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The complete interviews from Mike Henriksen’s text: First Person, Legendary South Dakota Sports Stories are now available on sdsportshistory.com.  The individual interviews are located in the section in which the sports personality is specially recognized.  Artists and Media people are featured in the First Persons Interviews section.  

The content from A Celebration of One Hundred Years of South Dakota High School Activities and Athletics are now available on sdsportshistory.com.  The outstanding performances records for each sport have been added. 

 

2020-2021 HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL NOTES:

March 1, 2021:  Paul Bruns of Dakota Valley has 2,056 Points Scored, Career. 

February 27, 2021:  Matthew Mors of Yankton scored 28 points vs. Rapid City Douglas.  Mors has 2,622 Points Scored, Career.  

February 26, 2021:  Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St. Mary’s scored 26 points vs. Bridgewater/Emery.  Libis has 2,603 Points Scored, Career.

February 26, 2021:  Matthew Mors of Yankton scored 20 points vs. Rapid City Central.  Mors has 2,594 Points Scored, Career.  

February 19, 2021: Matthew Mors of Yankton scored 15 points vs. Huron.  Mors has 2,574 Points Scored, Career.  Milt Sorenson of Wakonda and Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St. Mary’s have 2,577 Points Scored, Career.  

February 18, 2021:  Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St. Mary’s scored 30 points vs. Baltic.  Libis has 2,577 Points Scored, Career.  Libis is tied with Milt Sorenson, Wakonda, 2,577 Points Scored, Career for Third, All-time Points Scored, Career. 

February 18, 2021:  Matthew Mors of Yankton scored 33 points vs. Mitchell.  Matthew has , 2,559 Points Scored, Career.  

February 13, 2021:  Connor Libis of Dell Rapid St. Mary’s scored 27 points vs. Canistota.  Libis has 2,547 Points Scored, Career.  Libis made 4 Three Points.  Connor has 328 Three Pointers, Career.  

February 12, 2021:  Matthew Mors of Yankton scored 36 points vs. Watertown.  Matthew has 2,526 Points Scored, Career.

February 11, 2021:  Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St. Mary’s scored eight points vs. Howard.  Connor has 2,520 Points Scored, Career.  Connor has 324 Three Pointers, Career.

February 8, 2021:  Connor Libis scored 24 pts. vs. Arlington.  Connor has 2,512 Points Scored, Career.  Connor made 4 Three Pointers.  He has 324 Three Pointers, Career.  He moves into 2nd place, All-Time  Louie Krogman of White River, 388 is the All-Time Leader, Three Pointers, Career. 

February 8, 2021: Matthew Mors of Yankton has 239 Three Pointers, Career.   

February 5, 2021:  Connor Libis has 320 Three Pointers, Career, 3rd, All-time. Louie Krogman, White River, 388 is the All-time Leader, Three Pointers, Career.  Gus Reedy, Aberdeen Roncalli, had 320 Three Ponters, Career.  

February 4, 2021: Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St. Mary’s scored 25 points vs. Lake Preston.  Libis has 2,488 Points Scored, Career.

February 4, 2021:  Matthew Mors scores 14 points vs. Harrisburg.  Mors has 2,490 Points Scored, Career.  

February 2, 2021:  Documentation of the Milt Sorenson of Wakonda,  2,577 Points Scored, Career, 2577 has been established.   The updated total moves Sorenson to 3rd, All-Time Points Scored, Career.  Louie Krogman, 3,521 is the All-time, Points Scored, Career leader.  Don Jacobsen of Lake Norden, 2,875 Points Scored, Career is 2nd, All-time, Points Scored, Career.  

February 1, 2021: Connor Libis of Dell Rapid St. Mary’s scored 13 points vs. Garretson.  Libis has 2,463 Points Scored, Career.

January 30, 2021:  Matthew Mors of Yankton scored 26 points vs. Pierre.  Mors has 2,472 Points Scored, Career.

January 28, 2021: Matthew Mors of Yankton scored 18 points vs. Sioux Falls Roosevelt.  Mors has 2,446 Points Scored, Career.

January 26, 2021:  Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St. Mary’s scored 35 points vs. Duebrook Area.  Connor has 2,450 Points Scored, Career.

January 23, 2021:  Matthew Mors of Yankton scored 13 points vs. Sturgis.  Mors has 2,428 Points Scored, Career.  Mors is 5th All-time Points Scored, Career.

January 23, 2021:  Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St. Mary’s scored 24 points vs. Elkton/Lake Benton.  Connor has 2,415 Points Scored, Career. Libis is 5th All-time Points Scored, Career.

January 22, 2021:  Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St. Mary’s scored 21 points vs. Estelline/Hendricks.  Connor has 2,391 Points Scored, Career.  Libis is 7th, All-time Points Scored, Career.

