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Three years ago, the Mount Vernon Area Youth Football Club started its annual fundraiser hunt. Thirty hunters participated in the first year of the pheasant hunt, which begins at 12:30...
Dominance in the post has become a calling card for Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball player Jalen Voss. Now the junior is dominating the postseason awards circuit. After earning first-team All-Great Plains Athletic Conference honors a few weeks ago, it was announced Wednesday that Voss was tabbed as a third-team All-American. “I am pretty excited about it,” Voss said. “I talked to coach Wilber and he said with the way our season went it could happen.
PLATTE — Since consolidating in 2007, Platte-Geddes has gone to the state tournament three times, all in Class A. This year, the Black Panthers boys’ basketball team will again travel to the state tournament, but this time, it will compete in Class B. “I think the biggest thing that will be different is this is a place we haven’t played before,” said Platte-Geddes coach Frank Cutler, whose team plays Langford Area in the Class B quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. “We are going to try to get the guys comfortable.
PLATTE — The Platte-Geddes boys’ basketball team is used to the underdog role. The Black Panthers entered the Class A state boys’ basketball tournament last year as the eighth seed. Platte-Geddes had the task of taking on No. 1 seed Clark/Willow Lake, which featured Skyler Flatten, who plays for South Dakota State University. The Black Panthers walked away from the game with a 66-51 win over Clark/Willow Lake and went on to finish third at the tournament. This year, Platte-Geddes enters the Class B state tournament in a similar role as the No. 7 seed at 6 p.m. Thursday.
WINNER — There were many tears on the Winner bench, after the Warriors lost to St. Thomas More 70-39 in the finals of the Class A girls’ basketball state tournament. The Warriors were disappointed, and admittedly so had great reason to be.
SPEARFISH - Mount Vernon/Plankinton and Pine Ridge had something to play for Saturday -- a win in the final game of the 2014 season. The Thorpes and Titans were playing for fifth place at the Class A girls' basketball tournament, but the intensity on the court matched that of a championship final.
SPEARFISH — Nothing seemed to go right for the Winner Warriors girls’ basketball team in its matchup with St. Thomas More in the Class A state championship final. The Warriors had trouble with turnovers, couldn’t find the bottom of the net and couldn’t stop St. Thomas More, which cruised to a 70-39 victory Saturday at the Young Center.
SPEARFISH — Like the rest of the Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls’ basketball team, guard Becca Glanzer is experiencing her first Class A state basketball tournament as a player. However, unlike the rest of her team, she has played in the state tournament on two different levels.
SPEARFISH — Winner point guard Kelsey Bertram knows what it feels like to compete in a state title game. As a member of the Warrior volleyball team, the junior helped Winner to a runner-up finish at the Class A volleyball tournament this fall, and she wanted another shot at a state championship. Bertram scored 18 points to helped her team beat Elk Point-Jefferson 59-55 to send Winner to the Class A state girls’ basketball championship. The Warriors (23-1) take on No. 1 seed St. Thomas More at 9 p.m. CDT today in Spearfish.
SPEARFISH - Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls’ basketball coach Bill Marquardt has preached defense all season. The No. 6 Titans have been largely successful on the defensive end, holding opponents to 30 points per game. The MVP defense answered once again Friday, as it forced 15 turnovers and recorded seven steals en route to earning a 52-29 win over No.