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Finalists named for the Mr. and Miss Basketball awards in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS – Lane Tietz of Groton Area and Alec Squires of Sioux Valley are among 22 high school students who are finalists for the South Dakota Mr. and Miss Basketball awards 2024.

There are 11 finalists for each award. The winners will be announced on Sunday during a program at the Ramkota Convention Center.

Other Mr. Basketball finalists include Jackson Schauer of Faith, Josh Olthoff of Brandon Valley, Tage Ortman of Canistota, Kolt Koepsell of Howard, Braeden VanBockern and Jacob Mehrman of Harrisburg, Nicolas Marshall of White River, Jaxson Wingert of Dakota Valley and Porter Ihnen of Lennox.

The Miss Basketball finalists include Ava Lingemann of Ethan, Claire Sheppard of Flandreau, Jaidyn Dunn of Sioux Falls Jefferson, Sawyer Stoebner of Mitchell, Macy Koupal of Wagner, Abby Aslesen of Howard, Mahli Abdouch of O’Gorman, Paige Kjerstad of Wall , Katie Vasecka of Tea Area, Emilee Fox of Mount Vernon-Plankinton and Skyler Volmer of Lyman.

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