The Brandon Valley Lynx boys basketball program had another nice week, and that paired with some losses near the top of their class fueled their leap into the top 3 in the latest poll.

The Lynx, following a pair of wins over Washington and Lincoln, jumped from #5 to #3 in the poll released on Monday.

BV is now 11-3 on the season, and trail just Mitchell and Harrisburg in the Class AA Boys poll.

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Here are the complete rankings for the week:

Boys

Class AA

1. Mitchell (18) 14-1 90 1

2. Harrisburg 11-3 68 3

3. Brandon Valley 11-3 50 5

4. Roosevelt 11-4 44 2

5. Washington 10-6 8 4

Receiving votes: Stevens 7, Huron 3.

 

Class A

1. SF Christian (18) 16-0 90 1

2. Hamlin 15-3 71 2

3. Pine Ridge 16-1 49 3

4. Dakota Valley 13-2 35 5

5. Sioux Valley 16-2 21 4

Receiving votes: Rapid City Christian 3, Hot Springs 1.

 

Class B

1. Castlewood (10) 16-2 80 2

2. White River (6) 16-2 70 1

3. De Smet (2) 16-3 57 3

4. Wessington Springs 16-1 25 5

5. Viborg-Hurley 12-4 23 4

Receiving votes: Leola/Frederick Area 10, Canistota 2, Howard 2, Aberdeen Christian 1.

 

Girls

Class AA

1. O’Gorman (18) 17-0 90 1

2. Mitchell 15-0 72 2

3. Brandon Valley 12-3 52 4

4. Jefferson 13-4 37 5

5. Harrisburg 10-5 17 3

Receiving votes: Pierre 2.

 

Class A

1. Flandreau (16) 19-0 87 1

2. Red Cloud (1) 18-0 60 2

3. SF Christian 16-2 54 3

4. Sisseton (1) 16-1 38 4

5. Tea Area 13-4 12 5

Receiving votes: Vermillion 11, Wagner 7, Florence-Henry 1.

 

Class B

1. Ethan (17) 16-1 89 1

2. Centerville (1) 16-2 70 2

3. Harding County 16-0 37 3

4. Wall 14-3 32 4

5. Arlington 16-2 25 RV

Receiving votes: Lyman 17.

The South Dakota Girls Basketball State Tournament runs from March 7th through the 9th this year, while the Boys follows March 14th through the 16th.

Source: SDHSAA.com

Worst Places to Live in South Dakota

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Read on:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are not my own and are taken from a list provided by Moneyinc.com

10 Small-Town South Dakota Restaurants That Are Worth The Drive

The Sioux Empire is full of restaurants that are long-known to be local favorites.

Sure, they might be a short drive from home, but you won't regret the experience at these hometown mainstays.

Here are 10 of the best small-town restaurants in South Dakota.


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