Stanley County Girls Travel to Gregory

Stanley County Girls Travel to Gregory

The Stanley County Lady Buffaloes will begin a three game week with two of the three games on the road as they travel to Gregory tonight to face the Gorillas.

The Lady Gorillas come in at 2-9 on the season but don’t let the record fool you. Of the nine losses, seven have come against teams at or above the .500 mark including a 10-0 Wagner, 11-2 Viborg-Hurley and 8-2 White River. Gregory has wins over Lyman and in its last game, a win over Gayville-Vollin. The Lady Buffs fell to Lyman early in the season and have dropped its last two games to Sully Buttes and Herreid/Selby Area.

Tipoff from Gregory is scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the Gregory Memorial Auditorium.

Barry Signs Letter of Intent with Chadron State

Barry Signs Letter of Intent with Chadron State

Wednesday afternoon at the Riggs High School library, Ryann Barry would sign her National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career playing at Chadron State.

Chadron State is a Division II school playing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference under first year head coach Travis Brewster. Barry says she’s only heard good things coming from Chadron State…

Barry’s a four sport athlete competing in both soccer and football this year while also of course playing basketball in the winter and on the track team in the spring. She says she’s excited to continue her basketball career…

Kirk Beebout, head coach of the Pierre Governors says Barry is a hard worker…

Beebout also says that she’s leaving behind a last affect on the Pierre Governor basketball program…

Barry plans on studying sports media at Chadron State.

House State Affairs Committee Passes Bill To Allow Retired Judges To Sub For Public Utilities Commissioners

House State Affairs Committee Passes Bill To Allow Retired Judges To Sub For Public Utilities Commissioners

PIERRE, (KCCR) — The House State Affairs Committee has approved a bill that would allow a retired judge to be appointed to fill in for Public Utilities Commissioner was not able to serve on a docket because of disqualification or incapacitation. State Treasurer Josh Haeder served as acting Commissioner on the Summit carbon dioxide pipeline docket and supports the measure…

Current law allows constitutional officers except the Attorney General to fill in for a P-U-C member. P-U-C Commissioner Gary Hansen testified in opposition to Senate Bill 177…

Representative Rocky Blare of Ideal opposed the motion to pass the bill saying he wanted to get more input to the measure…

Senate Bill 177 passed House State Affairs on an eight to five vote.

Pierre Welcomes Home State Champion Governors

Pierre Welcomes Home State Champion Governors

Tuesday night the Pierre Governor girls wrestling team had its welcome home as the Govs picked up its third straight state championship last weekend at the State wrestling tournament.

Pierre won the team title by the slimmest of margins, one half of a point, but had it locked in by the time Abbigail Lewis had won her state championship. Still, Matt Thorson, head coach of the Governors says it was an interesting and unique situation…

Thorson says, everybody had to do their job in every single match to win the team championship…

And Thorson says, every one is special in its own way…

The Governors are the only team to have claimed a girls team state championship.

Lower Brule Runs Past Sully Buttes to Advance in Region 6B

Lower Brule Runs Past Sully Buttes to Advance in Region 6B

Despite losing their starting guard in the first half, the Lower Brule Sioux played in overdrive, and Sully Buttes couldn’t keep up. As a result, the Sioux end the Chargers season 63-38 Tuesday night in Lower Brule.

The Sioux led 16-4 after one quarter, and 35-14 at the half, then let up on the gas as the Chargers went cold shooting from inside and outside most of the night. The Sioux defense cut off any chance of the Chargers getting into any game rhythm from the start, and pushed their record to 11-9 on the season.

Leading the way for Lower Brule was 6’8″ senior Payton Palmier, who finished with 20 points. Palmier was the only Sioux player in double figures. The Sioux lost guard Lane Gray with a knee injury, but found balanced scoring, as nine other Sioux players scored. Sully Buttes was led by Wesley Wittler, who ended his night and season with 19 points for the 9-12 Chargers. 

Next up for Lower Brule is a trip to Gettysburg Friday night to take on the second seeded Potter County Battlers, a 64-37 winner over Lyman. On the other side of the 6B bracket, fifth seeded Highmore Harrold knocked off fourth seed Ipswich in Ipswich 39-31, and the Pirates will face top seed Faulkton Area, a 65-31 winner over Herreid Selby Area. 

Stanley County Staves off Crow Creek for Region Tournament Win

Stanley County Staves off Crow Creek for Region Tournament Win

The Stanley County Buffaloes would get its revenge on Crow Creek and also up its win streak to eight games with a 67-63 win over the Chieftains on Tuesday in the first round of the Region tournament.

The Buffaloes, who’s last loss was to the Chieftains, didn’t get a lot of separation in the game, and even trailed at points throughout the night. Broch Zeeb would have 26 points to lead the Buffaloes who are now 14-7 on the season. Paxton Deal had 19 and Eddie Duffy would finish with 10.

Stanley County advances to Friday’s SoDak 16 qualifying game on heading straight back to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School to face the Braves who beat Miller 73-59 later in the night. Tip off is set for 6:30 Central Time from Eagle Butte.

