Tuesday 9 p.m. sportscast
The South Dakota State Gymnastics championships were held in Rapid City last weekend as hundreds of gymnasts from around the state looked to begin their journey to the national tournament ... From the mats, to the ice to the hardwood ... we take a look back at the plays of the week that was ...
5. At No. 5 this week it is Spearfish gymnast JENA SWANSON at the South Dakota State Gymnastics Championships in Level 10 on the balance beam ......SHE PUT UP A NICE SCORE OF 8.25 there and won the all-around state championship .... 4. At No. 4 it's KIARA BROWN FROM JUST JYMNASTICS on the beam also at Level 10 .....SHE SCORED AN IMPRESSIVE 8.8 there and qualified to move on to the regional meet ... 3. At No. 3 it's Rush goalie Adam Carlson against the Idaho Steelheads ... the Rush dropped a couple of game this weekend, but Carlson once again did some solid work in the net as evidenced by a couple of early stops here ... 2. At No. 2 it's the STEELHEADS' STEVE MCPARLAND ON THE BREAKAWAY AND HE HITS THE RIGHT POST with this shot ... I think he was more than a little bit stunned that one didn't go in ... take a closer look on the replay as it appears that McParland thought he had a goal there ... 1. And at No. 1 this week it's the South Dakota State Jackrabbit women with their first-ever trip to the Sweet 16 ... Madison Guebert connects on a couple of big 3-pointers here as she led the Jackrabbits past Syracuse 67 to 62 ... SDSU will get another crack at Oregon in the Sweet 16 on Friday after losing to the Ducks in a close game in the regular season in Brookings ...
Central versus Douglas for high school baseball OPENING NIGHT OUT AT MCKEAGUE FIELD. 1. 4TH inning, 4-1 COBBLERS, MITCH SAND PITCHING FOR CENTRAL and HE STRIKES OUT the Patriots' COLTON TIPTON TO END THE INNING. SAND had a great night as he STRUCK OUT 12 IN FIVE INNINGS OF WORK. 2. Now SAND at the plate and he HITS THE LINER TO SHORT, TIPTON SNAGS IT ON THE SHORT HOP, AND MAKES THE STRONG THROW OVER TO FIRST FOR THE OUT to get a little revenge for the strikeout. NICE DEFENSIVE PLAY TURNED IN BY NUMBER 42. 3. BASES LOADED FOR ETHAN BYRD, HE HITS THE GROUNDER TO SECOND, A BOBBLE AND NO PLAY AS JACKSON MCGOUGH COMES INTO SCORE.CENTRAL ADDED TWO MORE RUNS ON A WALK AND AN INFIELD HIT. 4. 7-1 COBBLERS, BASES JUICED FOR MASON RICHARDS, HE LINES THE PITCH INTO RIGHT-CENTER FIELD, TWO RUNS CROSS THE PLATE. THIS GAME BELONGS TO CENTRAL AS IT ROLLS TO A 12-1 VICTORY.
And the Class B boys basketball all-state team was released today ... led by Sawyer Schultz of Bridgewater-Emery, Jacob Prouty of state champion Clark/Willow Lake, Irene-Wakonda guard Trey King, Sully Buttes' Nick Wittler, Northwestern's Zech Clemens and Dell Rapids St. Mary sophomore Connor Libis. White River senior Jadice Morrison earned second team honors along with Timber Lake's Brayden PayPay and Tucker Kraft and Colome senior Jackson Kinzer. White River's Luke Wells was the other West River representative on the team as he picked up a third-team nod.
In college hoops news, Nebraska has fired seventh-year coach Tim Miles after the Cornhuskers finished 13th in the Big Ten and failed to make the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight year. The firing came two days after the Huskers finished a 19-17 season with an 88-72 loss to TCU in the second round of the NIT. The Doland, South Dakota product was 116-114 overall and 52-76 in Big Ten regular-season games. Nebraska was 10th or lower in the Big Ten in all but two of Miles' seasons. The Huskers started this season 13-4 and appeared in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 2014. The Huskers lost 11 of 13 games in January and February and winning two games in the Big Ten Tournament wasn't enough to get them an NCAA bid. ESPN has reported that former Iowa State and Chicago Bulls head coach is the frontrunner to replace Miles.
South Dakota State forward Mike Daum was named a Third Team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches today. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in Division I, Daum was named to the organization's All-District Team a week ago alongside teammate David Jenkins, and picked up All-American honors from the group for the first time in his career. Daum averaged 25 points and 11 rebounds per game for the season, finishing as the only player with a 25-10 double-double average in the NCAA. He is seventh all-time in NCAA history with 3,067 career points.