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Power Rankings 1/25/12 (South Dakota Boys)

The Mitchell Kernels have had a week off to rest and focus on a second half run. They have regrouped after an early season loss to Pierre and won 10 in a row. Tucker Volesky's cool start has started to grow warmer and the Kernels are popping from all over the court again. Brady Maxwell has been a consistent post presence. He'll have to have a big...
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Power Rankings 1/25/12 (North Dakota Girls)

There's a hot debate as to who deserves to be the top team in Class A. I say West Fargo does, many others including the sports writers say Century. This is not one of those debates where I'll be digging my heels in and not giving up. I think both teams are very good. Century has been dominant, winning all their games by double digits against North...
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Power Rankings 1/25/12 (South Dakota Girls)

I've got no hard empirical evidence to back it up, but I have a hunch that there is no top team in the state right now. There is actually four teams that are all very good and can be the best on any given night. The top four teams in my power rankings have each at times looked like the best team in the state and have also looked beatable. Mitchell...
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Bison vs. Jacks

Off to Fargo this weekend for SDSU at NDSU in college hoops!  We have the women on TV on Friday night at 7:00.  (No TV for the men on Saturday, BUT we will have them on when they play in Brookings on Feb. 15th.) The women's game should be good, though... SDSU is on top of the Summit League at 7-1. NDSU is sixth right now at 4-4, but the...
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Power Rankings 1/18/12 (North Dakota Boys)

Bismarck's Dexter Werner keeps pushing the envelope. He tallied a season high 35 points last week against Dickinson. Bismarck continues as the team to beat in Class A. But Grand Forks Red River hasn't lost a game yet and quietly comes in at number two. Red River's trio of Mack Arvidson, Mac Kroeplin and John Hoplin have each taken their turn...
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Power Rankings 1/18/12 (South Dakota Boys)

Class AA continues to be a mystery. O'Gorman lost to a South Dakota team for the first time in 47 games on Tuesday when Tanner Odergaard and Brookings took them down. Honestly, most people thought that would have happened a month or so ago. O'Gorman continues to be one of the surprises in AA. Watertown has been a surprise as well, they beat Pierre...
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