Final Scores for Tuesday, February 27

Final Scores for Tuesday, February 27

Class A

Region 1

Aberdeen Roncalli 54, Waubay/Summit 50

Groton 70, Redfield 17

Milbank 57, Sisseton 32

Tiospa Zina 71, Webster 53

Region 2

Clark-Willow Lake 51, Great Plains Lutheran 39

Flandreau 62, Estelline-Hendricks 44

Hamlin 79, Florence-Henry 36

Sioux Valley 71, Deuel 33

Region 3

Baltic 63, McCook Central-Montrose 40

Dell Rapids 65, Tri-Valley 45

Sioux Falls Christian 81, Garretson 57

West Central 62, Madison 52

Region 4

Dakota Valley 87, Parker 51

Lennox 62, Beresford 45

Tea 73, Canton 54

Vermillion 77, Elk Point-Jefferson 70, OT

Region 5

Bon Homme 48, Wagner 45

Hanson 66, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 43

Parkston 68, Kimball-White Lake 56

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 48, Platte-Geddes 43

Region 6

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 73, Miller 59

McLaughlin 50, North Central 31

Mobridge-Pollock 62, Dupree 45

Stanley County 67, Crow Creek Tribal School 63

Region 7

Lakota Tech 60, Little Wound 54

Mahpíya Lúta Red Cloud High School 64, St Francis 54

Pine Ridge 87, Bennett County 36

Winner 56, Todd County 20

Region 8

Custer 67, Hill City 53

Rapid City Christian 77, Lead-Deadwood 37

St Thomas More 54, Belle Fourche 23

Class B

Region 1

Aberdeen Christian 67, Northwestern 57

Leola-Frederick High School 70, Wilmot 41

Warner 57, Hitchcock-Tulare 53

Waverly-South Shore 55, Britton-Hecla 53

Region 2

Castlewood 73, Oldham-Ramona-Rutland 43

DeSmet 72, Arlington 34

Deubrook 73, James Valley Christian 69

Wolsey-Wessington 75, Iroquois-Lake Preston 49

Region 3

Bridgewater-Emery 55, Ethan 43

Chester 42, Canistota 37

Dell Rapids St Mary 69, Colman-Egan 50

Howard 73, Mitchell Christian 35

Region 4

Centerville 75, Freeman Academy-Marion 55

Freeman 62, Menno 24

Gayville-Volin High School 73, Alcester-Hudson 71

Viborg-Hurley 79, Scotland 29

Region 5

Corsica/Stickney 61, Marty 56

Gregory 76, Burke 47

Tripp-Delmont-Armour 54, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 38

Wessington Springs 62, Avon 36

Region 6

Faulkton 61, Herreid-Selby 35

Highmore-Harrold 39, Ipswich 31

Lower Brule 63, Sully Buttes 38

Potter County 64, Lyman 37

Region 7

Jones County 67, Crazy Horse 43

Philip 64, New Underwood 38

Wall 71, Kadoka 60

White River 98, Oelrichs 19

Region 8

Bison 65, Lemmon High School 22

Faith 69, Tiospaye Topa 37

Harding County 64, Wakpala 55

Timber Lake 64, Takini 37

Pierre City Commission Approves Action On 2024 Road Construction Projects

Pierre City Commission Approves Action On 2024 Road Construction Projects

PIERRE, (KCCR) –The City of Pierre is continuing to prepare for the 2024 road construction season. The Pierre City Commission approved a bid for using a new street surface treatment process called Slurry Seal. Staff Engineer Maddie Jaeger says the city got two bids for the work…

The new process should also help the city address workforce needs…

Commissioners also approved going to bid street projects for the year…

Jaeger says the Slurry Seal project will help in doing work on fewer streets this year…

Bids on the paving projects are due March 24th at the Pierre Municipal Building by four p-m with a completion date in the fall of 2024.

South Dakota House Votes Out Election Worker Protection Bill

South Dakota House Votes Out Election Worker Protection Bill

PIERRE, (KCCR) — A bill to give enhanced protections to election workers from intimidation and threats has failed to pass over it’s last hurdle to the Governor’s desk. The South Dakota House killed Senate Bill 20 Tuesday. Representative Rebecca Reimer of Chamberlain says the bill is clear…

Representative Sue Peterson of Sioux Falls says Senate Bill 20 is too vague and broad…

In closing the debate, Representative Mike Stevens of Yankton addressed those concerns of broadness…

S-B 20 failed on a 46 to 24 vote.

Pierre Man Arrested Sunday Night For Throwing Rock At Moving Vehicle

Pierre Man Arrested Sunday Night For Throwing Rock At Moving Vehicle

PIERRE, (KCCR) — A Pierre man is facing charges after his arrest last weekend. Captain Dusty Pelle with the Pierre Police Department says officers were called Sunday around 7:30 pm to the 600 block of North Euclid Avenue to a report of an individual throwing a rock at a vehicle driving by. Responding officers located the suspect, identified by police as 40 year-old Loren Fallis of Pierre. Fallis was identified as the individual who threw a rock at a moving vehicle. Pelle says the unidentified vehicle sustained a broken passenger-side window as a result of the rock being thrown at the car. Fallis was transported to the Hughes County Jail on charges including Disorderly Conduct, Intentional Damage to Property and Throwing a Substance at a Vehicle to Cause Damage.

2023 Leopold Conservation Award Winners Recognized By Legislature

2023 Leopold Conservation Award Winners Recognized By Legislature

PIERRE, (KCCR) — The 2023 Leopold Conservation Award winners are being honored by the South Dakota Legislature. Bill and Pennie Slovak of Philip won the award last year and we’re honored Tuesday in the Senate Ag and Natural Resources Committee. Bill Slovak told the Committee they utilize acres of rotational grazing for livestock…

Pennie Slovak is excited about her children carrying on what they started…

Senator Liz Larson thanked the Slovak’s for their conservation efforts…

The Slovaks have land in Haakon and Jackson Counties.