New 'Spirit of Six' Memorial Unveiled At Rapid City Central

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It’s been just over 50-years since the six cheerleaders from Rapid City High School tragically died in a plane crash as they were coming home from the boys state basketball tournament in the spring of 1968. On Sunday, a new memorial was unveiled at Rapid City Central high school to honor the lives lost five decades ago.

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High School Sports, The New Pre-Contest Injury Time Out

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Beginning this fall sports season, schools and the South Dakota High School Activities Association are working together to save steps when an illness or injury happens during a game.

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Yankton's Matthew Mors Receives Another D1 College Basketball Offer

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Yankton Bucks Sophomore Matthew Mors has picked up another Division One offer to play college basketball, this time from the Wisconsin Badgers.

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East vs West, A New South Dakota College Basketball Extravaganza

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For the next four seasons of men’s college basketball, the state of South Dakota will host an East vs West challenge between Augustana University, Northern State, Black Hills State, and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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San Antonio Promotes Becky Hammon To Top Assistant Coach Position

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Rapid City native Becky Hammon has received a promotion within the San Antonio Spurs organization. The team announced Wednesday that Hammon will replace James Borrego, who recently left the Spurs to take the head coaching job for the Charlotte Hornets.

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Fox Sports Nate Brown: Rapid City Events Center and Six-Man Football in Western South Dakota

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SDPB's Nate Wek sat down with Rapid City Fox Sports radio host Nate Brown to discuss some of the big changes happening in Rapid City with the new events center. Additionally, they discussed how six-man football could look on the west side of the state when it's implemented in the fall of 2019.

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National Hall of Fame to Induct Rob Van Laecken

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Legendary South Dakota high school basketball coach Rob Van Laecken will be inducted into the National High School Coaches Hall of Fame this week.

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Sioux Falls To Host Nebraska vs Oklahoma State in Men's Hoops This December

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The Sanford Pentagon will host Nebraska and Oklahoma State in a regular-season men’s college basketball game Dec. 16. A start time for the game is TBD.

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SDHSAA Plans In Rapid City Won't Change During Construction of New Events Center

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Rapid City will soon have a new events center. On Tuesday, 64 percent of voters approved the proposal. While construction is underway, the SDHSAA doesn't foresee any changes with events planned at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

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The Origin of the Estelline Redmen Mascot

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The Estelline Redmen name wasn’t always connected to a Native American themed mascot. It was actually the furthest thing from it when the ‘Redmen’ name was originally adopted.

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Northern State's Curt Fredrickson Retires After 39-Year Career

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Northern State University head women’s basketball coach Curt Fredrickson announced his retirement on Tuesday afternoon.

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Nate Tibbetts A Top Candidate For Atlanta Hawks Head Coaching Vacancy

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The Atlanta Hawks are in the search for a new head coach, and sources close to the situation believe South Dakota native and Portland assistant Nate Tibbetts is one of the favored candidates.

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2018 Winter SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Awards

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All varsity fine arts groups and athletic teams that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive the SDHSAA Academic Achievement Team Award. For the 2017-18 winter season of athletics and fine arts, 658 teams were given awards.

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South Dakota State's Mike Daum Declares for 2018 NBA Draft

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Mike Daum, junior basketball star from South Dakota State University, has filed paperwork declaring for the 2018 National Basketball Association draft. On Friday, Daum announced his intentions.

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Does Being a "One-Sport Athlete" Give Your Child a Better Edge Over the Competition? It May Not...

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According to the author Fred Bowen, a sports opinion columnist for KidsPost, it may not be in a young child’s best interest to specialize in just one sport.

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