Home      Posts      Galleries      LiveTicket
After a long and injury plagued journey, Malcolm Heathershaw is ready to RIDE
Aug 2, 2021

605 Sports Staff Report:  While the rest of the South Dakota high-school rodeo family was celebrating team South Dakota's 9th-place finish at National High School Finals Rodeo, Wall Area's Malcolm Heathershaw was stuck on the sidelines. in 2020 Heathshaw finished 4th in the Saddle Bronc at tho... READ MORE

PLAY BALL! Parings set for amateur baseball tournament
Aug 1, 2021

605 sports  MITCHELL — The wait is finally over as the parings are finally set for the 89th annual South Dakota State Amateur Baseball that begins play on Wednesday in Mitchell. Milbank and Platte will kick off the tournament at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Killer Tomatoes secured the ... READ MORE

Dimock-Emery completes unlikely District championship
Jul 31, 2021

605sports ALEXANDRIA — Nearly a week after shocking the defending champion Alexandria Angels in the District 5B semifinals, Dimock Emery completed its improbable run with a come from behind victory over Winner-Colome Saturday night. Winner took a 7-2 lead going into the seventh inning until ... READ MORE

Winner-Colome falls to Madison in opening round
Jul 31, 2021

605sports  GROTON --- Winner-Colome fell to Madison 6-5 on Friday in the opening round of the Class B State Legion Tournament in Groton. Madison scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 5-1 lead but winner chipped away with two runs in the fifth, one each in the sixth and ... READ MORE

Spots are filling up fast in the road to Mitchell
Jul 30, 2021

605 Sports ALEXANDRIA --- With less than a week before the start of the 89th annual South Dakota State Amateur baseball tournament, teams from across the state are punching tickets to Mitchell while others are still battling for the few remaining spots. Defending champion Alexandria secured a spot... READ MORE

Players from 4 Corners get ready for the bottom half of an inning during a amateur baseball game against Miller-Wessington on Sunday, July 11 near the town of Hayes, South Dakota.
Photo by Rodney Haas
Four Corners Baseball: A truly unique place to watch baseball
Jul 16, 2021

Commentaryby Rodney Haas605sports.com  HAYES — To say 4 Corners is in the middle of nowhere is an understatement. In fact it’s so far out in the middle of nowhere the Waze and the Google maps apps couldn’t even find the place. When I looked up the weather on my phone, it tol... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports

TARGET ON ITS BACK
May 27, 2021

605sports.com VIBORG --- When the best runners of the Class B gathers this weekend for the state track meet in Rapid City, the favorites will be Viborg-Hurley. The Cougars possess the top boys relay teams in the 4x400, 4x800 and the 4x1600 along with some of the fastest sprinters in Class B. &ldq... READ MORE

Winnebago's Zaiden Bernie gets the ball knocked out by Lower Brule's Shane Grey Owl during last week's All Nations Conference semifinals in Mitchell.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
AHEAD OF THE GAME
May 25, 2021

By Rodney Haas605Sports.com MITCHELL --- When the final second ticks away during Thursday’s All Nations championship game, the scoreboard at Mitchell’s Joe Quintal Field will read just one winner. But when it comes who wins in preparation for the upcoming fall season of the All-Nations... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

WINNEBAGO MOVES ON
May 22, 2021

605sports.com  MITCHELL — No. 2 seed Winnebago held off a late charging No. 3 seed Lower Brule to advance to next week’s All Nations championship game with a 58-28 win over Lower Brule. The Indians will face the No. 1 seed Tiospa Zina in Thursday’s championship game. Kickoff... READ MORE

Tiospa Zina's Elijah Kawalzek runs for a gain during the first half of the All Nations semifinals Friday in Mitchell.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
WAMBDI SOAR TO VICTORY
May 22, 2021

605sports.com MITCHELL — No. 1 seed Tiospa Zina had troubles with No. 4 seed UmoHo Nation to advance to next week’s All Nations championship game. The Wambdi jumped out to an early lead led by Elijah Kawalzek and cursed to a 50-0 win. Tiospa Zina will play No. 2 seed Winnebago. The In... READ MORE

