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Ostarello leads team to District Title
Sam Ostarello led the Stanley County Lady Buffs to two upset wins over No. 2 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte and No. 1 Mobridge to win the District 12A volleyball tournament. Ostarello has 40 kills and 12 ace blocks in those two games including the game-winning point in game four of the match with Mobridge.
Ostarello's first season on the volleyball team led to her coach, Bobbi Jo Parker, to say, "She is definitely a momentum changer. Nobody can stop her. She’s our secret weapon."
Stanley County (13-12) will next play Miller (26-4) in the Region 6A Championship on Tuesday. The game is a rematch between two teams that last met on October 4th. Miller defeated Stanley County in a tough, five-game match.
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Big Ten Recruiting
Iowa has added another player from the class of 2008. Tia Mays, a 6'1 forward from Des Moines East, chose Iowa over offers from Northern Iowa, Drake, Missouri, Illinois-Chicago, Creighton, Missouri State, Southern Illinois, and IUPUI. Illinois was also showing interest. Mays averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots per game while shooting 63-percent from the floor. She plays center in high school, but is projected at forward in college. Mays plans to major in Sport Management.
Courtney Boylan from Chaska High in Minnesota has given an oral commitment to Michigan. The 5'8 senior point guard averaged 20.9 points last year. Boylan was a Minnesota Coaches Association All-State honoree in 2007.
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