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HURON — Slow starts hampered No. 6 Lyman in a three-set loss to No.
The Dakota Wesleyan University football team achieved a rare level of success in 2013, and the man under center for the Tigers was a key reason. Jon Bane, a four-year starting quarterback at DWU, ended his playing days as the most prolific passer in the school’s history, but it was a career that almost never happened. During Bane’s senior year at Temple High School in Temple, Texas, the Tiger star was in a car accident that paralyzed him from the waist down.
The Lyman High School girls’ volleyball team is set to play in its second consecutive state tournament starting tonight. Prior to reaching last year’s Class B state tournament, the Raiders sat out of the tournament for 17 years. Today, the No. 6 Raiders (24-8) play No. 3 Chester Area in the opening round of the Class B state tournament at 6 p.m. at the Huron Arena in Huron. “It’s been a total program change,” Lyman coach Jill Whalen said.
By The Sports Xchange SEATTLE — Two interceptions thrown by Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder helped Seattle score 14 points in less than a minute Sunday, as the Seahawks turned a close game early in the fourth quarter into a 41-20 victory over the Vikings. After linebacker Bobby Wagner intercepted a Ponder pass in Minnesota territory, Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch scored his third touchdown of the game to give the Seahawks a 31-13 lead with 13:14 remaining. Forty-four seconds later, Seattle cornerback Walter Thurmond III picked off Ponder and returned it 29 yards for a score as the S
SD has lost 41 teams but added two classes since football playoffs began in 1981, leading some to call for reform.
VERMILLION — If someone drove through Parkston Friday afternoon, they would see empty streets and may hear the faint sound of Trojan fans who stayed behind cheering as they watched their boys play on television. “If you wanted to rob some place, today would be the day to be in Parkston because just about everybody is here,” Lorie Duarte said prior to the kickoff of the Class 11B state title game at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. For many Trojan fans, it was their first time seeing the orange and blue play for a state title, as Parkston has not been in the championship since 2002. “It w
VERMILLION — The Parkston High School football team is still in search of its first state title after falling 20-14 to Canton in the Class 11B championship Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. The No. 3 Trojans’ (10-2) late rally was thwarted after the No. 5 C-Hawks recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock. “It’s just so hard to put into words, but I’m so proud of how they fought in every game,” an emotional Parkston coach Eric Norden said following the loss.
Senior year is when it all comes together for any high school athlete, as years of hard work pay off in a chance to leave a mark that will last. Jace Connor’s senior season ended with a state championship, but the road getting there was not what he envisioned. Connor was Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan’s starting quarterback as a sophomore and junior, but had to stand on the sidelines as a senior while the Seahawks mar
Brothers Tyler and Camden Myers helped propel the Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan Seahawks’ defense to a championship season, all-the-while trying to keep up with one another. The two were at the center of the Seahawks’ 36-6 win over Arlington in the Class 9AA state championship game Thursday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, with Tyler taking home outstanding lineman honors, and Camden finishing the year with a new Seahawk team record for sacks in a season with 15. “We have a great relationship and it was amazing having him out there this year,” Tyler s
VERMILLION — Strong defense and big plays secured the third Class 9AA state football championship for No. 4 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan in a 36-6 win over No. 2 Arlington in the title game Thursday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. The championship is the sixth in the program’s history and third since Bridgewater joined with Emery/Ethan in 2010. “Every time is great and to do this with this group of kids is something special,” BEE coach Jeff VanLeur said.