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Tigers claim third at state, beat Watertown in fifth set

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
YANKTON -- The third-place match at the Class AA State Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at the Summit Center came down to a race to five and the Huron Tigers gritted out a 15-12 win in the fifth-and-deciding set for a 3-2 victory against the Watertown Arrows.
"Our theme all along has been unfinished business, so you could say we
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Miller finishes second at Class A State Tournament

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
WATERTOWN -- The Miller Rustlers fought hard in the championship match against Sioux Falls Christian but they were too much as the Chargers won their fourth title in five years, 28-26, 25-16, 25-12.
A complete story on the championship match will appear in Tuesday's edition of the Plainsman.
The following is how the Rustlers got to the championship game.
The
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Pheasants send off seniors, win Class A consolation championship

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
WATERTOWN -- Redfield-Doland saluted its past and laid another cornerstone for its future Saturday by winning the consolation championship of the State A Volleyball Tournament at the Watertown Civic Arena.
The Pheasants (26-5) clipped Lead-Deadwood 3-0: 25-17, 25-23 and 25-20.†The Redfield-Doland will say good-bye to five solid contributing seniors Marlee Mack, Brianna Tschetter, Roni Levtzow, Joslyn Heer and Danielle Levtzow,
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Tigers fall in semifinals

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
YANKTON --† The Huron Tiger volleyball team has come a long way since the start of the season and that was quite evident on Friday night during the semifinals of the Class AA State Tournament at the Summit Center.
Top-seeded Sioux Falls O'Gorman recorded the sweep against the Tigers to earn a chance to defend its Class AA championship today,
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Redfield to play Lead-Deadwood for 5th place

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
WATERTOWN -- Redfield-Doland and Lead-Deadwood each notched their first state volleyball tournament victories as co-ops Friday afternoon, notching consolation semifinal wins in the 2014 state Class A tourney in the Civic Arena.
The Pheasants (25-5) downed Sisseton 3-1 in a battle of Northeast Conference foes -- winning 25-19, 25-14, 22-25 and 25-20.
The Golddiggers (24-7) outlasted Pine Ridge 3-2 in
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Miller to play for Class A State Title

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
Miller's Kristen Peterka (4) spikes against Mount Vernon-Plankinton's Jordan Achterberg during their semifinal match Friday night in the state Class A volleyball tournament at Watertown. Miller defeated Mount Vernon-Plankinton 24-26, 25-22, 25-23, 25-16. They play Sioux Falls Christian at 7:30 p.m. for the Class A title. More from this game will be in Sunday's edition. PHOTO BY BOYD TESCH COURTESY
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Tigers advance with 3-set win over R.C. Stevens

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
YANKTON -- Huron's opening round match at the Class AA State Volleyball Tournament didn't exactly go how coach Shelly Buddenhagen envisioned it on Thursday at the Summit Center in Yankton.
The fourth-seeded Tigers used set wins of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-18 to sweep fifth-seeded Rapid City Stevens and earn a spot in semifinals.
"That is not what we were thinking
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Miller upsets Pine Ridge in Class A state tournament

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
WATERTOWN -- Jamie Mentzer and Kristen Peterka proved a lethal combination in Miller's 3-0 win over Pine Ridge in a first-round match of the state Class A volleyball tournament Thursday in the Watertown Civic Arena.
The Rustlers won by scores of 25-15, 25-12 and 25-16.
Sixth-seeded Miller (22-7) will advance to play second-seeded Mt. Vernon-Plankinton in the semifinals tonight (Friday)
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Dakota Valley defeats Pheasants 25-14, 25-19, 25-11

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
WATERTOWN -- Dakota Valley took its first step toward repeating as the state Class A volleyball champion with a 3-0 victory over Redfield-Doland Thursday afternoon in the Civic Arena.
The fifth-seeded Panthers took down the fourth-seeded Pheasants 25-14, 25-19 and 25-11 in the opening round of the tournament.
Dakota Valley (23-3) will meet top-seeded Sioux Falls Christian in the semifinals
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Tigers enter Class AA State Volleyball tourney as No. 4 seed

