Sports Shorts: Blue Jays named all-conference

The All-WDA teams for the sports of baseball, girls soccer and girls tennis were announced Monday.

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Twenty-two players have been recently named the 2021 all-WDA baseball team, representing nine schools. WDA regular-season champion Dickinson led all teams with five selections. Minot High had four; Bismarck Legacy and Mandan had three; Bismarck High and Bismarck Century had two each. Bismarck St. Mary’s, Jamestown and Williston each had one player named.

Jacoby Nold was the lone senior named to the all-conference team for the Blue Jays. The Jays finished the season at 5-13 in the WDA and 8-16 overall.

All-WDA team

Bismarck Century – Ryan Keup, Carson Motschenbacher

Bismarck High – Case Fischer, Lucas Schell


Bismarck Legacy – Isaac Pegors, Ben Patton, Cru Walker

Bismarck St. Mary’s – Matthew Nathe

Dickinson – Landan Aman, Logan Bentz, Troy Berg, Aiden Haich, Isaac Daley

Jamestown – Jacoby Nold

Mandan – Ben Kleinknecht, Isaac Huettl, Lucas Burgum

Minot High – Chase Burke, Eli Nissen, Hunter Ruzicka, Trent Greek

Williston – Ashton Collings

Senior Athlete of the Year: Chase Burke, Minot


Coach of the Year: Pete Dobitz, Dickinson

Olson named All-WDA

Phoebe Olson became the fifth-ever Blue Jay to place at the Class A girls tennis state tournament on Saturday.

The Jamestown High School junior took fifth place in the singles tournament. Prior to placing at state Olson received third-place honors at the WDA tournament.

Fifteen players were recently named to the 2021 all-WDA team, representing seven schools in the conference. All-conference recognition is based on a top-five finish in either the West Region singles or doubles tournament.

WDA regular season and West Region Tournament champion Mandan led all teams with four players earn the honor. Bismarck Century was next with three. Bismarck Legacy, Minot and Williston each had two. Dickinson and Jamestown had one.

All-WDA Team

Bismarck Century – Blaike Zander, Riley Lembke, Maya Kubsad

Bismarck Legacy – Camryn Beasley, Sierra Knoll


Dickinson – Valeria Bradley

Jamestown – Phoebe Olson

Mandan – Elizabeth Felderman, Kate Kesler, Sophia Felderman, Breanna Helbling

Minot High – Sofia Egge, Eden Olson

Williston – Shelby Meyer, Chesni Strand

Senior Athlete of the Year Nominees: Jenna Stiegelmeier, Bismarck St. Mary’s; Blaike Zander, Bismarck Century; Elizabeth Felderman, Mandan

Coach of the Year: Paul Christen, Mandan

Harty, players honored by WDA

Breanna Oettle, Haley Nelson and Sara Sletto were named to the 2021 all-WDA team after completing the 2021 soccer season at the state tournament in Grand Forks last weekend.

The Jays' head coach, Brandi Harty, was also named West Region Coach of the Year. Kylie Osborn of Mandan picked up the Senior Athlete of the Year honors.

Twenty-two players representing all seven schools were named to the team. WDA regular season and tournament champion Minot along with runner-up Mandan led all teams with five selections. Bismarck High had four; Jamestown, three; Bismarck Legacy and Bismarck Century had two each and Bismarck St. Mary’s one.

All-WDA Team

Bismarck Century – Ashlyn Davison, Camryn Harter

Bismarck High – Reece Vorachek, Peyton Neumiller, Emmery Schmitz, Brooke Burgard

Bismarck Legacy – Kennedy Johnson, Madison Lein

Bismarck St. Mary’s – Madison Schatz

Jamestown – Haley Nelson, Breanna Oettle, Sara Sletto

Mandan – Quinn Carter, Sydni Hoesel, Kylie Osborn, Madison Hertz, Sarah Burgum

Minot High – Lainey Sandberg, MaLiah Burke, Emerson Perrin, Morgan Perrin, Emme Miller

Senior Athlete of the Year: Kylie Osborn, Mandan

Coach of the Year: Brandi Harty, Jamestown

Jays recognized in softball

Jamestown's Jenna Fischer, Katie Falk and Ella Roaldson were named WDA all-conference in softball.

Nineteen players were named to the 2021 all-WDA team, representing eight schools. WDA regular season champion Dickinson led all teams with four selections.

Bismarck Century's Maddy Zander was named WDA senior athlete of the year and Dickinson's Amanda Mickey was named the WDA coach of the year.

All-WDA Team

Bismarck Century – Maddy Zander, Brooklyn Morris, Malee Wittenberg

Bismarck High – Paige Hanson, Logan Gronberg, Ashlee Potter

Bismarck Legacy – Tori Olson

Dickinson – Taya Hopfauf, Jenna Decker, Reese Hauck, Ava Jahner

Jamestown – Jenna Fischer, Katie Falk, Ella Roaldson

Mandan – Andi Borchers, Sydney Gustavsson

Minot High – Paige Ackerman, Abby Barnum

Watford City – Madison Spacher

Senior Athlete of the Year: Maddy Zander, Bismarck Century

Coach of the Year: Amanda Mickey, Dickinson

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