the NAIA with an average of 11.49 assists per game in the 2015 season.

Northwestern ended its season on Nov. 7 in the GPAC quarterfinals with a 3-1 loss to Concordia (Neb.).

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