Rapid City Central volleyball surprised Sioux Falls Roosevelt in the first set, but the No. 10 seeded Cobblers ultimately fell in the Class AA SoDak 16 to the No. 7 seeded Rough Riders in four sets.

Central took the first set 25-21, but Roosevelt swept the next three 25-19, 25-13 and 25-21.

No other information was made available. 

Roosevelt, 16-13, will face Sioux Falls Washington in the state tournament next Thursday in Sioux Falls. Central ends its season with a 14-17 record.

Washington tops Spearfish

No. 2 seeded Sioux Falls Washington rolled by No. 15 seeded Spearfish at home in straight sets in the Class AA SoDak 16.

The Warriors took the first set 25-6, the second set 25-9 and the third set 25-10.

Lily Bartling and Samiya Jami led Washington with 10 kills each, Phekran Kong had eight blocks, Aspen Langley had 39 assists and six aces.

For Spearfish Oliva Hofmann had four kills and one block while Kyla Jarvis also had a block. Jenna Geist had 12 assists and two aces.

Washington, 28-5, will face Sioux Falls Roosevelt in the state tournament Thursday in Sioux Falls. The Spartans finish the season at 12-20.

College basketball

Mines announces assistant men's basketball coach

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South Dakota School of Mines announced Thursday that it has signed Roger Trennepohl as an assistant coach for the Hardrocker men's program.

Trennepohl comes from Alliance, Nebraska where he was the head coach from 2013-2017 where he went 50-42, including a 20-6 record in 2017. Before that, he was a part of two successful programs in Texas. He started with Trinity Fellowship Christian School in Amarillo and then went to Trinity Christian School in Lubbock where he was an assistant.  

During his time in Lubbock Trennepohl's teams were state runner-ups in 2004, 200 and 2006.

He is a native of Julesburg, Colorado and played one season of basketball at Chadron State before graduating in 1990.


Rushmore wins final round robin game of Roy Hobbs World Series

The South Dakota Rushmore 75-and-over baseball team won its final round robin game against the Kent Mudhens 13-8 Thursday. The Rushmores are the only undefeated team with a 5-0 record.

Each team scored two runs in the first inning and then the Rushmores scored in every inning.

Seven Rushmore players had two hits each, John Larson, Kent Rolfing, Lew Ingalls, Harvey Austin, Phil Clements, Bill Shields and Mike Spratt.

Joe Pyle pitched the first two innings and Jerry Barsky finished the final five innings.

The Rushmore's have Friday off and will be seeded number one in the championship playoffs on Saturday.

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