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Catching up: Parkston native Maxwell finishes career with 989 points

Former Parkston basketball standout David Maxwell finished his University of Sioux Falls career on Feb. 27 with 14 points and four rebounds in a 63-60 loss to Northern State University at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen.

The Cougars came up just short of an upset over second-seeded NSU in the first round of the NSIC tournament and finished the season 12-15 overall and 8-15 in the NSIC.

Maxwell finishes his career with 989 points and 522 rebounds.

- Platte native Keith Cutler was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and scored four runs for the University of Sioux Falls baseball team in a 9-8 loss to William Jewell in the second game of the day on March 3 in Lawton, Okla.

Cutler, a senior for the Cougars, leads the team with a .423 batting average and also leads USF in hits, runs, home runs and RBIs.

Sioux Falls (3-6) begins conference play on March 23 when they host No. 11 St. Cloud State for a two-day quadruple header at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls.

- Johanna Scheich, a junior for the Mount Marty women's basketball team, was named a 2013 Daktronics National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar-Athlete.

In order to be nominated for scholar-athlete honors, a student-athlete must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

Scheich, an Ethan graduate seeking a degree in English, did not play this year due to a recurring knee injury.

- Hanson graduate Bethany Gross was part of the Air Force women's track and field quartet to finish seventh in the women's distance medley relay that featured five of the top eight teams in the nation this season on March 2 at the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

Gross, a senior, is the second leg of the relay team that recently defended its conference title and clocked the fourth-fastest time in Mountain West history.

Air Force competes again Friday and Saturday at the Jerry Quiller Classic in Boulder, Colo.

Bethany's twin sister, Brigitte, a junior pole-vaulter for the University of Sioux Falls women's track and field team, placed fourth with a height of 13' 5.25" at the NCAA Division II track and field championships on March 8 in Birmingham, Ala., granting her All-America honors. Gross ends the indoor season as the Cougars' school record-holder in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.94.

USF begins its outdoor season March 29 when it travels to Wayne, Neb., for the Wayne State Multi-Event.