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Recent articles by Michael:

Bob Young, legendary University of Sioux Falls football coach, dies at 83

Young is the winningest head coach in USF history, having compiled a 172-69-3 record with the Cougars. → Read More

Sioux Falls Jefferson vs. Brandon Valley boys basketball in photos

Jefferson went down big early, but burst back into the game to stay undefeated with a one-point win. → Read More

Aberdeen Christian Class B boys basketball's new No. 1: Media Polls

The Knights picked up a convincing 87-68 win over then-No. 1 White River Saturday. → Read More

What to know about new South Dakota State football coach Jimmy Rogers

Here is what you need to know about Jimmy Rogers, South Dakota State's new head football coach. → Read More

South Dakota State football head coach John Stiegelmeier retires

Stiegelmeier, a Selby native and South Dakota State graduate, has been the team’s head coach since 1997. → Read More

Washington the new No. 1 in Class AA girls basketball: Media polls

The Warriors jumped to No. 1 in the poll following a 3-0 week, including a win over last week's No. 1 O'Gorman. → Read More

South Dakota State women's basketball hits program-best 17 3's in 118-59 win over South Dakota

The Jackrabbits finished one off its single-game points record of 119 in the rivalry matchup. → Read More

No. 1s vs. 2s in Class A, B highlights Hanson boys basketball Classic slate

The eight-game slate features four undefeated teams and 10 who have taken just a single loss this year. → Read More

Sioux Falls Christian vs. Tea Area girls basketball in photos

The Chargers topped Tea Area 60-37 at Tea Area high school Thursday. → Read More

Washington girls, boys basketball pick up two wins in doubleheader with O'Gorman: takeaways

Some takeaways from Monday’s back-to-back thrillers. → Read More

Washington boys basketball enters top-5 in Class AA: media polls

The Warriors made the leap following a 63-57 win over then-No. 2 Pierre and another win over Aberdeen Central. → Read More

South Dakota women's basketball drops first home conference game since 2017 in loss to NDSU

Sophomore guard Grace Larkins had 30 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in the Coyotes' loss. → Read More

Matchup between Class B No. 1 and 2 highlights Hanson girls basketball Classic pairings

Some of Class A and B's best girls basketball players and teams face off in the 16-team classic. → Read More

Sioux Falls Lincoln boys basketball star center JT Rock commits to Iowa State

The junior is having a breakout season after a big summer for his recruitment. → Read More

Hamlin girls basketball jumps to Class A's top spot: high school basketball polls

Hamlin jumped two spots from No. 3 to No. 1 following a close win over then-No. 1 St. Thomas More. → Read More

South Dakota women's basketball looks to reset in Summit League slate

The Coyotes enter conference play with a six-game losing streak, but conference play could provide some stability. → Read More

2022 Argus Leader Super Six: Meet South Dakota's best high school volleyball players

The Argus Leader Super Six recognizes the 12 best volleyball players in the state, regardless of class. → Read More

Holy Cross quarterback Matthew Sluka gives South Dakota State defense all it can handle but Jackrabbits advance

Holy Cross quarterback Matthew Sluka ran for a career-high 213 yards against the Jackrabbits, the No. 1 rushing defense in the country. → Read More

Jefferson boys basketball explodes in second half to beat Roosevelt: Takeaways

Jefferson outscored the Rough Riders 44-29 in the second half. → Read More

South Dakota men's basketball head coach Eric Peterson injured in fall at home

The injuries are not deemed life-threatening, according to a USD Athletics release. → Read More