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PAGE 10: SPRING SPORTS 2017 PRESS & DAKOTAN ? PLAIN TALK Determination, Perspective Drive Viborg-Hurley’s Hansen BY DYLAN HUGGINS sports@yankton.net VIBORG — It doesn’t matter whether it’s competing on the track or going about his everyday life, Viborg-Hurley senior Logan Hansen is determined to be successful in whatever he does and doesn’t take anything for granted. “I’m really not afraid to give it all I’ve got because when my brother was young he passed away of a brain stem tumor and I always think back to that because I feel as though I am working for both myself and my brother,” he said. Hansen said that because his brother passed at such an early age, he is reminded of how fortunate he is and that he wants to put a complete effort into everything he does. “There are a lot of things I know he didn’t get the chance to do because he passed away so young and it’s just a really important thing for me because it just shows me how lucky I am to be here,” he said. “It makes me want to give everything I got because who knows when it won’t be there anymore.” Hansen’s only focus just isn’t on runViborg-Hurley’s Logan Hansen, 813, claims the Class B ning his own events. He also embraces boys’ 400-meter dash title at the 2016 South Dakota State the opportunity to be a good teammate. Track Meet. He also finished second in the 800 last season. “I like to cheer on my team and give them some encouragement,” he said. “If somebody is running an event that they don’t normally run, I like to give them some encouragement and let know that they’ll do well.” Bill Hansen, Logan’s father and head coach of the Viborg-Hurley track team, said that Logan’s desire to want to be the best, has helped contribute to the success he has on the track. “Logan has always been very determined and when he was born premature and he was in an ICU unit,” Bill said. “I’ve had him in P.E and he had such a desire not to lose and I think that’s where he really came in to play with success and even in cross country and school, he did not like to lose no matter what he did.” Bill said that how Logan approaches the way he competes makes him proud as a coach and a father. “He’s such a coachable kid and his desire to win and succeed is outstanding and his relationships that he’s built with not only his teammates, but those he runs against,” he said. “He’s always going to congratulate them when the race is over and it doesn’t matter what uniform he is wearing, that’s just the way he is.” Hansen finished first in the 400-meter dash and second in the 800-meter run at the state track meet last year. Logan said that he also contributes his faith for having success on the track. “I think one of the biggest things is my faith,” he said. “Before every race, I’ll pray and just to be able to do the very best that I can helps to always give the confidence and courage to run every race.” Hansen has signed with the University of Sioux Falls, and will compete in track & field and cross country for the Cougars. “One of the things that I really enjoyed about