HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL:
2003, The Year The Season Was Moved is now available.
Selection of the first All Decades Teams will be coming soon.
2013 Girls All State Teams, now available.
The 2013 Class A Championship between Harrisburg and Pine Ridge is not the first time that these schools met in a high school basketball championship game. In 1936 the Oglala Indians, now Pine Ridge met Harrisburg in the semi-finals of the the State B Boys Basketball Championship. This was the first year of the Class B tournament format, a championship that continues in basically the same format in 2013. Oglala beat Bridgewater 24-22 in the championship game. The 1936 Oglala (Pine Ridge) and Harrisburg seasons are highlighted in the sdsportshistory.com Historical Narratives: 1936 State B Tournament and Harrisburg’s Winston Hill and the 1936 Class B Tournament.
2013 GIRLS COACHES RECORDS, now available.
McIntosh’s Summer Bailey enters 3pt. Field Goals records.
McIntosh’s Summer Bailey scored 46 points on January 7, 2013, tying her for 8th, All Time for Class B Girls Scoring, Game, Individual.
McIntosh’s Summer Bailey (47) and Tia Baumberger (13), combined for 60 points in McIntosh’s 96-6 victory over Tiospaye Topa on January 7, 2013
MEN’S BASKETBALL: South Dakota Collegiate Records now available.
Canton records updated: Thanks to the efforts of Rich Lundstrom the Canton High School football records, some going back to 1954, have been added to the Football Records. Without the contributions and efforts by such individuals as Rich Lundstrom we cannot enhance our football records section.
Outstanding performances recognized in 2012 South Dakota High School Football Records Edition.
The South Dakota High School Football Records for the 2012 season are now available. The new format created by Blue Lakes Websites provides more thorough and accessible access to our football site. Our yearly subscription provides the complete research experience. Be sure to explore the various sports site as the site content continues to expand.
The Football Records project, begun in 2005, has become an important tool in documenting the high school football experience in South Dakota. The weekly updates during the season have become an anticipated event for the South Dakota football fan. We can now recognize the exceptional sports performance soon after the special event has happened. The historical content of each performance is greatly enhanced.
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.
The February 2013 Edition of High School Today , the National Federation of State High School Association publication features the article: Native American Schools, Involved in Athletics, Activities in Several States. The piece includes photos and interviews from several South Dakota officials, coaches, and schools.
NATIONAL FEDERATION HIGH SCHOOL RECORDS BOOK
Mariah Press and sdsportshistory.com efforts to document the high school sports records is reflected in the South Dakota records included in the National High School Records Book published by the National Federation of High School Associations.
Special performances highlighted in the 2012 Edition include Sioux Falls Washington’s Rueben Narlin’s four golf championships during the 1930s. Special basketball performances by the girls’ team from Baltic in 1999, and exceptional shooting displays by Mandy Koupal of Wagner, and Jenny Bridge of Hanson are highlighted. The boys’ section includes the exceptional number of state championships won by the Mitchell Kernels.
In the football section of the National Records Book, Sioux Falls Washington is the national leader with 38 high school football championships (35 mythical, 3 playoff titles). Aberdeen Roncalli’s 11 consecutive shutouts in 2006 is tied for fourth on the all time, national records list.
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 being converted to a digital format, quite similar to the sdsportshistory.com site. The 2012 National Records book is now availablel in the digital format. nfhs.org/content.aspx