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Two Tigers remain alive after Day 1 at Class ‘A’: Shillingstad, Francom remain in hunt for titles

Modified: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
SIOUX FALLS -- Chipper Shillingstad and Trent Francom served as the bright spots for the Huron Tigers during the opening day of the Class "A" State Wrestling Tournament on Friday at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. They posted back-to-back wins to reach the semifinals at their respective weight classes.
"They looked really good," Huron coach Dan McCarty said of his
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Strategy Session at the ‘A’...

Modified: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
Huron coaches Tom Baszler and Dan McCarty talk to the official as Chipper Shillingstad rests during an injury time out in his first round match against Sioux Falls Roosevelt wrestler Tanner Swab. Shillingstad pinned Swab to earn a berth in the quarterfinals, where he won with a 3:28 fall.
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Seven Heartland-area grapplers in Class ‘B’ semifinals

Modified: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
SIOUX FALLS -- Seven area wrestlers recorded back-to-back wins to open the Class B State Wrestling Tournament on Friday at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
Wolsey-Wessington has a pair of wrestlers in the semifinals. Caleb Brandt pinned Preston Worth of Potter County in 3:06 to open the tournament at 195 and then recorded a 13-4 major decision against Tyler Byrne
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More from the Class ‘B’ State Wrestling Tourmament

Modified: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
Barrett Wren of Redfield-Doland wrestling Forrest Lewis of Custer-Edgemont at 160 pounds in the opening round.
In the next photo, Riley Schmiedt of Wessington Springs-Woonsocket winning his semi-final match at 285.
Next, Haydn Gilbertson of Kingsbury County wrestling Tate Haider of Wolsey-Wessington in the semifinals at 113. Gilbertson won the match.
Next, Caleb Orris of Clark-Willow Lake wrestling Aidyn Feldhaus
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Area basketball roundup

Posted: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 64, Wessington Springs 16
FORESTBURG -- Sanborn Central-Woonsocket's Blackhawks boys' basketball team grabbed a 20-point lead early on and kept going Friday to wrap up their regular season at 14-6 with their 64-16 win over the Wessington Springs Spartans, now at 4-15.
Trey Weber was high scorer for the Blackhawks with his game-best 15 points. Logun Feistner added
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Lady Blackhawks win District 6B championship

Posted: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
HURON -- Sanborn Central-Woonsocket won its sixth straight District 6B girls' basketball championship with a 60-31 victory against Wolsey-Wessington at Huron Arena.
The Lady Blackhawks, who were ranked second in the final Class B girls' basketball poll of the season, established control early against their 281 Conference counterpart and cruised to the victory and berth in the Region 3B championship
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Tigers look for strong finish in Class A tourney

Posted: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
SIOUX FALLS -- The Huron wrestling team will be looking to improve on its sixth-place finish from a year ago at the Class A State Wrestling Tournament, which begins today at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
The Tigers have qualified 11 wrestlers to participate in the season-ending event, which gets under way at 10 a.m. and will
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Redfield-Doland, Clark-Willow Lake well represented at Class B wrestling tourney: Wolsey-Wessington’s Brandt looking to defend state title

Posted: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
SIOUX FALLS -- Redfield-Doland and Clark-Willow Lake will have eight and seven participants, respectively, in the Class B State Wrestling Tournament, which begins today at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, while Caleb Brandt of Wolsey-Wessington will be defending his state championship for a year ago.
A total of 25 area wrestlers have qualified to compete in this
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Area basketball playoffs

Posted: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
District 5B semifinals
De Smet 71, Lake Preston 53
DE SMET -- De Smet, which was ranked fifth in the final Class B girls' basketball poll, clinched a berth in the District 5B championship game with a 71-53 victory against Lake Preston on Thursday in the semifinals.
The Lady Bulldogs, who improved to 18-3 opened a 20-4 lead after the
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Dorothy A. Heibel, 89, of Wessington Springs

