The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame will begin taking nominations immediately for players who have passed away. Please let us know if that player lost his life while in the service. We will start inducting the players who have passed away in 2015. They most certainly should be remembered. There have been some great ones. To request information you may call 605-270-1262 or send us a letter at PO Box 421 in Madison,SD 57042 or you may e-mail us at myron firstname.lastname@example.org. God Bless!!!!!
The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame met in Watertown, South Dakota on February 6,2013 for its annual meeting. The names of the board members are listed below along with the officers. Also included are the members of the selection committee. The names of the outgoing board members are also posted.
Board Members are Greg Hansen,Randy Jencks, LaMoine Torgerson, Tyson Theeler, Wayne Thue,Lee Stoddard,
Bob Swanhorst, Myron Moen and Dave Wagner..
Lee Stoddard-Treasurer Wayne Thue-Secretary Bob Swanhorst- VP Myron Moen -President
Selection Committee - Swanhorst- Hansen-Theeler-Torgerson-Wagner
Outgoing Board Members – Gene Furness- Roger Nelson- Robert Hull- Harley Peterson- Leon Tobin
You can see why the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame has been so successful. You have all served the Basketball Community very well .
The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame made it official at its annual meeting in Watertown, South Dakota on February 6,2013. Jenny Stampe Johnson along with her teammate Virginia Woldt Mills will be honored as the first lady pioneer’s in South Dakota Basketball at Madison,SD on March 23,2013 at 2pm at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse.
What makes this so amazing is both Jenny and Virginia are over 100 years of age and will be reunited as players on the 1925 Rutland Rambler team. Rutland is a small school in Lake County,South Dakota. Today the Rutland school finds some way to stay open. There enrollment is very small. They pair with Ramona and Oldham in athletics today. Both Jenny and Virgina played on the 1925 Rutland Girls basketball team which played in the state tourney at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The Rutland girls lost to Java in a heart breaker according to Jenny. They only had one referee and Jenny thought he was from the Java area. Virginia Mills lives in her own apartment in Watertown,SD and Jenny is at the Golden Living Center in Madison,SD. Hope you will come out and meet these two remarkable ladies.
After 51 years of coaching high school boys basketball Bob Brink retired after the 2011-2012 season.The majority of Bob’s coaching career has been in Minnesota. He has amassed over 900 wins as a coach. Bob and his brother Marion were born in Plankinton, South Dakota. Bob played for Plankinton High School in the mid 1950′s. In 1956 Bob played in the State B Tourney. He later played his college ball at Yankton College, they were the Greyhounds and quite successful. Bob would coach for 8 years in South Dakota. He led Tyndall High School to a Third place finish in the 1969 State B tourney. He also coached at Plankinton, SD for three years. Bob then moved to Rocori High School were he coached for 43 years with twelve trips to the Minnesota State Tournament. Bob and his wife Judy still live in Cold Springs,Mn. Bob like his brother Marion had a great impact in South Dakota Basketball as well. Thus the South Dakota High School Basketball honors Bob Brink as our Contributor/Coach of the year. Bob still has many ties in South Dakota and would like to see many of them at the induction ceremony in Madison,South Dakota on March 23,2013 at 2pm at the DSU Dakota Prairie Playhouse.
The South Dakota Basketball Hall of Fame is planning to move into the Sanford Pentagon facility September, 2013.
The Pentagon by Sanford Health is a 160,000-square-foot facility that includes nine basketball courts (six high school regulation, two professional/college practice courts and the “heritage” court). While the entire facility features modern design and amenities, the heritage court located in the center of the building is a premium NBA/college size court with design inspiration reminiscent of 1950′s/1960′s basketball. The Pentagon will be the epicenter of the Sanford Sports Complex. The 162 acre complex will be the home for Sioux Falls Junior Football league, Sioux Falls Tennis, Sioux Falls ICE as well as Dakota Alliance Soccer Club who will operate from the Sanford Fieldhouse. Construction of the Fieldhouse is already underway, which will also provide a state-of-the-art facility for the sports community in our region.
This is a very exciting time the South Dakota Basketball Hall of Fame!
The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 1964 Howard Tigers have been chosen as the team of excellence for 2013. They won the State B Tournament and went undefeated 28-0. The coach was Jim Cordts who now lives in Madison,South Dakota. The team, school, and community will be honored on March 23, 2013 at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison,SD at 2pm. You may order tickets by calling 605-270-1262. The cost is $35.00 per ticket which includes the supper buffet. You may also order tickets online by contacting email@example.com.Congratulations to the Howard Tigers!!!!!!!!!