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Dakota Wesleyan University sophomore wide receiver Dustin Livingston was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference's special teams player of the week on Monday. In the Tigers' 40-14 season-ending win over Dordt College on Saturday, Livingston had a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown during the third quarter on a snow covered Joe Quintal Field. Livingston added a 40-yard touchdown reception and led the Tigers with five touchdown catches on the season. DWU finished its season at 7-4.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- After starting the Holiday Inn Classic with a win on Friday, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team dropped two games on Saturday and Sunday in Great Falls, Mont. DWU (5-2) lost to Montana State University-Northern 59-50 on Saturday and then fell to the University of Great Falls 69-58 on Sunday. "The same thing basically happened in both games," Tiger head coach Jason Christensen said.
All games are at the DakotaDome in Vermillion Today’s games Class 9A: Howard 32, Wolsey-Wessington 20 Class 9AA: Gregory 31, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 8 Class A: Dell Rapids 12, Madison...
HELENA, Mont. -- It was the Celeste Beck show Friday night. Beck scored a game-high 34 points in Dakota Wesleyan University's 73-64 victory over Carroll College on the road. The senior was 9-of-13 from the floor and made seven three-point shots and nine free throws. With her high-scoring game, Beck is 29 points away from recording her 1,000th career point. "She put the team on her back and kept us in the game," DWU head women's basketball coach Jason Christensen said. "Having a breakout game gives her confidence going forward.
LAMONI, Iowa -- Jalen Voss led the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team to its sixth straight win to start the season. The Tigers rode Voss' 28-point performance en route to beating Graceland University 99-62 on Friday in Lamoni, Iowa. Voss was 13-of-18 from the field, made two 3-pointers and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds for the Tigers, who are receiving votes in the NAIA Coaches' Poll.
The Howard football team had eight players earn all-Cornbelt Conference selections. Howard senior Luke Loudenburg was named the league's Most Valuable Player, and teammates Bailey Neises and Jordan Kuhle joined him on the first team offense. Canistota had six honorees, Hanson and Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan each had five, Menno/Marion had four, Mount Vernon/Plankinton had two and Freeman had one named to the list. All-Cornbelt Conference football honors FIRST TEAM OFFENSE -- BEE: Jordan Grosdidier, 12; Camden Myers, 11. CAN: Shay Jolley, 11; Dominick Weber, 12; Drew Seubert, 11.
Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball vs. Graceland University, 7 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa. Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball vs. Carroll College, 6 p.m. in Helena, Mont. Dakota Wesleyan University...
CLEAR LAKE -- Deuel High School senior Meaghan Sievers signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to competed for the Iowa State University gymnastics team next season. Sievers is the granddaughter of Dewayne and Mary Ann Sievers, of Howard, and Ardys Wingen, of Epiphany. Sievers is a Level 10 who competes club gymnastics for All American Gymnastics Academy in Sioux Falls. Prior to her senior year, Sievers earned 10 titles at the South Dakota high school Class A state gymnastics meet.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The South Dakota Rushmores split on the first day of the Roy Hobbs World Series of Baseball Legends Division AAAA playoffs, falling to the Border City (Mich.) Brewers 6-3 and beating Minnesota 15-6. It is a double-elimination tournament, and the team plays at 10 a.m. today. Frank Cutler, of Platte had two hits in the first game, and picked up the win on the mound in the second game of the day after relieving starting pitcher Randy Bierle, of Aberdeen. Cutler added three hits against Minnesota, while Jerry Kampshoff, of Canova, had two in the win.
Nate Sievert, 24, of Mitchell, bowled a 300 game on Thursday at the Village Bowl in Mitchell. This was Sievert's seventh 300 game, and he recorded his first in 2009. Sievert recorded the mark during the Palace City League, and it occurred during the third game of a four-game set. He also had scores of 203, 246 and 229 on Thursday.