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The Rapid City Rush were back at home tonight and are in dire need of some wins, having slipped back to sixth place in the Mountain Division ... tonight they hosted the third-place Tulsa Oilers in the first of a back-to-back series ...

THESE TWO TEAMS MET UP IN OKLAHOMA ON TUESDAY WITH THE OILERS EARNING THE VICTORY. 1. 1ST PERIOD, TULSA'S CHRIS FORNEY TEES UP THE BIG SLAP SHOT, TYLER PARKS IS UP TO THE CHALLENGE AS HE MAKES THE NICE GLOVE SAVE. 2. STILL NO SCORE, ADAM PHILLIPS FIRES THE SHOT FROM THE BLUE LINE, IAN MCNULTY REDIRECTS IT IN FOR THE GOAL. HIS 5TH OF THE SEASON. 3. STEVEN KAUNISTO PASSES ACROSS TO TOMMY MELE AND HE ROOFS IT FOR THE GOAL. MELE'S SECOND OF THE SEASON. 4. 2-0 OILERS, RUSH LOOKING TO ANSWER, JOSH ELMES UNLEASHES THE SHOT, BUT DEVIN WILLIAMS IS THERE TO MAKES THE SAVE. Tulsa goes on to win this one 5-1

The Rapid City Rush's attendance woes over the past few seasons are not a secret to anybody ... with average attendance slipping since peaking during the 2010-11 Central Hockey League season ...

But owner Scott Mueller hopes that a new ownership partner will bring a fresh outlook that can help bring fans back to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena. That partner, Spire Sports Entertainment, which is based in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a major player in the auto racing industry. Spire co-owner Jeff Dickerson said he's excited to be a part of the community and is looking forward to tackling a new challenge.


Big area GIRLS basketball GAME at the AA level as BOTH STURGIS AND STEVENS come IN AT 7 AND 1. 1. FIRST QUARTER....LORA-LEE STOCK DRIVES AND POPS IT OUT TO GWYNETH SIMMONS WHO DRAINS THR TRIPLE. 2. THE RAIDERS ANSWER AS KYRAH WATSON GOES UNDER THE HOOP WITH THE NICE RIGHT HAND FINISH. 3. SCOOPERS WITH THE BALL......THE PASS TO SARAH JANZ AND SHE FIGHTS HER WAY TO THE HOOP FOR TWO. 4. STEVENS ELIZABETH SCHAFER THROWS ACROSS COURT TO WATSON AND THE BOUNCE IS IN HER FAVOR AS SHE HITS THE THREE......THE RAIDERS WOULD WIN A CLOSE ONE 41 TO 31.

THE CENTRAL GIRLS WERE AT HOME TONIGHT TO TAKE ON CAMPBELL COUNTY OUT OF GILLETTE. 1. 2ND QUARTER, THE CAMELS EMMA JARVIS DRIVES IN AND PUTS IT OFF THE GLASS FOR 2. THE SENIOR DOING A NICE JOB FOR COACH HOLST. 2. GAME TIED AT 16, EMMA AVERY TAKES IT STRONG TO THE HOOP AND SCORES. BOTH TEAMS DOING A NICE JOB OF GETTING TO THE BASKET. 3. THE COBBLERS WHITELY HEITSCH. DELIVERS THE NICE PASS INSIDE TO JUNEAU JONES AND SHE BANKS IT HOME. THAT FORCED A CAMPBELL COUNTY TIMEOUT. 4. ALL TIED UP, REMINGTON GUSICK PASSES OUT TO SHAELEA MILLIRON AND SHE HITS THE JUMPER FROM THE TOP OF THE KEY.

THE RAIDERS ARE ON A FIVE GAME WIN STREAK ... while the Scoopers are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season last night to Central ... 1. FIRST QUARTER.....STURGIS MOVES THE BALL.....RYAN GARLAND WASTES NO TIME AND PUTS UP THREE POINTS. 2. A QUICK PASS TO SCOOPERS GAVIN WEST..........HE PUMP FAKES AND TAKES IT UP FOR THE FIVE POINT LEAD. 3. STEVENS IN BOUNDS THE BALL TO COLTON HARTFORD......IT SPINS AROUND THE RIM BUT FALLS FOR THREE. 4. THE RAIDERS MOVE IT AROUND TO A WIDE OPEN BLAKE WEAVER WHO HITS NOTHING BUT NET.......STEVENS WIN THEIR SIXTH STRAIGHT AS THE WON 46 to 34.

South Dakota Mines was hosting Regis University out of Denver tonight in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action ... To the fourth quarter and Regis's Shelby Espinosa grabs her own miss and kicks it out to Emma Sterkel behind the arc and Sterkel knocks it down to put Regis up 11 ... Mines comes back to the other end and Taylor Molstad finds Molly McCabe ... and McCabe his the 3 to cut the lead back down to eight ... But Regis works the ball around and senior Alex Nelson knows what to do with it from that spot as she slices to the cup and stretches the lead back to 10 for the Rangers ... It's more from Sterkel here as the Gering, Nebraska guard goes one on one with the nifty move and finish ... she had a game-high 17 points on the night ... And McCabe comes back and rattles home a jumper for the home team but it wasn't enough as Regis wins this one by a final of 62-49 ... The Mines men also lost 79 to 66 ...