Posted: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Dorothy A. Heibel, 89, of Wessington Springs, passed away Friday evening, February 24, at the Weskota Manor Avera. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Wessington Springs with Rev. Zach Kingery officiating. Interment in be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the church with a
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Students attain black belt rank

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
HURON -- On the evening of Feb. 17, at the Nordby Center for Recreation, four Huron martial arts students lined up before their Master Instructor and a testing table to complete a journey that had taken them from five to eight years, respectively, to complete - the journey to black belt.
The successful completion of this two-and-a-half hour physical and
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Champions to be crowned tonight

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
A total of nine girls' basketball teams will take the next step toward the Class "B" State Basketball Tournament, set for March 9-11 at Huron Arena.
Nine of the state's 16 Class "B" Districts will crown champions tonight, with the winners moving on to Regional games next week, while those on the short end of the scoreboard will pack away the uniforms
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Consolation Champions

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
Members of the Huron PeeWee B Hockey team pose with their 5th-place trophy from this past weekend's State Tournament, held at Bergman Arena. In the front on ground, is Cooper Letcher. Second row, from left: Will Burns, Lucas Sibley, Landyn Maas, Miles Bawdon, Shaun Ready, Connor McCloud and Nick Freeman. Back row: Grady Bott, Yaniel Robles, Haiden McCloud, Foster
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Area basketball roundup

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
LOWER BRULE -- The Hitchcock-Tulare Lady Patriots rode the 31-point performance of Erin Barrie to defeat the Lower Brule Lady Sioux in District 4B girls' basketball semifinal action Tuesday night.
The Lady Patriots broke open a game that was tied at 27 at the half, with a 25-16 advantage in the third quarter and continued the onslaught in the final
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Tigers hold off Pierre to push win streak to nine

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
HURON -- The Huron Tigers took control early and then held off a pesky Pierre Governor squad Tuesday night, carving out a 65-56 ESD boys' basketball win, closing the regular season with a mark of 15-5 and pushing their win streak to nine straight games.
"We came in with the focus on shutting down their outside game," said Huron coach
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Sanborn Central-Woonsocket, Wolsey-Wessington win in 6B

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
HURON -- The Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Blackhawks opened defense of their District 6B title Tuesday night, racing to a quick 18-4 lead after the first quarter and cruising to a dominating 63-19 win over the James Valley Christian Lady Vikings in a semifinal game at Huron Arena. The Lady Vikings did well on defensive rebounds when the Lady Blackhawks missed, but
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Lady Govs record win against Huron

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
PIERRE -- The Huron Lady Tigers girls' basketball team started strong but couldn't keep it up as they fell to the Pierre Lady Govs Tuesday 51-37, ending their season at 4-16 while the Lady Govs broke a seven game losing streak to end their season 8-12.
Hallie Jerome and Emily Mikkelson tied as leading scorers for the Lady Govs, and
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Deuel needs overtime to get past Redfield-Doland in 2A

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
DEUEL -- The first game of the Region 2A Girls' basketball tournament went into overtime Tuesday, and when the first OT was over the Deuel Lady Cardinals pulled out a 68-58 win over the Redfield/Doland Lady Pheasants.
Deuel had three players in double digits; Britney Lovre with a game-best 27, Jaydyn TeGantvoort adding 16, and Kendra Damm with 14 points.
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Area girls’ basketball teams begin postseason

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
HURON -- The first round of the girls' District 6B Basketball Tournament Monday saw the James Valley Christian Lady Vikings play a solid game to take a 46-28 win over the Iroquois Lady Chiefs.
The Lady Vikings' Samantha Dowling led the attack with 19 points, high score for the game. Mallory Aughenbaugh added 14 points to the total.
Dowling
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Sioux Center captures Pee Wee B state title: All-Stars record shutuout to win consolation title

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
HURON -- Third-seeded Sioux Center scored seven unanswered goals to defeat top-seeded Yankton 9-2 in the championship game of the 2017 Pee Wee B State Hockey Tournament on Sunday at Bergman Arena.
The two teams traded goals through the first period.
Sioux Center got on the board first with a goal by Tatum Van Den Berg. He was assisted on
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Pheasants collect 1B wrestling title

