The Northern State wrestling team recently added three student-athletes for the 2011-12 season.
The trio includes Aberdeen Central graduate Adam Scherr, along with Tyler Frost of Gettysburg and Jeffrey Haga of Bremerton, Wash. All three join previous NSU signee Gavin Larsen (Chanhassen, Minn.) in enrolling in classes and joining the Wolves for pre-season workouts this fall.
· Scherr is coming off a senior season in which he went 33-11 on the mat for the Aberdeen Central Golden Eagles, finishing third at 130 pounds at the state tournament in March, earning his second state placer medal in the process. The recent Golden Eagle graduate was also named as a team captain and earned All-State and All-Eastern South Dakota honors. Scherr was also the starting running back, middle linebacker and kick returner for the Central football team.
· Frost comes to the Wolves after a high school career that saw him earn five letters on the mat, four on the gridiron and two in track and field. The Gettysburg graduate placed three times at the state tournament, including one runner-up finish. The 125-pounder served as the team captain for two years and earned his team's MVP, Outstanding Wrestler and Most Improved awards through the course of his career.
· Haga recently finished his career at Klahowya High School, where he earned two trips to the state tournament. A Bremerton native, Haga reached the championship match of the 2011 tournament, finishing second in the 171-pound division. Haga served as the team captain and earned Academic All-State note, as well. Off the mat, Haga was a team captain for the lacrosse team and was named as the Defensive Player of the Year for the KHS football squad.
PC trio on all-UMAC team
Presentation College baseball landed three players on the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference first-team.
Aberdeen Roncalli graduate and Saints' catcher Justin Kline earned all first-team honors in his first season with the team after transferring from Division I North Dakota State last year.
Groton graduate and sophomore Heath Giedt also earned first-team status as did senior Spencer Sudbeck. Senior Michael Babcock and junior Matt Kervin both earned all-conference honorable mention status.
From staff reports
Hardcastle in regionals
Mobridge graduate and Purdue senior thrower Bill Hardcastle will compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Regional this Thursday through Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.
The preliminary round format advances the top-48 declared individuals in each event and the top-24 declared relays in each region. The top-12 finishers in each event at the preliminary rounds then qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships on June 8-11 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Hardcastle will compete in the shot put and the discus throw at regions. He has the ninth best region mark in the shot put (59-6 ) and the 32nd best region mark in the discus (173-9). Hardcastle will attempt to become the Purdue men's first double-qualifier for the NCAA Championships since Kenneth Baxter went to nationals in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in 2005.
From staff reports
Aberdeen Roncalli graduate and Central College sophomore Aaron Fuller earned his second All-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference award recently.
Fuller was named to the all conference team as a freshman in the pole vault during the 2010 season and was recently named to the all conference team as a sophomore in the decathlon.
Fuller placed third in the decathlon at the 2011 IIAC outdoor track and field championships with a personal best point total of 5,640 points. He also placed fifth in the javelin and fifth in the pole vault at the same meet earning 14 points for the Central College men's team which won its fourth consecutive IIAC men's team title.
Fuller is the son of Northern State track and field coaches Jim and Brenda Fuller.