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Woman escapes from house fire after dog woke her
State officials rededicate Civil War Monument in Pierre
Sioux Falls teen charged in fiery car crash that injured 2
2 killed in Richland County rollover crash identified
USD, SDSU part of new national early-childhood ed initiative
Brewing anger over K-Cup screw-up prompts Keurig to capitulate
Name for merged ag groups would be CentraGro Cooperatives
Watertown business printing T-shirts ahead of Obama's visit
Deadwood casinos preparing to host roulette, craps in July
Artificial Insemination popularity continues to grow among ranchers
Agribusiness nervous as WHO cancer unit analyzes popular pesticide
Rain boosts soil moisture, hampers planting in South Dakota
ND, SD state universities to study changes in ag land use
Merger of major ag cooperatives not expected to cost jobs
Area high school baseball roundup: McCook Central/Montrose/Canistota/Howard clinches state berth
Monday's sports schedule
Patrick's college career comes to a close at Louisville
Dimock-Emery continues undefeated season
Horned Frogs use hot bats to earn 12-2 win over Platte
Think outside the soybean box
Hunn birth announcement
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Stickney couple mark 65 years of marriage
Burian celebrates golden jubilee of priesthood
Randy Strong (Travis Mercede)
Mary Grubbs Graesser
Cecelia (Babe) Larsen
Keith B. Miller
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GF&P roundup: Area students win awards at GF&P archery challenge
April 21, 2015
Scotland senior is a triple threat
SCOTLAND—Carley Skorepa is the definition of a three-sport athlete. The Scotland senior has recorded more than 1,000 points in basketball, 1,000 kills in volleyball and holds a Class B state discus title. The key to Skorepa's success was summed up by Highlander coaches...
April 21, 2015 - 11:28pm
December 6, 2014
MV/P's Karst named Daily Republic volleyball player of the year
PLANKINTON -- Pressure is the downfall of some athletes, but it is Makaela Karst's ally. "I enjoy pressure," the 6-foot junior outside hitter at Mount Vernon/Plankinton said. "I think it helps push me to be better than I already am." When the stakes were high this season, Karst...
December 6, 2014 - 12:10am
November 23, 2014
Kimball/White Lake falls in five-set thriller
ABERDEEN -- Arlington and Kimball/White Lake exchanged nearly 100 kills of booming proportions Saturday afternoon, but it was a soft-struck ball that ended up producing the loudest impact at Golden Eagles Arena. A little touch tip from setter Josie Parry broke an 11-11 tie in the...
November 23, 2014 - 6:33pm
November 22, 2014
MVP falls to Dakota Valley 3-0 in third-place match
WATERTOWN -- Despite hanging with Dakota Valley early, the Panthers eventually wore down Mount Vernon/Plankinton to win in straight sets. The No. 2 Titans fell 25-20, 25-18, 25-16 in the third-place match at the Class A state volleyball tournament Saturday in Watertown. Even...
November 22, 2014 - 8:54pm
November 21, 2014
Four seniors, two towns and one team
ABERDEEN -- Kimball and White Lake were known as fierce rivals on the volleyball court in 2012. "White Lake was always better," Senior Kelli Steffen said with a smile on her face in front of her three fellow senior teammates, two of which are from Kimball. Steffen and senior...
November 21, 2014 - 11:31pm
WiLdKats sweep Harding County, advance to consolation championship
ABERDEEN -- Two different Kimball/White Lake volleyball teams have played at the state tournament this week. Responding after a disappointing 3-0 first-round loss to Sully Buttes, the No. 6 WiLdKats proved they belonged at the Class B state tournament with a 3-0 win over Harding...
November 21, 2014 - 4:04pm
November 20, 2014
MVP pushes past Golddiggers in straight sets
WATERTOWN -- It didn't appear that Mount Vernon/Plankinton was rattled by the pressure of playing in the Class A state volleyball tournament at all on Thursday night. After saying throughout the week that they liked what they saw on film, the Titans' performance backed that up...
November 20, 2014 - 10:40pm
Mitchell's Sandy Neugebauer awarded 25-year officials award
ABERDEEN -- When Sandy Neugebauer left teaching and coaching, she knew she had to find a way to stay connected with the sport she loved. Fast forward 25 years and Neugebauer is still active in volleyball as an official. "To me, volleyball is the greatest sport," Neugebauer said....
November 20, 2014 - 10:10pm
Slow start plagues WiLdKats in 3-0 loss
ABERDEEN -- Five minutes into the opening round match against No. 3 Sully Buttes, No. 6 Kimball/White Lake head coach Sarah Deffenbaugh knew something was wrong. "That's not our team that was out there on the court," Deffenbaugh said.
November 20, 2014 - 9:35pm
WiLdKats look to upset in state opener
WHITE LAKE -- The experience gained at the state tournament last year is likely to benefit Kimball/White Lake this time around, according to senior Kelli Steffen. "We know what it's like playing in the big atmosphere," the 5-foot-8 middle hitter said. "This year, we feel like we...
November 20, 2014 - 12:06am
November 19, 2014
Catching up with former area athletes: Johnson has double-double in Cougars' NSIC tournament loss
Emily Johnson had a big performance for the University of Sioux Falls, but it wasn't enough as the Cougars fell to Minnesota Duluth in five sets during the NSIC/US Bank tournament on Nov. 11. Set scores were 25-18, 25-11, 23-25, 29-27, 15-6. The Platte native recorded 16 kills...
November 19, 2014 - 7:49pm
November 17, 2014
Towns celebrating success together
MOUNT VERNON -- In 2012, Darcy Deinert didn't think her team would qualify for the state volleyball tournament three years into its co-op. "I did not think we'd be here," Deinert, Mount Vernon/Plankinton's head coach, said Monday. "I knew that we had a good group of girls athletics...
November 17, 2014 - 11:13pm
November 16, 2014
Goldammer earns All-ESD honors
Mitchell High School middle hitter Ally Goldammer was named an honorable mention to the All-Eastern South Dakota Conference volleyball team. Goldhammer, a junior, led the Kernels with 182 kills and 30 blocks on the season. She also added 14 aces, 39 digs and 3 assists for Mitchell. "Ally...
November 16, 2014 - 11:41pm
November 11, 2014
MVP advances to state after five-set thriller
PLANKINTON -- For a moment Tuesday evening, nothing seemed to be going Mount Vernon/Plankinton's way. The Titans had just lost the first set of the Region 5A final to Wagner, a team that had defeated MVP 3-0 earlier in the regular season. Wagner appeared like it couldn't miss,...
sports / prep
November 11, 2014 - 11:33pm
WiLdKats book second straight trip to state
PLATTE -- The second time is just as nice. At least that's how the Kimball/White Lake high school volleyball team felt after booking its second consecutive trip to the Class B state volleyball tournament. "This is a pretty awesome feeling," WiLdKat head coach Sarah Deffenbaugh...
sports / prep
November 11, 2014 - 11:31pm