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The 2017-2018 High School Basketball seasons is highlighted by several outstanding performance please follow the 2018 season in the Basketball Notes Section.
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2017-2018 South Dakota Girls Basketball Notes:
Heleigh Melstad of Vermillion made 73 Three Pointers during the 2017-18 season, which tied for 12th, all-time. Heleigh had 259, Three Point Field Goals, Career, which is 4th, all-time in South Dakota Girls High School Basketball history.
McKenzie Hermanson of Sioux Falls O’Gorman scored 9 Three Points, Game on March 2, 2018, against Spearfish.
THOMAS MORE’S WINNING STREAK ENDS AT 48
The West Central Girls defeated Rapid City St. Thomas More 46-44 in overtime on January 12. This ended St. Thomas More’s winning streak at 48 games. The 48 straight wins is the second longest winning streak in Class A, Girls history. Miller won 73 consecutive games from 1990 in 1993. The forty-eight consecutive wins is the seventh longest streak in Girls basketball history for all classes. In Class AA, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 111 (107 National record); 1997-2002; Sioux Falls Washington, 50 1980-1982; and Brookings, 49, 1983-1986 are longer. In Class B, Wakonda, 101, 1997-2001; and Jefferson, 67, 1987-1990 are longer.
This season St. Thomas More had surpassed Mitchell, 45, 1992-1993; Waverly-South Shore, 47, 1999-2001; Northwestern, 47, 1990-1992; and Armour, 47, 1986-1987 on the All-time, Consecutive Wins lists.
TIARA FLYING HORSE
Tiara Flying Horse of McLaughlin scored 49 points against Pine Ridge on December 28th. Tiara made 26 free throws in 28 free throw attempts.
Flying Horse’s 26 for 28 Free Throws, Made, established a new All-time, record for South Dakota Girls Basketball. The previous All-time, record for Free Throws, Made, was 24 of 27 by Tara Denke of Bennett County in 1993. Sara Jensen of Waverly-South Shore made 23 of 29 free throws in 2001.
Flying Horse’s 49 Points, Scored, ties her for 12th on the all-time Class A, Points, Scored list. Jordan Stapp of Newell scored 49 points in 2003. The All-time Class A, Points Scored, Game record is 67 by SuAnne Big Crow, Pine Ridge in 1989.
2017-18 South Dakota Boys Basketball Notes:
Dylan LeBrun of Flandreau completed his high school career with 2,097 points. Dylan is currently in fifth on the All-time, Class A Scoring, Career list. The All-time record is 2,563 by Josh Mueller of West Central.
Mitchell’s Losing Streak ended at 42 games.
Cory Brown of Pine Ridge scored 45 points on February 16, 2018.
Matthew Mors of Yankton scored 42 points on January 20, 2018. The All-time, Class AA Record for Points Scored Game is 59, by Eric Kline of Aberdeen Central in 1990.
A. J. PLITZUWEIT
Vermillion’s A. J. Plitzuweit scored 52 points on January 11, 2018. Plitzuweit’s 52 points ties for 8th place on the All-time, Class A Points Scored, Game list. Adam DeJong of West Central scored 52 points in 1995. The All-time, Class A Record for Points Scored, Game is 60 by Josh Mueller of West Central, 2001.
A. J. Plitzuweit scored 48 points on January 27, 2018 vs. Britton-Hecla.
A. J. Plitzuweit scored 45 points on February 9, 2018 vs. LeMars, Iowa.
Trevor Hanson of Sioux Valley scored 47 points in their victory over St. Francis.
Trevor Olson of Sioux Valley scored 47 points in their victory over Deuel.
Noah Friedel of Tea Area scored 47 points in their victory over the Flandreau Indian School.
Josh Heupel, who was recently named the head coach for Central Florida, was a standout quarterback for Aberdeen Central from 1993-1995. During his final two years in high school (1994,1995), he set several marks that established South Dakota High School 11-man records. Heupel, who was the starting quarterback on the 2000 Oklahoma national championship team, and later and offensive coordinator at OU and Missouri, handled a complicated, complex offense at Aberdeen Central. When he graduated 22 years ago, Heupel had established all-time passing marks including: pass completions with 404, which still remains fifth, all-time. With 717 pass attempt, he also set an all-time record. The mark remains fifth, all-time. Heupel’s 5,676 passing yards set an all-time record, and today ranks seventh, all-time. In addition, he had thirty-five touchdown passes in his career, a mark which ranked third, all-time in 1995. Heupel also established a season mark of 161 completions as a junior in 1994. As a senior, he had 160 completions. With 316 pass attempts in 1994, he set an all-time mark and remains tenth, all-time. With 254 pass attempts in 1995, he moved up to second, all-time. Heupel became the first South Dakota prep to throw for 2,000 yards in a season, and did it twice. In 1995, he threw for 2,471 yards, an all-time, record, which is now seventeenth in the history books. Heupel also had 2,081 yards in 1994, another total which rinks high in the history books.
2017 SOUTH DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECORDS, WEEKLY UPDATES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS. The complete contents of the Weekly Updates are now in the Recent Posts section for your review.
