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In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 1

As players, coaches, and fans prepare for the “Round of 16” state volleyball format, SDPB’s Nate Wek is on the way to Rapid City for the big games. He joins us for a look at two teams in the same region preparing for a showdown.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 1 

Jake Pettengill is head coach of the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers varsity football team, champions of Class 11B in South Dakota for 2017.  

The Chargers defeated  Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 27-12 Friday to earn their first ever state football championship.

State Championships By the Numbers, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
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In the Moment ... November 8, 2017 Show 216 Hour 2 

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us for a look at upcoming Tales of the Gridiron features. Today we talk about twin Bulldogs, the role of football in South Dakota family life, and how one community turned a golf course into a practice field for their football team.

Find Tales of the Gridiron on the SDPB Sports blog and Facebook page.

In The Moment ... October 26, 2017 Show 207 Hour 2

Jo Auch is the assistant executive director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. She joins us show to explain the Sweet 16 of high school volleyball and the current high school volleyball season.

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In The Moment ... October 4, 2017 Show 191 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us each Wednesday with an update of the sports and recreation events throughout the state. This week we talk golf and Post 22.

Personalities: Amy Burnett

Aug 23, 2017
Amy Burnett at Huron High School
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Amy Burnett is one of the best South Dakota basketball players ever. Burnett grew up in Huron and led Huron High to a class AA State Championship in 1989, her junior season. The team took third place during Burnett's senior year but she set a state tournament scoring record with 86 points over three games. She also lettered in volleyball and track.

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In The Moment ... August 16, 2017 Show 157 Hour 1

What makes a successful presidency? How soon should we judge the mark a president makes on the nation? How does a president's legacy change once viewed through the lens of history and perspective? Sean Flynn is a history and political science professor at Dakota Wesleyan University. He recently participated in the five day 20th Century Presidency seminar. He joins us to talk vision. Legislative legacy, and the hallmarks of American leadership.

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.

Lee Strubinger

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
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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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