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SDSU’s Wirth Named Summit League Track Athlete of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State’s Mary Wirth has been named The Summit League’s Outdoor Track and Field Female Athlete of the Week.  Wirth set the school record in the high jump (5 feet, 10 3/4 inches) last weekend in a win at the Arizona State University Invitational. She held the old school record...
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Mobridge-Pollock Senior to Play Basketball at Dakota Wesleyan

MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball coach Matt Wilber brought his recruit total up to 10 for the 2014-15 season with the addition of six names released Monday afternoon.  Mitch Heumiller of Mobridge-Pollock heads up the DWU recruting class.  He is joined by   Scott Van Winkle, Austin Bicknase, Cole Casper, Kevin Petersen...
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Class B All State Girls Basketball Team Named

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The Class B All State Girls basketball team was named today.  The team is selected by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association and the South Dakota Sportwriters Association.  Five players from central South Dakota were named to the team.  Freshman Chloe Lamb of Sully Buttes is a first team selection...
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Jackrabbits to Travel to UTEP in WNIT Final Four

BROOKINGS, S.D. —The South Dakota State women’s basketball team (26-9) will travel to El Paso, Texas, Wednesday to play UTEP (27-7) in a Women’s NIT semifinal game at 8 p.m. CT.   Texas-El Paso advanced to the WNIT semifinals with a 70-63 victory over Washington Monday.  It will be the first meeting between the Jackrabbits...
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Jackrabbit Golfers Move Up 3 Spots After Round 2

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Sophomore Sydney MacDonald shot a one-under par 71 Monday to help the South Dakota State women’s golf team move into 12th place after the second round of the 21st annual John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate at the Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga.  MacDonald fired an even-par 36 on the front nine...
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USD Thower Sets New State Mark

WAYNE, Neb. – University of South Dakota thrower Kyle McKelvey set a new state collegiate men’s outdoor shot put record this past weekend at a meet hosted by Wayne State in Nebraska.  McKelvey won the shot put with a mark of 59 feet, 5½ inches, breaking the previous state record of 59-4¼ that he...
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NSIC Track and Field Athletes Named Weekly Award Winners

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – University of Sioux Falls junior thrower Jordan Bents and Augustana junior distance runner Paul Yak have earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference weekly awards.  Bents is the Men’s Field Athlete of the Week Award winner.  Bents was the top NCAA Division II finished and took third place overall in the men’s shot...
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Parkston’s Van Laecken to be Honored by Group

PARKSTON, S.D. – Parkston retiring head girls basketball coach and athletic director,  Rob Van Laecken  was awarded the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association State Award of Merit.  Van Laecken will be presented the award by the South Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association during the state conference for athletic administrators Wednesday at The Lodge in...
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Dingman Steps Down as Parkston Head Wrestling Coach

PARKSTON, S.D. -  Jared Digmann, who led Parkston to Class B state championships each of the past two years, has resigned as the school’s head wrestling coach.  Digmann is a physical education teacher at the school and said he plans to continue teaching. He also coaches the Parkston cross country team, which has a...
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Pierre Track Records 9 First Place Finishes in Season Opening Meet

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Pierre Governor and Lady Governor track and field teams opened the season on Saturday at the John Huth Indoor meet in Aberdeen at the Barnett Center on the Northern State Campus.  The Governors had 6 champions on the day.  Three relay teams won as the 4×200, 4×400 and 4×800 relays...
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