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Monday's sports briefs: 12/16

Marlin girls split two over weekend

The Mitchell Marlins girls’ hockey team picked up its first win of the season over Sioux Falls Saturday in Sioux Falls, before dropping its home opener to Brookings Sunday in Mitchell.

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The Marlins topped Sioux Falls 11-7 on the strength of four goals from Haley Stahl.

Kylie Barington, Michelle Wyatt and Alexandra Jones each scored two goals in the win for Mitchell.

In a 9-4 loss to Brookings, the Marlins got goals from Stahl, Jacey Brunsen, Kayla Murtha and Casidy Stucky

Mitchell plays Sioux Falls on Dec. 27 in Mitchell.

Kernels place three at Rapid City Invite

The Mitchell wrestling team got six wrestlers to the second day and placed three at the Rapid City Invitational Tournament over the weekend in Rapid City.

Alex Herrick was the highest finisher for the Kernels, taking fourth-place in the 152-pound weight class.

Matt Larson finished seventh for Mitchell at 160 pounds, and Chase Klingman took eighth at 220 pounds.

The Rapid City tournament brought together 32 schools from across four states to compete.

The Kernels are back in action at a tournament hosted by Sioux Falls Washington Saturday in Sioux Falls.

Oahe tops Marlin boys 1-0

PIERRE — The Mitchell Marlin boys’ hockey team rebounded from its opening-season loss with a strong defensive performance in a 1-0 loss to Oahe Saturday in Pierre.

Oahe’s Landon Badger scored the game’s only goal in the first period.

Mitchell’s Tate Sutherland made 24 saves on 25 shots in the loss.

The Marlins play Watertown at 8 p.m. Friday in Mitchell.

SDSU’s Kerri Young scores career-high 21 in win over CMU

BROOKINGS — Mitchell native Kerri Young scored a career-high 21 points for South Dakota State University in an 87-82 win over Central Michigan University Saturday in Brookings.

The win was the ninth straight for the Jackrabbits at home and fourth overall.

Gabby Boever scored 18 points for SDSU in the win, while Steph Paluch added 14 points.

SDSU plays Northern Illinois at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Brookings.