Winner’s Volmer, Cournoyer and Bartels all make Big Dakota boys basketball all-conference team

All-conference selections named for Mitchell area basketball leagues

Winner boys basketball (Blake Volmer)
Winner's Blake Volmer (24) leans into a shot in front of Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Jordan Stoltz (34) during the first half of a boys basketball contest on Jan. 28, 2022, at the Plankinton school.
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WINNER, S.D. – Blake Volmer, Slade Cournoyer and Ethan Bartels all were honored as part of the 2022 Big Dakota boys basketball all-conference team. The three honorees were the most for any school in the conference.

The three Winner boys are joined on the all-conference squad by Cheyenne-Eagle Butte’s Rance Harrison and Teysean Eagle Staff, Stanley County’s Lathan Prince and Cormac Duffy, Chamberlain’s Sellyck McManus and Dakota Munger, Todd County’s Terrence Eastman and Ray Crow and McLaughlin’s Elias Sims.

Winner’s Elijah Peterson was among the honorable mention list, along with five players from Mobridge-Pollock (Jackson Eismann, Ashton Pfitzer, Michael Wald, Trent Schmeichel, Brady Bauer), three players from Crow Creek (Talyn Comes Flying, Caleb Flute, Jayden Sazue), two players from Miller (Alex Schumacher and Trevor Werdel), and one player from Stanley County (Stran Scott).

Little Missouri Valley girls

Parkston’s Allison Ziebart and Abby Hohn were both honored as first team selections to the Little Missouri Valley girls all-conference first team. They were joined by Emma Yost of Wagner, Courtney Sees of Avon and Allison Muckey of Andes Central/Dakota Christian.

Wagner’s Shalayne Nagel and Macy Koupal both were named to the second team along with Tripp-Delmont/Armour’s Megan Reiner, Bon Homme’s Jurni Vavruska and Andes Central/Dakota Christian’s Josie Brouwer.


Third team members included Tiffany Pelton, of Avon; Lydia Yost, of Wagner; Erin Heusinkveld, of Bon Homme; Lexie VanderPol, of ACDC; and Martina DeBoer, Scotland.

Southeast South Dakota girls

Five different schools had first team honorees for the Southeast South Dakota all-conference team. Emilee Fox of Mount Vernon/Plankinton headlined the first-team selections, along with Winner’s Bella Swedlund, Wagner’s Emma Yost, Parkston’s Abby Hohn and Gregory’s Jessy VanDerWerff.

Wagner’s Shalayne Nagel, Parkston’s Allison Ziebart and MVP’s Maria Baker all were honored as second team selections along with Mya Knippling of Chamberlain and Karly VanDerWerff of Platte-Geddes.

Third-team selections in the SESD included: Ashlyn Koupal, of Wagner; Jurni Vavruska, of Bon Homme; Kelsey Sachtjen, of Winner; Cadence Van Zee, of Platte-Geddes; and Brooklyn Kenzy, of Gregory.

South Central Conference boys

Platte-Geddes won the South Central Conference championship, finishing the year with a 5-0 record against conference teams. They were also honored with four all-conference selections from their team, tied for the most in the conference. Caden Foxley, Jackson Neumann, Dawson Hoffman and Hayes Rabenberg were all among the 12 players given all-conference honors.

Four players from Gregory also made the list (Daniel Mitchell, Cruz Klundt, Jordan Songer and Carson Kludnt) along with three players from Burke (Ben Witt, Bryce Frank and Brogan Glover) and one player from Kimball/White Lake (Ryder Michalek).

Joseph Laprath (Colome), Dawson Miller (Kimball/White Lake), Cade Nachtigal (Platte-Geddes) and Cameron Sybesma (Andes Central/Dakota Christian) were named as honorable mentions.

Cornbelt girls

Coral Mason, a junior from Viborg-Hurley, was named the Cornbelt Conference’s MVP for the 2021-22 girls basketball season. She headlines a first team all-conference squad that features Bridgewater-Emery’s Julia Weber, Hanson’s Annalyse Weber, Irene-Wakonda’s Nora O’Malley and Howard’s Kate Connor.


Irene-Wakonda freshman Emma Marshall was named to the second-team, headlining a group that includes Viborg-Hurley’s Dena Mach, Howard’s Abby Aslesen, Freeman’s Kate Miller and Bridgewater-Emery’s Chloe Schmitt.

Menno teammates Peyton Huber and Bridget Vaith were both named to the third-team along with V-H’s Delana Mach, Hanson’s Eliza Oltmanns and Canistota’s Kayla Papendick.

Great Plains girls

Corsica-Stickney and Centerville had the most honorees on the Great Plains girls all-conference team as Avery Broughton, Rachel Gerlach and Morgan Clites of Corsica-Stickney and Bailey Hansen, Thea Gust and Lillie Eide were all named to the all-conference team.

Almost every other school had a duo named to the team; Avon’s Courtney Sees and Tiffany Pelton; Andes Central/Dakota Christian’s Allsion Muckey and Josie Brouwer; Scotland’s Delanie VanDriel and Martina DeBoer; Burke’s Adisyn Indahl and Paige Bull; Gayville-Volin’s Molley Larson and Taylor Hoxeng; Marty’s Hawk Baer and Aaliyah Garneaux; Alcester-Hudson’s Elly Doering and Roni Rhead; and Tripp-Delmont/Armour’s Megan Reiner and Hannah Stremick were all honored as well.

Freeman Academy/Marion’s Jada Koerner and Colome’s Toree Ringing Shield also made the team from their respective schools.

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Dylan is sports reporter for the Mitchell Republic. A native of Michigan, he graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelors of science in journalism before joining the sports staff in March 2022. He covers 35 high schools along with NAIA's Dakota Wesleyan, which are all within Mitchell Republic's 17 county coverage area. Before joining the Mitchell Republic, Dylan covered sports in Michigan for a year, coached baseball for the Lakeland High School freshman team in White Lake, Mich. and played baseball and basketball in high school.
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