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
YANKTON -- Six of the eight teams that competed in the Class AA State Volleyball Tournament a year ago, including the Huron Tigers return for the 2014 event, which begins today and runs through Saturday at the Summit Center in Yankton.
The Tigers are making their sixth consecutive trip to the state tourney and 20th overall.
"We look forward to
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Rustlers play role of darkhorse in Class A

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
WATERTOWN -- Miller volleyball coach Linda DeBoer collected her 500th career win during the final game of the regular season and would like nothing more than to add three more victories to her current total of 502 during the Class A State Tournament, which begins today at the Watertown Civic Arena.
The Rustlers, who are 21-7, are seeded sixth and
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Pheasants earn No. 4 seed in Class A bracket

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
WATERTOWN -- Redfield-Doland will be returning to the Class A State Volleyball Tournament for the first time since making back-to-back appearances in 2010 and 2011.
The Pheasants enter the tournament, which begins today at the Watertown Civic Arena, as the No. 4 seed with a 24-4 record.
"We expect to play hard, communicate, try our best, and let the chips
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Tigers land three seniors on All-ESD volleyball team

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
HURON -- Three Huron seniors were named to the first team of the All-Eastern South Dakota Conference team, which was announced Monday.
Earning the honor for the Tigers were Jacey Hupp, Lexi Eckmann and Sami Zell.
Hupp was the defensive leader for Huron with a team-high 341 digs. She also had 248 kills and 31 ace serves.
Eckmann, who was
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Huron battles Capitals in preseason hockey

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Huron's Paul Cramer battles for the puck as teammate Ryan Harvey converges on the play during a preseason game against Oahe on Saturday at Bergman Arena.
In the next photo, Huron's Ry Solem stretches to reach the puck as an Oahe player applies pressure.
Next, Huron's Eric Miner controls the puck, while being pressured by an Oahe player during.
And
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Big harvest

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Robert King shot this big boy West River on tribal land at Cherry Ranch on Nov. 8.
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Officially honored

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Jim Ruedebusch of Huron was awarded the 25-year Officiating Award on Thursday during the halftime of the Class 9A championship football game at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Ruedebusch began his officiating career in 1979 and has officiated a playoff game every year since the inception in 1981. He also had recruited and mentored several young officials, including his son, Matt,
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Former pro hockey players make stop in Huron

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
HURON -- A pair of former professional hockey players visited Huron on Thursday night for a meet-and-greet event after spending the day hunting near Redfield as part of the Pro Hockey Celebrity Hunt.
Jason Blake and Sandy Smith greeted participants in the Huron hockey programs and other hockey enthusiast at Bergman Arena before heading to Mitchell, which hosts the
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State football

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Hamlin beats Faulkton Area 34-8 for 9B title
VERMILLION (AP) -- Brody Grantham ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as Hamlin beat Faulkton Area 34-8 for the state 9B football title on Friday.
Grantham ran 25 times for 173 yards and scored on runs of 5, 2 and 68 yards for Hamlin (12-0), which won its first Class
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Warbirds comeback falls just short

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
VERMILLION -- Three turnovers, including one on the opening kickoff, hampered Wolsey-Wessington's bid to win its first football state championship on Thursday in the Class 9A title game.
Despite dealing with some adversity that they had eluded during an 11-0 march through the season, the Warbirds still found themselves with a shot to win the title late in the fourth
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Gregory grinds out victory in 9AA

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
VERMILLION -- The Gregory Gorillas won their first Class 9AA state football title and second overall on Thursday with a 31-8 victory against Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.
"Gregory came out and they were very aggressive defensively," said W/WS/SC coach Jason Kolousek of his team's first title game appearance. "We weren't able to adjust to it right
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Tigers go wire-to-wire to earn trip to Yankton

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron Tigers made a statement Thursday evening at Huron Arena with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Rapid City Cental in the Region 2AA state qualifying match.
The Tigers which ended their regular season with a 12-match winning streak have now won 14 of their last 15 matches as they await the pairings of the Class AA State
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State trip on the line: Huron and Rapid City Central to tangle for state berth

