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Catching up with former area athletes: Howard's Noid earns Player of the Week honors

Howard graduate and Minnesota West Community College's Taylor Noid was recently named the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Southern Division Player of the Week.

Howard graduate and Minnesota West Community College's Taylor Noid was recently named the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Southern Division Player of the Week.

She averaged 12.3 points, 8.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 steals in three wins last week.

She recorded two doubles-doubles in wins over Central Lakes and Vermillion Community College. She had 15 points and 10 assists against Central Lakes. Noid had 13 points and 11 rebounds against Vermillion.

Noid, a 5-foot-5 sophomore guard, is averaging 11.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game.

Herrboldt seeing time for Northwestern

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After missing a bulk of last season due to injury, Olivet's Paige Herrboldt has played in all 20 games for the Northwestern College women's basketball team this season.

Herrboldt played in just three games last season because of an injury. This season, she's averaging 1.6 points and 1.6 rebounds for the Raiders. She's also started three games for Northwestern, which also features Ethan's Darbi Gustafson.

The 5-foot-6 guard scored six games each in contests against Friends (Kan.) and Viterbo (Wis.) on Dec. 30 and 31.

Northwestern entered Wednesday's Great Plains Athletic Conference game with Briar Cliff with a 14-6 record and 6-6 in the conference.

Frank clears 6-11 at Hawkeye Challenge

University of South Dakota senior and Burke native Tyler Frank won the season-opening Hawkeye Challenge indoor track and field meet at the University of Iowa last Saturday.

Frank cleared 6 feet, 11 inches to earn first place honors at the meet. The two-time defending conference champion in both the indoor and outdoor campaigns, Frank beat athletes from Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Western Illinois to win his season opener.

A year ago, he reached a new indoor career best at the Summit League Championships, clearing 7 feet, 1/2 inches.

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