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In The Moment ... June 15, 2017 Show 115 Hour 1

Antonia Gonzales is anchor and producer for National Native News. This morning, she was the featured speaker at the Morning Fill Up at the Garage in Rapid City. She joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid City for a conversation about coverage of tribal community issues throughout the nation.

To hear Antonia Gonzales' Morning Fill Up conversation at the Garage, click play below.

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In The Moment ... June 1, 2017 Show 105 Hour 1

Judd Hoos is an American rock band based in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The band has been fine-tuning a full-length album set for release tomorrow. It's called “Music in the Dark.” Their single "Breathe In" charted number 23 on the iTunes New rock charts when it was released a year ago. Tyler Bills, Andy Young and Chris Hornick join us from the SDPB studios at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.

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In The Moment ... May 25, 2017 Show 101 Hour 1

Tonight on SDPB-TV, you can watch a new feature film on Independent Lens. "Farmer/Veteran" follows a U.S. Army combat vet as he struggles to survive his ongoing mental health crisis. It's a compelling, sometimes disturbing, always thought-provoking look at the cost of war and the search for sanctuary. Alexandra Blair, co-director of "Farmer/Veteran" joins us.

Nate Wek is a digital content strategist at South Dakota Public Broadcasting. He joins us today to discuss the state tennis and upcoming state track.

Sioux Falls Lincoln Tennis, Kaleb Dobbs

May 19, 2017
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The Boys State Tennis Championships are underway in the Sioux Empire this weekend with Sioux Falls Lincoln searching for their fourth straight title.

Kaleb Dobbs is a senior for the Patriots tennis team. He’s searching for his third straight individual state title in flight one singles. Next year, Dobbs will play for the Golden Gophers at the University of Minnesota.

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In The Moment ... May 18, 2017 Show 96 Hour 1

2017 All-State Band March 25

Mar 22, 2017

  67th ANNUAL ALL-STATE BAND TO FEATURE SOUTH DAKOTA’S TOP HIGH SCHOOL BAND MUSICIANS 

SDHSAA Has A New Executive Director

Jan 12, 2017
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Dan Swartos is the new executive director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. Swartos is currently the superintendent for the McCook Central School District. He replaces Wayne Carney as SDHSAA Executive Director this summer.

Swartos says the new job is a bit intimidating. He says even though he has big shoes to fill, Carney is going to work with him to make sure the transition runs smoothly.

Seven games remain in South Dakota’s 20-16 high school football season.  Games in Nine-Man Classes go today (Thursday), with two more games Friday, and another two games Saturday.   Here, once again, is playoff football by the numbers.

We’ve reached one of our favorite times of the year—the weekend that offers up 14 teams, playing seven games, with the winners taking the gold trophies home as state champions.  To further your enjoyment of the games as you take them in at the Dome or watch on SDPB-TV-1—let’s find out the things you’d like to know, by the numbers.

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SDPB's Steve Thum and Gary Ellenbolt preview the seven South Dakota High School Football Championship games that begin Thursday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Games are scheduled through Saturday night. Click here for the entire schedule of games and coverage on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

CLASS 11-AAA SEMI-FINALS

Sioux Falls Washington   24,  Sioux Falls O'Gorman     14

Brandon Valley   49,  Sioux Falls Roosevelt   46

11-AAA FINAL:  Brandon Valley vs. Sioux Falls Washington, 7:00 PM Saturday, November 12th

CLASS 11-AA SEMI-FINALS

Mitchell  52, Pierre   14

Harrisburg 61, Spearfish     7

11-A FINAL:  Mitchell vs. Harrisburg, 7:00 PM Friday, November 11th

CLASS A SEMI-FINALS:

Madison  35, St. Thomas More 19

Tea Area 31, Dell Rapids   21

CLASS 11B

Winner 40, Tri-Valley 0

Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan 6, Sioux Valley 2

Groton Area 55, Bennett County 0

Aberdeen Roncalli 68, Red Cloud 18

11-B SEMI-FINALS, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th

Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan at Winner

Aberdeen Roncalli at Groton Area

CLASS 9AA

Gregory 52, Clark/Willow Lake 0

Stanley County 35, Wolsey-Wessington 28

Webster Area 38, Canistota 16

Baltic 52, Mount Vernon/Plankinton 34

9AA SEMI-FINALS, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH

Stanley County at Gregory

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Nine weeks of regular-season high school football end in South Dakota tonight (Thursday).  Some schools are already locked into the post-season, and know they'll play a first-round  game next week.  But other schools either have to win their last game, or get help from another team in the state, to have their seasons extended.  Some schools need both to happen. 

Hot Springs Soccer, Playing With Boys

Oct 11, 2016
Nate Wek / SDPB

High school soccer in South Dakota continues its growth in popularity. Officials in the sport say each year the talent pool gets deeper, and the games become more competitive.

The team from Hot Springs, is following this trend, but with a little twist.

Hot Springs high school isn’t able to have a girl’s soccer team, due to the policy with enrollment numbers. But this doesn’t stop three junior girls from playing the game they love.

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Four high school golf tournaments are currently underway in South Dakota.

Mitchell and Hot Springs are each hosting one tournament, and Rapid City hosting two.This year, instead of having the spring golf championships in May, the South Dakota High School Activities Association decided to push the event to June - in hopes of better weather conditions. John Krogstrand is with the High School Activities Association in South Dakota.

The State Visual Arts Event In Sioux Falls

Mar 22, 2016
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The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls hosted thousands of people over the weekend for the state Class AA basketball tournament. But it wasn’t the only contest happening in the building.

