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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.
Majok Mangar Majok, a 6-foot-9 foreign exchange student at Mitchell Christian, has been ruled ineligible to participate in athletics this season by the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The ruling came Dec. 13 after Mitchell Christian filed a hardship waiver, which was declined by the SDHSAA. “We understand the state rules, so we are not bugged by the ruling,” Mitchell Christian Superintendent Joseph Fox said. “We feel bad about it but we don’t know if there are any grounds for appeal.” Majok arrived in Mitchell on Dec.
The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team has become a main stay in the NAIA wrestling national poll this season. According to DWU wrestling coach Matt Sedivy, the team has stayed...
A familiar face is back on the sidelines for the Mitchell Christian boys’ basketball team. Tom Young, former head boys’ coach of the Mitchell Kernels and MCS, didn’t take much of a break from coaching as he’s returned to the basketball scene. “I am excited to be working with kids at Mitchell Christian,” Young said. Last season, Young took over as the head coach of the Kernels after longtime Kernel coach Gary Munsen retired.
Dakota Wesleyan forward Kim Johnson struggled to find her rhythm for much of the second half Saturday at the Corn Palace. The junior forward missed a few layups, but when her team needed her most she stepped up. With DWU clinging to a 62-59 lead with just under one minute left in the game, Johnson converted a layup to ice the game and help Wesleyan defeat Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Doane College 65-59. “It finally went in,” Johnson said. “After missing two layups before, it was like come on. A conference win is always good.
A little more than a month into the women’s college basketball season, Dakota Wesleyan University is 8-2 overall and 3-1 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, but isn’t in the NAIA Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. In the most recent polls released Tuesday, the Tigers were receiving votes. DWU received 35 votes, which is fifth among the 15 schools that received votes. Purdue Calumet (Ind.), Huntington (Ind.), Friends (Kan.) and Union (Ky.) each garnered more votes than the Tigers. Purdue Calumet is 7-3 with losses to No.