PODCAST: South Dakota education, high school football quarterfinals and more | Oct. 28, 2022

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Reporters from the Mitchell Republic review some of the week's news highlights and preview what's ahead for the Mitchell Republic coverage area.

NEWS included in this episode...
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Despite loss of large senior class to graduation, group again took home wins, high finishes at competitions throughout the region
The 2022 National Assessment of Education Progress report assesses math and reading for grades 4 and 8
Biden-Harris Administration announces $3,600,000 from EPA’s Clean School Bus Program for South Dakota school districts
Five dams to reduce releases, Gavins Point Dam to increase to support downstream needs
The newspaper’s physical offices are now located at 400 N. Rowley St. Customers can enter the offices using the south door and can utilize Fourth Avenue’s on-street parking to access the building.
SPORTS included in this episode...
After going down 7-0 on the opening drive, the Trojans scored the game's final 34 points
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The Parkston Trojans defeat the Howard Tigers 34-7.
MCM will take on top-seeded Winner next week in the Class 11B semifinals
In a battle of 8-1 teams entering Thursday, the Chargers had the lone score in overtime to break a tie between closely matched foes
Recap of area football games for the quarterfinal round of the South Dakota high school football state playoffs
Only 28 teams remain in the South Dakota high school football playoffs.
The SoDak 16 matchups for Class A and Class B will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, deciding the eight teams to qualify for the state tournaments, which will be played Nov. 17-19 in Sioux Falls.
The Tigers moved up one spot after being ranked No. 10 in the previous poll
Aside from the opening point of the match and a brief lead at the start of Set 3, DWU played nearly the entire night from behind on the scoreboard.
Both Tigers teams start their season against Valley City State on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

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Dierks covers prep and collegiate athletics across the Mitchell Republic's coverage region area, focusing on Mitchell High School football and boys basketball and area high school football, volleyball and basketball, as well as Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Gridiron Spotlight, producing video and providing live play-by-play for the traveling weekly prep football broadcast during its first season in the fall of 2021. Dierks is a Mitchell native who graduated from South Dakota State University with his bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2020. He joined the Mitchell Republic sports staff in August 2021. He can be reached at and found on Twitter at @LDierksy.
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