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In this December 2011 photo, Parkston coach Rob Van Laecken smiles as, from left, Jordan Bormann, Sadie Schoenfelder, Justene Alley, Alexis Horstman and McKenzie Weidenbach cheer after Parkston beat Hanson 55-52 for Van Laecken’s 551st win, which tied him with Fred Tibbetts for the most wins in South Dakota girls’ high school basketball history. (Daily Republic file photo)

Van Laecken, state's all-time girls' basketball wins leader, retiring

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PARKSTON -- Rob Van Laecken is selfless.


That’s generally known throughout Parkston, a town where Van Laecken put together an impressive career and became the winningest high school girls’ basketball coach in the state with 593 wins in 37 years.

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