Vermillion swimmers have great weekend

Vermillion swimmers have great weekend The four swimmers from VAST attending the Aberdeen meet on Jan. 19-20 had a great weekend. Each one placed in the top eight for overall high point trophies � Abby Satar third, Melaney Porter third, Taylor Jensen fifth and Justin Manning first.

Individual results:

8 & under girls � Abby Safar, sixth 25 free, fourth 50 free, third 100 free, fifth 25 back, second 50 back, fourth 25 fly, third 50 fly and third 100IM.

15-16 girls � Melaney Porter, fourth 100 free, second 200 free, fourth 50 free, second 100 back, second 200 back, third 100 fly, third 200 IM and sixth 200 breast.

9-10 boys � Taylor Jensen � fifth 50 free, 10th 100 free, 11th 50 back, third 50 breast, fourth 100 breast, third 50 fly, third 100 fly, sixth 100 IM.

15-16 boys � Justin Manning, first 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, second 100 breast, first 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM.

HEAD:Garry will coach, recruit for USD football

Kirby Garry, originally of Sioux Falls, has been named a full-time assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the South Dakota Coyotes football program, according to an announcement today by South Dakota head football coach John Austin.

"We are very pleased that Kirby Garry will continue with the football program, albeit in a different role. He is very personable and knowledgeable and will be a real asset to our recruiting program while serving a key role as running backs coach," Austin said.

Garry will continue his duties as a coach of running backs while also handling recruiting coordinator duties. For the past year, he was a running backs and tight ends coach for the Coyotes. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant for two years for coach Austin. Garry was also a coach for two seasons at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School (1997-98), helping with the sophomore program and assisting coach Steve Kennedy with the varsity squad.

An all-North Central Conference wide receiver for the University of North Dakota (1996), Garry was a member of UND teams that won NCC titles in 1993, 1994 and 1995. A team captain in 1996, he played for UND teams that twice reached the NCAA Division II semifinals (1993-94). He was named to the GTE Academic All-America District Seven Team as a senior for UND in 1996 after catching 41 passes for 601 yards and seven touchdowns, all team-highs. He was selected all-NCC at wide receiver in 1996. Garry finished his UND career 10th in all time receiving yards (1,130) and touchdown receptions (10).

At UND, Garry earned a bachelor of arts degree in social science and psychology in May 1997. He received a master of arts degree in health, physical education and recreation (athletic administration) in August 2001.

A former prep standout at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School, Garry earned all state and all-conference honors at quarterback while playing for his father, Bob Garry.

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