Notebook: Hanson's Haskamp earns NFOA Active Officials AwardJim Haskamp, of Alexandria, is being recognized with the girls’ basketball National Federation Officials Association Active Officials Award this weekend.
By: Luke Hagen, The Daily Republic
Jim Haskamp, of Alexandria, is being recognized with the girls’ basketball National Federation Officials Association Active Officials Award this weekend.
Haskamp, an official at the Class B state tournament in Huron, first began officiating middle and high school basketball games in 1981, when he moved from Kalamazoo, Mich., to his first teaching job at Todd County.
Haskamp took a job at Hanson High School in 1985 and continued to work sub-varsity basketball games around the state.
In 1988, Haskamp, also the head football coach at Hanson, registered with the South Dakota High School Activities Association to work varsity basketball. His first state tournament was the 1999 boys’ tournament in Aberdeen.
Other local officials who are working across the state at this year’s state basketball tournaments are Gene Hanssen, Emery; Randy Kludt, Winner; Bob Krietlow, Stickney; Jason Lagge, Corsica; Mark Logan, Mitchell; and Mike Pooley, Mitchell.
Freidel, Jones and DeRouchey earn 25-year awards
n Doug Freidel, of Corsica, has officiated basketball for more than 25 years, beginning in 1987.
He has officiated district, region and state tournament games and has participated in playing, coaching and officiating basketball.
He is being recognized by the South Dakota High School Sports Officials Council this weekend for dedicating 25 years to the officiating profession.
n Brian Jones, girls’ coach at Tripp-Delmont/Armour and an Avon resident, reached his 25th year of coaching. He was region girls’ coach of the year in 1993-94 and boys’ assistant coach of the year in 2001-02.
In 1994-95, Jones’ Tripp-Delmont girls’ team went 20-4 and took second place at the Class B state tournament. He holds a 133-104 girls’ record and a 103-98 boys’ record, compiling 236 total wins.
n Hanson assistant girls’ basketball coach Kim DeRouchey began her coaching career with Delmont High School in 1984.
She coached basketball for five years and is in her 23rd year at Hanson, where she has been the assistant girls’ coach for 22 years.
She has won coaching awards in basketball and track and coached volleyball and track for 22 years. Her boys’ track team won the 2006 Class B state title and her girls’ track teams in 2008 and 2009 won the Class B state title.
In 2008, she was named the girls’ track coach of the year.
Mitchell has strong FG percentage on first day
The Mitchell girls’ basketball team hit 17 of its 31 shots in a 54-43 win over Rapid City Central Thursday in the first round of the Class AA state tournament in Rapid City.
The Kernels’ 55 percent from the field was the second highest among all 24 girls’ basketball teams playing in state tournaments across the state this weekend.
Class B’s top seed, Warner, shot 65 percent in its first-round win over Timber Lake as the highest shooting percentage on the first day. Warner was 26-of-40 from the field.
There were five teams that shot below 30 percent from the field in their first-round game. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, a Class AA school, had the lowest shooting percentage on the first day and was 12-of-53 from the field in a loss to Sioux Falls Lincoln. Rapid City Central shot 29 percent against Mitchell.
Parker was 10-of-41 (24 percent) in a loss against De Smet; Chamberlain was 10-of-39 (25 percent) in a loss to Pine Ridge and Spearfish was 15-of-56 (26 percent) in a loss to West Central.
There were three games in which the winning team had a lower shooting percentage on the first day, one coming in each class.
In Class AA, Sioux Falls Washington shot 38 percent in a win over Sioux Falls O’Gorman, which shot 43 percent. In Class A, Aberdeen Roncalli shot 31 percent in a win over Clark/Willow Lake, and in Class B, Sully Buttes shot 35 percent to Sanborn Central/Woonsocket’s 48 percent.