• The South Dakota High School Volleyball Championships concluded over the weekend as each of the three classes crowned its champion. In Class B, Warner overwhelmed Colman-Egan by sweeping the championship match. Between Warner and their rival Northwestern, two schools separated by 9 miles, at least one of the teams has played in the Class B final every year since 2003, winning all but three. In Class A, Sioux Falls Christian won their fifth title in a row and their tenth in the past twelve years by sweeping Garretson in the finals. In Class AA, Sioux Falls O’Gorman squeaked by Sioux Falls Washington in 5 sets, winning the fifth set 15-10.
  • The South Dakota Coyote Football Team had an eventful weekend, falling short of clinching a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Title after falling to North Dakota State University 52-24. NDSU had burst out to a 28-0 lead and rolled up 522 yards of offense to add another conference title to the program’s rich history. The (7-4) Coyotes season is not over however, as the program was one of 13 at large selections in the FCS National Football Playoff Bracket, their first selection since 2017, when the program earned its first ever Division I playoff berth and defeated Nichols State on the road in the first round. This coming Saturday, the Coyotes host Missouri Valley Football Conference foe Southern Illinois in the first round at the Dakotadome, kickoff scheduled for 5pm. The winner of the matchup will travel north to Fargo to take on perennial powerhouse North Dakota State University in the second round. On the other side of the bracket, the SDSU Jackrabbits also earned a home playoff game Saturday in round one, hosting UC Davis at 2pm, with the winner traveling to Sacramento State for round two.
  • South Dakota staved off three match points and survived a five-set battle with North Dakota State on Saturday morning inside Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. Set scores were 25-16, 24-25, 25-18, 15-25, 18-16. The Coyotes, closing the regular season at 18-9, registered a season-high 77 kills as a team. Three players reached double figures in kills and four had double digit dig totals as South Dakota closed the Summit League slate at 15-3 and in second place by themselves. South Dakota earned the No. 2 seed for next week’s Summit League tournament to be played inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion. The Coyotes, who receive a first-round bye in the six-team tourney, will play in Friday’s semifinals at 7 p.m. against either Denver or South Dakota State.
  • South Dakota Basketball point guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored a career-high 25 points and Mason Archambault added 16 more as the Coyotes topped Tennessee State 83-66 Sunday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Coyotes, 3-1 overall, improved to 2-0 at home and 2-0 in the Nebraska MTE. The final game of the event is Saturday when South Dakota travels to Lincoln, Nebraska, to face the Cornhuskers in a 1 p.m. tip.