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ST. MARY'S COACH COPAS RESIGNS

Shannon Copas, St. Mary's head girls basketball coach the past six seasons, has resigned.

Copas, who led the Saints to a third-place finish at the state tournament in 2018, had been in the St. Mary's program the past seven years.

Copas was named the Class A coach of the year in 2018 after leading the Saints to the state tournament for the first time since 1998.

"We've been fortunate to have Shannon as our head coach the past six years," St. Mary's athletic director Bruce Schumacher said. "Coach Copas was fully invested in each of his athletes and he treated all of his teams as an extension of his family.

"He equipped his girls not only with basketball skills but also with qualities that will help them be successful young women."

LEGACY TRIO TOPS ALL-STAR TEAM

Setter Emma Fricke and hitters Rebecca Nitsch and Taryn Allmaras from Legacy High will play for the West team in the Optimist All-Star volleyball series in June.

The three Sabers are joined by fellow Bismarck standout Taylor Gerving (St. Mary's) and Mandan right-side hitter Emily Tweten. The West team also will be coached by Mandan's Anna Folk. Gerving is an outside hitter.

Center-Stanton's Morgan Vitek, a versatile hitter and defensive specialist, also is a member of the 12-person West roster.

The Optimist All-Star series will be played June 10 at Fargo North High School and June 11 at Mandan High School, starting at 7 p.m. both nights.

Full rosters can be found in the scoreboard, located below.

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