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4-PEAT! St. Thomas More Rallies Past Lennox For Another Title

Cavaliers Win Fourth Straight Title 47-36

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The loss of a star player and a halftime deficit couldn’t put an end to the St. Thomas More girl’s basketball dynasty. Down 18-14 at half, the Cavaliers controlled the second half and defeated Lennox 47-36 in the State A Championship game on Saturday night in Brookings.  Aislinn Duffy led all scorers with 16 points.  St. Thomas…

Sully Buttes Repeats As State B Champs

Chargers Roll Over Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 63-48

HURON, S.D.  —  For the second straight season the Sully Buttes Chargers are State B Girl’s Basketball Champions. The Chargers defeated Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 63-48 in the championship game on Saturday night in Huron.  Racquel Wientjes led all scorers with 25 points while USD-bound senior Chloe Lamb added 19 for the victorious Chargers. In her final prep game, SDSU-bound senior Myah…

Augustana Overcome Arkansas-Monticello At Central Regional Tournament

Defending National Champs Into Semifinals With 76-69 Win

MARYVILLE, Mo. – No. 5 seed Augustana University men’s basketball (24-8) used a strong second half to earn a 76-69 win over No. 4 seed University of Arkansas at Monticello (23-7) in the first round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament Saturday night. The Vikings out-scored the Boll Weevils 39-26 in the second frame, starting out the second half on…

Storm Shake Off Slow Start To Win At Nebraska

Sioux Falls 3-0 After 42-28 Win

Sioux Falls, SD — The Sioux Falls Storm won their third game of the 2017 season after defeating the Nebraska Danger 42-28. The Danger received the ball to start the game and wasted no time getting started. Derrick Bernard connected with Dello Davis for a 25-yard pass to score first, giving the Danger an early 7-0 lead. Nebraska extended their…

Otzelberger’s Steady Hand Helped Guide Jackrabbits Through Adversity

First Year Coach Has SDSU Returning To NCAA Tournament

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State’s men learn where they’ll play in the Division One NCAA Tournament tomorrow. Which is pretty incredible to say since first year coach T.J. Otzelberger and his Jackrabbits sat at just 1-6 in conference play a little over a month ago.  That’s when Otz and his Jacks began quite the turnaround, winning 7 of their…

Greenman Helps Crandall & USF Complete Pole Vault National Title Sweep

Scott Greenman Wins National Title Less Than 24 Hours After Courtney Crandall's Championship

BIRMINGHAM, AL —  For the fifth time in 48 hours, another college athlete from South Dakota has claimed a national championship. The University of Sioux Falls’ Scott Greenman cleared 17 feet, 6.5 inches  on his final attempt to win the NCAA Division Two Pole Vault Championship at the national indoor meet in Birmingham on Saturday afternoon. The title gives USF the…

Mustangs Ride Past Arkansas Tech In Central Region Quarterfinal

SMSU Wins 93-82

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Joey Bartlett scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds to lead No. 2 seed Southwest Minnesota State to a 93-82 victory over No. 7 seed Arkansas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament at Bearcat Arena.   SMSU, 27-5 overall, will advance to Sunday’s region semifinals and face East…

Western Christian Completes A Championship Sweep

Boy's Basketball Joins Girl's Team As State Champs

DES MOINES, IA —  It’s been a championship week at Western Christian High School! One week after their girl’s basketball team won the Iowa 2A State title, the boy’s did the same thing last night, beating Pella Christian 62-50 in the championship game. It’s the Wolfpack boy’s second straight state title and ninth overall and it comes in their first…

SDSU Baseball Stuns 18th Ranked Oklahoma State

Jacks Win 2-1 Over Cowboy Team That Made College World Series Last Year

STILLWATER, Okla. – Freshman Brady Stover pitched five strong innings and Chris Halbur finished the game with two solid innings of relief to lead the South Dakota State University baseball team to a 2-1, series-opening win Friday afternoon over 18th-ranked Oklahoma State at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The Jackrabbits, who recorded their first win over a ranked opponent in seven…

Scoreboard Friday, March 10th

Scores For Friday, March 10, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  SCOREBOARD FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2017 NBA Timberwolves 103, Golden State 102 NHL Wild 7, Florida 4 USHL Omaha 3, Stampede 2 (Final in Shootout) Men’s College Basketball NAIA National Tournament-Sweet 16 Indiana Wesleyan 77, Northwestern 75 Women’s College Basketball Central Region Tournament Emporia State 71, Northern State 68 NAIA National Tournament-Sweet 16 Eastern Oregon 83,…

BACK-TO-BACK! Western Christian Boys Repeat As Iowa 2A Champions

Beat Pella Christian 62-50

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Jesse Jansma scored 22 points, Ben Gesink added 21 and Hull Western Christian beat Pella Christian 62-50 Friday night to win its second straight Class 2A state championship and third in four years. It was the ninth title overall for Western Christian (24-2), tying Davenport Central for the most in state history. And coach Bill…

USD’s Chris Nilsen Wins NCAA Indoor Pole Vault Championship

Coyote Freshman Clears 18 Feet, 8 And A Quarter Inches

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—South Dakota freshman pole vaulter Chris Nilsen captured a national title with a clearance of 18 feet, 8 1/4 inches, at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Gilliam Indoor Stadium. Nilsen, a freshman from Kansas City, Mo., becomes South Dakota’s second NCAA Division I champion, joining alumna Bethany (Buell) Firsick who won the outdoor pole vault in 2013. Nilsen…

Northern’s Kastigar Takes 200 Butterfly For Second National Title

Aberdeen Native Won 400 IM National Championship Thursday

Birmingham, Ala. – On day three of the NCAA Championships, the Northern State swim team competed in two events, including Hannah Kastigar in the 200 yard butterfly and Kastigar, Edda Skoric, Josie Gillund and Kayla Sproles in the 800 yard freestyle relay. Kastigar began the morning by finishing first overall in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 1:58.14,…

USF’s Courtney Crandall Wins D2 National Pole Vault Title

Third Cougar To Win National Title

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – One of the most special seasons in University of Sioux Falls Track & Field culminated in their third individual national championship as Courtney Crandall cruised to the women’s pole vault national title on Friday at the NCAA Championships. On top of winning the title, Crandall broke the NCAA Championship meet record while tying her own USF record….

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…