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Local Collegiate Athletes

Thursday, October 9, 2003

Katy Grady (Le Mars Community), Creighton University volleyball...

Katy Grady has started all 13 matches this season, leads the team in hitting percentage at .334 and aces(11), and is second on the team in kills per game at 2.79. She ranks seventh in the MVC in hitting percentage at .334 overall and second in MVC-only matches at .418. Grady is also tied for second on the squad with 13 assists to date. She had a career-best 15 kills while hitting .407 in a five-game win over Southern Illinois Sept 19. Grady also served up a pair of aces vs. the Salukis, one of four matches with two aces this season. After hitting .356 while averaging 2.70 kills, 1.00 digs, and .70 blocks per game that weekend Grady was named to the LMU Four Points Sheraton Classic All-Tournament Team. She set a school record with 12 kills and no errors in 16 attempts while hitting .750 vs. Auburn Aug. 30. She also owns the second-best showing ever by hitting .667 with 12 errorless kills in 18 swings at Drake Sept. 27. After a season-high of just eight kills last year, she has had seven or more kills in 12 of 13 matches so far this year.

Eric Hentges (Le Mars Community), Simpson College football...

Eric Hentges helped Simpson defeat Central in an Iowa Conference football game, Simpsons first victory over Central since 1997. In the 2nd quarter, the Dutch had a chance to tie the game against Simpson, but were stopped 4th and goal on the three-yard line by Hentges. This maintained Simpson's lead into the half. Then in the 4th quarter, with only minutes left, Hentges powered his way to his fifth touchdown of the season and a 28-21 win for the Storm.

Karlton Hector (Le Mars Community), Northwestern College football...

Karlton Hector was a key player in Northwestern's victory over Dakota Wesleyan Oct 4. With ten minutes left in the first quarter, Hector returned a punt for a gain of 67 yards. Then with eight minutes left he caught a 66-yard pass, scoring his first touchdown of the night. With only one minute left in the first quarter, Hector caught a 33-yard pass for a touchdown, making the score 28-6. In the second quarter, he caught a seven-yard pass, bringing his total for the night to three catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Hector also had nine punt returns for 140 yards.

Micah Van Otterloo (Le Mars Community), Northwestern College football...

Micah Van Otterloo is a senior at Northwestern and provided major defensive help against Dakota Wesleyan. Van Otterloo had two sacks and three assisted sacks for a loss of one and 1/2 yards and one pass breakup. He also forced a fumble for a gain of two yards and intercepted a pass at midfield.

Jordan Van Otterloo (Le Mars Community), Northwestern College football...

Van Otterloo had three sacks and three assisted sacks against Dakota Wesleyan. He also had a fumble recovery for three yards.

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