that school was the atmosphere,” he said. “It felt like a place that I could call home and I really liked talking to some of the track athletes and coaches and it just felt right.” Hansen said that right now he is focused on building on the success that he and his team had last year had last season. “Right now, I’m just kind of hoping to continue the success that I had last year because it was a fun year and everything went well,” he said. “We’re off to a pretty good start, so I just want to be able to continue that and keep it going.” Follow@dhugg23 on Twitter S.D. BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD Alcester-Hudson COACH: Brian Haak ASSISTANTS: Jeff Sebern, Toni Kinker, Shannon Hames, June Mikkelson VITALS: Region 5B, TriValley Conference LAST YEAR: Alcester-Hudson’s Samuel Jensen finished fourth in the 1600 meter run last year. Jensen returns for his senior season, as well as a handful of other Cubs. RETURNERS: Samuel Jensen (Sr., distance), Gavin Doering (Sr., throws), Logan McConnell (Sr., middle distance), Eli Skoglund (So., middle distance, jumps), Jadon Micke (So., sprints), CJ Carlson (So., sprints), Brayden Pulscher (So., distance, jumps), Trevor Stene (So., middle distance), Tyler Nelson (Jr., sprints) Andes CentralDakota Christian COACHES: Cliff Johnson, Jessica Brouwer ASSISTANTS: Diane Deurmier, Beth Harrington VITALS: Class B, Region 6, Great Plains Conference ROSTER: Michael Mass (Sr.), Leo Hopkins (Sr.), Ethan Black Cloud (Jr.), Jasiah Caple (Jr.), Jacey Garcia (Jr.), Shawn Goehring (Jr.), Perace Vander Pol (So.), Daaron Tronvold (So.), Cliffey Johnson (So.), Tyler Swanson (Fr.), Nolan Black Cloud (7th) Avon COACH: Brad Poppe ASSISTANTS: Tina Cameron, Shelly Poppe VITALS: Class B, Region 6, Little Missouri Valley Conference, Great Plains Conference LAST YEAR: Avon had one qualifier in the state meet a year ago. Jacob Cihak, who qualified for State in the long jump, will be along with others for the Pirates. RETURNERS: Riley Namminga, (Sr., shot put), Jacob Cihak (Jr., middle distance, long jump, triple jump, long jump state qualifier), Weston Frank (Jr., middle distance, high jump), Wyatt Duncan (Jr., sprints), Nick Jager (So., sprints), Kory DeJong (Fr., sprints, long jump) NEWCOMERS: Tate Wynia (Jr.), Derek Pelton (Jr.), Jason DeJong (Jr.), Max Mach (So.), Gabe Pohl (Fr.), Caleb Driesen (Fr.), Brady Cameron (Jr.) Beresford March (Fr.) COACH: Matt Coy ASSISTANTS: Scott Ebert, Pam Conklin, Rob Wilson, Mikala Larsen, Tyler Sorenson, Dan Bergland, Jim Nelson VITALS: Class A, Region 4, Dakota XII Conference LAST YEAR: The Beresford boys return four members who qualified for the state meet. RETURNERS: Joseph Lane (Sr.), Seth Huot (Sr.), Chris Housken (Sr.), Kaleb Peterson (Sr.), Tim Peterson (Sr., 3200 meter relay state qualifier), Riley Twedt (Sr., 3200 meter relay state qualifier), Hunter Borah (Jr.), Caleb Carnes (Jr.), Jonah Larson (Jr.), Logan Mullinix (Jr.), Jake Limmer (Jr., 3200 meter relay state qualifier), Carson Poppenga (Jr.), Trystan Olbertson (Jr.), Jack Antonson (So.), Alec Atwood (So., 3200 meter