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Musketeers trade for defenseman

SIOUX CITY | The Sioux City Musketeers have traded defenseman Lucas Bahn to the Des Moines Buccaneers in exchange for defenseman Nate Clurman.

Clurman, a 6-foot-2, 194-pound native of Boulder, Colorado, will play for his third United States Hockey League of the season. The Notre Dame recruit delivered three assists in 23 games for Tri-City before he was traded to Des Moines, where he had a goal and two assists in 15 games.

Clurman recorded a point in his first game as a Musketeer Wednesday night, assisting along with Matyas Svoboda on Martin Pospisil’s first-period goal. Coach Luke Strand’s squad trailed Madison 2-1 when the game was stopped late in the first period because of an apparent burst pipe at Bob Suter Capitol Arena.

Bahn had a goal and five assists in 32 games for the Musketeers.

Le Mars girls second at state bowling

WATERLOO, Iowa -- The Le Mars girls finished second at the Class 2A state bowling tournament at Cadillac Lanes on Thursday.

The Bulldogs rolled a total of 2,761 to finish just behind Ottmwa's 2,790.

Le Mars was led by junior placer Lexi Schroeder who finished seventh with a 408 while senior Caitlynne Peters took 11th with 393. Seniors Siarah Augustine, Brooke Westhoff and Abigail Whidon finished 25th, 26th and 27th, respectively, for the Bulldogs. Senior Stephanie Williams finished 44th.

Des Moines North's Sam Meade, a freshman, was the top finisher with a 452.

The Le Mars boys took ninth with a 2,678. Sophomore Trey Whiddon had a top-10 finish taking eighth with a score of 450. Senior Kody Koerselman rolled a 369, junior Blake Rush had a 336, senior Riley Augustine had a 326, sophomore Lane Poulson had a 314 and sophomore Brady Poulson had a 309.

NSIC basketball awards announced

WAYNE, Neb. -- Seniors Paige Ballinger and Maggie Schulte and freshman Erin Norling represent Wayne State College on the All-Northern Sun Conference Women’s Basketball Team announced Thursday. Ballinger and Schulte both received first-team All-NSIC accolades while Norling was named to the All-Freshmen Team.

Ballinger, a 6-foot-1 senior center from Pender, is a first-team All-NSIC selection for a third straight season. In NSIC games, Ballinger averaged 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game recording four games of 20 or more points with three double-doubles. She was second in blocked shots per game (2.2), ninth in field goal percentage (.486), 10th in free throw percentage (.825) and 16th in scoring.

Schulte, a 6-foot senior forward from Wynot, received first-team All-NSIC honors after being named Second Team All-NSIC as a sophomore and junior. In NSIC games this season, produced 11.0 points with a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game, recording two double-doubles and three games of 20 or more points. She led the NSIC in 3-point field goal percentage (.512) making 22 of 43 shots behind the arc, was fourth in free throw percentage (.859), seventh in defensive rebounds per game (5.23), seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.8) and tied for eighth in assist per game (3.2).

Norling, a 5-11 freshman forward from Loretto, Minnesota, was one of five players named to the NSIC All-Freshmen Team. She averaged 9.0 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in NSIC games this season, ranking sixth in field goal percentage making 49.4 percent (85-172) from the field.

WSC's Jacks recognized for play

WAYNE, Neb. -- Wayne State College junior guard Kendall Jacks represents the Wildcats on the 2018 NSIC All-Conference Men’s Basketball Team announced Thursday, receiving honorable mention All-NSIC honors.

The 6-foot-4 guard from Bettendorf, Iowa, who was a second-team All-NSIC selection last season, led the Wildcats in scoring, rebounding and assists this season averaging 13.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He scored double figures in 25 of 31 games this season and had eight games of 20 or more points, highlighted by a season-best 28 points at Concordia-St. Paul on December 1. Jacks shot 50.5 percent from the field (167-331) and 79.4 percent at the free throw line (77-97).

Kooima to take part in 3-point contest

ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Northwestern's Colton Kooima has been selected to take part in the NABC-NAIA Shoot & Slam on March 17 at 4 p.m.

He will be joined by Reed Dungan of Dalton State (Ga.), Will Hill of Rio Grande (Ohio) and Brandon Scott of Science & Arts (Okla.).

Hummel earns all-NSIC honors

BURSNVILLE, Minn. – For the third time in their six-year membership of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, University of Sioux Falls women's basketball had two players named All-NSIC with sophomores Kaely Hummel and Mariah Szymanski earning second team honors. 

A 5-foot-8 guard out of Cherokee, Iowa, Hummel earned her first career postseason honors, a spot on the All-NSIC second team. Hummel led the Cougars in scoring and ranked fourth in the NSIC with a 16.4 average in conference games this year. She scored in double figures all 26 regular season games and extended her streak to 27 straight games with 10 or more points after she added 20 in USF's NSIC Tournament first round win over University of Mary on Wednesday.

Hummel made 52 three-point field goals during the conference season (65 in all 27 games), hitting at least one 3-pointer in all but one of the 22 conference games. This season, Hummel scored 20 or more points in six games, leading the Cougars to victory in five of those contests. She doubled her scoring average from her freshman season mark of 8.0 points per game to an even 16 points per game in 2017-18.

Morningside baseball postponed

SIOUX CITY – Morningside College’s baseball game against Augustana University that was scheduled for Wednesday is postponed. No makeup date has been set.

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