Mines adds five football players
The South Dakota School of Mines football coaching staff added five student-athletes for the 2013 season.
Seth Johnson, Justin Lata, Reece Buckles, Lucas Riebe and Jordan Christensen are all expected to make a contribution next season.
Johnson,a graduate of Rapid City Stevens, is back in his hometown after spending a redshirt season at Idaho State. Johnson rushed for 1,134 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at Stevens, when he was named the team’s offensive most valuable player and a member of the all-Greater Dakota Conference team.
Lata is from Los Angeles, Calif., Christensen is from Tucson, Ariz., Riebe is from Wellington, Fla., and Buckles is from Orange, Calif.
Eide wins Summit honor for SDSU
South Dakota State University women's basketball player Ashley Eide has been selected the Summit League Female Athlete of the Month for her performance during December.
A senior from Sioux Falls, Eide helped lead the Jackrabbits to a 6-1 record during December, averaging 17.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. She tied a career high with 27 points and set new single-game marks with 13 rebounds and seven 3-pointers in a win at Georgetown on Dec. 21. She topped the 20-mark on two other occasions, scoring 25 points in a Dec. 18 win over Delaware State and tallying 20 in the Summit League opener Dec. 30 against North Dakota State.
Edgemont drops pair to Sioux County
Sioux County picked up a pair of high school basketball victories over Edgemont on Tuesday.
Lathen Stevens led Sioux County with 10 points in a 32-24 boys win, while Kyle Westover scored 10 to lead the way for Edgemont.
Edgemont (0-5) will play Wall in the West River Tournament on Thursday.
The Sioux County girls dropped Edgemont 65-30 as Sioux County’s Hannah Grote led all scorers with 22 points and Kelli Woodrum added 17. Kyla Porter led Edgemont with 14 points.
Edgemont (0-6) will host Morill, Neb., on Saturday.
Just Jymnastics strong in Minneapolis
The Just Jymnastics Jym-Stars competed in Minneapolis this weekend at the Winter Challenge Invitational
Taking home first-place honors in their age divisions were Level 8's Hannah Riker (uneven bars) and Allisa Fuelling (uneven bars & floor exercise).
The other two Level 8s, Cassie Ehmann and Kaiya Dickson, also placed in the top five. Ehmann was fourth on uneven bars and Dickson was third on the balance beam and fifth on the vault and in the all-around.
Jordyn Huneke, Level 9, took second on vault, third in all-around and fourth on uneven bars, while Anika Eisenbraun, also a Level 9, took third on vault and uneven bars and fifth place in all-around.
Next Saturday, all the Jym-Stars, Level 4-9 stay close to home at the Spearfish Invitational hosted by Spearfish Gymnastics Academy. -- Journal staff