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West Central Pins Roosevelt on the Mats

West Central Pins Roosevelt on the Mats

HARTFORD, SD… The West Central Trojans got off to a great start in the wrestling season Tuesday night. They hosted the Roosevelt Rough Riders  and jumped on top early with pins from Jude Jarding at 113 pounds and Carter Heumiller at 120. The Riders roared back behind pins from Riley Hollingshead at 132 and Eli Leonhardt at 138. But the…

Grey Zabel Caps Brilliant HS Career With Another Govs Championship

Grey Zabel Caps Brilliant HS Career With Another Govs Championship

PIERRE, SD…Most offensive lineman are known for being humorless and stoic, focused solely on their job. “A lot of lifting weights and eating a lot of food!” Pierre Senior OL Grey Zabel says. Grey Zabel is not most offensive lineman! “You don’t see many kids that grow up wanting to be lineman, growing up wanting to block, and Grey’s that…


Second Championship In Program History

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  For the first time in 22 years the Watertown Arrows are South Dakota state volleyball champions. The Arrows claimed the second title in program history by sweeping away the O’Gorman Knights 25-21, 25-23 and 26-15 in the AA State Championship match late Saturday night in Rapid City.  Sophie Tietz and McKenzie Buisker each had ten kills…

STATE B VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Northwestern Completes Perfect Season With Sweep Of Faulkton

Wildcats Finish 41-0

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  For a Northwestern volleyball program that’s had plenty of tradition and championship moments, this one might top them all. The Wildcats swept Faulkton 25-21, 25-17 & 25-13 in the State B Championship match on Saturday afternoon in Rapid City to complete a perfect 41-0 season.  It’s the Wildcats third title in four years and the eleventh…

STATE A VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Sioux Falls Christian Wins Epic Five Setter Over Dakota Valley

Third Straight Title For Chargers

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  Sioux Falls Christian and Dakota Valley have won every State A Volleyball championship in the decade. And the final championship of it produced a classic between the South Dakota powers. After Sioux Falls Christian won the first two sets 25-22 and 25-23, Dakota Valley rallied to take the next two 25-16 and 25-22.  The Chargers claimed…

STATE A VOLLEYBALL: Sioux Falls Christian & Dakota Valley Sweep Their Way Into Championship Matchup

Programs Have Won Every State Championship This Decade

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  When it comes to South Dakota State A Volleyball, the final year of the decade will end the same way every other year in it has. With either Dakota Valley or Sioux Falls Christian on top as state champion. In the first semifinal of the night in Rapid City the two-time defending state champion Sioux Falls…

STATE B VOLLEYBALL: Faulkton Ends Burke’s State Championship Dream

Trojans Sweep Cougars To Set Up Title Tilt With Northwestern

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  Though the Burke Cougars will not win a state volleyball championship, no one will ever doubt that they are champions of a different kind after enduring a season in which a tornado leveled their home gym and forced them to play every match away from home. Though they will play for third place tomorrow, Burke’s championship…

STATE AA VOLLEYBALL: O’Gorman Sweeps Huron

Knights Will Get Watertown In State Championship

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  Emma Ronsiek’s match-high 15 kills led the O’Gorman Knights to a 3-0 sweep of Huron in the State AA Volleyball Semifinals on Friday night in Rapid City. The Knights will face top-seed Watertown tomorrow night in the championship match at 9:00 PM CST.  The Arrows swept Washington in their semifinal. Click on the video viewer for…

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Burke’s Emotional Journey Continues Into Semifinals

Cougars Sweep Ethan In Quarterfinals

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  It’s semifinal night for the state volleyball tournament where the best story continues to be authored by the Burke Cougars. Despite not being able to play in their home gym after it was destroyed by a tornado in August, Burke went 32-5 to reach the state tournament.  They swept their quarterfinal match with Ethan last night…

FIVE TIMES A CHAMPION! West Lyon Vanquishes Van Meter For 1A Title

Wildcats Win Fifth State Title 50-14

CEDAR FALLS, IA  —  One week after dethroning defending 1A champion West Sioux 26-21 in a state semifinal that felt more like a championship game, the West Lyon Wildcats left no doubt against the unbeaten Van Meter Bulldogs when the title actually was on the line. Behind 165 total yards and three touchdowns from Logan Meyer the Wildcats hammered Van…

Thursday Recap of State Volleyball Tournament in Rapid City

Fernholz Leads Miller to Opening Round Sweep

RAPID CITY, SD… Most of the top seeds advanced at the state volleyball tournaments in Rapid city with the exception of Chester in Class “B”. The 2nd-seeded Flyers lost a 5-setter to Faulkton as Peyton Melius had 26 kills. Top seeded Northwestern improved to 39-0 behind Sydney Schell’s 22 kills with a 3-0 win over BW/Emery. Warner swept Faith as…

West Lyon Returning To State Championship Game For First Time In Five Years

Win Thrilling Semifinal Over West Sioux 26-21

CEDAR FALLS, IA  — While South Dakota crowned state football champions last week Iowa was still in the semifinals. And the 1A semifinal between West Sioux and West Lyon was every bit as good as expected. Back in October the two time defending state champions from West Sioux edged the Wildcats 35-28.  The rematch went back and forth in the second…


Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From Championship Week In Prep & College Football!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Bell Tolls for South Dakota prep football champions in the season finale of Gridiron Greatness! Click on the video viewer to re-live some of the best sights, sounds and moments from championship week as well as college and prep football throughout South Dakota, Northwest Iowa & Southwest Minnesota! Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Augustana, Colleges…

Late Pierz Touchdown Ends Jackson County Central’s Season

Huskies Fall 20-14 In Minnesota AAA Semifinals

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Peter Schommer’s 48-yard touchdown pass to Michael Leidenfrost with 1:19 left was the difference in Pierz’s 20-14 victory over Jackson County Central in the Minnesota AAA State Semifinals at US Bank Stadium on Saturday. The Huskies, who suffered their first loss of the season, had opened up a 14-0 lead after a quarter before seeing Pierz slowly…

West Lyon Dethrones Defending Champion West Sioux In Iowa Semifinals

Wildcats Heading To 1A Championship After 26-21 Win

CEDAR FALLS, IA  —  Logan Meyer’s touchdown run with a little over a minute lifted the West Lyon Wildcats over defending 1A State Champion West Sioux 26-21 in the Iowa State Semifinals on Saturday afternoon at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls.  Click on the video viewer for highlights! Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: High School…

O’Gorman Claims First State Football Title Since 2005

Knights Beat Brandon Valley 21-16

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Last night O’Gorman brought the South Dakota high school football season to a stunning close, beating Brandon Valley 21-16 to claim the 11AAA championship.  The Knights won their first state title since 2005 by upending the defending champion Lynx, who beat them 40-16 back in September. Click on the video viewer to hear from them! Categories: High…



BROOKINGS, SD— The Pierre Governor’s came into the 11AA championships a perfect 11-0 and they left Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium 12-0 as they defeated Brookings 32-16! Click the view finder for highlights! Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Brookings Football, Pierre Football



BROOKINGS, SD- Bridgewater/Emery-Ethan needed a goal-line stand to secure their 11 B title against Winner, 21-14. Click the view-finder for highlights! Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Bridgewater Emery Ethan Football