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WINNER—Former Winner High School track and field head coach Bill Buckmiller has been inducted into the Warrior Hall of Fame. Buckmiller, a Canistota graduate, helped Winner claim the state track title in 1985 and a runner-up finish in 1987. He was nominated for that national high school boys track coach of the year in 1990 and has received the Bill Pistulka Memorial Award. Buckmiller taught and coached in Winner from 1973 to his retirement in 2005.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys basketball head coach Eric Denning has been named the Region 7 coach of the year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association. McCook Central/Montrose's Doug Durfee was named the Region 5 girls coach of the year, while Avon's Brad Poppe was named Region 7 coach of the year and Winner's Larry Aaker was named Region 8 coach of the year. A complete list of the region coaches of the year is listed below. South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association 2016 Boy's Region Coaches of the Year
DAYTON, Ohio — After a school-record 410 victories and three NCAA Tournament appearances in the last five seasons, the Scott Nagy era at South Dakota State University has come to an end. Wright State made its hire of the 49-year-old Nagy official on Monday and he will be formally introduced as the school's new men's basketball coach Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio. He will succeed Billy Donlon, a former Horizon League coach of the year who was fired after six seasons.
DEADWOOD—The Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake baseball team earned a 4-0 win over Lead-Deadwood in the team's first game of the season on Sunday in Deadwood. Riley Hoffman picked up the win for the Honkers, allowing three hits and striking out six in four innings pitched. Seth Kirsch picked up the save, pitching three scoreless innings in relief. Hoffman led the offense with an RBI double, while Trevor Spirk added a hit and an RBI. The Honkers (1-0) finished with five hits, no errors and play Chamberlain at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in Platte.
RAPID CITY—The Mitchell High School baseball team started the season with a bang. Mitchell scored 63 total runs and won all four of its games this weekend against Rapid City Stevens and Rapid City Central. The Kernels won their final game 27-0 over the Cobblers on Sunday in Rapid City. "I don't remember a wooden bat game in the spring season being that big of a margin," Mitchell head coach Luke Norden said. "We just had good at bats, and hit the ball. It was good to see."
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell girls track and field team took seventh with 515.5 points, while the Kernel boys finished eighth with 487 points at the Steve Berseth Eastern South Dakota Conference Invitational on Saturday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings. Brandon Valley won the girls division with 836 points, while Watertown won the boys division with 838.5 points.
ABERDEEN—Two Mitchell wrestlers brought home AAU state titles at the state tournament on Sunday in Aberdeen. Joe Van Overschelde won the Novice 117-pound state title, his third state wrestling title, while Kyler Bauder won the 105 Schoolboy state title. Mitchell had 35 wrestlers compete in the event, with 16 earning a top 8 finishes. Kale Hofer (Bantam 40), Hadley Wallace (Novice 127) and Cole Gehrke (Cadets 126) each earned third-place finishes.
According to ESPN college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman, South Dakota State University men's basketball head coach Scott Nagy is expected to leave his position with the Jackrabbits to take over as head coach at Wright State University. Goodman announced on his Twitter account on Sunday evening that Nagy emerged as the favorite after visiting the campus and meeting with Wright State players. Other outlets, including the Dayton Daily News in Dayton, Ohio, also reported the news. Wright State finished third in the Horizon League with a 22-13 record in 2015-16.
TABOR—The Bon Homme/Scotland baseball team picked up a 10-0 win over Turner/Hutchinson on Sunday in Tabor. Bon Homme/Scotland pitchers Chase Kortan, Cole Uecker and Bryce Scieszinski combined to toss a no-hitter. Kortan picked up the win and recorded eight strikeouts in three innings pitched, while Uecker and Scieszinski combined to toss three hitless innings. Kortan had a double and two RBIs, while Christian Uecker added two RBIs. BH/S (1-0) won the JV game 7-4 and play Parkston at 5 p.m. on April 13 in Parkston.
NEWTON, Kan.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team took fourth place out of 22 teams at the Bethel College Spring Invitational on Sunday in Newton, Kansas. DWU carded a team score of 607 and were led by Anthony Husher, who finished tied for fifth with a two-day score of 147. Tyler Burr finished 10th with a 149, while Cal Weise tied for 35th with a 154, competing on DWU's second team that finished 15th. Dodge Community College won the event with a score of 585.