Published On: Wed, Nov 30th, 2011

HPS girls are honored

HARTINGTON – Four Hartington Public School volleyball team members were honored recently with All Conference recognition.
Junior Middle hitter Micheala Dendinger and setter Courtney Hochstein both earned First Team Lewis and Clark Conference All Conference honors.
Junior Left hitter Shelby Hochstein and libero Ashley Morten both earned All Conference Honorable Mention honors.

Dendinger set three new school records for the Lady Wildcats this season.
She inked her name in the record books for most kills in a season — 259. Her 130 blocks this season also set a school standard. Her efforts helped her score 430 points on the year — another school record.
Courtney Hochstein’s setting prowess earned her 336 set assists on the season. She was also a force on defense, going down for  178 digs on the year. She was also one of the best servers on the team, connecting on 91 percent of her serves this season. She had 27 ace serves on the year.
Hochstein, who was a team captain along with Taylor Dybdal, also earned 65 blocks this season.
Her younger sister, Shelby, was also a force for the Lady Cats this season. She tied a school record for ace serves in a game with 12 in one contest. She had a team-high 44 for the season. Her 92 percent serve-receive percentage also led the team.
The HPS freshman was a solid all-around performer for the Lady Cats this season.
She was also a strong player at the net, slamming down 134 kills this season —second best on the team. Hochstein’s 151 digs also aided the Wildcat defense.

Junior Ashley Morten led the Purple Pride defense with 228 digs this season. She also boasted an impressive 90 percent serve-receive percentage on the year.
A pair of Hartington seniors just missed out on All Conference honors. Setter/Hitter Megan Wolfe aided the team with 171 assists this season. She also had 97 digs to aid the back-court on defense. Wolfe was also strong at the net for the Lady Cats, slamming down 54 kills and 63 blocks on the year.
Taylor Dybdal was also a force at the net. The senior co-captain slammed down 115 kills and sent back 90 blocks.