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
VOLGA -- Redfield-Doland qualified eight wrestlers for the Class B State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday and in the process, won the Region 1B championship.
The Pheasants finished with 141 points to claim the team title, while Sisseton, which had 132 points, edged Webster Area for second by just two points. Clark-Willow Lake was fourth at 122, followed by Potter County
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Area basketball

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 70, Mitchell Christian 47
MITCHELL -- Thursday's boys' basketball action saw the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Blackhawks take a 70-47 victory over the Mitchell Christian Golden Eagles. With this win the Blackhawks go to 13-6 and the Golden Eagles are now 8-11.
The Blackhawks' Trey Weber put 30 points on the scoreboard, a game-best, including nine 3-pointers. Wyatt Feistner scored
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Middle School basketball

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Seventh-grade boys
Brookings won a pair of games against the Huron seventh-grade boys' basketball teams on Saturday.
The Bobcats emerged with a 45-30 victory in the A-game.
Caden McNeil led the Tigers with 21 points, while Isaiah Decker had 14 rebounds.
Brookings won the B-game 43-27.
Peyton Grace had eight points to lead the Tigers, while Jonathan Hernandez and Jayden
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Huron edges Harrisburg to extend winning streak

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
HURON -- Two things were known coming in to Saturday night's matchup between the Huron and Harrisburg boys' basketball teams - the Tigers were going to win, and one team's winning streak was going to come to an end.
The Harrisburg Tigers came into Huron Arena with a five-game winning streak, while the Huron Tigers entered the game riding a
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Top-ranked Harrisburg rolls past Huron

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
HURON -- The Harrisburg Tigers girls' basketball squad showed why they're first in the state in Class AA, putting their record at 18-1 Saturday as they took home a huge 61-29 win against the 4-15 Huron Tigers.
Harrisburg's Sami Slaughter racked up a game-best 14 points and led her team in rebounds with six. Jeniah Ugofsky put 12 points up
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Yankton, Sioux Center to play for Pee Wee B state championship: All-Stars win to earn shot at consolation title

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
HURON -- The pairings for the final round of the 2017 Pee Wee B State Hockey Tournament were determined on Saturday at Bergman Arena.

Semifinals
Yankton 7, Fremont 3
Top-seed Yankton used a 7-3 victory against Fremont (Neb.) on Saturday to clinch a spot in the championship game.
The Miracle had three goals in the first and third
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Huron wrestlers fourth in Region 3A

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
MITCHELL -- The defending state champion Pierre Governors rolled to the team title at the Region 3A wrestling meet on Saturday.
The Governors scored 237.5 team points and crowned six individual champions en route to the title. Aberdeen Central was second with 198 points, Mitchell was third with 143.5 and Huron finished fourth with 139 team points.
Huron qualified 11
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Area basketball

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 70, Mitchell Christian 47
MITCHELL -- Trey Weber torched the nets for 30 points, including nine 3-point field goals, to lead the Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Blackhawks to a 70-47 win over the Mitchell Christian Golden Eagles.
Weber's nine threes established a new school record for long-range markmanship, as the Blackhawks moved to 13-6 with the win.
Wyatt Feistner chipped
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Top seeds advance in Pee Wee B state tournament

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
HURON -- The top four seeds recorded wins on Friday to advance to the semfinals in the 2017 State Pee Wee B Hockey Tournament at Bergman Arena.
The tournament will continue today, with opening ceremonies kicking things off at 9:30 a.m. The final round of the tournament will be played Sunday.

