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by old faithful
May 12th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Recruiting
Topic: Boys Basketball Signings
Replies: 260
Views: 100980

Re: Boys Basketball Signings

Almost seems more logical of a move from Sioux Falls to Rapid City for job reasons ---------- both are larger metro areas ------------- than it would be from anywhere to White River. Just saying --------- let the recruitment thing go. In a day when we have open enrollment, metro movement, etc. recru...
by old faithful
November 3rd, 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: playoffs
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: playoffs

Thanks, barnbarn2000. He can enjoy that trip to the dome just as much as his teammates will. Good luck to all schools who made it.
by old faithful
November 3rd, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: playoffs
Replies: 2
Views: 694

playoffs

The semis really showed how much playoffs mean. Any given day can produce surprises, as we saw in many of the classes or by the picks we made in those classes. Peaking at the right time in any sport is always more important than being the better team all season long. We can only guess if any of the ...
by old faithful
October 27th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Football
Topic: 11A Playoff Pickem
Replies: 31
Views: 2733

Re: 11A Playoff Pickem

Really there were several other Madison games that were really close (Lennox, Tea, West Central) because Madison was playing more to their norm or other teams just played a game a little worse than theirs and lost. Match-ups, turnovers, penalties, other events may have played into the outcome. We ca...
by old faithful
October 26th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 11A Playoff Pickem
Replies: 31
Views: 2733

Re: 11A Playoff Pickem

Madison had a really great and somewhat surprising season, since they had lost nearly 95% of their scoring from last year. Their season could easily have ended up near .500. Their loss shows how much parity there is in this class. There don't seem to be any great teams in this class either. I would ...
by old faithful
October 23rd, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 11A Playoff Pickem
Replies: 31
Views: 2733

Re: 11A Playoff Pickem

Don't know if I would want too much or that much posting if I were coach. Maybe the other schools don't do that for a reason ------ Tea, DV, BEE, Canton, Beresford SFC WC, other good teams. I do admire good fans though, respect good coaches and players, and continue to wish all teams the best of luck.
by old faithful
October 19th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: 11A Playoff Pickem
Replies: 31
Views: 2733

Re: 11A Playoff Pickem

No sin in being a good fan but there are 55 other teams in the total play-offs. I've noticed that most of the recent football topics have centered around Madison, etc. Maybe the coach would say stay supportive but just let the team play. Keep up the good fan support, but there simply wouldn't be roo...
by old faithful
October 18th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Tea vs Dakota Valley
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Tea vs Dakota Valley

Recruit, you can say that again ----- way too many classes. We've really watered the classes in football. The 11A teams might not even make the finals in 11B. Would titles mean more if we only had 2 11-man classes, 2 9-man classes, and a 6-man class. Maybe some people just have to feel bad if they w...
by old faithful
October 17th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Tea vs Dakota Valley
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Tea vs Dakota Valley

If Tea plays a "full game," they are a very tough team. That game will be a big one because it would appear that the loser would be #3 in power points and might play West Central in a first round play-off game. West Central, I think, is very dangerous and unpredictable as their season indicates. The...
by old faithful
October 17th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Madison quarterback for 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3914

Re: Madison quarterback for 2018

Agree with CP3, this thread is overdone and needs to be drawn to a close. If that needs a motion, I'll make it.
by old faithful
October 16th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Tea vs Dakota Valley
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Tea vs Dakota Valley

The point system as it exists "is what it Is." The best two teams should get to the dome anyway. My picks for the final 8 would be DV, Madison, Tea, Hot Springs, Todd County, West Central, St. Thomas More, Belle Fourche, in that order. I think the Dells/Madison game will determine whether Dells make...
by old faithful
September 28th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Madison/Lennox
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Madison/Lennox

The really big play was the defensive stop on four downs when Lennox had gotten it to the five. Lennox made very good defensive stops in the fourth quarter, followed by bad secondary play that left Comes and Minnaert wide open on two very big pass plays. I'm sure that Madison felt that they were ver...
by old faithful
September 9th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: BEE - Madison
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: BEE - Madison

I believe it was 2011 against Harrisburg.
by old faithful
September 9th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: BEE - Madison
Replies: 4
Views: 869

BEE - Madison

Madison has great tradition but needs to grow ---- and be patient with their improvement. BEE's victory only shows how tough/even 11-B might be, and how much 11-A and 11-B need to possibly be in one class. Maybe the whole 11 - man system should be revamped. Vanleur ' s coaching strategy that night w...
by old faithful
September 6th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Football
Topic: Madison - Belle Fourche
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Re: Madison - Belle Fourche

Two different games really ------- Belle Fourche traveled 400 miles, Milbank was home. Milbank had 6 turnovers and were still inside the five twice, Belle Fourche was not a comparable team to Milbank and never threatened. Bulldogs have improved, but Milbank has only a freshmen at quarterback and the...
by old faithful
June 11th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: Region Track Meets
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: Region Track Meets

You're right, FBParent, but I sometimes wonder what's totally wrong with a system that qualifies the best athletes/teams anyway and sometimes still allows more kids the chance to qualify in a region meet? More kids get the chance for a state meet experience. Those who "just" qualify in a region meet...
by old faithful
May 23rd, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Track
Topic: Region Track Meets
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: Region Track Meets

It really is not "broke" so don't fix it. This could be a bad year to judge qualification, but in a normal season not many ever complain. We have quality entrants in the "A" State Meet. I would never want to go to cross country alignments or that system. We have far more participants and events in t...
by old faithful
May 18th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: Region Track Meets
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: Region Track Meets

The qualification system is OK. Someone will always dispute the present system but it seems to be better than anything else that's been tried. This year, as usual, there might have again been some problems ------- very short season and a few more dominant regions (like #3, #4, and #8), but there alw...
by old faithful
April 16th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Boys Basketball
Topic: SD HS Hoops Head Coach openings
Replies: 27
Views: 7604

Re: SD HS Hoops Head Coach openings

As a past coach, I would think it would be an easier adjustment for someone with no connection to the system. I'm not really sure any assistant coach wants the head job (they surely could be in the mix though), and those other gentlemen might have established their careers already. A new guy has few...