2017 SOUTH DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECORDS
The Eleven Man football records are updated to include all performances from the 2017 season, as well as all recent submissions for previous years.
The Nine Man football records are updated to include all performances from the 2017 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.
2016 GIRLS COACHES RECORDS, now available.
2006-2015 SOUTH DAKOTA GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL DECADES TEAMS
In 2004, in conjunction with the creation of the SDPB-TV documentary, Play Like A Girl, Mariah Press created the South Dakota Girls Basketball All Decades teams. Jim Quinn had created South Dakota Boys Basketball All Decades teams for his Quality Program Service programs back in 1979. Sanctioned Girls High School began in South Dakota in 1975. Mariah Press created Girls All Decades teams for 1975-1984; 1985-1994; and 1996-2005. Remember that Girls Basketball was a Fall sport for the majority of these time periods.
We have carried out the process of creating new All Decades teams for the time period of 2006-2015. Following the Quality Program Service proven selection process we created a panel of former players, former coaches, media people, and sports historians to carry out the selection process. There are three teams: Class AA, Class A, and Class B. Each team includes the All Decades selections as well as the honorable mention category for each class.
The previous All Decades teams, as well as, the All State teams for each year are included in the Girls Basketball section of the site.
2017 GIRLS BASKETBALL NOTES:
Myah Selland of Sanborn Central/Woonsocket completed her career with 2,219 Points Scored. The 2,129 Points Scored, Career places in 13th place on the All-Time, High School Girls Scoring List. In 12th place is Dana Nielsen of Armour, who had 2,310 points during her career. In 14th place is Abby Hora of Viborg-Hurley who had 2,134 Points Scored, Career. Myah Selland was selected to the 2006-2015 All Decades Team after the 2016 season.
GIRLS, THREE POINTERS, SEASON; CAREER:
Carly Granum of Sioux Valley completed the 2017 season with 94 three pointers. This is currently third, all-time, Three Pointers, Season: Jill Young of Mitchell Christian had 105 Three Pointers, Season in 2005; Leanna Vitalis of Red Cloud had 96 Three Pointers, Season in 2016.
Kalee Granum of Sioux Valley (2012-2016) had 324 Three Pointers, Career. This is third, all-time Three Pointers, Career: Jill Young of Mitchell Christian(2002-2007) had 467 Three Pointers, Career; Kieran O’Malley of Centerville (2008-2013) had 328 Three Pointers, Career.
Haleigh Melstad of Vermillion (2014- ) completed her junior year in 2017 with 186 three pointers. This currently, ninth all-time Three Pointers, Career.
GIRLS, OVERTIME GAMES:
Parkston defeated Mt. Vernon/Plankinton, 52-48 in four overtimes during the 2017 season. The documented longest overtime games are:
6 OT: Redfield (63) vs. Wessington Spring (62), 1991
6 OT: Ethan (46) vs. Emery (43), 1987
5 OT: Wessington (50) vs. Wolsey (49)
5 OT: Bennett County (82) vs. White River (80), 2009
4 OT: Colome (55) vs. Winner (48), 1995
4OT: Parkston (52) vs. Mt. Vernon/Plankinton (48), 2017
2017 BOYS BASKETBALL NOTES:
Josh McKinstry Establishes New Three Pointers, Game Record
Josh McKinstry of Bison established a new all-time record for Three Pointers Made, Game. McKinstry made 14 three pointers in the Bison vs. Tiospaya Topa game on February 18, 2017. Josh broke the previous record of 12 three pointers, established by Troy Humpal of Wakonda in 1998.
There have been several outstanding three pointers shooting performances during the 2016-2017 season. Logan Gabur had 10 three pointers for Castlewood. Jace Koler of Lemmon, Trey Weber of Sanborn Central, and both Trevor Olson and Tayt Vincent of Sioux Valley have had 9 three pointers in a game this season.
Three Pointers Made, Game:
14, Josh McKinstry, Bison, 2017
12, Troy Humpal, Wakonda, 1998
11, Josh Keprow, Scotland, 1998
11, Zack Horstman, Winner, 2009
11, Cory Jacobsen, Viborg, 2009
11, Forrest Murphy, Deubrook, 2004
As of February 20th, Tayt Vincent of Sioux Valley had made 235 three pointers in his career, 4th, all-time in South Dakota basketball history. As of February 20th, Trevor Olson of Sioux Valley had made 87 three pointers during the 2016-2017 season.
Matt Cartwright of Sioux Falls O’Gorman scored 41 points in a game, which places him on the Class AA, Individual Points, Game, scoring list. Josh McKinstry of Bison scored 51 points in a game, which places him on the Class B, Individual Points, Game, scoring list.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: South Dakota Collegiate Records now available.
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.
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.
THREE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
During the 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. During the Winter season Pierre defeated Brandon-Valley in the State Class AA Basketball Championship. During the Spring season Roosevelt defeated Brandon-Valley in the State Baseball Championship. Was 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.
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 2015 National Records book is now available in the digital format. nfhs.org/content.aspx