Yankton 3, Sioux Falls West 1
Top-seeded Yankton
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Area basketball

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Redfield-Doland 38, Clark-Willow Lake 37
REFIELD ― Girls' basketball action Tuesday saw the Redfield-Doland Lady Pheasants come from behind to edge out the Clark-Willow Lake Lady Cyclones 38-37 as both teams wrapped up their regular seasons with 6-14 records.
The end of the first quarter saw a 6-6 tie. Clark/Willow Lake edged ahead in the second to end the quarter
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Tigers earn seventh straight win against Aberdeen Central

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
HURON -- The Huron Tigers boys' basketball team collected is seventh consecutive win with a 77-54 victory against the Aberdeen Central Golden Eagles.
This game puts the Tigers at 13-5 for their season, with Aberdeen Central now at 7-10.
The first quarter began with the Tigers getting the first score with a Cole Korkow three just a minute in.
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No. 4 Golden Eagles win against Huron

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
ABERDEEN -- Everything that clicked for Aberdeen Central didn't for Huron.
The No. 4 Golden Eagles poured in shots seemingly at will Thursday night en route to a 60-31 Eastern South Dakota Conference girls' basketball victory over the Tigers at Golden Eagles Arena.
The Tigers led briefly in the opening 2 minutes of play, but stalled out in the second
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Huron set to host Pee Wee B state tourney

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
BHURON -- Ten teams from around the state will be vying for the championship during the 2017 South Dakota Pee Wee B State Hockey Tournament, which begins today and runs through Sunday at Bergman Arena.
Yankton, which went 15-3 through the regular season, will be the top seed in the tournament and will open play at 7 p.m. today against
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Wolsey-Wessington defeats Patriots

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
WOLSEY -- District 6 Class B number one Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds boys' basketball team went to 17-1 tonight with their resounding 72-31 win over the Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots, now at 5-13.
Bennett White led a trio of double-digit Warbirds with a game-best 26 points. Darian Ogunjemilusi contributed 11 points as well, while Darin Tschetter scored 10.
The Patriots scoring was led by
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Huron wins second league title

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
The Huron girls' bowling travel team won the state league championship for the second time in as many years. Front: MaKiah Schweigert. Second row, from left: Malorie Mattke, Lorika Hein and Rikki Hein. Back row: Cydnee Mattke, Donika Bjorke and Kayla Smith. They competed against teams from Aberdeen, Madison, Chamberlain, Mitchell and Pierre.
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Area basketball roundup

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Kimball-White Lake 61, Wessington Springs 52
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- The Wessington Springs Lady Spartans dug and early hole that proved too deep to get out of Tuesday night, as they dropped a 61-52 non-conference girls' basketball game to the Kimball-White Lake Wildkats.
K-WL made 27 trips to the line on the night, hitting 21 of the gift shots, while Wessington
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No. 5 Tigers avenge loss against Yankton

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
YANKTON -- The Huron Tigers ran their winning streak to six straight, avenging a January loss behind 14 three-point field goals and taking a 67-50 win from the Yankton Bucks Tuesday night in ESD boys' basketball action.
Huron came in riding a five-game win streak, since a 60-36 loss to the Bucks back on Jan. 21. Huron moves to 12-5
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Gazelles ink win against Huron

Modified: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
YANKTON -- A strong first quarter for the Huron Tigers girls' basketball team led to disappointment Tuesday as they stalled out and lost to the Huron Gazelles 48-36. The Gazelles now have a 6-12 record, while the Tigers go to 4-13.
Lindsey Hale head the Gazelles with 10 points, and also led her team, and the game, with seven rebounds.
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Lady Blackhawks finish undefeated in 281 Conference

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
HURON -- Sanborn Central-Woonsocket finished undefeated in 281 Conference play with a 53-16 victory against James Valley Christian on Monday.
The Lady Blackhawks, who are second in the Class B girls' basketball rankings, improved to 17-1 and finished the conference slate 8-0.
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket led 11-5 after the opening quarter, which was the most productive stanza for the Lady
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Huron gymnasts earn hardware

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
ABERDEEN -- Two of the three Huron gymnasts, who competed in the Class AA State Meet on Saturday at Aberdeen High School, brought home hardware for the Tigers.
The top 15 finishers in each event and the all-around during the individual competition earned medals.
Freshman Erica Zell finished 12th in the final all-around standings for Huron with a score
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District free-throw champs