Photo courtesy of South Dakota State Athletics

A HEART OF A WARRIOR
May 19, 2021

605sports.com BROOKINGS --- When it comes to playing football on the big stage, Krockett Krolikowski is no stranger to it. The former Winner Warrior and current South Dakota State defensive tackle was a member of the 2016 Warrior state championship team and last week he took the field again hoping... READ MORE

Dell Rapid St. Mary’s Ella Heinitz competes in the girls 100-meters competition at the Dakota Relays at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls on May 1.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
BURNING UP THE TRACK
May 15, 2021

605sports.com DELL RAPIDS --- When the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the track season last year, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s Ella Heinitz made the best of a disappointing situation. Heinitz, along with a friend used the situation to work out with Seth Boomsma of Boom Athletics of Sioux Falls to help... READ MORE

605sports.com

VAULTING TO NEW HEIGHTS
May 15, 2021

605sports.com WAGNER --- Perhaps the holy grail of pole vaulting in South Dakota is trying to clear 15 feet.   It’s a mission that Wagner’s Jaden Peters has been on since he cleared 12 foot as an eighth grader and cleared 14 feet 3 inches as a so... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports

COMING TO A CLOSE
May 14, 2021

605sports.com  WINNER --- Brady Fritz and John Elway have a few things in common. Both wear No. 7 and both finished their football careers on top.   “It does have some roots with John Elway,” Fritz said of the No. 7 he wears playing football. “My big brot... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

RUNNING AWAY
May 3, 2021

By Rodney Haas605 Sports.com  SIOUX FALLS — If there were any doubts as to who the favorites in the Class B 100, 200 and 400 relays, Viborg-Hurly silenced any doubters this past weekend. The Cougars relay teams consisting of Angel Johnson, George Johnson, Carter Gust and Chase Mason set... READ MORE

University of New Mexico football player and NFL Draft prospects Teton Saltes hands out supplies on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Saltes has been climbing on NFL teams draft boards in preparation for this weekend’s draft.
Courtesy photo
NEVER FORGETTING HIS ROOTS
Apr 28, 2021

By Rodney Haas605sports.com   PINE RIDGE — Shortly before he was set to start middle school, Teton Saltes’ mother took her children and left the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. “My mother wanted more of an opportunity for my brother and I,” Saltes said. “It&r... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

WRESTLING CHANGES
Apr 26, 2021

Staff Reports  PIERRE — Girls wrestling in South Dakota will see some changes next year after the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s board of governors gave approval last week. Among the changes is the approval of girls weight classes for 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 14... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

GOLFERS SHINE
Apr 26, 2021

Staff Reports GREGORY — Burke’s Adisyn Indahl shot an 86 to take top honors during a girls golf tournament Friday at the Gregory Golf Course. Other places include: Makayla Kelley, Bon Homme (89); Rylee Conrad, Scotland/Menno (93), Jessy Jo Vanderwerff, Gregory (94.5); McKenna Kocm... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

NEW SPORTS COULD BE ADDED
Apr 21, 2021

Staff Reports PIERRE — South Dakota took one step closer to sanctioning high school softball during the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s annual meeting on Tuesday. The governing body’s board of directors approved the formation of steering committees for both soft... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

STATE TRACK CHANGES
Apr 14, 2021

Staff Reports The South Dakota High School Activities Association announced changes to this year’s state track meet set to take place in the Rapid City area in May. According to the SDHSAA, the three state meets will all take place in three different locations. In previous years, the prelims... READ MORE

Aberdeen Roncalli coach Derek Larson looks during the closing minutes of the Class A championship game last month in Watertown. Larson was named Region I girls coach of the year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association this week.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
COACHES HONORED
Apr 13, 2021

Staff Reports The South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association named Aberdeen Christian boys basketball coach David Rohrbach Region 1 coach of the year this week. Rohrbach helped guide the Knights to an 18-4 regular season record and a trip to the Class B boys basketball tournament. The No. 7 seed... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

