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SIOUX FALLS – After trailing by double digits most of the game, the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team rallied late, but fell short in an 89-84 loss to Nebraska...
SIOUX FALLS – The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team dominated the paint in an 80-55 victory over Nebraska Wesleyan University Saturday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. The win came in the Great Plains Athletic Conference opener for the Tigers (6-1, 1-0 GPAC) and despite being played in Sioux Falls, was a home game for DWU. “Every conference win is imperative because the GPAC has so much parity,” DWU coach Jason Christenson said. “I know this is technically a home game but we were on the road.
HURON — The No. 6 Lyman Raiders topped No. 7 Kimball/White Lake 25-22, 25-21, 25-18 in the semifinals of the Class B state volleyball consolation bracket Friday at the Huron Arena in Huron. The win is the first for the Raiders in the state tournament in at least 17 years, according to first-year Lyman coach Jill Whalen, and puts the team in the fifth-place match. “We had a little game plan coming in and the girls executed great,” Whalen said. “Last year, we went to state and won a couple of sets, but didn’t win a match.
HURON — Samantha Boeck had a match-high 20 kills No. 2 Arlington’s three-set win over No.
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