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BALL FIVE: It’s out with the old, in with the new on Tiger football schedule

Say hello to Miller/Highmore-Harrold, Lead-Deadwood and Webster Area. Say good-bye to Sioux Falls Christian, Stanley County and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. The decisions have been made by the South Dakota High School Activities Association for the 2019 and 2020 football schedules. The Tigers, who will not play in week 0, open the new season with back-to-back road games against two teams they […]

KATIE ZERR: ‘Local control’ means only for certain issues in this legislature

Do our representatives in Pierre focus on what is best for the state of South Dakota and its residents or are some obsessed with personal agendas? This session there has been a concerted effort to help provide care for their elderly. For years this issue was pushed on to the next year despite the pleas of some lawmakers to address […]

BALL FIVE: Proof is in the pudding with wrestling seedings

The folks at the South Dakota High School Activities Association have spent a lot of hard hours trying to refine the seeding system for the state wrestling tournaments. This year they narrowed the seeding from the top 12 wrestlers to the top six. By the final results of the Class B Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Rapid City, they are […]

KATIE ZERR: Developing thick skin is a necessity

“You have to grow a rhinoceros skin.” That was the advice I received when I first started this job 18 years ago. My mentors at the time were Jo Hall and Larry Atkinson. Both warned me that there would be times when the cruelty of people would beat my soul and I would wonder if this was all worth it. […]

BALL FIVE: Snow has caused some scrambling by teams to get schedule complete

The winter of our shoveling discontent hasn’t been as hard on the Tiger and Lady Tigers basketball schedules as it has been on some teams around the state. The Tigers and Lady Tigers will each (barring another storm) end their regular seasons before Saturday, which is an extension day the SDHSAA gave teams to get all, or at least more […]


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