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Madison’s Nate and Nick Barger placed in the Top 10 in the Wyffel Hybrids Racesaver Sprint Car A-Feature on Sunday night at Huset’s Speedway. Nate drove to a fourth-place finish while Nick finished seventh.

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Madison’s Nate Barger had a good night at I-90 Speedway near Hartford on Saturday night. The young IMCA Race Saver sprint car driver placed fourth in the A-Feature. Earlier in the night, he placed third in his heat race.

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Dakota State University’s North Star Athletic Association home softball doubleheader on Thursday vs. Bellevue (Neb.) has been postponed due to a poor weather forecast.

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FOURTEEN Madison Wrestlers will be wrestling on Saturday in the Region 1A tournament at Sioux Falls O'Gorman High School at 10 a.m.  They are (front, left) statisticians Kiana Whitethorn, Bryn Johnson, Chloe Schneider, (middle) Blake Johnson, Carson Wolf, Caleb Hodges, Carter Downs, Henry Me…

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The Dakota State University Athletic Department will be honoring Karen Giles as this year’s recipient to the Terry Ryan Distinguished Service Award on Saturday afternoon.

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The Madison Bulldogs are headed back to the state tournament in gymnastics. The Bulldogs placed first at the Region 1A Gymnastics meet on Thursday to punch their ticket to the state tournament on Friday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

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MADISON'S BEN BROOKS goes airborne on this scoring attempt against Redfield on Saturday. The Bulldogs will travel to Beresford on Friday night for another boys basketball contest. Photo by Michael Black

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You could say that Jim Ronning grew up in a bowling alley.

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DYLAN SIEVERS pinned his opponent in Middle School wrestling action in Volga Monday night. Sievers is a Rutland student wrestling for Madison under a co-op agreement. Photo by Michael Black

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MADISON WRESTLERS Layne Hess (left) and Sutton Bern are preparing on Thursday for Madison Square Garden Night, which will be held under the lights in the Madison High School gym on Tuesday vs. Dell Rapids at 6:30 p.m.

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It was all Howard all the time on Monday, when the Tigers hosted the Colman-Egan Hawks. The Tigers never trailed in the boys basketball contest and came away with a decisive 80-32 victory.

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An end of an era will be coming to a close in May at Dakota State University, when triplets Jenni, Jessi and Josh Giles will be walking down the aisle together during the spring graduation ceremony.

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DES MOINES, Iowa – No. 18-ranked Grand View (Iowa) pulled away for a 3-1 NAIA women’s volleyball National Tournament opening-round win on Saturday. Despite the setback, the Trojans racked up a season-high 18 blocks in the match.

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The 19th nationally ranked Dakota State University women’s basketball team used a 21-11 second-quarter outburst to defeat Grand View (Iowa) 76-63 in a non-conference contest on Tuesday at the DSU Fieldhouse.

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THE MADISON HIGH SCHOOL boys golf team held their awards banquet on Nov. 8.  Coach Joey Liesinger (left) presented the letterwinners for the 2021 season: Oliver Husher, Lucas Mork, Jack Olson, Kaden Guischer and Eli Oaks.  He also announced the  season's individual awards.  Guischer was the …

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – Dakota State University represented the North Star Athletic Association for the fourth consecutive year at the 66th annual NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships on Friday at Fort Vancouver Historical Site. The Trojans finished 34th overall as a team after tallyin…

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END-OF-SEASON fastpitch softball awards were held on Tuesday night for Madison High School. Pictured are (left) All-State Honorable mention recipients Keara Wagner and Karley Lurz; Academic All-Stater Ali Vacanti; and All-State First Team honorees Amanda Vacanti and Evie Lurz.

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The All-State team for South Dakota Class 11A high school football has been announced.

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ABERDEEN – Dakota State University and Presentation faced weather challenges with sleet early in the game and windy conditions in the North Star Athletic Association regular-season finale Saturday. The Trojans jumped to a 14-0 lead and held off the Saints 16-14 to secure their first winning …

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The Madison Bulldogs capped their perfect season with a 31-0 win over Milbank in the Class 11A football championship game at the DakotaDome in Vermillion on Friday.

The Madison Bulldogs won the Class 11A state football championship, blanking Milbank 31-0 on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

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The Madison Bulldogs will face the Milbank Bulldogs in the Class 11A football championship Friday at 2 p.m. at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. The two teams are among the best defensive teams in South Dakota high school football.

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Dakota State University faced Valley City State for the second time this season in the North Star Athletic Association. Holding a 14-7 lead after three quarters, the Vikings used a 19-0 fourth-quarter outburst to defeat the Trojans 33-7 to earn a season series split.

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — No. 13 Dakota State University led 50-45 after three quarters against Dordt College, but the Trojans could not overcome the Defenders’ fourth-quarter surge, losing an 80-73 women’s basketball contest on Tuesday.

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – It was a tale of two halves between Dakota State University and Dordt College on Tuesday. DSU’s Trojans grabbed a 39-28 halftime lead, but Dordt’s Defenders outscored the Trojans 49-37 in the second half to earn a 77-76 victory.

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The Madison Lady Bulldogs slipped past the Dell Rapids Quarriers in a 3-2 thriller (25-21, 25-14, 14-25, 16-25 and 15-2) in the first round of the Region 3A Volleyball Tournament at the Madison High School Gym on Tuesday night.

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The Madison Bulldogs soundly defeated the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers for the second week in a row, 35-14, to win their quarterfinal game in the Class 11A football playoffs Thursday night.

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Over the past week, the Madison Lady Bulldogs volleyball team came out victorious against two Dak. 12 conference rivals, the Dell Rapids Quarriers and the Elk-Point Jefferson Huskies. Both matches on the road were big wins for the Bulldogs, each game’s respectfully going into four sets.

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Dakota State University Trojan women’s basketball team kicked off the season on the road, taking on Briar Cliff (Iowa). The Trojans shot a blazing 55.4% from the field and held off the Chargers in an 81-79 thriller on Saturday.

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After falling behind 12-0 in the first half, the Madison Bulldogs roared back with 40 straight points to beat the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers 40-12 on Friday night at Trojan Field in Madison.

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Despite trailing 15-7 in the second quarter Saturday, Dakota State University scored 48 straight points to earn a 53-15 victory against Iowa University in a North Star Athletic Association football contest at Trojan Field.

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The Madison Youth Wrestling Club is taking registrations for the 2021-22 season. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 8.

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The Karl Mundt Library in Madison is hosting an author event for Dr. Kurt Kemper on Thursday afternoon. Kemper, professor of history, will be reading from his 2020 book “Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball.”

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Madison’s varsity boys placed third and the girls fifth in the Region 2A Cross Country Meet, held on Thursday at the Madison Golf & Country Club.

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Dakota State University returned home Saturday for another North Star Athletic Association football contest against nationally-ranked and league leader No. 15 Valley City State. The Trojans’ defense came up big with four interceptions, with two ‘Pick Six’ returns for touchdowns, a fumble rec…

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The Madison Bulldogs continued their undefeated roll through the football regular season, knocking off the West Central Trojans 27-7 at Hartford Thursday night.

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THE MADISON BOYS cross cross country team, along with two girls from Madison, qualified for the state meet, which will be held at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls on Oct. 23. The Region 2A Meet was held on Thursday at the Madison Golf & Country Club. State meet-bound are (left) Coach Ro…

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The Class ‘B’ Fastpitch All-State team has been announced by USA Softball of South Dakota. Honorable mention players have also been announced.

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