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The state's best youth gymnasts will be at the Corn Palace this weekend. Mitchell and the MEGA gymnastics program is hosting the South Dakota USA Gymnastics State Meet at the Corn Palace Friday through Sunday. In all, 570 gymnasts from 12 clubs around the state will be in competition starting at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
BROOKINGS — Three times. South Dakota State University sophomore and Mitchell native Beau Brown is getting to experience the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the third time today. And it’s not something he’s taking for granted.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—Saint Xavier coach Bob Hallberg grabbed a seat in the media interview room at the Tyson Events Center Monday night. He was exhausted and more importantly, his team was exhausted, beaten for just the third time this season. That's what Dakota Wesleyan does to teams. The 81-66 Tiger win was close most of the way but DWU outmuscled the Cougars on the glass by 23 rebounds and wore out another one of the best teams in the country for 40 minutes.
WATERTOWN -- The McCook Central/Montrose machine ran out of gas. Turnovers for MCM and some late scoring for West Central provided the Trojans the boost to claim the Class A state girls basketball tournament third-place trophy in a 50-44 win Saturday at the Watertown Civic Arena. MCM finished the season at 21-4 in their first state tournament trip as a co-op. West Central claimed third place in a 19-6 season.
WATERTOWN -- After an 18-2 start for St. Thomas More in the first quarter, McCook Central/Montrose looked like they would be another victim of the Cavaliers’ dominance. In the end, MCM didn’t have enough to complete a big comeback but the Fighting Cougars lived up to their nickname and battled the four-time defending state champions to a 63-54 loss in the Class A state girls basketball semifinals Friday at the Watertown Civic Arena.
SIOUX FALLS -- Close to home Thursday, the Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball team made winning at the NAIA national tournament look easy. The Tigers picked up 25 points in the return of standout guard Ty Hoglund and picked up 17 points each from Trae Vandeberg and Jason Spicer in a 84-67 win in the NAIA Division II men’s basketball tournament opening round at the Sanford Pentagon.
The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team consists of NAIA Division II national tournament veterans, with six players with national experience. Compare that to their opponent tonight — Governors State of University Park, Illinois — which has never played in a national tournament and it provides for an interesting dichotomy ahead of tonight's first-round game between the Tigers (22-11) and the Jaguars (25-8) at 5:45 p.m. at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
Bridgewater-Emery stands one step away from the Class B state boys basketball tournament and getting a chance to defend its state title. But in the way are the Bulldogs of De Smet, as the two teams meet tonight in the state-qualifying Round of 16 at 7 p.m. in Hartford at West Central High School.
SIOUX FALLS -- One year ago, Macy Miller had to miss the biggest games of the year with an injured knee. Miller made up for lost time this time around, doing a bit of everything and claiming the Summit League tournament MVP award as the Jackrabbits won the tournament title over South Dakota Tuesday.
SIOUX FALLS -- History repeated itself for the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team at the Summit League tournament. Just like in 2016, the Jackrabbits lost both regular-season contests to the rival Coyotes but won the third, most-important contest, a 65-50 victory in Tuesday’s Summit League tournament championship game.