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 By -deg    Opinion    April 10, 2024 

Fiddlin' Around

DEG saved this from last week after his column was X’d when it turned out the Council candidates were too long. So a few post-Easter thoughts. There is nothing tastier than leftovers, especially when they are ham dinners. Think of the many d...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    March 27, 2024

Fiddlin' Around

The long month of March is quickly coming to a close, as it always seems to. And along with that the Easter weekend is this week! So Happy Easter everybody! Be kind to the Easter Bunny and leave him (or her) some eggs or even candy. But before that...

 
 By -deg    Sports    March 27, 2024

Tigers compete at Fuller Invite at Northern State University

Ipswich attended an indoor track and field meet called the Fuller Invite on Monday, March 18 in Aberdeen. Two of the individual highlights for the boys were Kyle Hettich's 55-Meter Dash win in 6.65 and Rasmus Loken's capture of the 55-Meter Hurdles i...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    March 20, 2024

Fiddin' Around

The state's Class B boys basketball tournament certainly lived up to its pre-tourney hype and then some. The tournament concluded with a narrow championship win in overtime by Howard thus preventing DeSmet from obtaining its fourth straight title....

 
 By -deg    Opinion    March 13, 2024

Fiddlin' Around

Tornadoes rolled through Rapid City last weekend. Fortunately they weren't real tornadoes, but they were a girls basketball team playing in the State B there. That's right the Centerville Tornadoes would cap their amazing weekend with an impressively...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    March 6, 2024

Fiddlin' Around

Big surprise here, but the return of Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. And I'm still getting used to the current time! I would imagine that would also be true for many of our readers if we took a poll. But it is between late winter...

 
 By -deg    Sports    March 6, 2024

Pirates steal win in Region 6B

With Trevor Heinz still unavailable due to his hand injury, Ipswich would end up losing a Region 6B boys high school basketball verdict to Highmore-Harrold last Tuesday in the Tiger Den. The final sco...

 
 By -deg    Sports    March 6, 2024

Thunder stopped in Region opener

North Central's boys basketball team was upended 51-31 by McLaughlin last Tuesday in Region 6A action. McLaughlin would jump ahead 10-8 in the opening quarter and then led 20-16 at the half. They would fuel their win with a 10-5 third-quarter edge...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    February 28, 2024

Fiddlin' Around

There was a really great Aberdeen Concert performance in the Johnson Fine Arts Center in Aberdeen last Thursday. It was three young ladies from the Los Angeles area, singing the popular hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s. The acoustics are amazing in tha...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 28, 2024

Great Plains boys get victory over NC

The North Central varsity boys played Great Plains Lutheran in Aberdeen on Monday, Feb. 19 and the results would be a 51-29 defeat for the Thunder. North Central would actually lead 10-6 in the first quarter. But GPL would forge ahead 24-19 at...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 28, 2024

NC vs Chargers battle in overtime

The NC Thunder lost a difficult 60-50 boys varsity basketball outcome in OT to Sully Buttes last February 23. Indeed this game featured another OT when all was said and done. The score was all even...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 28, 2024

IHS Girls 1-1 in Region 6B play

The Ipswich Tigers participated in two recent Region 6B girls basketball playoffs, winning their opener in Ipswich last Monday by a 44-32 verdict and then were defeated the next night at Lyman in a...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 28, 2024

Titans stop Tigers at home

Ipswich hosted a difficult Lake Region Conference varsity basketball foe last Friday in the Tiger Den. And if you hadn't guessed they would be the Leola/Frederick Titans who would escape Ipswich with...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 28, 2024

Thunder girls stopped in Region 6A play

The North Central Thunder were stopped by McLaughlin 60-27 in a Region 6A encounter last Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Miller. The Thunder were only down 5-3 at the first quarter break but would then fall behind 24-9 at halftime. And they would trail 49-23...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    February 21, 2024

Fiddlin' Around

We are quickly transitioning into post-season local sports events starting with Kadyn Weisser and Sophia Knittel going to the State B in wrestling for Ipswich-Bowdle. So good luck! Some other regional results were not available in time for this...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 21, 2024

Pirates steal victory from Tigers

The Ipswich girls varsity basketball team was defeated 38-25 during a visit to Highmore-Harrold last Tuesday, Feb. 13. This confrontation evolved into somewhat of a defensive struggle with the hosts leading at respective quarter break 7-2, 22-14 and...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 21, 2024

Cavaliers stop Tigers in Warner Classic

Playing without an injured Trevor Heinz at the Warner Classic Saturday, Feb. 17, the Ipswich boys basketball team still managed to put up a good fight in a 69-42 loss to Aberdeen Roncalli. But the Tigers would trail at each quarter break, 18-9,...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 21, 2024

Tigers 1-1 at home versus Potter County

Ipswich hosted Potter County last Thursday, February 15 in non-conference varsity basketball action. The outcomes were split. That was because the Tiger boys would compile a 48-34 victory following a...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 21, 2024

Two wins for Thunder at Sunshine Bible

The Thunder basketball program had a fruitful excursion to Sunshine Bible last Friday. And that's because the NC girls won 45-29 and the boys came home with a 50-31 victory. How did the girls accomplish all that? Well, it's because for one thing...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 21, 2024

Thunder boys meet two West River opponents

The Thunder boys played a pair of West River varsity basketball opponents on Monday, Feb. 12 and on Saturday, Feb. 17. They would be defeated 71-41 by Wakpala in their earlier game on the road and...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 21, 2024

Panthers stop Thunder girls in Aberdeen last week

The North Central Thunder girls basketball team met up with Great Plains Lutheran on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Aberdeen and would sustain 56-35 defeat from the powerful Watertown-based team. The GPL contingent had got off to an impressive 10-4...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 21, 2024

Lake Region Conference foe victorious over NC

North Central met Leola/Frederick in a key Lake Region Conference girls varsity basketball match on Thursday, February 15 and the Thunder sustained a 60-30 setback in Leola. But the Thunder only trailed 13-9 after a quarter and were still very much i...

 
 By -deg    Opinion    February 14, 2024

Fiddlin' Around

Aren't overtimes exciting? Just ask the Super Bowl fans. Although I should admit that this OT was just a little past my usual bedtime. Maybe one too many commercials, that's for sure! But there can be overtimes or the equivalent of an OT in just...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 14, 2024

Wilmot player scores in 50 points in win

Ipswich journeyed to Wilmot last Thursday for a non-conference girls varsity high school basketball clash. But the hosts would end up with a 58-42 victory. That was mostly due to Addison Heinje's school record 50 points that included her 25 appearanc...

 
 By -deg    Sports    February 14, 2024

Back-to-back wins for Ipswich girls

The Ipswich girls varsity basketball team obtained back-to-back wins last weekend. They indeed topped Waverly-South Shore 43-29 on Saturday during Warner's Classic after edging Sunshine Bible Academy at home on Friday by a 53 to 44 verdict. They...

 

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