Sports Briefs

Optimist All-Star volleyball rosters set

The rosters for the 2014 North Dakota High School Coaches Association-Optimist All-Star volleyball match were announced Thursday.

Area players on the West roster include Wilton-Wing’s Heidi Clausen, Beulah’s Lakin Kessler, Stanley’s Chai Pappa, Ray’s Paige Dolan and Hannah Gillund and Kenmare’s Katie Nelson. Carrington’s Madison Wendel is among the group representing the East.

The all-star match is slated for two days beginning June 16 at West Fargo. June 17’s contest will be played at Century High School.

-Daily News Staff

Gathman signs with Minot State volleyball

The Minot State volleyball team has signed Minot High product Ashley Gathman to its 2014 recruiting class, the program announced Thursday.

Gathman – a 5-foot-5 setter – played both volleyball and softball with the Majettes. She reached 1,000 career assists as a senior. Gathman was named Minot’s most valuable player last year.

Also joing the volleyball program is Humboldt, Saskatchewan, native Hailey Richards. The 5-10 outside hitter won two titles as a member of her Saskatoon Volleyball Club team. She was also named Humboldt Collegiate Institute’s junior athlete of the year.

-Daily News Staff