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Selland tops Class ‘B’ All-State first team

Posted: Thursday, Mar 30th, 2017
HURON -- Three of the six players named to the first team of the Class B All-State Girls' Basketball Team have been mainstays on the squad for the past several seasons and all three were on the floor during the Class B state championship game.
Myah Selland of Sanborn Central-Woonsocket was selected as the Class B Player of the Year,

White signs with DWU...

Posted: Thursday, Mar 30th, 2017
Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball coach Matt Wilber, far left, announced that Bennett White, from Wolsey-Wessington High School has signed a letter of intent to attend the school and play basketball for the Tigers.
White will be joining a team that has gone to the National NAIA Division II Tournament for the past three years, including a runner-up finish in 2015.
White was

Poppen named to third team for second time

Posted: Thursday, Mar 30th, 2017
DE SMET -- As the lone senior on the roster, Shannon Poppen filled the leadership role for the De Smet Lady Bulldogs, and for the second time in her high school basketball career was named to the third team of the Class B All-State Girls' Basketball team.
"Shannon is a tremendous kid and has meant a great deal to

Rosters set for Saturday’s 3-Class Shootout

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
SALEM -- The 30th Annual 3-Class Shootout basketball All-Star games, sponsored by First Dakota National Bank, will be held Saturday, March 25 at the McCook Central Auditorium in Salem.  All three classes in both boys and girls will be represented by many of the top seniors in South Dakota, including many from the Heartland area.
The Class "B" girls' team, coached

Francom sets new pole vault record at Dan Lennon

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
VERMILLION -- Huron senior Trent Francom kicked the high school track season off in big fashion on Monday.
Francom cleared 14-feet, 7-inches to establish a new pole vault record at the Dan Lennon Relays at the DakotaDome on the University of South Dakota campus. The vault earned him the top spot in the field of more than 20 competitors.

Warbirds fall in title game: Welcome home celebration set for 2 p.m. at Wolsey-Wessington Gymnasium

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
ABERDEEN -- Nobody was sleeping Saturday during the Class "B" State boys' basketball championship game, when the 25-0 Bridgewater-Emery Huskies, ranked No. 1 in the state and seeded No. 1 in the tournament, came from 13 points behind the third-seed Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds to take the State Championship in a fourth-quarter rally, 63-58. The Huskies complete an undefeated season at 26-0,

Tigers falter in consolation championship game

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
RAPID CITY -- A sluggish start hampered the Huron boys' basketball team as it tried to claim the consolation championship of the Class AA State Tournament on Saturday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
A 10-1 run off the opening tip propelled Rapid City Stevens to a 62-48 victory against the Tigers in the final game of the season for both teams.

O’Gorman claims girls’ and boys’ ‘AA’ titles

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
RAPID CITY -- The Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights completed the rare feat in 2017 - winning a state title as the top seeded team the tournament.
The Knights shook off a pesky Aberdeen Central Golden Eagle squad, winners of two straight upsets, 62-55 to win the Class "AA" State boys' basketball title, matching the title won earlier in the evening by the

Tea Area climbs from six seed to Class ‘A’ title

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
SIOUX FALLS, The sixth-seeded Tea Area Titans completed a run to the Class "A" State boys' basketball title with a 72-65 win over the top-seeded Madison Bulldogs in Saturday night's championship game.
After the first quarter ended in a 12-all tie, the Titans forged a 29-17 halftime bulge to take control of the game. After a nearly even third

‘AA’ and ‘A’ 5th and 7th place games

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
Boys AA

Seventh Place

Brookings 71, Harrisburg 70, 2OT

RAPID CITY -- The second-seeded Brookings Bobcats brushed past the Harrisburg Tigers 71-70, in double overtime, to claim seventh place in the Class "AA" State boys' basketball tournament. Brookings ends the season with a record of 20-6, while Harrisburg closes the book with a season record of 12-15.

Tigers bounce back with win over Harrisburg: Will play R.C. Stevens for consolation title today at 11:45 a.m. MDT

Modified: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
RAPID CITY -- The Huron boys' basketball team has established itself as the mightier of the Tiger teams this season with a third straight win against Harrisburg.
After winning the two meetings during the regular season, Huron was able to continue its dominance with a 63-52 victory Friday against Harrisburg in the consolation semifinals of the Class AA State Tournament

Warbirds are title game bound: Wolsey-Wessington will play undefeated Bridgewater-Emery tonight at 8 p.m.

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
ABERDEEN -- The Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds will play for a Class "B" State boys' basketball title tonight, as they walked all over the Parker Pheasants, 58-42 Friday night at Wachts Arena.
The fifth-seeded Warbirds, 22-2 on the season, will face undefeated first-seed Bridgewater-Emery, which moved to 25-0 with their win over Sully Buttes Friday night.
Parker falls to 16-8 on the season

Tigers fall in overtime

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
RAPID CITY -- Thirty-two minutes of regulation play wasn't enough to decide the opening round game between fourth-seeded Huron Tigers and fifth-seeded Sioux Falls Lincoln on Thursday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
After earning themselves a second chance at the win by rallying to force overtime, the higher-seeded Tigers managed just a single point in the extra four

Warbirds advance at Class B; will play Parker tonight: Wolsey-Wessington closes game strong to move to championshp round

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
Wolsey-Wessington closes game strong to move to championshp round
ABERDEEN -- The first-round game in the State Boys' Class B Basketball Tourney between the third-seeded Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds and the Harding County Ranchers was a lot closer than the Warbirds' 56-35 win might imply.
But the Warbirds pulled it off and move to 21-2 for the season and into tonight's

State Tournament roundup

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
Girls AA Tournament
Harrisburg 64, Pierre 39
RAPID CITY -- The top-seeded and once defeated Harrisburg Tigers raced away from the Pierre Lady Govs Thursday afternoon, taking a 64-39 win in the opening round of the Class "AA" State Girls' basketball tournament.
Senior post player Sami Slaughter scored 16 points, hauled down 11 rebounds and handed out six assists to lead

Coaching across generations

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
HURON -- Most athletes will pay homage to their parents as being their first coaches, to have helped teach them the game and, if everything lines up just right, to grow to love it.
For Huron senior Tye Evers, he has likely heard the same message repeated to him since he first began bouncing a basketball through when he practices

Tigers are laser focused on defending ‘AA’ state champions

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
HURON -- While the Huron Tigers' 2015-16 boys' basketball season ended in disappointment with a pair of losses in the district tournament, their first round opponent in this year's State "AA" was standing atop the podium at last season's state tournament.
Sioux Falls Lincoln finished the 2016-17 regular season with a 9-10 mark, and was the third seed in District

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