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Girls Got Game

  • For many South Dakota towns, high school sports are more than just an activity. They're a symbol that represents community pride, hard work, and the ability to overcome challenges.Girls Got Game, a documentary that highlights the evolution of girls high school sports in South Dakota since Title IX, airs this week on SDPB.
  • Lolly Forseth recorded 11 state titles as a gymnastics coach for both Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls Washington. She was also the first full-time female athletic director in South Dakota history.
  • 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The federal civil rights law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any school that receives federal funding.As part of that coverage, a new SDPB documentary is examining the ways girls' involvement in sports had changed in South Dakota since Title IX's passage. Here's the story of Pierre's Brianna Kusler, the first woman to head coach a high school boy's AA basketball team in South Dakota.
  • From 1974 to 2008, Ruth Rehn was an assistant executive director for the South Dakota High School Activities Association. She's one of the main people who helped get a majority of the girls high school sports sanctioned in the Rushmore State after Title IX passed 50 years ago.