BEST OF CLASS AA
Apr 8, 2021

Staff Reports The 2020-21 All-State boys basketball teams as selected by the South Dakota basketball coaches association.   Class AA First Team Matthew Mors, Yankton, 6-7, sr., forward (24.5 ppg, 7.3 rebounds per game, 3 assists per game — finishing his career with 2,707 points. Cad... READ MORE

Winner’s Brady Fritz during the Class A boys basketball tournament in March in Sioux Falls.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
CLASS A All STATE
Apr 8, 2021

Staff Reports The 2020-21 All-State boys basketball teams as selected by the South Dakota basketball coaches association.  Class A First Team Paul Bruns, Dakota Valley, 6-4, sr., guard (27.9 ppg, 12.7 rebounds per game, 3.9 assists per game, 53 steals) Jakob Dobney, Vermillion, 6-0, sr., g... READ MORE

Dell Rapids St. Mary’s Connor Libis drive to the hoop during last month’s Class B boys basketball tournament in Aberdeen. Libis was selected to Class B’s All-State first team this week.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
CLASS B ALL STATE
Apr 8, 2021

Staff Reports The 2020-21 All-State boys basketball teams as selected by the South Dakota basketball coaches association. Class B First Team Kalen Garry, De Smet, 6-3, jr. guard, (23 ppg, 7 rebounds per game and 3 assists per game. Connor Libis, Dell Rapids St. Mary, 5-9, sr., guard (23.1 ppg, ... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

CLASS AA STARS
Apr 3, 2021

Staff reports  The 2020-21 South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association All state team.   Class AA First Team Sydni Schetnan, Sioux Falls Washington, 6-5, sr., forward-center (16.1 ppg, 9.2 rebounds per game, 67 blocks) Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda Sioux Falls Washington, 6-2, jr., forward-... READ MORE

Winner’s Bella Swedlund drives the ball up court during the Class A third place game last month in Watertown. Swedlund was recently named first team All State team in Class A by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
CLASS A's ELITE
Apr 3, 2021

Staff reports  The 2020-21 South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association All state team.   Class A First Team Haleigh Timmer, St. Thomas More, 5-11 sr. guard (20.4 ppg, 7.3 rebounds per game, 3.8 assists per game, 52 steals) Bella Swedlund, Winner, 5-8, jr. guard, (22.5 ppg, 8.2 rebound... READ MORE

White River’s Caelyn Valandra-Prue drives down the floor during the Class B girls basketball tournament last month in Huron. Valandra-Prue was selected as the first team Class B All State team.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
THE BEST OF CLASS B
Apr 3, 2021

Staff reports  The 2020-21 South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association All state team.   Class B First Team Caelyn Valandra-Prue, White River, 5-10 sr., guard (27.4 ppg, 7 rebounds per game, 73 steals) Alayna Benike, Castlewood, 5-11, guard/forward (19.8 ppg, 10.8 rebounds per game, 5... READ MORE

Genevieve DeMent-Osborn throws up the ball during the opening tip off of the Class A girls championship game between Aberdeen Roncalli and Hamlin on March 13 in Watertown.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS
Mar 29, 2021

By Rodney Haas605sports.com  WATERTOWN — Genevieve DeMent-Osborn recalls early in her officiating career how she would have to change in the lobby bathroom at the gym where she would be working that nights game. “At the end of the day we all wear stripes but it’s differ... READ MORE

De Smet and Aberdeen Christian tip off the Class B championship game at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
ALL IS RIGHT ONCE AGAIN
Mar 26, 2021

By Rodney Haas605sports.com SIOUX FALLS — When Landon Ruesink nailed a 3-pointer with no time left in Dell Rapids’ upset victory over top seed Vermillion in the Class A tournament; it was a moment that hoops fans in South Dakota have long been waiting for. It was a shot that was heard ... READ MORE

Aberdeen Christian’s Ethan Russell (4) and teammate Malek Wieker (10) battle for a rebound with Dell Rapid St. Mary’s players during the Knights semifinal win over the Cardinals at the Class B boys basketball tournament in Aberdeen.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
HERE TO STAY
Mar 24, 2021

By Rodney Haas605sports.com  ABERDEEN — Unlike other states where the state basketball tournament is a win or go home format, South Dakota is unique in teams are guaranteed three games. Which direction those teams go all depends upon what happens on the first day.  For Aberdeen Ch... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

