Today's sports briefs 5-2Mitchell High School is having its annual athletic banquet at 6:30 p.m. today at Mitchell High School.
By: Sports staff , The Daily Republic
Mitchell High School athletic banquet to be held tonight
Mitchell High School is having its annual athletic banquet at 6:30 p.m. today at Mitchell High School.
The school is inducting four members to the hall of fame, including Chad Anderson, Randi Morgan Haines, Bob Murphy and Jerry Opbroek.
Anyone is welcome to attend, but meals at the event were pre-purchased and cannot be bought at the door.
DWU wrestling signs two SD athletes
After a Class A state championship at 145 pounds, Rapid City Stevens’ Jarrick Jensen will be joining the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team.
DWU announced Tuesday that Jensen and Harrisburg’s Jacob Devine had signed to join the Tigers’ roster for next season.
The two athletes move head coach Matt Sedivy’s recruiting total for next season up to five.
Klein takes fifth at Wisconsin regional
LA CROSSE, Wis. — Dakota Wesleyan University student Raeanne Klein finished fifth place at the U.S. Collegiate Archery Regional Intercollegiate Archery Championships April 20-22 in La Crosse, Wis.
Klein scored 586 out of a possible 720 and earned fourth place in the all-region competition, which combined her score from the Wisconsin regional with her second-place score of 1,083 at the U.S. Collegiate Archery Indoor Nationals in Yankton earlier this year.
Stoudemire has hand surgery, will miss next game
NEW YORK (AP) — Amare Stoudemire had a small muscle repaired Tuesday and will not play for the New York Knicks in Game 3 of their first-round series against the Miami Heat.
The Knicks announced that Stoudemire met with a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a day after he cut his left hand when he punched the case surrounding a fire extinguisher after the Knicks’ 104-94 loss in Miami.
The Knicks are listing Stoudemire as doubtful for Game 4 on Sunday.
Vikings cut King after weekend arrest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King was released from jail with no charges filed against him on Tuesday, three days after being arrested in an alleged beating outside a birthday party last weekend.
That didn’t stop the Vikings from cutting ties with the former University of Georgia standout.
The Vikings cut King just hours after he was released from jail. The team did not comment on the decision.
instead announcing it in a one-sentence press release.
King’s case remained under investigation, Anoka County prosecutors’ spokesman David Cossi said.
Anoka Count Sheriff’s Cmdr. Paul Sommer said on Saturday that a 22-year-old man suffered “a very serious brain injury,” a fractured skull and cuts on his face that required more than 50 stitches to close in an alleged altercation that started after the man allegedly teased the 24-year-old King about his resemblance to an unspecified celebrity.
Authorities said King denied assaulting the man and told detectives the man fell to the ground when King was talking to him.
King signed with the Vikings as a rookie free agent last year after going undrafted in the supplemental draft. He spent most of the season on the practice squad, was bumped up to the active roster late in the year, but didn’t play in a game.
It’s the latest off-the-field issue for King, a highly touted recruit at Georgia who ran into several problems during his college career. He was arrested for failing to appear for a court date on a speeding ticket and declared academically ineligible in his final year at Georgia and went undrafted in the supplemental draft before signing with the Vikings.
The decision to cut King stands in contrast to how the Vikings handled cornerback Chris Cook’s legal issues. Cook, a highly regarded player and former second-round draft pick, was charged with one count of domestic assault and one count of third-degree assault, both felonies, after a fight with his girlfriend last year.
Cook was initially suspended from the team, but later returned to the active roster but did not practice or play with the team. He was paid for almost all of last season while the legal process played out. Cook was acquitted of both counts in March and was not disciplined further by the Vikings or the NFL.
“We take each situation as it comes in and evaluate it and make decisions of where we feel that player is,” GM Rick Spielman said on Saturday. “And if it’s a risk or something that we don’t want to deal with, then we’ll deal with it.
“But we’re not the only NFL team that has its situations. We try to prevent those because it’s very important to what we’re trying to build here, and you just have to deal with them when they come and make decisions based off that.”