High School Sports

Northwestern Tops Warner For State B Volleyball Title

Wildcats Beat Monarchs 3-1

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  A format change finally allowed Warner and Northwestern to play for the State B Volleyball championship rather than butting heads in the regional finals. And it was worth the wait. Caitlyn Fischbach’s 19 kills helped lead Northwestern to a 3-1 win over Warner in the State B Volleyball Championship at Rapid City.  The Monarchs’ Laurie Rogers…

Scoreboard Friday, November 17th

Scoreboard Friday, November 17th

Scoreboard Friday, November 17th H.S. Volleyball SD State Tournament in Rapid City Class “AA” Semi’s Harrisburg 3, Watertown 2 *Wassink 17 kills RC Stevens 3, Washington 2 *Bartling 21 kills Consolation Aberdeen 3, O’Gorman 0 *Gough, Kusler 11 kills Huron 3, Mitchell 1 *Niehus, Schimke 10 kills Class “A” Semi’s SF Christian 3, Madison 0 *Voss 16 kills Dakota Valley…

Pipestone rolls into 2-A title game

Pipestone rolls into 2-A title game

The Pipestone Arrows fell behind early to Moose Lake/Willow River at US Bank Stadium Friday in the Minnesota 2-A semifinals. But then Cody Thompson decided to start throwing and it was quickly a big lead. He hit Tyl Woelber for a score and the game was tied at 6. Woelber then took a lateral from Thompson and threw a 64…

Volleyball coaches like changes in post season

Volleyball coaches like changes in post season

The state volleyball tournament is being played in Rapid City this year with all 3 classes in the same location. For volleyball fans it’s a great chance to see the state’s most talented players/teams all in the same place. And coaches love it too as fans of the sport. As for the Sweet 16 format, that’s been very well received,…

Top Seeds all advance at State Volleyball in RC

Top Seeds all advance at State Volleyball in RC

The top seeds all advanced at the State Volleyball Tournaments in Rapid City Thursday. Although #2 Mitchell was an upset victim in “AA” as the young and improving Washington Warriors rallied for a 3-2 win in the the final match of the night. #1 Harrisburg will face Watertown in the semi’s Friday night and RC Stevens plays Washington. In Class…

Pipestone Heads to US Bank Stadium Friday With Momentum

Pipestone Heads to US Bank Stadium Friday With Momentum

Appearances can be deceiving for a Pipestone football team making it’s third trip to the state semifinals in four years. “More different than alike. I mean we were really big up front, probably averaged 235 across the line. We’re small and quick. Our team speed is a lot faster.” Pipestone Head Football Coach Clay Anderson says. And there weren’t many…

Falcons of West Sioux Cap Perfect Season with Class A Title

Falcons of West Sioux Cap Perfect Season with Class A Title

CEDAR FALLS, IA…The Falcons of West Sioux capped a perfect season Thursday in the Class 1-A championship game with a 35-14 win over unbeaten Hudson. Hunter Dekkers was 20 for 30 for 286 yards and 3 TD’s…Chase Koopmans caught 10 passes for 145 yards and and 61-yard TD and Jake Lynott as usual had a huge game. He ran the…

SF Christian Chargers Just Want to Have Fun

SF Christian Chargers Just Want to Have Fun

The Sioux Falls Christian volleyball is used to having a target on it’s back, especially when it is state tournament time. Darci Wassenaar’s team heads to Rapid City as the top ranked team and top seed in Class “A” and she says her team will just try and relax and have fun rather than worry about the expectations others might…

Minneota Heads to Class A Semi’s at US Bank Stadium

Minneota Heads to Class A Semi's at US Bank Stadium

The Minneota Vikings play Saturday morning at 11:30 in the Class A semifinals at US Bank Stadium. Head coach Chad Johnson has had plenty of success with his Vikings in recent years. And he thinks this year’s squad possesses a little more team speed which should come in handy playing on the turf inside.

Harrisburg Volleyball team has great chemistry in addition to talent

Harrisburg Volleyball team has great chemistry in addition to talent

The Harrisburg Tigers head west to Rapid City to defend their AA state volleyball title starting Thursday when they play O’Gorman. The Tigers lost some very talented players to graduation, but they returned a ton of talent (4 will play college volleyball) and a drive to win it again. And they have one more extremely important thing on their side…

Peters Will Run Cross Country for the Wisconsin Badgers

Peters Will Run Cross Country for the Wisconsin Badgers

West Central cross country standout Derick Peters made his college decision on Monday. He will run for the Wisconsin Badgers next fall. He’s has a sensational high school career, but his senior season has been especially good. He won the state high school crown for the second straight year, helped his team win for a 3rd time, won the prestigious…

West Central’s Derick Peters 2nd At Nike Cross Heartland Regionals

Earns Automatic Bid To Nationals In Portland, Oregon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Derick Peters’ remarkable 2017 cross country season continued on Saturday afternoon at the Nike Heartland Cross Country Regional. The West Central senior, who won the South Dakota State A Championship and the Roy Griak Invitational, finished runner up on Sunday with a time of 14:55.5.  Wisconsin state champion Drew Bosley was the champion in 14:53.6. By…

Washington Stands Tall To Finish Three-Peat

Two-Point Conversion Stop Gives Warriors State Title 20-19 Over Roosevelt

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The Washington Warriors won their third straight state championship by the slimmest of margins. After a one point semifinal win over O’Gorman, the unbeaten Warriors had to sweat it out last night in the title game against another cross town rival-Roosevelt. Seth Benson and his Warrior teammates stopped Roosevelt’s game winning two point conversion attempt in the…

GRIDIRON GREATNESS-Week 12 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE (11-12-17)!

Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From State Championships!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s time to ring the bell in honor of champions and say goodbye to another season of football! W e look back at the best sights, sounds and moments of South Dakota prep football championship week more in the 2017 season finale of Gridiron Greatness!

Resilient Govs Capture Second Title In Five Years

Pierre Rallied To Beat Harrisburg 24-21 For 11AA Championship

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  For the second time in five years, the Pierre Governors hold top office in South Dakota 11AA football. The Govs rallied from 14 down to beat Harrisburg 24-21 for the state championship on Friday night, using a big second half that saw their defense force key turnovers and rack up sacks to preserve the victory.  

11AAA Washington Warriors 3-peat

11AAA Washington Warriors 3-peat

VERMILLION, S.D. — The stage is set for the finale of the South Dakota prep football season and a pair of teams are seeking their third consecutive state championship. Washington’s one of those teams seeking their 3th straight as they take on crosstown rival Roosevelt in the 11AAA Championship. But it’s Roosevelt striking first on this quick pitch from Carter Lohr…

Pierre edges Harrisburg in 11-AA Thriller

Pierre edges Harrisburg in 11-AA Thriller

VERMILLION…The Pierre Governors are the champions of 11-AA football, but it didn’t come easy. The Harrisburg Tigers are a much different football team with QB Hunter Headlee back from his broken collarbone. And the Tigers roared out to a 14-0 2nd quarter lead on Headlee’s TD pass to Jack Rabern and Jack Anderson’s TD run. But Pierre got on the…