KNIGHTS KING OF AA
Mar 21, 2021

Staff Reports RAPID CITY — Sioux Falls O’Gorman captured its seventh Class AA title with a 60-37 win over Sioux Falls Roosevelt Saturday night. The title is the Knights first championship since 2017 and comes after O’Gorman won three straight from 2010-12. Kade Moffitt led ... READ MORE

Sioux Falls Christian’s Brooks Nelson battles for a rebound during Thursday’s opening round in Sioux Falls.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
A CHAMPS
Mar 21, 2021

Staff Reports SIOUX FALLS — For the first time in five years, Sioux Falls Christian is back on top in Class A. The Chargers jumped out to a 22-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back en route to a 84-50 win over Sioux Valley. The win, gives Sioux Falls Christian its second stat... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

TOP DOGS
Mar 21, 2021

By Rodney Haas 605sports.com ABERDEEN — It was a two-year wait for De Smet to get a chance to play for the Class B title again. But the wait was well worth it. The top seeded Bulldogs jumped out of the gates to a 10-0 lead and cruised from there — ending the magical run seventh s... READ MORE

Dell Rapids St. Mary’s Ashau Roach-Valandra passes the ball during the second half of the Cardinals’ 76-58 win over Viborg-Hurley in the third-place game on Saturday at the Class B boys basketball tournament in Aberdeen.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
CARDINALS ROLL
Mar 21, 2021

By Rodney Haas 605sports.com ABERDEEN —  Dell Rapids St. Mary’s breezed past Viborg-Hurley to take third-place at the Class B boys basketball tournament on Saturday. Connor Libis led the Cardinals with 29 points while Sam Palmer added 17 points and Ashau Roach-Valandra had 13 poin... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

All SIOUX FALLS
Mar 20, 2021

Staff Reports  RAPID CITY — Two Sioux Falls schools will meet in Saturday’s Class AA championship game, but it won’t be the two schools expected. No. 4 seed Sioux Falls O’Gorman knocked off No. 1 seed Sioux Falls Washington 51-48 to advance to its first AA state c... READ MORE

Sioux Falls Christian’s Brooks Nelson grabs a lose ball while teammate Tyler Prins looks on during the Chargers’ Class A opening round win over St. Thomas More on Thursday in Sioux Falls.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
FINAL TWO
Mar 20, 2021

By Rodney Haas 605sports.com SIOUX FALLS — A day after Dell Rapids’ Landon Ruesink shocked top seed Vermillion with a 3-point buzzer beater shot, the magic couldn’t carry over to the next day against Sioux Falls Christian. The fourth seed Chargers took a 28-21 lead at halftime an... READ MORE

Aberdeen Christian’s Ethan Russell goes up for a layup during the second half of the Knights’ 60-53 win over Dell Rapids St. Mary’s on Friday at the Class B boys basketball tournament in Aberdeen.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
CINDERELLA STILL ALIVE
Mar 20, 2021

By Rodney Haas605sports.com ABERDEEN — Upsets and Cinderellas are probably the two best words to describe March Madness, and the Class B boys tournament has both in the form of Aberdeen Christian. The Knights took care of the upset when they defeated No. 2 seed Canistota 55-49 on Thursday, a... READ MORE

De Smet’s Damon Wilkinson and Viborg-Hurley’s Carter Gust battle for a rebound during the second half of the Bulldogs’ 56-44 semifinal win on Friday at the Class B boys basketball tournament in Aberdeen.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
BULLDOGS A STEP CLOSER
Mar 20, 2021

By Rodney Haas 605sports.com ABERDEEN — De Smet is back in the Class B championship game following last year’s cancellation due to COVID. The Bulldogs (24-1) outscored Viborg-Hurley 13-6 in the third quarter to take a 43-21 lead going into the fourth quarter and never looked back en ro... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

BACK IN THE DANCE
Mar 19, 2021

Staff Reports  RAPID CITY — Back in the State AA tournament for the first time since legendary coach Gary Munsen was at the helm, Mitchell watched as a fast start soon evaporated in a 50-46 loss to No. 2 seed Yankton on Thursday. Dylan Prouty led the Bucks with 25 points while Wisconsin... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com

