Arampatzis has the ninth best vault in Class AA heading into the tournament Friday at Brandon and Saturday at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.
Sports writer Deb Smith
The rosters and coaching staffs for the 2013 South Dakota All-Star games have been announced.
The All-Star games will be held in Aberdeen in conjunction with the South Dakota High School Coaches Association convention with the girls’ and boys’ basketball games on July 16 in Wachs Arena, and the volleyball match at Wachs Arena and football game at Swisher Field on July 17.
The rosters for football and volleyball have been released. The rosters for girls’ and boys’ basketball will be available shortly. The games showcase athletes who graduated from high school this spring.
Several coaches have area ties. Aberdeen Central football coach Mike Flakus will be a member of the coaching staff for the North football team. Jamie Cronin of Potter County will join with Jodi Melius of Brookings to mentor the North volleyball team. Melius, whose maiden name is Fischbach, played volleyball for Northwestern. LaDawn Nesje of Sioux Falls Washington will be on the sidelines for the South volleyball team. Nesje played college volleyball at Northern State. Britton native and Northern State graduate, Arlin Likness will help coach the South football squad.
The rosters and coaches lists can be found in Scoreboard.
Girls’ coaches honored
Several area high school girls’ coaches have been honored by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.
Named as varsity coaches of the year were Jason Vergeldt of Webster in Region 1; Mark Senftner of Sully Buttes in Region 3; Sara Gebhart of Lemmon in Region 4; and Britton native Lyle Pearson of Sioux Falls Lincoln in Region 5.
Kari Jung of Warner was named as varsity assistant of the year in Region 1.
Here are all the winners:
Region 1 — Head: Jason Vergeldt of Webster. Assistant: Kari Jung of Warner.
Region 2 — Head: Scott Mitchell of Deuel. Assistant: Austin Tvedt of Castlewood.
Region 3 — Head: Mark Senftner of Sully Buttes. Assistant: Jonathan Schouten of Huron.
Region 4 — Head: Sara Gebhart of Lemmon. Assistant: Jim Noyes of Rapid City Central.