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HOWARD — The battle between Canistota and McCrossan has developed into a legitimate boys cross country rivalry. And on Wednesday, it was the Hawks that got the best of the Wranglers. Behind a second place finish from Mason Decker and a career-best third place finish from Mandre Adams, Canistota edged McCrossan for the Region 2B boys team title at Howard Golf Course in Howard. McCrossan had been the three-time Cornbelt Conference champions prior to this year when Canistota won the meet in Freeman.
With the postseason meets for cross country starting today, new — and more — territory is being covered by girls runners in South Dakota. This is the first year that South Dakota region and state meets will be ran at 5,000 meters for girls, now bringing them in line with the high school standard for boys runners that has existed for years.
WAGNER — The Wagner Red Raiders volleyball team was fired up for Monday night's high school volleyball match against No. 2 ranked and Region 5A rival Mount Vernon/Plankinton. That intensity carried over to the play on the court and the Red Raiders had no problem delivering MV/P its first loss of the 2015 season, winning in three sets at the Wagner High School gym. Set scores were 25-14, 25-20, 25-20.
For both the Chamberlain and Parkston boys golf teams, Pine Hills Golf Course in Milbank is familiar territory. Both teams played in the Poet Invite on Aug. 17, one of the first tournaments of the boys golf season. In that tournament, Parkston won the event with a score of 318 and the Cubs finished fifth, shooting a 342.
CHAMBERLAIN — Without really intending for it, Andrew Priebe set a new American record in powerlifting. The Mitchell resident lifted himself into a new record for the submaster class — which consists of 33 to 39 year olds and Priebe set new marks in the 148-pound men's Open Division. He lifted 512.5 pounds in the squat, 347 pounds on the bench and 512.5 pounds in the deadlift for a total of 1372 pounds. All three lifts and the total are new records. Priebe, 37, achieved the marks Sept.
For the second straight year, the Mike Miller Classic will take on a different format. This year — in addition to high schools from South Dakota and around the country — the annual basketball event will include four college basketball teams, including Dakota Wesleyan University. The Mike Miller Classic is scheduled for Dec. 27 and 28 and will include 19 high school and college teams from nine states playing in 16 games.
FORESTBURG — The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central football team is continuing its dominance in 9-man football. Jumping out to a 36-point lead and moving the ball effortlessly on the ground and through the air, the Class 9AA No. 1 Blackhawks looked the part against No. 4 Mount Vernon/Plankinton, cruising to a 44-20 victory over the Titans Friday night in Forestburg. "We wanted to come out punching," said Blackhawks quarterback Tucker Kingsbury.
CHAMBERLAIN — One is a historic program in South Dakota high school football and the other is turning themselves into a formidable foe. But today, both Winner and Chamberlain will take the field undefeated—each at 4-0—with a chance to stake its claim at the top of the competitive Class 11B football landscape. The contest will be held at 7 p.m. in Chamberlain, with the Warriors ranked No. 1 by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association and Chamberlain standing at No.
By MARCUS TRAXLER The Daily Republic With his team standing at 2-1 on the young season, University of South Dakota head football coach Joe Glenn is in a familiar spot. The Coyotes had the same record last year, standing at 2-1 after three games and headed into conference play.
Mitchell will be the new site for the South Dakota High School Coaches Association summer clinic event, replacing the longtime host site of Aberdeen. The 65th annual event will be held in Mitchell July 11-13 at Mitchell Technical Institute and the Highland Conference Center and more sites could be added, if necessary. Mitchell will host the event in 2016 and 2017, before Sioux Falls hosts in 2018.