2 seed Canistota falls
Mar 19, 2021

Staff Reports ABERDEEN — Aberdeen Christian outscored No. 2 seed Canistota 22-14 in the third quarter and never looked back en route to a 55-49 upset win Thursday in the opening round of the Class B boys basketball tournament. Ethan Russell led Aberdeen Christian with 14 points and Jackson I... READ MORE

Dell Rapids’ Landon Ruesink is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Quarriers a 53-52 upset win over top seed Vermillion on Thursday at the Class A boys basketball tournament in Sioux Falls.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
DONT STOP BELIEVING
Mar 19, 2021

By Rodney Haas 605sports SIOUX FALLS — Entering Thursday’s match up with No. 1 seed Vermillion, Dell Rapids coach Jason Fersdahl’s message to his team was simple believe. Believe that as a No. 8 seed, the Quarriers have just as much of a chance as the top seeded Tanagers to ... READ MORE

Sioux Valley’s Oliver Vincent looks to pass the ball during the second half of the Cossacks’ 53-44 win over Chamberlain on Thursday night in the opening round of the Class A boys basketball tournament in Sioux Falls.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
COSSACKS MOVE ON
Mar 19, 2021

By Rodney Haas 605sports   SIOUX FALLS — Sioux Valley had three players in double figures as the No. 3 seed Cossacks cruised to Friday’s semifinals with a 53-44 win over Chamberlain on Thursday. Kelton Vincent led Sioux Valley (23-1) with 16 points while Oliver Vincent added ... READ MORE

Winner’s Brady Fritz and Dakota Valley’s Sam Faldmo battle for a lose ball during the first half of the Panthers’ 65-58 win on Thursday in the opening round of the Class A boys basketball tournament in Sioux Falls.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
PANTHERS SURVIVE
Mar 18, 2021

By Rodney Haas 605sports.com SIOUX FALLS  — Perhaps it was too little too late for Winner on Thursday in the Class A boys basketball tournament. After falling behind to No. 2 seed Dakota Valley by 10 points, the No. 7 seed Warriors’ bid for the second upset of the day fell sh... READ MORE

Sioux Falls Christian’s Tate Snyder goes up for a lay up during the first half of the Chargers’ 58-47 win over St. Thomas More on Thursday at the Class A boys basketball tournament in Sioux Falls.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
Moving on
Mar 18, 2021

By Rodney Haas 605sports.com  SIOUX FALLS — No. 4 seed Sioux Falls Christian had no problems with No. 5 seed St. Thomas More Thursday afternoon. The Chargers jumped out to a 31-16 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 58-47 win. SF Christian (19-5) will play Dell Rapids in ... READ MORE

Dell Rapids’ Landon Ruesink is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Quarriers a 53-52 upset win over top seed Vermillion on Thursday at the Class A boys basketball tournament in Sioux Falls.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
SHOCKER
Mar 18, 2021

By Rodney Haas605sports.com  SIOUX FALLS — Landon Ruesink’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Dell Rapids a 53-52 upset win over top seed Vermillion Thursday afternoon. After Vermillion (22-2) took a 52-50 lead with 11 seconds left, giving Dell Rapids enough time to get off one la... READ MORE

Rodney Haas/605sports.com
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
BOYS ARE BACK
Mar 16, 2021

Staff Reports  After having last year’s state boys basketball tournaments canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state boys basketball tournaments return this week. The action tips off Thursday with the Class B tournament in Aberdeen, the Class A in Sioux Falls and the Class AA in Ra... READ MORE

Lucky No. 7
Mar 14, 2021

Staff Reports  SIOUX FALLS — Sioux Falls Washington captured its seventh girls state basketball title Saturday with a 45-26 win over Rapid City Stevens in the Class AA title game. Eden Hullinger led Washington with 13 points while Stevens was led by Bailee Sobczak with 11 points. The W... READ MORE

Tiger queens
Mar 14, 2021

Staff reports  HURON — After previously qualifying for the state tournament seven times, the eighth time was finally the charm for White River Saturday. The No. 2 seed Tigers handed Castlewood its first loss of the year in the Class B title game Saturday to give White River its first ev... READ MORE

