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Jason Andera

Biggest Storylines at the South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament

The State tournament starts Friday in Rapid City, and there are plenty of reasons for both casual and intense wrestling fans to follow along this weekend. Here are just a few of the dozens of storylines that make this state tournament one of the best in high school sports. 1. Can Pierre 5-peat? Not many high school programs can boast four...
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SD High School Hoops Playoff Forecast

I know that we’re all checking the weather forecast to see how far below zero the temps will drop or how much snow will come, but there’s a new, more positive forecast you can check now. It’s the South Dakota high school hoops playoff forecast! The playoffs are just around the corner. Most teams have just a couple games of regular season play...
Filed Under Power Rankings | Basketball | Varsity Sports | SD High School

Tea(M) Mates Going D1

Two Tea Area Titans are heading to Division 1 next year. Hear from Justin Hohn, UC Irvine commit, and Noah Freidel, Wright State commit, about their recruiting path and what they’re focused on in their last year of high school basketball.
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2018-19 South Dakota High School Boys Basketball Preview

The state tournaments last year proved that you need to be at your best entering March. Yankton came into the SoDak 16 as an 11th seed and went on to win it all. In Class A, Tea Area and Madison met in the championship game for the second year in a row – and this time, Madison walked off the court as the state champ. And in class B, it was...
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2018-19 South Dakota High School Girls Basketball Preview

The defending champs in all three classes have very different narratives this season. Aberdeen Central is in rebuilding mode without the star power of last year’s senior class. St. Thomas More has their dynasty on the edge with less returning starters than they’re used to having. Castlewood used five players to ride to a title last season but...
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SD High School Football Semifinals Preview

We’re down to the final four in each of the seven classes of football. Jason Andera breaks down each game.
Filed Under Football | Power Rankings | Varsity Sports | Podcast | SD High School