2017 Winter Academic Achievement Team Awards

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All varsity athletic teams and fine arts groups that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive an SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Award. Please see below for this year's award recipients.

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South Dakota Native and Sioux Falls Washington Grad Nate Gerry Gets Drafted By Philadelphia

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The Philadelphia Eagles drafted South Dakota native Nate Gerry on Saturday in the fifth round of the 2017 National Football League draft.

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Looking Back: I Remember Watching Nate Gerry At Nine-Years Old

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On Saturday in the fifth round of the 2017 National Football League draft, the Philadelphia Eagles called the name of Sioux Falls native Nate Gerry. SDPB's Nate Wek tells a story about growing up in Sioux Falls and watching Nate Gerry.

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The Shift: Avon, Standing Strong

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While some communities throughout South Dakota have experienced a consistent decrease in population, Avon has not. They’ve also remained steady with their student enrollment numbers, which has helped keep them competitive in both high school sports and activities.

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Sioux Falls To Host Three Future NCAA Post-Season Events

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The city of Sioux Falls has been awarded three bids for future championship/regional National Collegiate Athletic Association events.

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Sweet-16 Playoff Format In South Dakota High School Basketball/Volleyball Takes Big Step

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The Sweet-16 format is one step closer to becoming ‘the law of the land’ for all classes of high school basketball in South Dakota.

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One On One: Student Athlete

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Student athletes must balance the roles of being a full-time student and a full-time athlete. Gabe King, a freshman guard at Northern State University in Aberdeen, tells us how he handles the pressures of being a student athlete.

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One On One: A Star in the Making

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In many programs there are opportunities for younger players to play "up" with older players. For the Yankton Bucks, a 6 foot 6 inch, 220 pound 8th grade basketball player proves that playing up can have many rewards. Matthew Mors gives us a glimpse into his life as a 14-year-old athlete.

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One On One: Moving On Up

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Myah Selland is a senior basketball star from Sanborn Central/Woonsocket. This year she reached the 2,000 point milestone for her high school career. Next year she'll play with the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State University. She has loved her time playing with the Blackhawks, is humble about her high school career, and is looking forward to the future of playing for SDSU.

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One On One: The Legacy of a Champion

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For the past few decades, the Sturgis Brown High School wrestling program has been one of the most respected in the state. Longtime coach Steve Keszler explains what it takes to be apart of the Scoopers legacy.

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One On One: Chasing Perfect

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State gymnastics championships begin soon in Aberdeen. We asked some of the girls who participate what it takes to be competitive in this physically demanding sport.

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One On One: Mat Tapper

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With so many mats in action, it takes an army to pull off the South Dakota high school wrestling tournament, now underway in Sioux Falls. Some of the most important individuals in that "army" also happen to be the youngest. Meet the "Mat Tappers".

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Forty South Dakotans Participate in 2017 Boston Marathon

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This year, 40 residents of South Dakota have made the trip out east to participate in one of the most popular running events of the spring - the Boston Marathon.

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Bridgewater-Emery Seeks Perfect End To A Perfect Season

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Bridgewater-Emery is the only team capable of a completing a perfect season in boys high school basketball this spring. The Huskies are 23-0 and will play an opponent they haven’t seen yet this year in the championship game, Wolsey-Wessington.

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Lucky Sevens at the State Basketball Championships

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Something happened on Thursday that was a bit out of the ordinary. Upsets happen at tournament events all the time, but it’s the sort of upsets that happened, which made Thursday’s first round games stand out.

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