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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.
PLATTE -- Alexis Peterson and Jada Nelson each had double-double as Platte-Geddes downed Corsica/Stickney 49-42 in the District 11B girls basketball tournament on Monday in Platte. Peterson finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Nelson scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Black Panthers. Hallie Hallock added 11 points as Platte-Geddes went 17-of-42 from the field for 40 percent shooting. Corsica/Stickney made 18 of 56 field goals for 32 percent shooting and were led by Micayla Bamberg, who finished with 16 points and five rebounds.
Platte-Geddes senior Coby Johnson signed to play basketball for Matt Wilber and the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team on Friday. The 6-foot-5 forward will join the Tigers for the 2015-16 season. Johnson has scored more than 1,000 points in his high school career and averages 20 points and 10 rebounds this season. Johnson was named The Daily Republic boys basketball player of the year as a junior and helped the Black Panthers to a Class B state runner-up finish in 2014.
Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Mike Miller said he plans to use his $2.8 million player option for the 2015-16 season, reported Cleveland.com on Monday. "I would say yes. I am coming back, but it's a long year," Miller, a former Mitchell Kernel, said. "I'm going to see how this one goes. All I'm focused on is what we do here. We've got 25 games here and then a playoff run. We'll see how that goes. Where I'm at now, I've been blessed to do 15 years. It's a year-by-year basis.
PIERRE -- Eight more Mitchell Aquatic Club athletes qualified for the State A Championships over the weekend at the State B Championships in Pierre. MAC placed sixth and had 22 swimmers competing in Pierre. A.J. Zolnowsky won five events in the 17-19 age group, qualifying in all five events. Max Alexander, Grace Phinney, Paige Phinney, Jackson Ebert, Lauren Alexander Christian Stange and Lukas Bennett each qualified this weekend's state meet in at least one event. The State A Championships begin Friday in Pierre, with MAC having 28 total swimmers competing.
SEWARD, Neb. -- Dakota Wesleyan University junior Skylar Forgey qualified for the NAIA Indoor National Championships over the weekend at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Indoor Championships. The Colome native placed third in the women's 1,000-meter run with a time of 3 minutes, 2.2 seconds.
Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball player Trae Bergh was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American First Team, it was announced Monday. Bergh, a Crooks native, was one of five college basketball players with a sophomore or higher academic standing that was selected to the team from all NAIA schools. The junior guard is the first basketball player from DWU to earn the award and the only Tiger to make the first team in any sport.