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PARKSTON — The baseball field in Parkston, named The Pond, is undergoing a beautification process, which started last summer after the amateur baseball district tournament ended. The field is home...
Good competition and practice is what the Mitchell girls golf team was hoping to get out of Friday’s Mitchell Invitational. The Kernels got both, taking on 16 teams from around the state and getting quality golf in on a sunny day in April at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. “We were happy with the girls’ performances,” said MHS golf coach Rob Marchand, whose team finished 10th. “It was a beautiful day for golf and we were able to beat some really good teams.
FREEMAN — Last season, the Freeman boys 4x400-meter relay team reached its goal by claiming a Class B state title. With three of four members back from that relay squad, the Freeman boys and coach Rory Hermsen have nothing else on their minds, but standing on top of the podium next month at the 2014 Class B state track meet at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. “It felt great to win last year,” Freeman’s Tristan Ashwell said. “It was one of the highlights of my life.
Big things are on the horizon for both Mitchell golf courses this year. Both the Lakeview Golf Course and the Wild Oak Golf Club will host Class B high school...
TYNDALL — Wes Dvorak is known for his athletic abilities. The Parkston junior was a Class 11B first-team all-state football player this season and helped the Trojans earn their second straight Class B wrestling title in March. But Tuesday, Dvorak made history at the South Dakota-Nebraska Challenge, as he leaped 20 feet, 9 inches to win the boys long jump, tying the meet record in the process. The boys long jump record was set in 2005 by Preston Leise, of Hartington Cedar Catholic (Neb.).
There’s a small road race in Boston today. So small that millions will have their eyes on Amy (Young) Barr and the other 36,000 runners. For the first time, the...
PICKSTOWN — Golf is not work or even a game for the Cooneys, but a time to spend together. Mom Deb, father Tom, and brothers Ryan and J.J. have spent many Sundays on the golf course competing against each other and having fun. Some of J.J.’s earliest memories of playing were those Sunday morning rounds at Randall Hills Golf Course in Pickstown, which the family lives on. “I can remember going out with my family at age 5 and that is when I fell in love with golf,” J.J. said. “It always makes it much more fun when you play golf with people you know.
Mitchell Kernel baseball coach Luke Norden best described his team’s 7-6 loss to region-foe Sioux Falls Roosevelt in extras Thursday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. “We kind of let one slip away,” he said after the Kernels held a two-run lead with two outs in the seventh, but could not close out the win. Roosevelt’s Jake Bear came up to the plate with two men on base and two outs in the bottom of the seventh as Mitchell (6-3) clung to a 6-4 lead. Bear hit a single up the middle, which got past the gloves of shortstop Landon Neugebauer and second baseman Elijah Pommer.
Ellie Rew is the hardest worker Mitchell track and field coach Geoff Gross has ever coached. The Mitchell junior works out before school at 5:30 a.m. and is the first athlete on the track and the last one to leave practice. The fruits of her labor are paying dividends as she is in good form to start the season. Rew has qualified for the Class AA state track meet in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles.
Burke/South Central’s Lexi Fernau was shoulder-to-shoulder with Mitchell’s Mary Krause after one lap of the girls 1,600-meter run Tuesday at the 67th Annual Corn Palace Relays at Joe Quintal Stadium in Mitchell. It’s not unusual for runners to be close that early in the race, but it’s uncommon for Class AA and B runners to compete head-to-head. Members of the Cougars track team found themselves in matchups with several Class A and AA schools Tuesday, with BSC being the lone Class B program competing in the Corn Palace Relays this year. “I think a lot of people underestimate our ability