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PARKSTON — The Parkston Trojans wrestling team will once again make history as it hits the mat today in Rochester, Minn. The 2013-14 wrestling squad is the first team in school history to compete at The Clash, one of the nation’s biggest wrestling tournaments. “We are going to see some of the best teams in the nation,” Parkston head coach Jared Digmann said. “We want to wrestle that type of competition.
The Mitchell Marlin girls’ hockey team is looking for better defense in the new year. The Marlin girls (1-6) have scored 40 goals this season but have had a hard time stopping opponents, giving up 52 goals in seven games. “The girls are improving and we are hoping that going into this new year, we can get a few wins under our belt,” Marlin girls’ varsity hockey coach Amanda Young said. “Defense has probably been our biggest weakness.
Midway through the second half of the final game at the Fourth Annual Mike Miller Classic fans began to buzz at the sight of a man who was sitting court side watching the Findlay Prep vs. DeLaSalle game. That man was Kansas head boys’ basketball coach Bill Self, who made the trip from Lawrence, Kan., to take in a game, which featured some of the nation’s top basketball talent. “I heard there was a good tournament up here with some quality prospects so I wanted to come up here and check it out,” said Self, whose Jayhawks are currently 8-3.
The Findlay Prep Pilots were firing on all cylinders in the final game of the Fourth Annual Mike Miller Classic Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The result was a 58-44 victory over DeLaSalle (Minn.). Findlay Prep (Nev.) was 22-of-31 from the field and 1-of-4 from behind the arc. “I want to tip my hat to DeLaSalle, they are a very well coached team, well respected team and a tough team,” Findlay Prep basketball coach Jerome Williams said.
Patrick Henry was bigger, stronger, faster and came away with a 90-45 win over Mitchell Christian Saturday at the Fourth Annual Mike Miller Classic at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Armed with great defense Patrick Henry (Minn.) shut down the Golden Eagles (2-2) offense. With its length and defensive prowess, the Patriots recorded 13 steals and forced 28 turnovers. “I thought we came out hungry today,” Patrick Henry basketball coach Jeremy Miller said.
La Lumiere (La Porte Ind.) earned its second victory at the Fourth Annual Mike Miller Classic as it cruised to a 65-51 win over West Oaks Academy (Fla.) The Lakers...
The Sioux Falls O’Gorman boys’ basketball team dominated the boards en route to a 66-53 win over Patrick Henry (Minn.) in the opening game of the Fourth Annual Mike Miller Classic Friday at the Corn Palace. The Knights compiled 39 rebounds, while Patrick Henry totaled 24. O’Gorman’s Jack Peery tallied a team-high 10 rebounds and 10 points for a double-double. “We outrebounded a very athletic team,” O’Gorman basketball coach Derek Robey said.
SALEM — When high school basketball coach Bill Marquardt retired in April after coaching for 33 years, he knew he needed to find a new winter hobby. Marquardt thought he might do some traveling, but the love of basketball and helping kids brought him back to the basketball court, where he is now the Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls’ basketball coach. Marquardt heard about the MVP girls’ basketball opening a few months into his retirement.
The Mitchell Kernels gymnastics team rode high scores in vault and on the floor to win the Jill McCormick Invite Saturday at Mitchell High School. The Kernels finished with a team score of 143.025, beating Sioux Falls O’Gorman, which finished second with a score of 140.825. “The girls had to work the meet yesterday so I think they were exhausted today,” MHS gymnastics coach Audra Rew said. “We didn’t have our best day, but there were things I liked about it.
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon middle and high school students learned how quickly things can be taken away from you Friday. The message came from Derek Johnson, a South Dakota State University speech communication senior, who spoke with Mount Vernon students in the school’s gymnasium for just over an hour Friday morning. “I get a lot of joy from talking to the kids and making them laugh,” Johnson said.