PIERRE, S.D. (Rod Fisher Dakota Radio Group) – The Pierre Area Coaches Association has named their Riggs High Athlete of the Week award winners for the week ending April 14th. Nathan Ellenbecker of the Governor Tennis team and Sydney Palmer of the Lady Gov Track and Field team are the Athletes of the Week. Ellenbecker, a junior, was nominated by his head coach Jeff Schlekeway. Ellenbecker started the season 7-0 before losing his first match on Monday to Sioux Falls Washington. Coach Schlekeway says Ellenbecker leads by example and is not only playing a high level at number 2 singles and number 2 doubles but he is also a great team leader. Palmer was nominated by her head coach Misty Larson. The Lady Governor freshman placed 2nd in the Shot Put Saturday at the Rapid City Track O Rama and threw a personal best 36-02.75 in adverse conditions. Coach Larson says she is quickly becoming one of the best throwers in the state.
Nathan Ellenbecker Sydney Palmer
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