The McDonald's/Northern State Boys' Basketball Classic concludes today at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Christian plays Waubay in the first game at 1 this afternoon followed by Webster vs. Faulkton at 2:30 p.m.; Langford vs. Eureka-Bowdle at 4 p.m.; Warner vs. Ipswich at 5:30 p.m.; and MacCray, Minn., vs. Aberdeen Roncalli at 7 p.m.
NSU girls' classic Wednesday
The Northern State Girls' Basketball Classic will be Wednesday at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen.
The North Dakota school South Border plays Hoven-Edmunds Central in the first game at 1 p.m., followed by Wakpala vs. Florence-Henry at 2:30 p.m.; Herreid-Selby Area vs. Langford at 4 p.m.; Milbank vs. Warner at 5:30 p.m.; and Eureka-Bowdle vs. Redfield-Doland at 7 p.m.
Area boys in classic
Aberdeen Roncalli and Redfield-Doland will play in the St. Thomas More Boys' Basketball Christmas Classic this week at the Rapid City Rushmore Civic Plaza Center's Barnett Arena.
On Thursday at 6 p.m., Roncalli will play Pine Ridge followed by Redfield-Doland vs. St. Thomas More at 7:30 p.m. On Friday at 6 p.m., Redfield-Doland will play Pine Ridge followed by Roncalli vs. St. Thomas More at 7:30 p.m.
Wings back from holiday
The Aberdeen Wings and their North American Hockey League counterparts will begin play this week after the holiday break.
The Wings will play three NAHL Central Division games: at Bismarck at 7:15 p.m. Thursday and at Alexandria at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the Wings will host Bismarck at 7:15 p.m. at the Odde Ice Center in Aberdeen.
Here are the NAHL Central Division standings:
GP W L OT Pts GF GA BismarckÉ28 19 8 1 39 88 63 OwatonnaÉ32 16 12 4 36 94 98 CouleeÉ27 16 9 2 34 92 88 AlexandriaÉ27 12 11 4 28 96 89 AberdeenÉ31 11 17 3 25 97 121 AustinÉ27 9 17 1 19 71 97
ESD remains at eight
The Eastern South Dakota Conference has rejected membership requests by Harrisburg, Rapid City Central, Rapid City Stevens and Sturgis.
The four schools had requested to become members of the eight-school conference in the fall of 2013. Only Aberdeen Central was in favor of adding the new members. Brandon Valley, Brookings, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, Watertown and Yankton were against the move.
The Greater Dakota Conference of the four Class AA Sioux Falls schools, Rapid City Central and Stevens, Sturgis and Spearfish will dissolve after the 2012-13 school year. The GDC will lose a member after this year as Spearfish is moving to the Black Hills Conference.
The new Metro Conference is set to begin in the fall of 2013. Set to become a member of the Metro are the four Sioux Falls schools and Brandon Valley, which said it will remain a member of the ESD as well. The ESD started as the South Dakota Big Eight Basketball Conference in 1924 before changing to its current name three years later.