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
HURON -- After having a berth in the Class AA state tournament well within its grasp during the District 3AA championship match on Saturday in Aberdeen, the Huron volleyball team will look to take advantage of a second opportunity during the Region 2AA match at 6 p.m. today against Rapid City Central at Huron Arena.
"The girls knew we
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Warbirds, Tigers look to complete unfinished business: Both teams finished as semifinalist in 2013, one will be crowned champs today

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
VERMILLION -- A pair of teams, which reached the semifinals in Class 9A a year ago will battle for the 2014 state championship at 10:30 a.m. today at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.
The Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds and the Howard Tigers, who are both 11-0, will meet for the title that eluded them in 2013.
"After coming so close last year,
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Blackhawks to battle Gorillas for 9AA title

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
VERMILLION -- Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central football team will be aiming to claim the co-ops first ever state championship today during the Class 9AA state title game at 1:30 p.m. At the DakotaDome in Vermillion.
The Blackhawks, who put together a 10-1 record this season, will face the undefeated Gregory Gorillas (11-0).
"As a team, schools and communities we are
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No. 5 Arlington sweeps SC-W

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
ARLINGTON -- It was a familiar but sweet sight for the Arlington volleyball team Tuesday night.
The Cardinals topped Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 3-0 to capture the Region 3B volleyball championship and earn a berth in the state Class B volleyball tournament. The Cardinals, ranked fifth in Class B, won by scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-15.
The win marks the 10th
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All-Stars win in preseason opener

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
ABERDEEN -- The Huron All-Stars inked a 3-2 victory against the Aberdeen Cougars in an exhibition game on Sunday.
Eric Miner scored the first of his two goals for the All-Stars in the opening period on a pass from Tanner Pietz.
Aberdeen would score both of its goals in the first period to carry a 2-1 lead into the
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Huron Little League seeking coaches for 2015

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron Little League, Inc. is now accepting coaching applications for the 2015 season in coach pitch, minor, major, teener and girls' fast pitch leagues.
The teener coaching positions are paid positions, while all others are volunteer positions.
The early recruiting of coaches allows use of the Player Development Center at the Huron Mall during the winter months.
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Clark-Willow Lake, De Smet earn All-LCC volleyball honors

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
CLEAR LAKE -- Three players from Clark-Willow Lake and De Smet were named to the All-Lake Central Conference volleyball team, which was announced Tuesday.
Earning the honor for Clark-Willow Lake were seniors Mikayla Prouty and Mackenzie Huber, along with junior Angela Young.
Representing De Smet are seniors Rylie Osthus, Kennedy Fast, and Kelli Aughenbaugh.
Sioux Valley finished on top of
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Wolsey-Wessington routs Philip to reach 9A title game

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
PHILIP --While Wolsey-Wessington's football team has garnered a lot of attention this season on offense, it was the team's defense which rose to the occasion during a Class 9A semi-final game against Philip on Saturday.
The Warbirds came up with five turnovers and limited an offense, which averaged 46.5 points per game during the regular season, to just six
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Volleyball teams aiming for state berths

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
HURON -- Three area volleyball teams will look to secure berths in the state tournaments today.
Top-seeded Redfield-Doland, which is 23-4, will face second-seeded Sioux Valley, which is 21-8, for the Region 2A championship at 7 p.m. today at the Hamlin Education Center.
Top-seeded Miller, which is 20-7, will play third-seeded Winner, which is 20-11, for the Region 6A
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Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Centralís Kolousek named Coach of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central coach Jason Kolousek has been named as the Region 3 Coach of the Year by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association.
Kolousek has guided the Blackhawks to a 10-1 record this season and a berth in the Class 9AA championship game.
The other regional Coach of the Year winners were Terry Dosch of
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Huron soccer players earn academic honors

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
HURON -- Four members of the Huron soccer teams have earned Academic All-State honors for the 2014 season.
In order to receive the award, players much be a senior and have a 3.5 accumulative grade-point average.
Earning the honor for the boys' team were Kaison Thies, Braedon Hinker and Matt Mayfield, while Ashtyn Cobb earned the honor for the girls'
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