Long-time gymnastics supporter Bobby Fossum of Aberdeen was honored this weekend at the state meet in Watertown.
Fossum won the prestigious Pete Torino Award. The late Torino of Brookings was the long-time gymnastics coach at South Dakota State who worked hard to promote the sport across the state.
Fossum was in Watertown to serve as a judge for the state gymnastics meet, a job she has done for years. Fossum also is a former coach of the Aberdeen Central team. Earning the coaches hall of fame award was Northern State graduate Lana Bauer.
Tetzlaff's SDSU record falls
Nate Wolters scored 29 points Saturday to break the South Dakota State men's basketball sophomore scoring record for a season, but his Jacks lost 105-96 to Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.
Wolters, who was coached at St. Cloud Tech High School by former Aberdeen coach Randy Jordan, now has 537 points this season. The old SDSU record of 534 points was set in 1983 by Hamlin High School graduate Mark Tetzlaff.
Mark is the dad of Northern State sophomore Dustin Tetzlaff, who is one of the Wolves leading scorers this season with 296 points. The Jacks (18-10) close out the regular season at North Dakota State at 7 p.m. Friday.
UMAC women's playoffs
The eight-team Upper Midwest Athletic Conference will begin its four-team women's basketball playoffs on Wednesday.
Top-seeded Minnesota-Morris (19-6) will host No. 4 Martin Luther (10-14) at 5:30 p.m. while No. 2 Northwestern College (15-10) of Roseville, Minn., will host No. 3. Northland College (14-11) at 5:30 p.m. The highest remaining seed will host the UMAC championship Saturday.
UMAC men's playoffs
The eight-team Upper Midwest Athletic Conference will begin its four-team men's basketball playoffs on Wednesday.
Top-seeded Northwestern College (19-6) of Roseville, Minn., will host No. 4 Martin Luther (8-16) at 7:30 p.m. while No. 2 Minnesota-Morris (14-11) will host No. 3. Bethany Lutheran (11-13) at 7:30 p.m. The highest remaining seed will host the UMAC championship Saturday.
Northwestern women No. 1
Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa, will be the number one seed when the Great Plains Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Championships begin on Tuesday.
The Red Raiders (27-1), No. 2 Morningside (24-4), No. 3 Sioux Falls (24-4), No. 4 Briar Cliff (19-11) and No. 5 Mount Marty (22-8) will have byes and automatically will advance to Thursday's quarterfinals. Tuesday's games have No. 9 Hastings (12-17) at No. 8 Concordia (14-6), No. 10 Midland (12-18) at No. 7 Doane (9-18) and No. 11 Dakota Wesleyan (6-24) at No. 6 Dordt (16-12).
The semifinals are Saturday and the championship is March 2.
Northwestern men No. 1
Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa, will be the number one seed when the Great Plains Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championships begin on Tuesday.