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ABERDEEN — Bon Homme/Scotland’s Dan Stibral is one of just three Class B wrestlers still undefeated through the first day of the state tournament, and he is the easiest to spot. The BH/S powerhouse picked up pins over Kyle Blume, of Redfield/Doland, and Stanley County’s Cade Larson in the first two rounds of the Class B state tournament Friday at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. The wins moved Stibral’s season record to 38-0 and put him in the semifinals of the 285-pound weight class, where he will face Sawyer Rous, of Bennett County, Saturday. “I wouldn’t have believed it at the begin
ABERDEEN — Prior to the start of the quarterfinal round, Parkston coach Jared Digmann noted the tough road for the Trojans’ 132-pound wrestler Blake Bietz at the Class B state tournament. The freshman had to go through the third-best wrestler in his second match of the day Friday, knowing that a win could set up set up a semifinal clash with the top 132-pounder in Class B. “The success of this team the last few years has given us a lot of confidence in big matches,” Bietz said. Parkston is looking to defend its Class B state title after setting a team-scoring record last year. Biet
ABERDEEN -- The defending Class B state champion Parkston Trojans are ahead of the record pace the team set in the state tournament last year after the first day at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. After the first day of competition, the Trojans lead the Class B field with 88 points, 22 ahead of second-place Philip Area.
After a one-year hiatus, the Andes Central Eagles returned to the wrestling mat last year in limited numbers, but depth has led to added success in 2014. The Andes Central wrestling team’s roster jumped from five at the end of last year to 12 heading into today’s Class B state tournament, where three Eagles have earned a spot to compete. “Last year, we had our heavyweights practicing with our 106-pounders and that’s never a good thing,” Andes Central coach Rich Stephens said. The school had a co-op relationship with Platte-Geddes prior to the 2013 season, but the end of that partnersh
The youthful Parkston wrestling team that won the Class B state title a year ago is now an experienced juggernaut looking to stay on top. Thirteen Trojans, along with several other area wrestlers, will compete in the Class B state tournament, starting with the first round at 10 a.m. today at the Barnett Center on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen. “We have wrestled in some pretty tough tournaments, some maybe tougher than this weekend,” Parkston coach Jared Digmann said.
The No. 2 seed Ethan Rustlers pulled away from No. 3 Mitchell Christian late in the fourth quarter to secure a spot in the District 8B finals. The Rustlers (17-4) ended the Golden Eagles’ (17-5) season in the semifinal game with a 52-42 win Thursday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. “We weren’t real aggressive early, and they were good defensively tonight,” Ethan coach Scott Giblin said.
Adjusting to a new coach and being the only inside threat for his team this season has not derailed the junior campaign of Jalen Voss. The Dakota Wesleyan University standout has propelled the Tigers beyond the limited preseason expectations to a 17-13 regular season and 10-10 record in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. “He hasn’t had a bad day for us,” DWU first-year coach Matt Wilber said.
Following the emotion of pre-game senior night festivities, the Mitchell girls’ basketball team immediately shifted its focus to the court to close out a perfect record in the Eastern South Dakota Conference. “It’s a special thing to go undefeated in the ESD,” Mitchell coach Wes Morgan said. “It just shows what kind of kids we have in that locker room.” The No.
There was magic at the Mitchell Activities Center for the Marlin Pee Wee B hockey team this season, and especially over the weekend. Coming into the state tournament at the...
Prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the Mitchell girls’ basketball team knew it would be replacing a large portion of its scoring from previous teams. The growth of junior forward Taylor Volesky has not only helped fill the void left by Kerri Young and Kristin Sabers, but has helped Mitchell climb to No. 1 in the state, compiling a 17-1 record along the way. “Coach put a lot of confidence in me before the season, expecting big numbers,” Volesky said. “He wanted me to improve on taking care of the ball and not making mistakes.