Reach of South Dakota basketball extends far

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        Recently the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame was contacted by a memorabilia collector in Indiana. He had come across a state tournament souvenir program from 1932 and was seeking information.

        The championship game of that single-class tourney matched a pair of South Dakota’s most respected and well-remembered coaches – Joe Quintal of Mitchell and Euclid Cobb of Rapid City. Mitchell won 21-7 in a low-scoring game typical of the era. The two-day tourney was held at the Sioux Falls Coliseum. Net receipts totaled $1,249.75.

        How a program from the 1932 state tournament in South Dakota ended up in Indiana in 2023 is a question that will likely remain unanswered. But it serves as a reminder that South Dakota prep basketball extends beyond South Dakota.

        Requests continue to come in from Hall of Fame followers who ask to be added to our mailing list in order to receive our free biannual newsletters. Those now receiving copies reside in 44 states. Here are the states we mail to:

        Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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