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The Mitchell Aquatic Club specializes in hard work and dedication in and out of the pool. MAC swimmers have garnered state championships, earned college scholarships and gained statewide notoriety, but few know about the hard work that takes place outside the pool by the parents of many of the swimmers. This swim season, MAC will host four swim meets. The events are the MAC Pentathlon (Nov 2-3), MAC Winter Invitational (Feb 1-2), Corn Palace Invitational (June 27-29) and State A Championships (July 26-28).
ABERDEEN — The Winner volleyball team's bid for its first state title fell short Saturday as the Warriors fell to Dakota Valley 25-21, 27-25, 22-25, 25-17 in the championship of the Class A state tournament. With the win, No. 2 Dakota Valley secured its first volleyball title in school history. The Panthers played in the state championship match last year but fell to Sioux Falls Christian, which took third this year. “It feels amazing. This is just a great accomplishment for these young ladies,” Dakota Valley volleyball coach Rick Pruett said.
ABERDEEN — For the second straight season, the Wagner Red Raiders end the season as the fifth-best team at the Class A state volleyball tournament. The Red Raiders defeated No. 7 Sisseton 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 Saturday. “I like anytime you can leave the state tournament with a winning record, I think that is everyone's goal,” said Wagner head volleyball coach Amy Tyler, whose team beat Aberdeen Roncalli in last year’s fifth-place match.
ABERDEEN — After trailing 2-0 in the semifinals of the Class A volleyball state tournament, No. 4 Winner looked all to be headed to third-place match. But the Warriors (27-3) put together a comeback to upset No. 1 Belle Fourche 19-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-20, 15-12 Friday in Aberdeen. “I don't know how to explain it or what to say,” said Winner coach Jamie Keiser, who was still in shock after the win.
ABERDEEN — Every time Wagner needed a spark Friday, head coach Amy Tyler called on Gina Soukup, Kim Koupal and Emily Brunsing. The trio pulled through and led the No. 5 Red Raiders to a 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 25-15 win over No. 8 Sioux Valley to advance to the consolation championship for the second straight year. “It feels really good because Thursday we didn't quite get what we wanted,” said Brunsing, who had nine kills in the match.
Saturday, the Dakota Wesleyan University basketball programs host their opening conference games, but not on their home turf The Tiger men and women kick off Great Plains Athletic Conference play against Nebraska Wesleyan University beginning at noon at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. DWU normally plays its home games at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, but a change of venue was needed because the Corn Palace is hosting the Class AA high school volleyball state tournament through Saturday evening. “I think this is really big for our basketball teams,” DWU athletic director Curt Hart
ABERDEEN — For the first time in school history, the No. 4 Winner Warriors advanced to the semifinals of the Class A volleyball state tournament. The Warriors rode a balanced...
Every time Winner volleyball coach Jaime Keiser’s team sees the Wagner Red Raiders on its schedule, the match is circled. The teams faced off twice this season and the Warriors have one more circle left on the schedule. The lone circle remaining on the schedule represents the Class A state tournament first-round meeting between the Warriors and the Red Raiders. The match is at 1:45 p.m.
Coming off appearances in the NAIA national tournament last season, Dakota Wesleyan University wrestlers Trever DeVestern, Kyle Gerlach, Richard Rios and Tyler Sarringar are poised to use each match as a building block to reach nationals again in 2013. Saturday all four laid a foundation for what could be a great season as each made it to the finals of the DWU Open at the Christen Family Wellness Center. Of the four Tigers who wrestled in the finals, DeVestern and Sarringar had their hands raised at the end of their matches. “It’s good to wrestle all these different schools so you can
VERMILLION — Coming into the Class 9B state championship Friday, Avon junior fullback Kole Beeson had not caught a single pass all season, but that changed in the fourth quarter. With Avon trailing 22-16 with just under 2 minutes on the clock, Beeson caught a screen pass from junior quarterback Logan Mudder and scampered 38 yards for a touchdown, which tied the game at 22. Junior running back Devin Tolsma pounded his way in on a two-point conversion run to give the No. 2 Avon Pirates the 24-22 victory over the No. 1 Hamlin Chargers. “This is awesome,” Beeson said.