Winner’s Bella Swedlund drives to the hoop during the first half of Saturday’s Class A third-place game in Watertown.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
Warriors end strong
Mar 14, 2021

By Rodney Haas605sports.com  WATERTOWN — All year long the top teams in Class A were Winner and St. Thomas More. Both teams were at the top of the weekly polls and both were the top two teams going into the Class A state tournament. So it was only fitting they would meet Saturday ... READ MORE

Aberdeen Roncalli's bench celebrates moments after the final buzzer sounded in Saturday's Class A title game in Watertown
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
Added inspiration
Mar 14, 2021

By Rodney Haas 606sports.com WATERTOWN — Throughout Aberdeen Roncalli’s state tournament run, there has been a group of four former players watching front and center. The former players are last year’s seniors; a group of players who were denied a chance to play for a state champ... READ MORE

RC Stevens, SF Washing to meet for tile
Mar 13, 2021

Class AA SIOUX FALLS — Rapid City Stevens magical ride continued Friday with a 51-45 win over Brandon Valley in the Class AA semifinals. Jayda Mcnabb led Stevens with 16 points in the win. Rapid City will play top seed Sioux Falls Washington after the Warriors took care of the Knights in Fr... READ MORE

Castlewood’s Mackenzie Everson and Waverly-South Shore’s Jordan Krantz battle for a lose ball during Thursday’s opening round of the Class B girls basketball tournament in Huron.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
Still perfect
Mar 13, 2021

Staff Reports  HURON — Top seed Castlewood improved to 22-0 by cursing to Saturday’s Class B title game with a 55-44 win over No. 5 seed Ethan Friday night The Warriors had four players in double figures led by Darah DeKam with 14 points. Mackenzie Everson added 12 points and Alay... READ MORE

White River’s Caelyn Valandra-Prue goes up for a shot against Viborg-Hurley during Thursday’s opening round of the Class B girls basketball tournament in Huron.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
Tigers move on
Mar 13, 2021

Staff Reports HURON — Maleighya Estes’s buzzer beater sent No. 2 seed White River to Saturday’s Class B title game with a 52-50 win over No. 3 seed Corsica-Stickney. Estes ended the night with 14 points while Caelyn Valandra-Prue led the Tigers with 20 points. Raven Barse led C... READ MORE

Hamlin’s Ally Abraham and Winner’s Kelsey Sachtjen battle for a lose ball during the second half of the Saturday’s Class A semifinals in Watertown.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
Charged up
Mar 13, 2021

By Rodney Haas 605sports.com  WATERTOWN — Kami Wadsworth scored 20 points as Hamlin knocked off the No. 2 seed Winner 43-37 in the Class A semifinals Friday. Kylee Wadsworth added 14 points as the Chargers (22-2) held the Warriors (21-3) to 30% from the field as Winner hit 16 of 53... READ MORE

Aberdeen Roncalli celebrate after the Cavaliers' 36-35 upset win over No. 1 seed St. Thomas More.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
UPSET
Mar 13, 2021

By Rodney Haas605sports.com  WATERTOWN — As a No. 4 seed, some people expected Aberdeen Roncalli to drop its first game Thursday and play in the dreaded sunshine league. However, after Thursday’s 45-34 win over No. 5 Sioux Falls Christian, the Cavaliers were still alive. Now the ... READ MORE

Night of upsets
Mar 12, 2021

Staff Reports  SIOUX FALLS — Brandon Valley’s Hilary Behrens’ free-throws in the final minute gave the No. 7 Lynx 33-30 upset win over No. 2 seed Aberdeen Central Thursday night at the Class AA girls basketball tournament. Behrens finished the night with 12 points to lead Br... READ MORE

Collision course
Mar 12, 2021

Staff Reports  WATERTOWN — Class A’s top two teams took one-step closer to meeting up in Saturday’s championship game. No. 1 seed St. Thomas More advanced with a 66-29 win over No. 8 seed McCook Central/Montrose. The Cavaliers will play No. 4 seed Aberdeen Roncalli after its... READ MORE

