High School Sports

STATE A SEMIFINALS: St. Thomas More & Lennox Punch Their Title Game Tickets

Cavaliers Win 42-30 Over Webster, Lennox Takes Out Vermillion 57-50

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  St. Thomas More and Lennox will play for the State A Girl’s Championship tomorrow night at Frost Arena in Brookings after each won their semifinal showdowns on Friday night. Four Orioles scored in double figures led by Rianna Fillipi’s 18 points in their 57-50 victory over Vermillion. Three-Time defending champion St. Thomas More cruised past Webster 42-30…

STATE B SEMIFINALS: Sully Buttes & Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Win Thrillers

Chargers & Blackhawks Will Play For State Title Tomorrow

HURON, S.D.  —   Sully Buttes and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket have earned the right to play for the State B Girl’s Championship after hard fought wins in the semifinals on Friday night in Huron. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket got 18 points and 17 rebounds from SDSU-bound senior Myah Selland, along with 14 points from Megan Poyer to defeat Warner 55-49.  In the late…

SIX OVERTIMES! Watertown Outlasts Oahe In Epic State Tournament Opener

Lakers Defeat Caps In Six Overtimes 2-1

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  And they thought a goal celebration that broke the glass was the wildest thing that happened. Then came not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, but SIX overtimes! Garrett Barse scored at the 4:14 mark of the sixth overtime to finally deliver a 2-1 victory for the Watertown Lakers of the Oaha Caps in…

Rangers Roll In State Hockey Opener

Host Brookings Shuts Down Sioux Center 6-0

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  While one game needed six overtimes to determine a winner, the Brooking Rangers tallied six goals to win their first game of the Boy’s State Hockey Tournament, blanking Sioux Center 6-0 on Friday afternoon in Brookings.  Click on the video viewer for highlights!

Hamlin upset, Lennox Edges Dells At State “A”

Tanagers pull upset, Orioles edge Quarriers at State "A"

BROOKINGS, SD… It was a great night of basketball at Frost Arena Thursday night. In the first game of the evening session the Tanagers of Vermillion knocked Hamlin from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 49-43 win. Kasey Jensen led the way with 14 points and Lexi Wadsworth had 14 as well for the Chargers. In the final game…

Warner and SC/Woonsocket Advance At Girls B

Afternoon highlights from the Huron Arena where Warner and SC/Woonsocket both won

HURON, SD… The Girls State “B” Basketball Tournament tipped off Thursday afternoon at the Huron Arena where Warner and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket both advanced to the semifinals. Laurie Rogers had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Haylee Hanson 14 points as the Monarchs beat Timber Lake 65-39 to improve to 22-2. They will face Myah Selland’s SC/Woonsocket team Friday night. Selland…

Reisdorfer, Luverne Almost Pull Major Upset

Cardinals fall in OT to #1 Hermantown at State "A" Hockey Tournament

The Luverne Cardinals put up an incredible effort against #1 Hermantown Wednesday night at the Boys State “A” Hockey Tournament losing 3-2 in overtime. Kaden Ericson was the star of the night for both teams with 49 saves keeping his team close throughout. Luverne trailed 2-0 in the 2nd period when Tyler Reisdorfer got the Cardinals on the board. It…

Lack Of Experience Might Help Luverne

Paquette thinks youth be an advantage for his team at State "A"

The Luverne Cardinals are making their 2nd-ever appearance at the Minnesota State “A” Hockey Tournament Wednesday night. They face top-seeded Hermantown with a team that is young and has not played in this environment before. And first-year head coach Phil Paquette who had a great career as a player for Luverne, thinks that might not actually be a disadvantage for…

TV, DV, Parker and BW/Emery Advance To State Tourneys

Dakota Valley upsets top seed Sioux Valley in Sweet 16

It was a busy night in boys basketball as 20 teams advanced to the 3 state tournaments. And the surprise of the night came as the Sanford Pentagon where top-seeded Sioux Valley lost to Dakota Valley 85-79 in overtime. Robert Rosenquist had 28 points to pace the win while Tayton Vincent scored 27 for the Cossacks. Also in Sweet 16…

Western Christian Boys Rally At State 2-A

Jansma rallies Wolfpack to 1st round win at State 2-A

DES MOINES, IA… The boys from Western Christian want to follow in the shoes of the girls team that just won a state title. But it didn’t look good early when they fell behind South Hamilton Jewell by 16 points in the first half. Jesse Jansma put his team on his back, narrowing the margin to 6 at half. He…

Sioux Center’s Perfect Season Ends In Title Game Loss To Pochahontas Area

Sioux Center Falls 61-38

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Elle Ruffridge scored 22 points in the final game of her record-breaking career to lead Pocahontas Area past Sioux Center 61-38 Saturday for the Indians’ second straight Class 3A state championship. Whether she was scoring herself or setting up teammates, the dynamic 5-foot-4 guard delighted her school’s large fan following one last time in a…

Western Christian Girls Savor State Title

Wolfpack Win Fourth Championship In Six Years

DES MOINES, IA  —  Last night the Western Christian girls, despite getting just five points from star Ashtyn Verbeek, won a 51-48 thriller over Treynor to capture their 4th 2A Championship in the last six years. Their boy’s will also go for a title next week, but for a group of girls that lost a one point heartbreaker in the…

Madison Wins Sweet 16 Thriller Over McCook Central/Montrose

Bulldogs Head To State A Tournament With 52-49 Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The first ever Class A Girl’s Basketball Sweet 16 produced a thrilling finish. A late three pointer by Jessi Giles proved to be the difference in Madison’s 52-49 win over McCook Central/Montrose at Sioux Falls Christian High School on Friday night.  Click on the video viewer for highlights!

Selland & Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Return To State With Win Over De Smet

Blackhawks Win Region 3B Title

MADISON, S.D.  —  The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket girl’s basketball team is returning to the State B Tournament after defeating De Smet 51-38 in the Region 3B Championship on Friday night in Madison. SDSU-bound senior Myah Selland scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for SC/W.  The Blackhawks also got 14 points from Megan Poyer and 11 more from Maddie Vermeulen….

Lincoln Rallies Past Harrisburg For District 2AA Championship

Two-Time Defending State Champs Return To State With 45-41 Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Trailing by seven with four minutes left, the Lincoln boy’s basketball team rallied past Harrisburg to stun the Tigers 45-41 in the District 2AA Championship game in Sioux Falls on Friday night. The two-time defending AA champion Patriots were led by Dillon Barrow’s 15 points.  Diang Gatluak added 13 points and 15 rebounds. Wil Johnson led…

STILL PERFECT: Bridgewater-Emery Wins District 8B Title Over Canistota

Huskies Improve To 22-0 With 62-51 Win

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  The state’s lone unbeaten boy’s basketball team stayed that way in the District 8B Championship Game. Bridgewater-Emery improved to 22-0 with a 62-51 victory over Canistota at the Corn Palace in Mitchell on Friday afternoon.  Sawyer Schultz scored 20 to lead the Huskies who also got 17 from Sam Arend and 11 from Jamin Arend. Jordan Lee…