relay state qualifier), Dallas Davis (So.) NEWCOMERS: Aitor Perez (Jr.), Beau Hanke (So.), Noah Hinrichs (So.), Duncan Pease (So.), Brandon Andrews (Fr.), Jaden Muller (Fr.), Nate Kropuenske (Fr.), Alex Docken (Fr.), Brad Christensen (Fr.), Matthew Hoffman (Fr.), Carson Johnsen (Fr.), Caleb Weiland (Fr.), Jace Wurth (Fr.), Kellyn S.D. Girls Ashton Vaith (Jr., hurdles, 3rd place state meet 100m hurdles), Hailey Handel (So., sprints), Jaedyn Oplinger (So., middle distance), Eisley Sayler (So., state qualifier triple jump), Trinity Kocourck (Fr.), Paige Dyk (8th), Morgan Edelman (8th), Carly Herrboldt (8th), Jesse Munkvold (8th), Adrean Nusz (8th), Hannah Fischer (8th) NEWCOMERS: Raygen Diede (7th, throws), Paityn Herber (7th, throws) Viborg-Hurley COACH: Bill Hansen ASSISTANTS: John Nyhaug, Tyler Novak, Robbie Kessler VITALS: Region 5B, TriValley Conference LAST YEAR: Viborg-Hurley placed fourth in the 400 and 800, qualified for medley and 1600 relay. Runner up at regions. RETURNERS: Emily Bjerkaas (Sr., state qualifier in 200, fourth in 800 and 400 relay team), Jacia Christiansen (Sr., state medley qualifier), Ally Parker Platte-Geddes COACH: Matt Maxon ASSISTANTS: Darren DeNeui, Christa Peterson VITALS: Class B, Region 6 ROSTER: Katie Berens (Sr.), Mae Duba (Sr.), Hallie Hallock (Sr.), Isabel Nachtigal (Sr.), Alexis Peterson (Sr.), Katie Spawn (Sr.), MaKenzie Oberbroekling (Jr.), Emily Chaney (Jr.), Sarah Erickson (Jr.), Candice Knutson (Jr.), Lacey McClough (Jr.), Averi Tegthoff (Jr.), Kalie Vanden Berge (Jr.), Hailey Wagner (Jr.), Kaetlyn Engbretson (So.), Dominique BERNDT FARM EQUIPMENT Zetor Tractor • TYM Tractors And Repairs One mile west of Hwy 46 & 37 junction 286-3233 Centerville Brouwer (Jr.), Erika Koster (Jr.), Haley Dutek (Jr.), Paige Neugebauer (Jr.), Mattilynn Reiner (So.), Alyssa Whitney (So.), Taylor Van Pelt (So.), Baylee Gerber (So.), Marie Zolnowsky (So.), Kianna Payer (Fr.), Karli Marts (Fr.), Hope Neugebauer (Fr.), Emma Bertram (Fr.), Ally Bertram (8th), Hannah Whitney (8th), Ashlee Gerber (8th), Faith Werkmeister (8th), Naily Spaans (8th), Amy Brenner (So.), NEWCOMER: Jordan Ziebart (7th) FROM PAGE 9 COACH: Phil Bjorneberg ASSISTANTS: Derrek Sattler, Jill Christensen, John Silvernail VITALS: Class B, Region 5, Big East Conference LAST YEAR: The Parker girls tied for 11th place at the state meet. RETURNERS: Karley Peters (So., placed in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m relay at state meet), Erica DeClark (So., 7th place 800m relay), Rayna Mohr (Fr., 7th place 800m relay), Cierra Mohr (8th, state qualifier), Lauren Hunstad (Sr., state qualifier), Raelin Jurgens (So.), Jaiden Olson (So.), Paityn DeBoer (Fr.) NEWCOMERS: Mayson Preheim (Fr.), Grayce Koch (Fr.), Macy Kippes (7th), Alexis Even (7th) Bon Homme COACH: Byron Pudwill ASSISTANTS: Rusty Roland, Lindsey Fathke, Jason Hein, Tara Ronke VITALS: Class A, Region 5, Little Missouri Valley Conference, Southeast South Dakota Conference LAST YEAR: Bon Homme placed 15th as a team last year at the state meet. They return their entire team from a year ago, including