Notebook: Mitchell basketball teams showcase skills SaturdayThe first glance at this year’s Mitchell boys’ basketball team, under the direction of first-year head coach Tom Young, will be Saturday.
By: Luke Hagen, The Daily Republic
The first glance at this year’s Mitchell boys’ basketball team, under the direction of first-year head coach Tom Young, will be Saturday.
The Mitchell basketball programs are holding a Gatorade scrimmage event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the MHS main gymnasium.
Mitchell’s defending state champion girls’ team will take the court first and the boys’ team will follow.
Admission to the event is a bottle or bottles of Gatorade to be given to the basketball teams. The Gatorade will be used on road trips throughout the season.
“It’s a way to get some people in the gym and get the rust off,” Mitchell Activities Director Geoff Gross said.
The teams will both work out for about 30 minutes, practicing shooting and other drills to be used as an introduction to the community and the fans. Gross said anyone is welcome to attend.
Tiger wrestlers to dual Division I Air Force
The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestlers will be competing against three divisions of teams in a college quadrangular Dec. 7 in Jackson, Minn.
As a part of Pearl Harbor Day, the Jackson County Central High School wrestling program will honor the nation’s veterans and host a series of eight dual meets, three of which include DWU.
The Tigers dual Division I Air Force at 3:30 p.m., Division II Augustana College at 5 p.m. and NAIA foe Northwestern at 6:30 p.m.
“It’s unique and a good opportunity for some of our better guys to face top competition,” DWU wrestling coach Matt Sedivy said.
DWU regularly schedules Augustana and Northwestern, but Sedivy said Air Force was looking for some extra competition. Also, Cole VonOhlen — a wrestler for Air Force — is from Jackson who helped bring the event together.
“He has a good chance to be an All-American in Division I,” Sedivy said. “He’s a very good wrestler.”
DWU’s Jalen Voss has six double-doubles
Despite the Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball team’s early-season struggles, sophomore Jalen Voss has been a bright spot on the roster.
The Tigers are 3-5 overall and 0-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, tied for last place with Nebraska Wesleyan in the league.
But the sophomore forward from Worthington, Minn., has six double-doubles in eight games this season. Last year’s GPAC co-freshman of the year is averaging 13 points and 10.25 rebounds per game.
His season high in points is 20 in a win over York College and he finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds in a loss to Dakota State.
Voss is leading the team in rebounding, while Aireus Stephenson leads the team in scoring at 13.8 points per game.
DWU hosts Hastings at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Corn Palace in its next action.