Your Prep Sports Area Alumni Report: Liberty High Grad Hested Named Conference Co-Freshman of the Year
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Liberty High graduate Hailey Hested was named Heart of America Athletic conference co-freshman of the year after a strong debut season as the starting setter at Mount Mercy.
Hested averaged 9.59 assists per set in conference matches and finished with a team-high 758 assists (9.24 per set) on the season while helping the Mustangs to a 13-15 record.
Hested also had 199 digs and 38 kills.
West Branch graduate and current Central College senior tight end Billy Friis was earned second team all-conference honors from the American Rivers Conference last week.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Friis has caught 12 passes for 140 yards and four touchdowns helping Central to an 11-0 record, a conference title and a spot in the second round of the Division 3 playoffs.
West High graduate had a strong freshman season at Truman State this fall ranking fourth on the team in receiving yards and third in touchdown catches as a freshman.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Crane caught 17 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns this season helping the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record.
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