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Last year, the Hanson and Mitchell Christian girls’ basketball teams took home district titles. The Beavers advanced to the Class B state tournament, while the Golden Eagles fell in the...
Four years ago, Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball coach Jason Christensen and four players embarked on a journey. Now, Christensen, along with seniors Kim Johnson, Taylor Piper, Micaela Erickson and Amanda Hart, have helped the Wesleyan women’s program get back to its winning ways. “This is a special group,” Christensen said. “There is probably not a team in the GPAC that started with what we had and turned around the way we did.
Twenty-two skaters took the ice for the inaugural Mitchell Blades exhibition Saturday at the Mitchell Activities Center. There were no judges, no scores, just skaters of all ages having fun...
Mental lapses and turnovers proved to be detrimental for the No. 25 Dakota Wesleyan women’s basketball team as they fell 80-67 to No. 10 Morningside Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The Tigers (15-7, 8-5 GPAC), who cracked the top 25 for the first time this season in this week’s NAIA poll, committed 20 turnovers. Morningside took advantage of the mistakes by scoring 22 points off the turnovers. “We lost because we turned the ball over,” DWU women’s basketball coach Jason Chris-tensen said.
Lindsey and Alicia Grassmid aren’t like most students who compete in athletics for Menno High School. While their peers are sitting in class at the high school, the sisters do their schooling at home. “I am fine being homeschooled. I think it is fun,” said Lindsey Grassmid, who runs cross country and track at Menno. “It’s fun to run with the other kids and meet new people.” Alicia, who is in cross country, track and basketball, and Lindsey are two of eight homeschooled kids who compete in varsity athletics this year from Mitchell area schools.
The St. Vital Victorias hockey team will travel from Winnipeg, Canada, to Mitchell to provide a little international flavor at the Mitchell Marlins bantam hockey tournament this weekend. The team...
The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team had a hard time closing out the win Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. But the Tigers (14-6, 7-4 GPAC) got the job done and earned their seventh Great Plains Athletic Conference victory with an 81-73 victory over Briar Cliff University. “We were kind of on our heels a bit, but I was proud of the way our kids played,” DWU women’s basketball coach Jason Christensen said.
The Menno/Marion, Mount Vernon/Plankinton and Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan football teams could be making a jump from nine-man to 11-man football in 2015. A proposal from the South Dakota High School Activities Association staff was unveiled during preliminary discussions at the SDHSAA board of directors meeting Jan. 15. At the heart of the proposal is the reconfiguration of the state’s football class system. The proposal plans to cut football classes from seven to six.
For the second straight year the Parkston Trojans wrestling team finished in second-place at the Jerry Opbroek Invitational at Mitchell High School. Last year it was Pierre, who kept the Trojans from the title. But Saturday it was Totino Grace of Minnesota, which played the role of spoiler, as it claimed the title with a score of 169.5. Parkston finished with 163. This is the second time this season the Trojans have finished behind Totino Grace.
All eyes will be on the Parkston Trojans Saturday as they try to become the first Class B school to win the Jerry Opbroek Invitational since 2008. Wagner was the last Class B team to win the tournament, which begins at 11 a.m. today at Mitchell High School. Last year, the Trojans scored 163 points, finishing second to Class A state championship Pierre, which has won the invitational for the last three years. “It would definitely be big to win this one,” Parkston wrestling coach Jared Digmann said. “This is the only tournament we didn’t win last year, so we definitely want to win it.