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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.



The 2013 season finale  of Inside South Dakota Football provides an in depth summary of the football records established during the 2013 high school football season.

Final, Official Records:

The Eleven Man football records are updated to include all performances from the 2013 season, as well as all recent submissions for previous years.

The Nine Man football records are updated to include all performances from the 2013 season, as well as all recent submissions for previous years.

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.



Selection of the first 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 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.



              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.



2013 Girls All State Teams, now available.

2013-2014 Season:

Macy Miller of Mitchell completed her career with 1,931 points, scored.  Macy scored 768 points during the 2013-2014 season, an All-Time Girls Basketball record.

Macy Miller of Mitchell scored 49 points on February 8.  Miller’s 49 points establishes a new, all-time Class AA Individual, Game, Scoring Record.  Ruth Nelson of Huron scored 46 points for Huron in 2006.

Macy Miller of Mitchell scored 43 points on January 31.  Miller’s 43 points tied her for fifth, all-time, with Steph Schueler, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 1985 and Kris Holwerda, Brookings, 1980 on the Class AA Individual, Game, Scoring list.  Ruth Nelson of Huron holds the all-time record of 46 for Huron in 2006.

Lydsey Prosser of Sturgis made eight three pointers on February 8.

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.



2013 GIRLS COACHES RECORDS, now available.

2013-2014 Season:
Steve Schaefer of Rapid City Stevens scored forty-five points in a game against Campbell Co. (WY).  The forty-five points total ranks 8th, all-time for Individual Scoring, Game in Class AA South Dakota Boys Basketball.
2013 Boys All State Teams, now available.
2013 Boys Coaches Records, now available.
Historical Narratives featuring Native American basketball presented.
C. P. Jordan:  2014 is the tenth anniversary of the death of coach, Father Collins P. Jordan.   We present his funeral eulogy in commemoration of C. P. Jordan’s career. 
Freddie Knife Tribute Video now available.


MEN’S BASKETBALL:  South Dakota Collegiate Records now available.

Restored Film Video


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. 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 site was developed as a companion piece for the productions.  The site will develop as an essential source for additional historical materials, documentation, and productions.



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 site. The 2013 National Records book is now available in the digital format.