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  • BY KEITH A BROCKBERG P&D Correspondent
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WAYNE, Neb. — The Humphrey St. Francis Flyers held off the pesky Wynot Blue Devils and claimed the Nebraska District D2-2 championship with a 41-29 win at Wayne High School Friday night.

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AVON — Brady Cameron posted 32 points and 21 rebounds to lead Avon past Burke-South Central 72-53 in boys’ basketball action on Friday.

  • By Vance Janak P&D Correspondent
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NIOBRARA, Neb. – For the second consecutive season, the Randolph girls’ basketball team saw its season come to an end in the District D1-3 final against North Central.

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RUSTON, La.—South Dakota softball dropped its first two games of the Louisiana Tech Invitational Friday at Lady Techster Stadium. Missouri State topped USD 13-3 in the opening game of the tournament, and Louisiana Tech earned a 9-1 win in an afternoon contest. The losses drop the Coyotes to 1-12.

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BROOKINGS — South Dakota fought back from a 16-point, second-half deficit to lead by four with six minutes to go, but it was South Dakota State who countered for a 76-72 victory Thursday at Frost Arena.

  • BY JAMES D. CIMBUREK James.cimburek@yankton.net
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When looking for a future collegiate home, Gayville-Volin senior Elianna “Lanny” Clark had some criteria that she was looking for. She found all of them — and the opportunity to continue her athletic career — not far from home.

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Wayne State’s Maggie Schulte was named to the all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first team for women’s basketball, announced on Thursday.

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Northern State 165-pounder Blake Perryman was named first-team all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for wrestling, announced on Thursday.

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HURON — Dennis Smith, Dale Tjarks and Kevin Burckhard have been selected for induction to the South Dakota Amateur Basketball Association Hall of Fame.

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There will be a workout for girls interested in participating in a 10-under girls’ traveling softball team on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Yankton City Hall gym.

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VERMILLION — Haleigh Melstad drained five three-pointers for a game-high 22 points as the Vermillion Tanagers cruised past Dakota Valley 62-40 in Thursday night’s semifinals of the Region 4A Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Vermillion High School.

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HARTINGTON, Neb. — Justin Lange had a double-double and Corbin Sudbeck nearly had one as Wynot defeated Bloomfield 50-35 in Thursday night’s Sub-District D2-4 Boys’ Basketball Final in Hartington.

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VERMILLION — South Dakota sophomore guard Ciara Duffy has been voted to the Division I Academic All-District Team announced Thursday by CoSIDA. Duffy is one of 46 players who will be placed on the national ballot for the Academic All-America honors to be announced in March.

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Due to poor weather conditions, the Region 5B Girls’ Basketball Tournament games scheduled for Thursday in Yankton were postponed.

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WINNER — Josiah Blue Arm scored a game-high 26 points to lead Crow Creek past Winner 66-49 in boys’ basketball action on Wednesday.

  • BY BRYCE LADWIG sports@yankton.net
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Despite a close first half, Matthew Mors led the Yankton Bucks to a 61-49 point win after tallying 22 second half points in boys’ basketball action Tuesday night.

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MITCHELL — Dakota Wesleyan University head wrestling coach Nick Hutcheson has resigned from his position after three seasons as the head coach, DWU Athletic Director Jon Hart announced Tuesday.

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BROOKINGS — Michaela Jewett and Grace Eggebrecht each scored 17 points as Brookings edged Yankton 61-56 in Eastern South Dakota Conference girls’ basketball action Tuesday night in Brookings.

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VERMILLION —South Dakota sophomore pole vaulter Chris Nilsen has been named the National Athlete of the Week as announced by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. Nilsen also earned the Summit League Athlete of the Week award for the fourth time th…

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HARTINGTON, Neb. — Bloomfield out-scored Wausa 23-10 in the second half on the way to a 35-26 victory in Tuesday night’s semifinals of the Sub-District D2-4 Boys’ Basketball Tournament in Hartington.

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The Yankton Baseball Association will hold its social event fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 23, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Benedictine Café on the Mount Marty College campus.

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  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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The United States National Anthem got plenty of play on Monday in Yankton.

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The Yankton Morning Optimist Club will hold its annual Tri-Star Hockey Skills Competition on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Kiwanis 4-H Ice Center. Registrations begin at 11 a.m., with the event running from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

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TYNDALL — Joey Slama posted 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Bon Homme past Irene-Wakonda 67-58 in the boys’ basketball regular season finale for both teams.

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WAYNE, Neb. — Shaye Morten scored 19 points to lead Hartington-Newcastle past Crofton 47-45 in the opening round of the Sub-District C2-5 Boys’ Basketball Tournament on Monday at Wayne High School.

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DELL RAPIDS —Yankton edged Dell Rapids 27-23 in boys’ club high school bowling action on Friday. The girls’ match went to Dell Rapids, 32-18.

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VERMILLION — South Dakota junior second baseman Alyssa Fernandez has been named the Summit League Softball Player of the Week for the second consecutive time to begin the 2018 season. In five games in Las Vegas this week, she hit .538 (7-for-13) and reached base 14 times in 20 plate appearances.

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The Yankton Quarterback Club will meet Wednesday at noon at JoDeans, located on Broadway in Yankton.

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Twenty-two members of the Yankton Swim Team qualified for the Tri-State Championships, held Feb. 10 at Yankton. (Yankton results from that meet are in today’s Scoreboard, Page 8.) Meet qualifiers include (front) Brett Taggart, Claire Taggart, Luke Jacobson, Seth Jacobson, Collins Den Herder,…

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Three members of the Yankton Junior Buck wrestling program earned top finishes at the South Dakota USA State Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament, held Sunday. Shayce Platt (left) and Ashton Keller (right) earned titles in their respective divisions. Parker Kisch (front center) earned a second pla…

  • BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net
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For three years, Omid Ebrahimi had to rely on phone calls, emails and occasional video chats to keep in contact with his sister, Aida, halfway around the globe.