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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.
Today is the fourth time in five years that coach Jeff VanLeur’s football team will play for a state title, as he looks for his sixth championship and third since 2010. No. 4 BEE (10-1) takes on No. 2 Arlington (10-1) in the Class 9AA state title game at 2:30 p.m. today at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. VanLeur led Emery/Ethan to a title in 2007 and a runner-up finish in 2009.
The Mitchell Kernel football team fell on hard times down the stretch in 2013, dropping its last five games en route to a 3-6 finish. While the result was disappointing for players, coaches and fans, the Kernels showed signs of improvement from the one-win team of 2012, and have pieces in place to take another step forward next season. “This is a group of football players that understood that to be successful you have to work hard,” seventh-year Mitchell coach Kent VanOverschelde said. The 2013 season saw the emergence and growth of quarterback Kanin Nelson, who started from week one
The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team took the finale of a three-game weekend set, knocking off Johnson & Wales University 92-65 Sunday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The win ends a two-game skid for the Tigers (3-2), which saw DWU get swept in the Fulton State Bank Classic Friday and Saturday at the Corn Palace.
GREGORY — Jordan Grosdidier took the opening kickoff 83-yards for a touchdown to propel No. 4 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan to a 30-8 win over No. 1 Gregory Saturday night in Gregory. With the win, the Seahawks (10-1) move on to play No. 2 Arlington in the finals of the Class 9AA state playoffs at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. BEE has made it to the Dome three of the past four years, winning the title in 2010 and 2011.
Bellevue University spread the scoring around in an 86-57 win over Dakota Wesleyan University in the Fulton State Bank Classic Friday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The No. 19 Bruins (3-1) had five players, including four starters, in double figures as they handed the Tigers (2-1) their first loss of the young season. “They took it right at us, beat us up and I don’t think it helped the way we played defense,” first-year DWU coach Matt Wilber said.
After meeting in the first round the past two seasons, even more will be on the line when Gregory hosts Bridgewater-Emery/ Ethan in a Class 9AA state semifinal at 7 p.m.