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Dakota Wesleyan University’s Trever DeVestern’s chances of claiming a championship at the NAIA North Qualifier looked bleak, after he fell behind 5-1 to Morningside’s Malcolm Johnson in the finals of the 165-pound north qualifying tournament Saturday at the Christen Family Wellness Center in Mitchell. But DeVestern didn’t panic, he simply started to focus and fight his way back into the match. The junior did that and more, scoring five points to Johnson’s one and tied the match up at six.
Mitchell native Kendall Patrick recently fulfilled a lifelong dream. The Michigan Wolverines junior recorded his first hit as a Division I college baseball player Feb. 14. The hit — a...
Junior guard Beau Brown said the story of this year’s Mitchell boys’ basketball team is a lack of size inside, which has made it tough for the Kernels to stop opponents from scoring in the paint. Friday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, Watertown took advantage of the Kernels in the post and claimed a 70-57 Eastern South Dakota Conference victory. “It is tough to keep kids down low, so they get to the high post or the block and that opens up three-point shooters and everything,” Brown said.
This weekend, the Mitchell Activities Center will host its first state tournament since the addition of its second sheet of ice in December. Ten South Dakota teams, along with one...
The last trip to the Corn Palace was not a success for the Platte-Geddes boys’ basketball team, falling to McCook Central/Montrose 59-43 at the Hanson Classic last year. But Saturday, Platte-Geddes junior forward Coby Johnson made sure his team would not leave the Corn Palace with a loss as he poured in 30 points to help the Black Panthers (11-5) beat Sully Buttes 65-41 at the DWU Culver’s Boys’ Basketball Classic. “Sully Buttes is a great team,” Johnson said. “We knew it was going to be a great challenge and we gave it our best out there. The shots were falling for me.
Todd Karst has been working tirelessly over the last month in search of commitments for a necessary cause. The Plankinton athletic director has been selling advertisements to pay for a new gym floor at the school. “Our gym floor is 11 years old and they say you are supposed to redo them every 12-to-14 years,” Karst said. “Since we are in a new co-op with Mount Vernon, we decided what better time than to get the gym converted over to our new colors than now.” Karst got the green light to begin selling advertisements from the Plankinton School Board after a January board meeting.
Dakota Wesleyan women’s basketball coach Jason Christensen voice was so hoarse he could barely speak after his team’s matchup with No. 3 Northwestern College Wednesday at the Corn Palace. But it was worth it, as the Tigers upset the Red Raiders 97-76 for what Christensen called the biggest win of his career. “They are number three and we have never beat Northwestern,” Christensen said. “For the seniors, this was one of their goals and I am happy for them.
FREEMAN — Coming into the 2013-14 basketball season, Freeman boys’ basketball coach Rory Hermsen talked to his guard Cole Paulson about taking on a leadership role. The junior point guard has taken the role in stride and has helped the Flyers to an 8-7 record by putting points on the scoreboard. In 15 games, he is averaging 23.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Paulson has scored 306 points, despite missing two games with a sprained ankle. “He brings a lot of leadership, scoring ability and he handles the ball a lot for us,” Hermsen said.
Nicole Boomsma made a promise to her grandfather, Harley Titze, when she was 6. She promised him she would bring him a saddle, which was fulfilled Feb. 2 when Boomsma...
Members of the Dakota Wesleyan University 2014 football recruiting class and their families gathered at Blarney’s Sports Bar and Grill Saturday to celebrate the signing of 25 new recruits. Among the recruits in attendance was Colome defensive lineman Lane Fawcett. The 6-foot-7 245-pounder represents the focus of DWU football coach Ross Cimpl’s class -- get bigger and stronger in the trenches. “When you look at heights and weights we have added, there are some guys who are pretty big,” Cimpl said.