Here are some rescheduled girls’ basketball games:
- Faulkton at Highmore-Harrold on Monday.
- Potter County at Sully Buttes on Saturday.
- Webster at Hamlin on Feb. 11.
Some high school athletic events are having to be canceled because there is no time in the calendar to fit them in as postseason play is approaching fast. For example, the Miller at Ipswich basketball doubleheader will not be made up.
Saturday night’s bad weather left the Aberdeen Roncalli boys’ basketball team in Brandon for the night. Meanwhile, the NSU track team said it was stranded at the Summit corner about 8:30 p.m.
Former Sioux Falls Stampede star Thomas Vanek of Buffalo is among the scoring leaders in the NHL. The University of Minnesota alum and Austria native has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) after playing in seven of Buffalo’s eight games this season. He had 61 points for the Sabres last season. Vanek, one of 17 former Stampede players in the NHL, scored 80 goals for Sioux Falls in the USHL from 1999-2002. Buffalo (3-4-1) will host Florida at 2 this afternoon.
Adrian Peterson of Minnesota won the Offensive Player of the Year award and Peyton Manning of Denver was the Comeback Player of the Year. Robert Griffin III of Washington was Offensive Rookie of the Year award and Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly won that award on defense. Now the head coach in Arizona, Bruce Arians became the first interim coach at Indianapolis to win NFL Coach of the Year honors. Houston end J.J. Watt won Defensive Player of the Year.
Brandon Valley quarterback Chase Marso will join teammate wide receiver Nate Winter in playing football at Augustana. The duo, along with NSU verbal recruit Adam Guthmiller, led the Lynx to a 12-1 record and State 11AA runner-up finish to Sioux Falls Washington last season. Guthmiller was an all-state defensive end. The 6-foot-3 Marso passed for 3,152 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2012 to lead the Lynx to the state championship game for the first time since 1998.
Meanwhile, 6-foot-4, 240-pound Mason Leiseth of Hamlin has verballed to SDSU, where he is a projected defensive end. Also planning to attend SDSU as a preferred walk-on will be Troy Hunhoff, a 6-3, 225-pound tight end and punter from Yankton.
John Papendick is the managing news-sports editor for the American News: jpapendick@ aberdeennews.com.