Herreid/Selby Area’s Jennica Berens, left, battles for a lose ball with Corsica Stickney’s Morgan Clites during the first half of the Jaguars’ 47-45 win of the Class B girls basketball tournament Thursday in Huron.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
Coming up clutch
Mar 12, 2021

By Rodney Haas605sports.com  HURON — Payton Delange’s shot with 0.7 seconds sent Corsica-Stickney to Friday’s semifinals of the Class B girls basketball tournament with a 47-45 win over Herreid/Selby Area. Delange’s clutch shot came after the Wolverines’ Lauren G... READ MORE

Ethan’s Bella Nesheim (12) and Hannah Barscher (20) celebrates as Hanson’s Erin Oltmanns walks off the court following the Rustlers 52-49 win Thursday afternoon at the Class B girls basketball tournament in Huron.
Rodney Haas/605sports.com
Second half comeback
Mar 11, 2021

By Rodney Haas  605sports.com HURON — Ethan overcame a 33-15 halftime deficit to comeback and knock off Hanson in the opening round of the Class B girls’ basketball tournament Thursday afternoon. Maddy Bartscher led the Rustlers with 14 points while Hannah Barscher added 13 point... READ MORE

Dakota Valley’s Sophia Atchison goes up for a kill during the Panthers 3-0 win over Parker during the semifinals of the state Class A volleyball tournament on Thursday night in Watertown.
Photo by Rodney Haas
Panthers, Chargers meet for Class A title
Nov 12, 2020

By Rodney Haas  WATERTOWN — Dakota Valley made quick work of Parker Friday night in the semifinal round of the state Class A volleyball tournament in Watertown. The sixth seed Panthers cruised to victory in three sets by the score of 25-14, 25-15 and 25-18 and will take on top seed Siou... READ MORE

Sioux Falls Christian’s Brooklyn Pater goes up for a kill during the Chargers’ Class A championship match with Dakota Valley Saturday night in Watertown. Sioux Falls Christian won its fourth-straight title with a 3-0 win.
Photo by Rodney Haas
Chargers Class A dominance continues
Nov 22, 2020

By Rodney Haas WATERTOWN — It wasn’t a matter of if Sioux Falls Christian was going to win its fourth-straight Class A title, it was a matter of when. The Chargers came out and dominated Saturday’s championship match with Dakota Valley — taking first set 25-19 with eas... READ MORE

Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon’s Brittany Rieb tires to get a grip on Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney’s Alexis Hauge during the Class B girls 112 final Saturday in Rapid City. Rieb won the match with a 8-0 decision to become the first ever girls st
Photo by Rodney Haas
Wrestling pioneer
Mar 1, 2021

By Rodney Haas RAPID CITY — Brittany Rieb took her place in South Dakota sports history Saturday night during the Class B state wrestling tournament. Rieb, a 112-pound seventh grader from Bon Homme/Avon/Scotland became the first ever female state wrestling champion after the South Dakota Hig... READ MORE

Canton’s Andy Meyer wrestles Winner Area’s Jack Peters during Friday’s Class B dual championships in Rapid City. Meyer defeated Peters with a 16-9 decision.
Photo by Rodney Haas
1-legged hero
Mar 2, 2021

By Rodney Haas  RAPID CITY — As the top seed in the 132-pound weight class, Canton’s Andy Meyer was looking to make it back-to-back state tiles. But those dreams took a heartbreaking turn when the defending 113-pound champion suffered a broken ankle in practice, three days before ... READ MORE

Winner’s Kaden Keiser wrestles Elk Point-Jefferson’s Skyler Swatek in the 145-pound semifinal Friday night at the Class B state wrestling tournament in Rapid City. Keiser advanced to the tile match by pinning Swatek in 1:55.
Photo by Rodney Haas
Brink of greatness
Mar 3, 2021

By Rodney Haas  RAPID CITY — Being a four-time champion is an exclusive club in which only 16 wrestlers in South Dakota have achieved. It’s a club Winner’s Kaden Keiser is hoping to become the latest member of. After Saturday’s 13-6 decision win over Lane Miller ... READ MORE