Historic season carries on for Tanager boys basketball

A record 19 consecutive wins has been seen twice in Vermillion High School boys basketball history before this season, but the 2020-21 team set out to top that mark Monday night. In the regular season finale, the Tanagers hosted Canton to go for a school record 20th consecutive victory and complete the second undefeated season […]

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USD softball heads to Louisiana, Tanagers’ boys basketball hits the road this week

USD: The men’s basketball team travels to Grand Forks, North Dakota to compete against North Dakota on both Feb. 13 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. The women’s basketball team also travels to Grand Forks, ND to play against North Dakota on Feb. 13 and 14 at 12 p.m.  The USD softball team starts their season […]

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The youngest Plitzuweit, GVSU commit, notches 1,000 career points for VHS

Entering a road match-up against the Ponca Indians on Dec. 17, Lexi Plitzuweit, a senior guard for Vermillion High School, knew she had a chance to do what only five other Tanagers had done before: score 1,000 points in a career. After 18 points and 32 minutes of game-play, Lexi did it. She became the […]

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“Music is Alive” brings community together for music

USD and Vermillion High School (VHS) music groups came together to celebrate music and fall weather at the Music Is Alive Festival on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Prentis Park.  Organized by USD Music, the Music Is Alive Festival allowed all types of musical groups at USD and Vermillion High School to showcase their talents during […]

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Vermillion’s boys golf and girls tennis compete in state championship

Boys Golf At the 2020 Class “A” Boys Team Championship Monday and Tuesday, the Vermillion Tanagers finished fourth as a team. The Tanagers hit 348 in round one and 340 in round two, for a total of 688. The Tanagers were 128 over par. The top three teams were Sioux Falls Christian (+89), Chamberlain (+111) […]

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Vermillion Tanager athletics navigates pandemic precautions

Vermillion High School implemented safety regulation at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, they have been able to continue on with a normal school year with academics and sports.   When COVID became a threat to South Dakota, Vermillion High School sports administrator John Huska set many measurements to not only prevent […]

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Tanager comeback falls short against Yankton 34-21

Falling behind by two touchdowns in the opening six minutes is not the start the Tanager football team wanted against the top ranked 11AA Yankton Bucks, but they didn’t quit. Vermillion (1-3) stormed back to take a 21-20 lead early in the fourth quarter, and while the lead didn’t last long, head coach Andy Homan […]

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Tanagers boys soccer downs James Valley Christian 4-1

Boys Soccer The Tanager boys soccer team hosted James Valley Christian Saturday at Vermillion. The Tanagers beat the Vikings 4-1. The Tanagers were able to hold off the Vikings during the first half going into halftime 1-0. After the break, the Tanagers scored three more times bringing the score to 4-0.  During the final minute […]

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Recruiting dead period affects local senior

The NCAA extended the recruiting dead period through Sept. 30 for all Division I sports. For high schoolers across the country looking to compete at the next level, this presents challenges in finding the best school for them. Under the dead period, all in-person recruiting isn’t allowed. Coaches and recruits aren’t allowed to meet face to […]

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Busy upcoming week for Vermillion Tanagers high school athletics

Football: Following the Tanagers’ dominant season opener win against the Belle Fourche Broncos, they faced the Tea Titans in an away game Friday, Sept. 4. However, the Tanagers’ were unable to match the previous week’s performance and fell 54-0 to the Titans. The Tanagers allowed the Titans a total of 471 yards of total offense. […]

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