Area athletes honored for play, academics
April 16. 2013 6:00PM
A host of area athletes have earned various honors for their performances in and outside of the classroom.
St. Maryís junior Mitch Roemen earned a selection to the Dakota Valley All-Conference second team.
In the Big East Conference, Baltic senior Josiah Aberson earned second team honors.
Baltic junior Edward Clark earned third team honors. He was fourth in the conference with a 53 percent field goal percentage and fourth in rebounding, averaging 7 boards per game.
Baltic senior Tom Sittig earned honorable mention.
Aberson, Sittig, Clark, Dylan Brende and Abigail Weinzetl earned academic all-state selections for Baltic.
For the Quarriers, senior Bryce Koch earned all-state team honors for Class A. He averaged 12.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and four blocks. He finished his career with 903 points, 765 rebounds and 272 blocked shots, which is the most in school history.
Kochís teammate and fellow senior Cole Langer earned a second-team all state selection.
Earning academic all-state honors for Dell Rapids were Langer, Jacob Morris, Matt Kolbeck, Lane LeBrun, Spencer Kerzman and Koch.
Both Langer and Koch have been nominated for the Hansen Anderson Basketball Mr. Basketball award during the organizationís annual awards luncheon at the Ramkota Convention Center in Sioux Falls on Sunday, May 5th.