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Mitchell’s Young Named Gatorade Basketball Girls Player of Year in South Dakota

  CHICAGO – Mitchell High School senior Kerri Young was named the 2012-13 Gatorade South Dakota Girls Basketball Player of the Year, according to a press release Thursday. Young, a 6-foot-1 guard and South Dakota State signee, averaged 17 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.6 steals per game for the Kernels (21-14). Mitchell...
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Jackrabbit Football Schedule for 2013 Finalized

   BROOKING,S.D. – South Dakota State and Butler (Ind.) have agreed to a one-game contract in which the two teams will open the 2013 football season at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The addition of the Aug. 31 game versus Butler, which is the defending Pioneer Football League champion, completes the Jackrabbits’ 2013 football schedule. SDSU will...
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Thursday South Dakota Scoreboard

High School Boys Basketball First Round State AA Tournament at Sioux Falls Brandon Valley 62, Huron 29 Pierre 60, Rapid City Central 47 Sioux Falls Lincoln 53, Brookings 48 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 73, Rapid City Stevens 43 State A Tournament at Rapid City Madison 70, Pine Ridge 34 Mobridge-Pollock 67, Aberdeen Roncalli 52 Platte-Geddes...
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Governors Win First Round State AA Tournament Game

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Pierre Governors downed Rapid City Central 60-47 in the opening round of the State AA Boys Basketball tournament Thursday night in Sioux Falls.  Zach Hanson led the way with 30 points, his second 30 point plus performance against the Cobblers this season.  Lane Severyn added16 points as the Governors...
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South Central Dumps Potter County 64-54

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — South Central came back from a halftime deficit to beat Potter County 64-54 in a first-round game at the South Dakota boys Class B basketball tournament on Thursday. Trailing 24-22, the Cougars (22-2) outscored the Battlers 16-10 in the third to take the lead. South Central shot 58 percent from...
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White River Beats Langford Area 51-33

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Defending state champion White River kept its perfect record against state teams alive Thursday with a 51-33 win over Langford Area in the first round of the South Dakota boys Class B basketball tournament. Joe Cameron and Wyatt Krogman had 14 points each for the Tigers, who took the first...
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Twins Send RHP Gibson to Triple-A

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson will begin his comeback season from Tommy John surgery in the minors. The Twins optioned Gibson to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday. The former first-round draft pick was considered among the favorites to make the Twins rotation to start the season. But he struggled with his command...
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UND Players Growing Beards, Skipping Haircuts

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Members of the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team are embracing the time-honored postseason tradition of growing beards. They’re also adding a twist this year – no more haircuts. Joe Gleason jokes to the Grand Forks Herald that “it’s going to get greasy here.” No. 4 UND begins postseason...
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Packers Free Agent WR Jennings Visiting Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are interested in wide receiver Greg Jennings, the latest Green Bay Packers free agent pursued by their NFC North rivals. The agent for Jennings, Eugene Parker, told The Associated Press his client was visiting the Vikings on Thursday. ESPN first reported the trip. The 29-year-old Jennings is coming...
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ESPN’s Olney to Speak at Northern State Graduation

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – ESPN sports journalist Buster Olney will speak at Northern State University’s spring commencement. The Aberdeen American News reports that Olney has ties with the university through his work writing a book about legendary Northern basketball coach Don Meyer. Olney will deliver the commencement address at the ceremony in the Barnett...
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