FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIOUX FALLS STADIUM
June of 2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first baseball game played at the Sioux Falls Stadium. The Rex Stucker Chapter of SABR and the Sioux Falls Canaries are commemorating the occasion. Check out: Sports Facilities; Sioux Falls Stadium.
MEDIA ARCHIVES/MARIAH PRESS VIDEOS
Be sure to check out the Media Archives/Mariah Press Videos section. There are selected clips of nearly all of the restored sports game videos now available for your viewing. It is a rather enjoyable experience.
2014 SOUTH DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECORDS
The 2014 season finale of Inside South Dakota Football provides an in depth summary of the football records established during the 2014 high school football season.
Final, Official Records:
The Eleven Man football records are updated to include all performances from the 2014 season, as well as all recent submissions for previous years.
The Nine Man football records are updated to include all performances from the 2014 season, as well as all recent submissions for previous years.
The All-Time records from Aberdeen Roncalli High School and Yankton High School have been added to the Eleven Man records, enhancing the current Records Book.
FOOTBALL: HISTORICAL NARRATIVE; Early High School Football Championships provides a list of teams from 1904-1926 that were selected “mythical” State Football Championships in South Dakota.
If you have a question concerning a specific record you can utilize the Inquiry section. The best means for doing a records search is to create a membership and have unlimited access to all of the South Dakota sports records.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL:
Selection of the first All Decades Teams
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ALL DECADES TEAMS
Is there someone you believe should be a member of the first South Dakota High School Baseball All Decades Team? You can nominate the former or current player by going to the Ask A Question section of the sdsportshistory.com site. Fill in the required information; In the subject section: state All Decades Team; In the your question section list: the player’s name, the high school he played for, the years he played varsity baseball, and the position that he played. You can also include whether the school was a Class A or Class B team.
The list of nominations will be presented to the panel responsible for selecting the All Decades Teams.
Thank you for your contribution and participation.
THREE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
During this past 2012-2013 South Dakota High School Sports season Jacob Adams of Brandon Valley played in the State Football Championship in the fall; Washington defeated Brandon-Valley; State Basketball Championship; Pierre defeated Brandon-Valley; and the State Baseball Championship; Roosevelt defeated Brandon-Valley.
An inquiry question asked: Is Jacob the first athlete to play in three State Championships in the same high school year?
We have established that two groups of Sioux Falls O’Gorman athletes have competed in three championships in the same year.
During the 2010-11 school year, O’Gorman athletes Nick Mimmick, Austin Ridl, and Connor Schaefbauer played in the Football Championship, losing to Sioux Falls Washington; Won the State Basketball Championship against Mitchell ; and lost the State Baseball Championships in the semi-finals to Mitchell.
Previously in 2004 Trey Krier of O’Gorman played in the Football Championship; O’Gorman won over Roosevelt; O’Gorman lost to Mitchell in the 2005 State Basketball Championship; O’Gorman played in the 2005 State Baseball Championship.
Dusty Coleman and Trey Krier played for the 2005 O’Gorman State Championship football team; Krier and Coleman played on the 2006 O’Gorman State Championship Basketball team that defeated Pierre; and both played for the Knights in the 2006 State High School Baseball Championships.
2014 Girls All State Teams, now available.
Alexys Swedlund of Rapid City St. Thomas More made 64 three pointers during the 2013-2014 season. Alexys has made 181 three pointers in her career.
2015 GIRLS COACHES RECORDS, now available.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: South Dakota Collegiate Records now available.
Restored Film Video
KINGS OF THE COURT WINS UPPER MIDWEST EMMY
The South Dakota Public Broadcasting documentary, Kings Of The Court has won the Academy of Television Arts and Science’s Upper Midwest Emmy for historical documentary. www.sdpb.org/ The SDPB-TV productions, 100 Yards, 100 Years, A Century of High School Football In South Dakota; Play Like A Girl: A History Of Girls Basketball In South Dakota, and Kings Of The Court utilized the Mariah Press Publication, Celebration, A Century of South Dakota High School Activities And Athletics as the source publication for the sports history productions. The sdsportshistory.com site was developed as a companion piece for the productions. The sportshistory.com site will develop as an essential source for additional historical materials, documentation, and productions.
NATIONAL FEDERATION HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS BOOK
Only three states, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota play extensive 9-man football seasons. As a result the more thorough and complete South Dakota records permeates the National Records Book lists. Most currently established South Dakota 9-man records are also considered national records. The National Records book is converted to a digital format, quite similar to the sdsportshistory.com site. The 2014 National Records book is now available in the digital format. nfhs.org/content.aspx