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De Smet Bulldog Boys Basketball Begin Quest for State Title

WATERTOWN, S.D. ( — The De Smet Bulldogs begin their quest for a state title today at the Class B Boys State Basketball Tournament in Aberdeen.

The Bulldogs are the one seed coming into the tournament and the defending Class B runner ups after falling to Clark/Willow Lake in the championship game two years ago.  

De Smet Coach Jeff Gruenhagen says since that loss, the boys have made getting back to the title game their focus:

After last year’s tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19, Coach Gruenhagen says they have been trying to enjoy this season a bit more:

De Smet opens the state tournament against Lower Brule.  Coach Gruenhagen says the Sioux are a fast team:

Brent Nathaniel will have coverage of the De Smet Bulldogs in the Class B State Tournament Thursday through Saturday on New Country KS93.  

 You can find the State A and State B boys basketball pairings and results at the Krug Products Winter Sports Page at

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