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Kernel fan bus seats open for state

By The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club will be organizing a fan bus to the Class AA state girls’ basketball tournament Thursday in Brookings.

The cost is $25 per person and the fee includes the bus ride and entrance to the game. There must be 40 people signed up by Wednesday evening and availability is on a first come first serve basis.

The bus will leave Mitchell High School at 4 p.m. Thursday and return after the second game of the evening session. Waiver forms are at the high school or those interested can email erin.olson@k12.sd.us.

MBA holding pancake feed

By The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Baseball Association is hosting its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mitchell Middle School.

During that time, there is also a rummage sale in the school’s gym. All baseball parents are asked to refer to the MBA’s website (mitchellbaseball.net) for information on rummage sale set up.

There is also a parent meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Wagner girls finish atop LMVC

By The Daily Republic

The Wagner girls’ basketball team finished 6-0 in the Little Missouri Valley Conference and had two players named to the first team.

Sophomores Ali Kuca and Emily Brunsing were named to the all-conference first team and senior Gina Soukup was named to the second team.

Avon, which finished 5-1 in the conference, had two players named to the first team, including seniors Chesney Nagel and Ariana Oorlog. Scotland’s Carley Skorepa also made the first team.

Bon Homme (3-3), Parkston (3-3), Scotland (3-3) and Tripp-Delmont/Armour (1-5) also had players named to the list. Andes Central finished 0-6 in the conference.

Little Missouri Valley Conference honors

Team standings: Wagner (6-0), Avon (5-1), Bon Homme (3-3), Parkston (3-3), Scotland (3-3), Tripp-Delmont/Armour (1-5), Andes Central (0-6)

First team

Wagner: sophomore Ali Kuca, sophomore Emily Brunsing; Avon: senior Chesney Nagel, senior Ariana Oorlog; Scotland: junior Carley Skorepa.

Second team

Wagner: senior Gina Soukup; Parkston: junior Sadie Schoenfelder, sophomore Halli Heisinger; Bon Homme: senior Kelsey Sutera; TDA: junior Hannah Just.

Third team

Scotland: senior Amber Alvey; Avon: sophomore Heidi Cap; TDA: junior Jessica Sandau; Bon Homme: senior Emily Pechous; Parkston: junior Justene Alley.

Winner girls atop SESD standings

By The Daily Republic

The Winner girls’ basketball team finished 7-0 in the Southeastern South Dakota Conference this season and had two players named to the first team.

Warrior seniors Kelsey Bertram and Cassidy Hanson, Chamberlain senior Kennedy Wagner, Mount Vernon/Plankinton sophomore Megan Bultsma and Wagner sophomore Ali Kuca made the all-conference first team.

MVP finished second behind Winner, going 6-1 in conference play, followed by Chamberlain (5-2) and Wagner (3-4).

Southeastern South Dakota Conference honors

Team standings: Winner (7-0), Mount Vernon/Plankinton (6-1), Chamberlain (5-2), Wagner (4-3), Platte (3-4), Parkston (2-5), Bon Homme 1-6, Gregory 0-7.

First team

Winner: senior Kelsey Bertram, senior Cassidy Hanson; Chamberlain: senior Kennedy Wagner; MVP: sophomore Megan Bultsma; Wagner: sophomore Ali Kuca.

Second team

MVP: senior Becca Glanzer; Platte: senior Josie DeGroot; Winner: senior Sara Husher; Wagner: sophomore Emily Brunsing; Parkston: sophomore Halli Heisinger.

Third team

Winner: senior Katie Mathis; Platte: senior Brianna Erickson; MVP: sophomore Payleen O’Day; Bon Homme: senior Kelsey Sutera; Chamberlain: senior Abbey Handel.

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