Sports Shorts: Blue Jays named all-conference
The All-WDA teams for the sports of baseball, girls soccer and girls tennis were announced Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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