The second annual Visual Arts competition includes hundreds of artwork pieces on display in the main concourse area of the center. Fans attending the games took in artwork from 307 individual entries representing forty schools at this year’s competition.

Viborg-Hurley, A Friendship Worth 2,000 Points

Mar 13, 2016

In South Dakota, a basketball player scoring 2,000 points in her high school career is somewhat rare. In early February, Abby Hora of Viborg-Hurley became the 24th player in South Dakota history to join the 2,000 point club. While Hora may get the credit in the stat book – her lifelong friendship with a teammate on the court is what made the 2,000 point journey memorable.

It was the final home game of the season for Viborg-Hurley as they hosted Bridgewater-Emery on February 8. Entering the game, Hora needed 20 points to reach 2,000. In just the first quarter, she put up eleven.

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Pierre in Class A and Canton in Class B are champions in State Wrestling. The state tournaments concluded at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City on Saturday night.

Last season, Canton was ranked first, but then fell to third at state. The C-Hawks co-head coach Jeremy Swenson says it’s a fantastic feeling to answer this season with a state title. Swenson appreciates the support the team received from the many Canton fans, who made the 350 plus mile journey across the state for the event.

Dakota Digest for February 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016

The state legislature has passed a transgender bathroom bill to the Senate floor. It will be voted on next week, and if it passes, it will go to Governor Dennis Daugaards desk. Also, the Governor's education bill has been delayed until next week. State Gymnastics is also underway at the Swiftel Center in Brookings on Friday and Saturday. All of this and more on this week's edition of Dakota Digest.

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The State Gymnastics Meet begins Friday at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Team Championships are scheduled for Friday with Individual and All-Around Championships scheduled for Saturday.

Sioux Falls O’Gorman Head Gymnastics Coach Skye Bork says her team is poised and ready for the state meet. She says the entire year is a grind in terms of preparation for this moment.

Longtime Mitchell Coach Gary Munsen Dies

Jan 12, 2016

A teacher and coach who spent most of his time running Mitchell High School’s successful basketball program has died.  Gary Munsen died at home Tuesday morning. 

Gary Munsen was a larger-than-life figure in his four decades on South Dakota’s sidelines.  He was a big man, known for his intensity, and his success as coach of the Mitchell Kernels.  A former player who became a friend of Munsen is Steve Culhane, now the business manager for the Mitchell School District.

              SEMI-FINAL PAIRINGS IN ALL CLASSES FOLLOW THIS STORY

28 high school football teams are involved in playoff semi-final games this weekend.  Half the remaining field will head for Vermillion and State Championship games next week.  One team in one of the toughest divisions in South Dakota is in somewhat unfamiliar territory—but the Lennox Orioles defeated a heavily-favored opponent on the road in the first round. 

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With just two weeks before high school playoffs, teams are running out of chances to work themselves into a good position for the post-season.  Those playoff games can mean a lot of travel for schools—but there’s one school in northwest South Dakota that goes long distances to get almost anywhere.

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Friday night, the lights will go on at high school football fields across South Dakota.  Teams in the state’s seven classes begin play with an eye toward state championships in mid-November.  But this season, and in 2016, the lights won’t go on in a southeast South Dakota town that once was a football powerhouse.

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Lawmakers meet in Pierre Friday to study the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The committee agenda includes a full day exploring elements of the state system and how other places handle rules for statewide athletic and arts events.

Eleven state lawmakers sit on the South Dakota High School Activities Association Interim Committee. They’re tasked with learning what the organization does and who oversees its operation and policy.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Members of the South Dakota State Legislature’s Executive Board are putting lawmakers on interim committees for in-depth analysis of certain topics. The State Senate and House of Representatives select the panel to meet outside of the regular winter session. They met Tuesday in Sioux Falls.  

Legislators on the Executive Board gather several times a year. They set travel policies for lawmakers going to state-sponsored and national events. Members also appoint lawmakers to committees that examine issues in summer studies.

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The state high school boys basketball tournaments get underway on Thursday. Class B takes place in Huron, Class A in Rapid City and Class AA in Sioux Falls. SDPB-TV is covering the games on its three channels. SDPB Online will also webcast the action here. Mike Henriksen and Craig Mattick of Sports Radio KSWN are calling the Class AA games for SDPB1 TV. They joined Dakota Midday for a preview of all three tournaments.

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The state girls basketball tournaments get underway on Thursday. Class B takes place in the Huron Arena, Class A in the Watertown Civic Center, and Class AA in the SDSU Frost Arena in Brookings.

SDPB-TV is covering the games on its three channels. SDPB Online will also webcast the action here.

SDPB's Steve Thum joined Dakota Midday for a preview for all three tournaments.

The 56th annual South Dakota State High School Wrestling Championship Tournaments take place in Sioux Falls and Rapid City on Friday and Saturday. Over a dozen individual state champions are returning as well as defending team champions Parkston and Aberdeen Central.

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This weekend is the final stop before the high school football championships at the Dakota Dome. The South Dakota High School Football semi-final round begins on Friday November 7, with both the 11AAA and 11AA classes. Saturday November 8 will resume and finish the semi-final round with the remaining 11-man and all 9-man classes.

The State Football Championships begin next Thursday at 10:30 am in Vermillion, SD.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2014

11AAA

Lincoln vs O’Gorman

Roosevelt vs Brandon Valley

11AA

The South Dakota state football picture is starting to take shape with only four teams remaining from each class. 11AAA and 11AA will have their semi-final games this coming Friday, while the remaining classes will finish up their semi-final games on Saturday. State Football begins next week, Click Here to see the schedule. 

Results from November 3, 2014

11A

Madison 61 vs Chamberlain 0

Hot Springs 10 vs Belle Fourche 0

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