High School Sports

Pierre, Canton Lead State Wrestling

Highlights of Day One of the State Wrestling Tournaments

The Pierre Governors are off to a great start after the first day of the State “A” Wrestling Tournament in Sioux Falls. They hold an 11.5 point lead over Sturgis with RC Stevens and Central along with Aberdeen all within striking range. The Governors are seeking their 3rd straight title with 3 returning state champs and 5th in the last…

Pierre Goes For 5th Title In 6 Years

Governors favored to keep dynasty going at State "A" Wrestling

The Pierre Governors have won the last 2 State “A” wrestling titles and come into the 2017 state tournament as the favorites to win again. They have actually won 4 of the last 5 with Aberdeen taking the title 3 years ago. Shawn Lewis doesn’t like to talk dynasty and prefers to enjoy each team for what they have accomplished….

Mors On The Way In Yankton!

Mors on the way in Yankton from 8th grader

Becoming one of your high school’s all-time leading scorers is an amazing career accomplishment. One that Matthew Mors has achieved before becoming a student at Yankton High. “We don’t look at him as an 8th grader!” Yankton Basketball Coach Chris Haynes says. “Yeah I’m at the middle school. Well you just can’t think about it. I mean yeah, you just…

Cartwright Shines, RHS, Parkston, TV Girls All Win

O'Gorman boys beat Washington, Roosevelt, Parkston and Tri-Valley girls all win on Tuesday night

Matt Cartwright paced top-ranked O’Gorman to a 63-57 win at the Washington gym Tuesday night. He scored 29 points to lead the way for Derek Robey’s team. In girls hoops, Roosevelt won a thriller over Marshall 41-40. And in Region 5-A play, Parkston took 4 overtimes to beat Mount Vernon/Plankinton 52-48 and Tri-Valley beat Wagner 47-42 to advance to the…

Pierre Is Favorite To Win State

Strong youth program makes big difference for Governors

The Pierre wrestlers come to Sioux Falls as the favorites to make it 3 straight State “A” titles and 4 out of 5. With 3 defending champs returning and several others who made championship matches, Shawn Lewis’ team will be tough to beat. But teams like Aberdeen and Sturgis could make a solid run at the defending champs. As for…

Canton Wins Region 2B Team Title By A Point

Beresford/Alcester-Hudson 2nd Place

BERESFORD, S.D. —  The Canton C-Hawks won the Region 2B Wrestling Team Title by one point over host Beresford/Alcester-Hudson on Saturday afternoon.  Click on the video viewer for highlights!  Complete results and standings are below.   H.S. Wrestling Region 2B Championship @ Beresford Team Standings 1.  Canton (191) 2.  Beresford/Alcester-Hudson (190) 3.  Howard (111) 4.  Tri-Valley (92) 5.  Elk Point-Jefferson…

Roosevelt Downs Washington In Overtime

Rider Girls Win Thriller 50-48

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Peyton Stolle sank two free throws late in overtime to lift the Roosevelt Rough Riders past crosstown rival Washington 50-48 in girls’ prep basketball action Saturday night in Sioux Falls.  Click on the video viewer for highlights! CORRECTION-The first highlight referring to Taylor Bonestroo is incorrect.  It was actually Mackenzie Phillips.

Watertown, Roosevelt, Brookings & Madison Rack Up Wins In Region 1A

Arrows Take Team Title

HARTFORD, S.D.  —  Watertown took the Region 1A Team Championship with Brookings, Roosevelt and Madison all putting up strong showings. Click on the video viewer for highlights! H.S. Wrestling Region 1A Championship Team Standings 1.  Watertown (223) 2.  Brookings (150) 3.  Roosevelt (135.5) 4.  Madison (114) 5.  West Central (97) Individual Results 106 Results Guaranteed Places 1st Place – Riley…

