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Class B fall sports recap: Awards, nominations and standings

Western Edge garners 14 All-State team selections, 28 All-Region nods and Coach of the Year

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Ty Dassinger on a carry in the red zone.
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DICKINSON — A large contingent of southwest North Dakota’s Class 11B, Region 4 Football and Class B, Region 7 Volleyball standouts from the 2022 season, as selected by the North Dakota Football Coaches Association, have been honored with All-State and All-Region nods.

11B FOOTBALL

Dickinson Trinity led the class with multiple selections to the all-state team, while the Bowman County Bulldogs claimed the second most honorees.

In Class 11B, Region 4 Football, the final region standings had Dickinson Trinity on top with an overall record of 9-2; Beulah came in second with an overall record of 9-3; Bowman County finished the season with a 6-4 record for third; Shiloh Christian High School garnered an 8-3 overall record for fourth; Hazen went sub .500 with a 4-5 overall record for fifth; Killdeer regrouped at the end of the season to go 3-6 overall for sixth place; Southern McLean suffered a 2-7 overall record to clinch seventh place; and Heart River would go winless at 0-8 to round out the region.

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Bohden Duffield on the throw.
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The following Region 4 players were honored with an All-State team placement for the 2022-23 season:

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Jace Kovash, QB, Dickinson Trinity; Ty Dassinger, RB, Dickinson Trinity; Luke Shobe, WR, Dickinson Trinity; Amari Smith, DL, Beulah; Mason Mellmer, RB, Beulah; Tarren Larson, OL, Beulah; Joey Desir, QB, Shiloh-Christian; Michael Fagerland, RB, Shiloh-Christian; Isaac Emmel, LB, Shiloh-Christian; Grant Kees, OL, Bowman County; Mace Stuber, DL, Bowman County; Bohden Duffield, DB, Bowman County; and Kaison Kailor, RB, Hazen;

The following players were honored with an All-Region 4 team placement:

Jace Kovash, QB, Dickinson Trinity; Ty Dassinger, RB, Dickinson Trinity; Luke Shobe, WR, Dickinson Trinity; Gage Glaser, WR, Dickinson Trinity; Tanner Roers, OL, Dickinson Trinity; Cade Fitterer, DL, Dickinson Trinity; Jeremiah Jilek, LB, Dickinson Trinity; Jake Shobe, DB, Dickinson Trinity; Amari Smith, DL, Beulah; Mason Mellmer, RB, Beulah; Mason Wolstenholm, OL, Beulah; McCoy Mohl, LB, Beulah; Ronan Klindworth, LB, Beulah; Tarren Larson, OL, Beulah; Trace Beauchamp, DB, Beulah; Joey Desir, QB, Shiloh-Christian; Michael Fagerland, RB, Shiloh-Christian; Eli Thompson, WR, Shiloh-Christian; Sam Benson, OL, Shiloh-Christian; Kyler Klein, DL, Shiloh-Christian; Isaac Emmel, LB, Shiloh-Christian; Roman Fossum, WR, Bowman County; Kirkland Meschke, TE, Bowman County; Grant Kees, OL, Bowman County; Mace Stuber, DL, Bowman County; Bohden Duffield, DB, Bowman County; Kaison Kailor, RB, Hazen; Cade Harm,RB, Hazen; Layton Sailer, DL, Hazen; Cole Schneider, LB, Hazen; Birch Bang, DL, Killdeer; Noah Jepson, LB, Killdeer; Gus Bombach, LB, Killdeer; Kage Voigt, DE, Southern McLean; Alex Retterath, QB, Southern McLean; Ryder Shoemaker, WR, Southern McLean; Austin Buckman, RB, Heart River; Caleb Kasian, OL, Heart River; and Lee Obrigewitch, DL, Heart River;

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Austin Buckman on the carry.
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Receiving Honorable Mentions on the All-Region 4 team:

Jared Klaudt, DB, Beulah; Gus Strommen, DL, Beulah; Simon Buchfinck, TE, Beulah; Cole Kadrmas, LB, Dickinson Trinity; Darrick Evan, DB, Shiloh-Christian; Carter Seifert, DB, Shiloh-Christian; Sam Andrews, WR/DB, Bowman County; Hunter Rasmussen, OL, Bowman County; Carter Thigpen, OL, Hazen; Owen Thigpen, OL, Hazen; Joe Dukart, OL, Killdeer;

Ben Roundy, OL, Killdeer; Carter Knudson, DL, Southern McLean; Reece Franklund, OL, Southern McLean; Jordan Koppinger, OL, Heart River; Dawyson Malkowski, LB, Heart River;

It would be senior standout Joey Desir, quarterback and defensive back for Shiloh Christian who would garner the 2022 Senior Athlete of The Year award for his leadership and statistical showcase.

Beulah High School’s Jim Dooley would be honored with the 2022 Coach of the Year after leading his team to a competitive 9-3 overall record to take second in the region.

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Region 7 VOLLEYBALL

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Ava Jahner put up 21 kills and 13 digs for the Titans in the Consolation Semifinal.
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Dickinson Trinity and Glen Ullin-Hebron would tie for the most selections to the All-Region and All-State teams, but it would be the Titans who clinched the top spot in the regional standings.

For Class B Volleyball, the final region standings had Dickinson Trinity on top with a record of 11-0; Glen Ullin-Hebron came in second with a record of 10-1; Beulah finished the season with a 8-2 record for third; Bowman County garnered an 8-3 overall record for fourth; Hettinger-Scranton would take fifth with a 6-4 record; New England split the season with a 3-3 record for sixth place; Richardton-Taylor suffered a 4-6 sub .500 record to clinch seventh place; Hazen would go 4-7 to take eighth; Beach fell to 2-8 for a ninth place finish; Killdeer and Heart River could come in tied for 10th with 2-9 records; and finishing last in 12th place was Mott-Regent whose wildfire burned out with their 1-9 record.

Stand outs Ava Jahner, Dickinson Trinity, and Taylor Christensen, Glen Ullin-Hebron, would be the only two Region 7 players honored with All-State team placements for the 2022-23 season.

The following players were honored with an All-Region 7 team placement:

Ava Jahner, Dickinson Trinity; Olivia Kessel, Dickinson Trinity; Delaney Deschamp, Dickinson Trinity; Taylor Christensen, Glen Ullin-Hebron; Courtnee Soupir, Glen Ullin-Hebron; MiKayla Schneider, Glen Ullin-Hebron; Jenna Koppelsloen, Beulah; Shea Barron, Beulah; Graysen Connolly, Beulah; Ellie Powell, Bowman County; Bailey Peterson, Bowman County; Hannah Frank, New England; Messa Kuehl, New England; Ella Jensen, Hettinger-Scranton; and Gracie Doe, Killdeer.

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Ellie Powell serving.
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It would be senior standout Taylor Christensen with Glen Ullin-Hebron who would garner the 2022 Senior Athlete of The Year award for her on-court leadership and superior performances.

Dickinson Trinity’s Breanna Sisson would be honored with the 2022 Coach of the Year after leading her team to an undefeated regional record of 11-0 on the Titan’s path to the top of the region.

Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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