Girls basketball, Class AA #1 Mitchell dropped two games in a row, Friday at #2 Sioux Falls Washington and Saturday at #3 Aberdeen Central. Kerri Young, has a bad back and got treatments all week. The new KELOLAND Sports/ESPN 99-1/KBHB poll comes out at 12:01am Monday.

  • South Dakota led by 20 points in the first half and made all six free-throw attempts in the final 19 seconds to hold off South Dakota State 74-71 Saturday in front of 5,000 fans inside the DakotaDome.
  • Nate Wolters scored 26 points on a night in which he became South Dakota State’s all-time leading scorer. Wolters scored 23 second-half points and passed Mark Tetzlaff on the all-time list with a 16-foot jumper near the midway point of the second half. He stands with 1,943 career points. Dave Boots recorded his 500th career victory as head coach of South Dakota, his 600th career NCAA win and his 615th win as a head coach.
  • The South Dakota women will look to win their third-straight as they take on in-state rival South Dakota State at Frost Arena on Sunday at 2 p.m. The two sides enter the game tied for first in the Summit League standings at 2-0, and the winner will gain sole possession of the top spot.  The game also counts towards the South Dakota Showdown Series standings, which is presented by the South Dakota Corn Council. The schools are tied at 4.
    • Former Brandon Valley High School and South Dakota State receiver Dale Moss has signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bears. He started the season on the Tampa Bay practice squad and finished it on the Chicago squad. Moss said that he’ll train in the Sioux Falls area in February and March.
    •  Former South Dakota State and Cincinnati Bengals tight end Colin Cochart has agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
    •  South Dakota State student Stetson Gath, with the help of his brother Dalton and dad Mark, of Luverne, Minn., recently reeled in a 16-foot, 1,220-pound black marlin off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The Huron Daily Plainsman cites the Gaths have relatives (Lowell and LaVaye Dubro) in rural Iroquois.
    •  Pierre sophomore Sydney Palmer will try to defend her national 14-15 girls’ national championship in the Punt, Pass and Kick competition Jan. 13 in Atlanta. The two-time national champion recently set the national record of 371 feet, 7 inches.