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April 2018 MAR Club Athletes of the Month
Sierra Butler (Senior) – Girls' Softball
The MAR Club Female Athlete of the Month for April is Sierra Butler, Senior, Girls’ Softball. Coach Ryne Jungling nominated Sierra for these accomplishments.

“Sierra Butler had a fantastic first month of the softball season. She appeared in five games as a pitcher for the Braves and had a 3-2 record for the month of April. In total, she threw 30 innings and finished with an earned run average of 6.53 (mostly attributed to one game against Dickinson). In the other four games, Sierra was fantastic – getting dominating wins against Williston, Legacy, and Watford City. Throughout the month, Sierra struck out 27 batters. Her finest performance was a five inning, no-hitter in which she struck out nine of the 15 outs that she recorded. Sierra is a very hard worker that is a leader on the pitching staff. Sierra is very deserving of the April Athlete of the Month award.”
Chris Koester (Junior) - Boys' Track & Field
The MAR Club Male Athlete of the Month for April is Chris Koester, Junior, Boys’ Track & Field. Coach Dan Weising nominated Chris for these accomplishments.

“I would like to submit my nomination for Chris Koester for the April 2018 MAR Club Athlete of the Month. Chris has had an “electric” month on the track for the Mandan Boys program, where he posted state qualifying times in the 100- and 200-yard dash. At the Charlie Denton relays on April 28, Chris posted a 100-yard dash time of 10.96, which currently ranks as the second fastest Class A time in all of North Dakota. In addition to these accomplishments, Chris also is a member of the 4x100 and 4x200 relays teams that posted state qualifying times during the month. He has also completed on the 4x400 relay team during the month, which is another group that is very close to posting a qualifying time. We look forward to watching Chris again compete at the State Track and Field meet in May, as he continues his preparations to attempt to become a state champion this year.”
Other Athletes Nominated
Other athletes nominated for the month of April were Elizabeth Geiger, Sophomore, Girls’ Soccer; Natasha Mosbrucker, Junior, Girls’ Tennis; and Evan Arenz, Junior, Boys’ Baseball.