January 19, 2021:  Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St. Mary’s scored 17 points vs. Colman-Egan.  Connor has 2,370 Points Scored, Career.  Libis is 8th All-time Points Scored, Career.

January 19, 2021: Matthew Mors scored 21 points vs. Brookings.  Mors has 2,415 Points Scored, Career:  Mors is 5th All-time Points Scored, Career.

 

2020-2021 HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL NOTES:

February 25, 2021: Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River scored 42 points vs. Philip.  Valandra-Prue has 2,440 Points Scored, Career.

February 25, 2021:  Morgan Edelman of Menno scored 11 points vs. Philip.  Edelman has 2,044 Points Scored, Career.  

February 23, 2021:  Nicky Rausch of Hoven had 2,075 Points Scored, Career.  

February 23, 2021: Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River scored 36 points vs. Lyman.  Caelyn has 2,398 Points Scored, Career.  

February 23, 2021:  Morgan Edelman of Menno scored 11 points vs. Centerville.  Morgan has, 2,033 Points Scored, Career. 

February 19, 2021:  Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River scored 27 points vs. Philip.  Caelyn has 2,362 Points Scored, Career. 

February 19, 2021:  Morgan Edelman of Menno (2016-) scored 29 points vs. Freeman Academy/Marion.  Morgan has 2,022 Points Scored, Career.   

February 18, 2021: Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River scored 40 points vs. Lakota Tech.  Valandra-Prue made 26-31 Free Throws.  The 26 Free Throws, Game ties the All-time record established by Tiara Flying Cloud of McLaughln, 2017.  Tiara made 26 of 28 Free Throws.  

Valandra-Prue has, 2,335 Points Scored, Career.  Caelyn passed Dana Nielsen of Armour, 2,310 Points Scored, Career and Robin Anderson, Clear Lake, 2,332 Points Scored, Career.  Alex Kneeland of Summit had 2,347 Points Scored, Career, 10th, All-time Points Scored, Career.   

February 16, 2021;  Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River scored 27 points vs. Jones County.  Valandra-Prue has 2,295 Points Scored, Career. 

February 12, 2021:  Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River scored 46 points vs. Viborg-Hurley.  Valandra- Prue has 2,268 Points Scored, Career. Valandra-Prue made 23 of 24 Free Throws.  

February 10, 2021:  Caelyn Valandra-Prue scored 21 points vs. Winner.  Caeyln has 2,222 Points Scored, Career.  

February 8, 2021:

Caelyn Valandra-Prue moves up to 13th all time in career scoring

WHITE RIVER – This past week, the White River Lady Tigers added three more wins, defeating Lower Brule 66-34, Caelyn Valandra-Prue led all scorers with 29 points, downing Wall 61-51, Valandra-Prue finished with 14 points and got by a tough New Underwood team on the road 43-32 as Caelyn had15 points. White River is now 14-0 on the season, they host Winner on Tuesday.

     Caelyn Valandra-Prue added 58 points to her career total, she now has 2,201 career points moving her up to 13th on the SD high school girls career scoring list, just ahead of Shannon O’Malley/Gayville-Volin at 2,154 and behind Dana Nielsen/Armour who has 2,310.

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February 1, 2021:  Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River has 2,143 Points Scored, Career.  Valandra-Prue is currently 14th on the All-Time, Points Scored, Career list. 

January 22, 2021:  Brooklyn Kusler of Aberdeen Central scored 41 points vs. Harrisburg.

The Winner Warriors were defeated by West Central, 53-43 on December 18, 2020.  The Warriors’ consecutive wins streak ended at 49.  The forty-nine consecutive wins is second all-time in Class A Girls Basketball history.  Miller won 73 consecutive games from 1990-1993.  Rapid City St. Thomas More won 48 consecutive games from 2015-2018.

FOOTBALL DURING THE SPANISH FLU OF 1918-1920

In  1925 Will Robinson of the South Dakota Historical Society published an essay, ” Sports In South Dakota”.  Robinson presented a list of “Best Claimants” to the State High School Football Championship”. Robinson stated that there were no games played in 1918m due to the Spanish Flu Epidemic.

sdsportshistory.com continues to add content and enhancement to many of the Sports categories.

BASEBALL:

The process to create South Dakota High School All Decades Teams has begun.

The Researchers on the career of Amanda Clement are participating in a Society For American Baseball Research project to highlight Women in Baseball.  Be sure to check out the enhanced content.

Mariah Press/Productions is developing several projects relating to Minor League baseball.  Check out our Historical Narratives.  A special records database is being development.  Check out the projects and content relating to Independent Professional Baseball.

Baseball History researchers Terry Bohn, Phil Dixon, and David Kemp are developing extensive content on the performance of African American Baseball players in the Upper Midwest.

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