Chase Kortan, who has medaled 15 times at the state championships. RETURNERS: Chase Kortan (Sr., long jump state champion), Kade Hellmann (Sr.), Nathan Schenkel (Sr.), Anton Henja (Jr.), Nate Klinnert (Jr.), Zach Cuka (So.), Riley Hellmann (Fr.), Wesley Brandt (Fr.), Gayville-Volin’s Grant Rice Levi Cahoy (Fr.), Kaden Kozak (Fr.), Nate Scieszinski (Fr.) (Fr.), Isaac Hall (Fr.), Blake NEWCOMERS: Colin Adams Johnson (Fr.), Dallas Knudson (Jr.), Tanner Carda (So.), David COACH: John Shubeck (Fr.), Spencer O’Toole (Fr.), Hassing (Jr.), Noah Heesch ASSISTANTS: Shelli Eide, Davin Bendert (8th), Brock (8th), Skylor Knakmuhs (Fr.), Pat Sees, Chris, Kruse Buckneberg (8th), Jaeden Eli Austin Kotalik (Sr.), Chase VITALS: Class B, Region 5, (8th), Hayden Hall (8th), Lane O’Grady (Sr.), Bryce Scieszinski Tri-Valley Conference Hansen (8th), Dawson Knud(Jr.) ROSTER: Zack Eli (Sr.), son (8th), Will Kroger (8th), Chris Wixon (Sr.), Zach Hunnicutt (Jr.), Dylan Olson (Jr.), S.D. BOYS | PAGE 11 Hayden Hall (Fr.), Hunter Ellis, Viborg-Hurley’s Kirsten Paetow Griton (So.), Ally Holter (So.), Sawyer Naasz (So.), Katie Slaba (So.), Miranda Chaney (Fr.), Gracie Espicha (Fr.), Alayah Nachtigal (Fr.), Raegan Stegmeier (Fr.), Abby Vanden Berge (Fr.) Scotland COACH: Gary Pepper ASSISTANTS: Chris McGregor, Calvin Hunhoff VITALS: Class B, Region 5, Southeast South Dakota Conference, Little Missouri Valley Conference, Great Plains Conference RETURNERS: Kchandra Furney (Sr.); Gabi Przybyla (Sr); Taylor Bietz (Jr.); Taylor Gall (Jr.); Kelsi Nooney (So.); Nicole Flynn (Fr.); Kaitie Kannegieter (Fr.); Tristony McDaugale (Fr.); Ashton Simantel (Fr.); Issabela Vitek (Fr.); Kennedy Bietz (8th); Makayla Frederich (8th); Grace Fryda (8th); Annabella Hlavac (8th); McKenzie Sedlacek (8th) NEWCOMERS: Audrey Sayler (7th); Tatum Andretta (7th) Floors & More 1205 Broadway Yankton 665-9728 Tripp-DelmontArmour COACH: Ron Weber ASSISTANTS: Aimee Lenocker, Lee Irvine VITALS: Class B, Region 6, Little Missouri Valley Conference LAST YEAR: While returning a large portion from the 2016 team, TDA will have similar faces for the next few years. They do not have a single senior on their roster. RETURNERS: Brooklyn 4/28 4/26 5/2 5/5 5/10 5/19 5/23 6/5-6 Boys’ & Girls’ Golf Southeast South Dakota Small-School Inv. (Fox Run, Yankton) 9 a.m. Parker Inv. 9 a.m. Gayville-Volin Inv. (Yankton) 9 a.m. Baltic Inv. (Renner) 9 a.m. Irene-Wakonda Inv. 10 a.m. Tri-Valley Conf. (Fox Run) 9 a.m. Pre-Region (Sioux Falls) 8 a.m. Region 3B (Sioux Falls) 8 a.m. State B at Sioux Falls TBD (Girls at Prairie Green, Boys at Spring Creek) COMMUNITY BANK FORT RANDALL AVON, SD TELEPHONE CO. 286-3213 605-563-2863 Member FDIC 4/7 3/21 3/27 4/6 4/11 4/13 4/20 4/29 5/5-6 Track & Field Dan Lennon Class B (Vermillion) Lounsbery Early Bird (Centerville) Turner County Relays (Centerville) Centerville Rotary Relays 12:30 p.m. Menno Relays 9;30 a.m. Flyer Inv. (Freeman) 1 p.m. Barker Relays (Madison) 9 a.m. Howard Wood Dakota Relays (Sioux Falls) 2 p.m./9 a.m. 5/6 Parker Inv. 9 a.m. 5/9 Tri-Valley Conf. (Baltic) 1 p.m. 5/18 Region 5B (Centerville) 10 a.m. 5/26-27 State Meet (Sioux Falls) 9:30/9 a.m. Slowey Construction, Inc. 2510 W. 31st. Yankton, SD (605) 665-8489 Anderson (7th). Wagner COACH: Joe Kafka ASSISTANTS: Jason Knebel, Matt Slaba, Jenny Zephier, Chad Peters VITALS: Class A, Region 5, Little Missouri Valley Conference, Southeast South Dakota Conference RETURNERS: Jensen Holzbauer (Sr.); Abby Freier (Jr.); Taylor Eitemiller (Jr.); Josi Bouza (Jr.); Halley Zephier (Jr.); Janae Patterson (Jr.); Maggie Barnett (So.); Britney Krcil (So.); Faith Tyler (So.); Joanna Soukup (So.); Kirstyn Roth (So.); Maesa Dvorak (Fr.) NEWCOMERS: Kristan Soukup (Sr.): Payton Mora (Fr.); Alex Zephier (Fr.); Danielle Twiss (Fr.); Kayli Kocer (Fr.); Rose Eitemiller (Fr.); Abby Brunsing (8th); Keanna Ligtenberg (8th); Alcista Dion (7th) CROSBY-JAEGER FUNERAL HOME INC. Avon, SD 119 N. Poplar St. Wagner, SD 124 E. Hwy 50 384-3781 Springfield, SD 604 8th St. 369-2488 Jim & Julie Jaeger and Chad Peters AVON PIRATES Centerville, SD CENTERVILLE TORNADOES 4/13 Osterloo (Sr., sprinter), Kirten Paetow (Sr., fourth in 400 and 800 relay, sixth in 400 dash), Alison Knutson (Sr., thrower), Alexia Jensen (Jr. fourth in 800 and 400 relay), Tori Hansen (So., sixth in 800 relay), Kaylee Kropuenske (So., State qualifier in medley relay), Breanna Johnson (So., hurdles, state qualifier in 1600 medley), Holy Richards (So., fourth in 400 and 800 relay), Steaffanie Murphy (Jr.), Eirca Boomagarden (Jr.), Skyler Kludt (Jr.), Savannah Westerom (Jr.), Kanchita Chantiatum (Jr.), Shania Knutson (So.), Brittney Nelson (So.), Katie Johansen (Fr.), Rachelle Leber (Fr.), Kassidy Lyons (Fr.), Sydney Voss (8th), Nevaeh Carlson (8th), Jordan Lee (8th), Taylor Johnke (8th), Kasi Knutson (8th), Rachel Christensen (8th). NEWCOMERS: Kimberley Ebright (7th), Brooke Hardwick (7th), Delana Mach (7th), Sydney Hierings (7th), Makenzie Christensen (7th), Brooklyn 4/13 4/21 4/28 Boys’ & Girls’ Golf Class B Classic (Lakeview, Mitchell) 10 a.m. Southeast South Dakota Small-School Inv. (Fox Run, Yankton) 9 a.m. B-SC/Gregory Inv. 10 a.m. Avon/Scotland Inv. 10 a.m. Platte-Geddes/BSC Inv. 10 a.m. (Boys at Gregory, Girls at Burke) (Boys at Scotland, Girls at Bon Homme CC) 5/5 5/12 (Boys at Burke, Girls at Platte) Avon/Bon Homme Inv. 10 a.m. 5/19 Pre-Region 10 a.m. 5/23 Region 4B 10 a.m. 6/5-6 State B at Sioux Falls (Boys at Spring?eld, Girls at Bon Homme CC) (Lakeview, Mitchell) (Lakeview, Mitchell) TBD (Girls at Prairie Green, Boys at Spring Creek) 4/4 4/7 4/11 4/18 Track & Field Scotland Inv. Avon Inv. 4:30 p.m. Wagner Relays 2 p.m. South Dakota-Nebraska Challenge (Tyndall) 2 p.m. 4/21 Flevares Relays (Tyndall) 4:30 p.m. 4/27 Great Plains Conf. (Scotland) 1 p.m. 5/2 Little Missouri Valley Conf. (Wagner) 2 p.m. 5/5 O’Gorman Inv. 9 a.m. 5/5-6 Howard Wood Dakota Relays (Sioux Falls) 2 p.m./9 a.m. 5/6 Andes Central-Dakota Christian Inv. (Lake Andes) 9 a.m. 5/9 Fort Randall Conf. (Lake Andes) 1 p.m. 5/12 Ethan-Parkston Inv. 2 p.m. 5/18 Region 6B (Kimball) 2 p.m. 5/26-27 State Meet (Sioux Falls) 9:30/9 a.m.
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