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Munsen, Luitjens Meet at Miller Classic

For the second consecutive year, the "World's Only Corn Palace" is set to host some of the top prep basketball talent in the country. The 2nd annual Mike Miller Classic will be played Dec. 29-30 in Mitchell, S.D. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.), Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, Tenn.), Central (Memphis, Tenn.),...
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Power Rankings 12/21/11 (South Dakota Girls)

The way last weekend started out for Mitchell you would have doubted that they would be my number one team this week in girls hoops. They were stretched to overtime against Rapid City Central  and eeked another win on Saturday against Rapid City Stevens. But a convincing win on Tuesday night cemented Mitchell as my new number one after Brandon...
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Comparing Two Legends

In my line of work, cool things happen. And, often times, I have a front row seat. The latest instance came last Friday night (Dec. 16) in Chamberlain, S.D., where longtime Parkston coach Rob Van Laecken recorded his 552nd career victory over the hometown Cubs. With that win, Van Laecken supplanted the late/great Fred Tibbetts as the winningest...
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Cody Schilling Just Scored Again

Augustana plays Minnesota-Crookston on Midco Sports Network on Saturday... women at 4:00, men at 5:57 or so unless the women go to OT which is a good possiblity.  Crookston's women are good... they lead the NSIC in scoring at 73+ PPG and are led by Brittani Wiese who leads the NSIC in scoring at just over 20 PPG.  The Lady Eagles are 2-1 in the...
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Here Comes the Sun

Can I get away with saying any beloved Beatles song is just not that good?  ("Here Comes the Sun"-The Beatles, 1969.  "Highly overrated and somewhat annoying"-Tom Nieman, 2011)  There. Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference basketball teams start conference play this weekend.  We have Minnesota State at Augustana on TV on Saturday.  It will...
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