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Al Weisbecker, executive director of the South Dakota Senior Games, has announced his retirement. The Madison man has led the organization for 15 years. Senior Games Board President Bernie Schuurmans announced the appointment of Howard Bich, of Sioux Falls, and Roger M. Nelson, of Brookings, as co-executive directors. Bich used to teach and coach in Wagner.
Today, at the Corn Palace, two District 8B semifinal girls basketball games will be played. Time: 6:30 and 8 p.m. Records: Ethan (20-0); Howard (6-15); Bridgewater-Emery (14-7); Hanson (16-4) Notes: No. 1-seeded Ethan plays No. 4-seeded Howard in the first game, while No. 3-seeded Bridgewater-Emery takes on No. 2 seeded Hanson at 8 p.m. ... The Rustlers are ranked No. 1 in Class B. ... Ethan and Hanson met in last year's district title game, which Hanson won in double overtime. Next: The District 11B and 12B title games begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
NEW HOLLAND -- Brooklyn Vander Pol scored 26 points to lead the Dakota Christian girls basketball team over Platte-Geddes 42-27 in a District 11B semifinal game on Tuesday in New Holland. Vander Pol added five steals, while Abbi Baan Hofman led the team with seven rebounds. The Cadets went 19-of-41 from the field for 46 percent shooting. Platte-Geddes made eight of 28 field goals for 29 percent shooting and was led by Jada Nelson with eight points.
Justine Dye had 23 points in Bridgewater-Emery's 60-39 victory over Mitchell Christian in a District 8B girls basketball game on Tuesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Tiana Kayser had 19 points and Kadra Kayser had 10 points in the win. Bridgewater-Emery shot 57 percent from the floor, grabbed 21 rebounds and dished out 12 assists. Ashley Schmit led Mitchell Christian with 15 points, while Emily Reynen had 12 points. Mitchell Christian had 18 rebounds and 11 assists. "The girls played hard.
Today at the Corn Palace, the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament begins with No. 2-seeded Dakota Wesleyan University taking on No. 7-seeded Concordia University. Time: 7 p.m. Records: DWU 27-3 (17-3 GPAC), Concordia 16-14 (9-11 GPAC) Notes: DWU moved up two spots in the NAIA Division II national rankings to No. 3 on Tuesday. ...The Tigers are leading the nation in five categories, while ranking in the top 10 in 12. ...Despite sharing the conference championship with Morningside, the Tigers will be the No.
Joe Quintal is one of five people to be inducted into the South Dakota Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 28 at the Sioux Falls National Guard Armory. Along with the Mitchell native, others who will be honored are Jim Miner, of Yankton; Mel Minton, of Deadwood and Rapid City; Marv Sherrill, of Watertown; and Andy Zephier, of Flandreau Indian School. Quintal founded the Corn Palace Relays in 1947 and was athletic director at Mitchell High School for 40 years.
BOYS BASKETBALL This is the boys basketball poll for the week of Feb. 23. Listed are first-place votes, record, points and the previous week’s ranking. Class AA 1. SF Wash...
Huron High School Activities Director Terry Rotert announced Monday that Michael Schmitz has been chosen as the next Tiger head football coach. The hire was approved at Monday night's school board meeting. Schmitz takes over for Michael Postma.
• Area high school boys basketball: Parkston vs. Corsica/Stickney in Stickney. • Area high school girls basketball: Region 5A: Tri-Valley vs. Wagner, 6 p.m. in Salem; West Central vs. Parkston,...
Today, at the Corn Palace, a high school girls basketball District 8B doubleheader will take place. Schedule: Howard (5-15) vs. Canistota (5-15) at 6:30 p.m.; Bridgewater-Emery (13-7) vs. Mitchell Christian (5-15) at 8 p.m. Notes: The winner between Howard vs. Canistota will play Ethan at 6:30 p.m.Thursday at the Corn Palace, while the winner between Bridgewater-Emery vs. Mitchell Christian will play Hanson at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Corn Palace. Next: The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team hosts Concordia at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.