It was a wild week of wrestling.
Congratulations to the area State B champions: Nolan Richie of Webster at 113 pounds; Ben Gillette of Redfield-Doland at 126; Collin Jensen of Mobridge-Pollock at 220; and Robbie Aesoph of Faulkton at 285.
Also to 182-pound State A champion Casey Goodhart of Sisseton.
Here are some other things that I know:
Fast: Northern State track and field standout Luke Hauert not only won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference indoor 60-meter hurdle championship this weekend, he did it in 8.05 seconds for a new NSIC record.
No. 1s collide: Class A No. 1 St. Thomas More defeated Class B No. 1 White River 65-44 in boys' basketball before a capacity crowd at Goodell Gymnasium on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City late Saturday night. NSU recruit Skye Warwick scored 14 for STM.
For us, and against us: The same day that male athletes from Miller and Highmore-Harrold were playing against each other in one sport, male athletes from the two schools were joining forces in another. On the first day of the State B wrestling tournament Friday in Rapid City, the Miller/Highmore-Harrold wrestling cooperative scored 18 points. That same night at the gym in Highmore, the boys' basketball team from Miller beat Highmore-Harrold 76-42.
Thrill I: Presentation College was thrilled to have a double winner in Will Vealy (high jump and long jump) as the Saints men's indoor track and field team competed in its first Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship over the weekend. PC scored 58 points with its 10-member team.
Thrill II: The Dakota State men's basketball team qualified for the program's first trip to the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament since 1992.
Thrill III: The South Dakota State women's basketball team won the regular-season Summit League title. The Jacks host Western Illinois at 7 tonight at Frost Arena in Brookings to close out the regular season.
USD I: Senior Louie Krogman (White River) capped off his brilliant University of South Dakota men's basketball career by finishing with 1,644 career points (sixth all-time at USD), including 292 three-pointers (second behind Josh Mueller's 307 from 2001-05). That gives Krogman a career combined high school and college total of 5,165 points, including 680 three pointers.
USD II: Krogman's fellow USD senior Charlie Westbrook ended his career Saturday with 1,009 career points in only two seasons with the Coyotes.
SDSU numbers: The numbers were impressive Saturday in the South Dakota State men's basketball 75-64 win over Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis at Frost Arena:
· Nate Wolters set the SDSU junior season scoring record with 635 points (Chris White scored 633 during his junior year in 1990-91).
· Wolters also moved up to fourth on the SDSU all-time scoring list with 1,542 points, passing Steve Brown (1,534 points from 1975-78). Steve Brown, what a great player he was.
· In another school record, Jordan Dykstra's streak of 11 straight three-pointers over three games came to an end (Craig Jenkins made nine in a row for the Jacks over three games in 1986).
· The win gives the Jackrabbits a second-place finish in the league and sends them as the second seed to The Summit League Championships at the Sioux Falls Arena. SDSU will play IUPUI again in the first round of the tournament at 8:30 p.m. Saturday (on TV: Midco Sports Network and Fox College Sports). Tickets: ticketmaster.com.
· Add to that list, the Jacks third undefeated season at Frost Arena at 14-0. SDSU posted an 18-0 record at Frost Arena in 1984-85 and a perfect 17-0 mark in 2002-03. SDSU has now won 17 straight games at Frost.
UMAC men: Northwestern College (17-10) of St. Paul defeated Bethany Lutheran 60-44 to win the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference men's basketball championship, sending the Eagles to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
UMAC women: Martin Luther (20-7) defeated Minnesota-Morris 69-63 to win the UMAC women's tourney, sending Martin Luther to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
John Papendick is the managing news-sports editor for the American News. Readers tell and email him with stuff plus he reads all the daily newspapers in South Dakota on a daily basis. Reach him at email@example.com. Blog: aberdeensports.net/inthehuddle.