Daily Republic Sports
Dakota Wesleyan guard Tate Martin is this week's Great Plains Athletic Conference men's basketball player-of-the-week. Martin, a senior from Mitchell, tallied a double-double with 15 points and 15 assists in a win over Dordt College. The 15 assists were a new career-high for the senior. On Saturday, Martin dished out six assists, while recording 22 points and was 9-of-16 from the field and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc against Midland University.
KEARNEY, Neb.—Long-time Northern State women's basketball coach Curt Fredrickson recorded his 800th career coaching win on Monday night. The Wolves (4-0) defeated Nebraska-Kearney 71-45 in Kearney, Nebraska, to give Fredrickson the milestone win. In his 38th season with the program, Fredrickson holds the status of second-winningest active NCAA Division II women's basketball coach. Barbara Stevens, of Bentley University in Massachusetts, is the active leader with a 961-268 record in 39 seasons.
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Matt Mooney scored 17 points, Tyler Flack had a late offensive rebound and putback and South Dakota slipped past Kent State 80-77 on Monday night in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Flack finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, Carlton Hurst scored 11 with 10 boards and Trey Burch-Manning scored 10 for South Dakota.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket had six total volleyball players honored by the 281 All-Conference. Senior Myah Selland was a first-team selection for the Blackhawks, who finished sixth at the recent Class B state volleyball tournament. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's seniors Maddie Vermeulen and Kyla Morgan made the second team, while junior Abby Doering, senior Kayla Olson and junior Tristan Ziebart were honorable mention selections. Wessington Springs' senior Whitney Reider was on the first team, while senior teammate Jaycee Hohn was a second-team selection.
IOWA CITY, Iowa—South Dakota State junior Macy Miller scored the game-winning jumper at the buzzer as the Jackrabbits defeated Iowa, 66-64, Sunday afternoon in the Hawkeye Challenge in front of 3,826 fans in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. SDSU improves to 4-0, marking the best start to the season since 2008-09. Miller, who was named the tournament MVP, broke a 64-64 tie after Iowa's Megan Gustafson scored a put-back basket with five seconds remaining.
Parkston, Bon Homme and Wagner all landed three players on the Little Missouri Valley all-conference volleyball team. Parkston, which went 6-0 in league play, had Sammi Murtha, Paige Semmler and Mariah Weber make the team. Bon Homme's Deann Jelsma, Sierra Mesman and Jeni Schmidt were honored. Wagner had Jensen Holzbauer, Sierra Juffer and Faith Tyler on the team. Avon's Hanna Powers and Kacie Mudder were on the all-conference team. Andes Central/Dakota Christian's Megan Mudder, Scotland's Taylor Gall and Tripp-Delmont/Armour's Erica Koster were also on the team.
BROOKINGS — Behind a monster night from Samantha Slaughter, Harrisburg claimed its first Class AA state volleyball championship Saturday, defeating Sioux Falls Roosevelt in five sets at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Set scores were 21-25, 25-12, 14-25, 25-13 and 15-10. Signed to play at Nebraska, Slaughter had 39 kills in the win, including the decisive kill in the 15-10 fifth-set victory. Slaughter also added 14 digs, three aces and three blocks. Avery Thorson had 50 set assists for the Tigers and Madison Wassink had 10 kills and 22 digs.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — South Dakota State forced four turnovers, Taryn Christion accounted for four touchdown and the Jackrabbits claimed their first Missouri Valley Football Conference title in program history with a 45-24 victory over Northern Iowa Saturday at the UNI-Dome. The Jackrabbits (8-3, 7-1 MVFC) tied with North Dakota State atop the league standings. By virtue of its win over NDSU earlier this season, SDSU earns the MVFC's automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
WATERTOWN—Label them the giant killers, the Cinderella of the ball, the underdogs, hang whatever moniker you wish on the Madison Bulldogs. Just make sure you call them one of the best in Class A volleyball. For the second night in a row, Madison (24-8) rolled to an impressive victory over a higher-seeded opponent at the state Class A tournament in the Civic Arena. Friday night's victim was third-seeded Bon Homme. The Bulldogs downed the Cavaliers 3-0 (25-20, 25-14 and 25-11) in a semifinal match.
BROOKINGS—Harrisburg swept Aberdeen Central to punch its ticket to the Class AA state volleyball title match on Friday. Set scores were 25-23, 25-21 and 25-21. Samantha Slaughter powered the Tigers (23-2) with 17 kills and 14 digs. Madison Wassink added 10 kills and five digs in the victory. Avery Thorson (39 assists) and Rachel Nelson (23 digs) also contributed to the win.