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
The Knights of Columbus District Free-Throw Championships were held Sunday at De Smet High School. The winners were, front row, from left: Ivey Schoenfelder of De Smet (9), Hamtyn Heinz of Huron (101), Piper Thompson of Howard (11), Heaven Gainey of Huron (12), Emma Rudebusch of Howard (13) and Kaylee White of Woonsocket (14). Back row: Landon Wallman of Yale
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Watertown records win against All-Stars

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
WATERTOWN -- Watertown scored six goals in the second period en route to a 9-0 victory against the Huron All-Stars on Sunday.
Robert Luken Jr. stopped all 23 shots he faced from Huron to earn the shutout for the Lakers, who are seventh in the league standings with a 5-8-1 record.
Watertown unloaded 42 shots against Tyler Sterrett, who was
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Record vault

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
South Dakota State University sophomore Reagan Francom, who is a Huron High School graduate, clears the bar at 16 feet, 6.75 inches on Friday in the men's pole vault competition during the opening day of the South Dakota State University Indoor Classic at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. With the vault, Francom tied the SDSU men's pole vault record, which
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Sturgis claims team title at Huron Invitational

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
HURON -- The Sturgis Scoopers amassed 216 points to win the team title during the Huron Wrestling Invitational on Saturday at Huron Arena.
Aberdeen Central was second at 191.5, followed by Watertown at 172.5 and Huron at 157.5.
Winner rounded out the top five in the 12-team event with 108.5.
Clark-Willow Lake was seventh at 95, while Wolsey-Wessington was 11th
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Huron gymnasts close year at state

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
ABERDEEN -- A pair of seniors and a freshman closed the season for the Huron gymnastics team by competing in the individual competition at the Class AA State Meet on Saturday at Aberdeen Central.
Freshman Erica Zell finished 12th in the all-around for the Tigers with a score of 34.600. She had scores of 9.225 in the floor exercise, 8.900
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All-Stars battle Mitchell at Bergman Arena

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Huron's Walker Schiltz scretches to play the puck as he is pressured by Mitchell's Jack Dailey during the opening period of their game Saturday at Bergman Arena.
The final score was not available at press time.
The All-Stars return to action today with a 2 p.m. game in Watertown.
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Area basketball

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Potter County 70, Hitchcock/Tulare 47
TULARE -- In boys' basketball action Saturday the Potter County Battlers took home the win against the Hitchcock-tulare Patriots, 70-47. The Battlers bring their record to 12-4 for the season while Hitchcock/Tulare now posts 5-12.
Three Potter County players scored in double digits: tanner Storer shot a game-best 21, Kolten Kirby made 15 points and
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State Gymnastics Meet results

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Class AA Individual Meet:
Final results:
All-Around
Medalists: 
1, Jordyn Huneke, RCS, 38.475; 2, Myah Morris, WAT, 37.950; 3, Payton Steffensen, YAN, 37.550; 4, Lizzie Miller, OG, 36.525; 5, Maria Krall, MIT, 36.175; 6, Jaiden Boomsma, YAN, 35.925; 7, Sophie Bullard, PIE, 35.225; 8, Callie DeWitt, OG, 35.100;
9, Haleigh Diede, YAN, 35.025; 10, Alyssa Hughes, MIT, 34.975; 11, Rachel
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Huron Wrestling Invitational results

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
106 Results
1st Place Match
Jacob Wood (Sturgis) 37-3, So. over Jordan Rueb (Bon Homme/Scotland) 20-9, Fr. (Fall 4:24).
3rd Place Match
Kaden Keiser (Winner) 36-10, 7th. over Kyler Bauder (Mitchell) 28-14, Fr. (MD 12-1).
5th Place Match
Ty Althoff (Watertown) 19-13, Fr. over Gage Burke (Clark/Willow Lake) 31-9, . (Dec 3-0).

113 Results
1st Place Match
Wyatt Turnquist
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