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Sports Briefs 10-9: Miller earns honor from Southwest Minnesota State

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Miller earns honor from Southwest Minnesota State

By The Daily Republic

Jordan Miller, a Mitchell High School graduate, was named the 2011-12 Southwest Minnesota State male athlete of the year Sunday at a school banquet.

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Miller was named a first-team all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference member last season, leading SMSU to a 19-win season. He started all 30 games and led the team in scoring with 14.2 points per game and connected on a team-high 58 3-pointers.

He ranked second on the team in assists (84) and rebounding (4.2) and led the team in scoring 13 times. He finished fourth in the NSIC in free-throw percentage and eighth in the conference in 3-pointers made.

Carlson, Bonte earn POTW honors

By The Daily Republic

The football team at Dakota Wesleyan University defeated Dordt 45-31 Saturday in Mitchell, and with the win the Tigers had two players earn Great Plains Athletic Conference players-of-the-week honors.

Senior tight end Derek Carlson caught four touchdown passes and was selected as the GPAC offensive-player-of-the week, while freshman linebacker Brady Bonte earned GPAC defensive player-of-the-week for his effort in the win, which included recovering a fumble and bringing it back for a touchdown to help seal DWU's victory.

Kendell Stone bowls 3rd 300

By The Daily Republic

Kendell Stone, of Mitchell, bowled a 300 in his first game in the City League Monday night at Village Bowl in Mitchell.

Stone, 36, came back with games of 225, 210 and 211 to finish with a 946 series. The perfect game was Stone's third ever recorded. He got his first at the age of 15 and bowled another 300 last year during a double's tournament.

Vikings say safety Smith won't be punished more

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings strong safety Harrison Smith won't be punished further for his shove of an official that drew a 15-yard penalty and automatic ejection from Sunday's game against Tennessee.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday the team was told by the NFL that Smith won't be fined or suspended.

The rookie was pulled away from a tussle with some Titans players by back judge Steve Freeman in the second quarter, when he pushed Freeman aside.

Smith apologized after the game for what he called an "unacceptable" action and for even trying to return to the scrum in the first place. The Vikings won 30-7.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Smith's disqualification from the majority of the game was a "significant penalty."

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