Vermillion Dominant At Madison

Hot-shooting Tanagers win big at #1 Madison

The Vermillion Tanagers had their shooting eyes Thursday night in Madison as they dominated the top-ranked Bulldogs 74-53. A 25-8 second quarter put the game out of reach at halftime as Jay Drake’s team led by 21 points. AJ Plitzuwet with 27 and Cooper Williams with 25 led Vermillion (15-3) and Mason Leighton and Aaron Fiegen each had 18 for…

TEAM EZ: Emmett Zorr’s Fight Inspires The Tigers & Their Town

Harrisburg Rallies Around Five-Year Old Fighting Cancer

HARRISBURG, S.D.  —  6’5” junior Ace Zorr is Harrisburg’s trump card. “I’m thinking hey alright!  We got a big guy that can play basketball and his name is Ace!”  Harrisburg Boys’ Basketball Coach Scott Langerock says. “I don’t really get a nickname because my name is a nickname!”  Ace says. Their wild card is his half-brother, five year old Emmett….

Pipestone Girls, Brookings Boys Victorious In Hoops

Arrows improve to 22-1, Bobcats impressive against BV

Both the Pipestone and Lennox girls came into Tuesday night’s match-up with just one loss. And it appeared that Lennox was going to leave the Arrows gym with it’s 18th win in 19 games. But Pipestone went on a 23-7  run to finish the game and win 76-67 in overtime to improve to 22-1. In Brookings Brennan Carlson had 13…

Career Night For Centerville’s Brown

James Brown scores 25 Monday night

Monday night in Centerville proved to be a memorable night for all involved when the Tornadoes hosted top-ranked BW/Emery in boys basketball. The Huskies won the game 80-45 to remain the state’s only unbeaten team in all 3 classes. But the highlight of the night came from a player on the home team. Special needs student James Brown got the…

Watertown’s Morris Explodes On Scene As 7th Grader

Morris has stellar season as 7th grader for Watertown Arrows

In her first television interview, Myah Morris is short on words. “What do you think is your biggest strength as a gymnast? I don’t know!” Morris says. It’s her performance in the gym that’s explosive. “She’s awesome! She’s awesome, I just love that little girl! She’s my favorite, she’s our baby, she’s our atomic bomb!” Watertown Senior Gymnast Allison Stadheim…

Giles & Huneke Win All-Around Gymnastics Titles

State Gymnastics Concludes

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  For the 5th straight year, Madison’s Jenni Giles is the Class A All-Around State Gymnastics Champion. Giles won the floor (9.525) and vault (9.300) to score a 36.875 overall.  It was good enough to hold off Deuel’s Morgan Kwasniewski who took hom the beam (9.475) and bars championships (9.150). In AA, Rapid City Stevens’ Jordyn Huneke won…

DWU CLASSIC-Top Ranked Bridgewater-Emery Defeats 2nd Ranked Corsica-Stickney

Huskies Pull Away 70-50

MITCHELL, S.D. —  In a battle of the top ranked teams in Class B, Bridgewater-Emery remained unbeaten thanks to a big fourth quarter.  The Huskies outscored Corsica-Stickney 20-9 in the final frame to pull away for a 70-50 win at the DWU Culvers Classic in Mitchell on Saturday night in boys prep basketball action. Jamin Arend of Bridgewater-Emery led all…

DWU CLASSIC-White River Edges Sully Buttes

White River Wins 50-47

MITCHELL, S.D. —  White River won a 50-47 thriller over Sully Buttes at the DWU Culvers Classic on Saturday afternoon in Mitchell in boys’ prep basketball action. Camren Folkers led White River with 15 points and 11 rebounds while Jadice Morrison added 14 points.  Sully Buttes Lincoln Jordre led all scorers with 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Click…

DWU CLASSIC: Chargers Charge Past Roncalli

Sioux Falls Christian Wins 86-52

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  A 35 point second quarter helped Sioux Falls Christian blow out Aberdeen Roncalli 86-52 at the DWU Culvers Classic on Saturday afternoon in Mitchell in boys’ prep basketball action. Lee Vande Kamp led the Chargers with 17 points.  DeJay Fykstra added 15, Koln Oppold had 13, Gavin Schipper had 11 and Lincoln Unruh had 10. Gus Reede…