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Two Mitchell High School boys basketball players earned all-Eastern South Dakota Conference honors. Senior Beau Brown was one of 10 players to be first team selections, while senior Carter Brewster was an honorable mention pick. The all-conference players are chosen by the league's coaches. Brown led the Kernels offensively this season, averaging 21.2 points per game by shooting 41 percent from the field. He made 30 3-pointers and was an 80 percent free throw shooter. Brown averaged 4.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.7 steals per contest. "Mr.
When Macy Miller was younger, she recalls filling out the March Madness brackets. "I remember thinking that maybe in college I could actually be on the page," she told Brookings radio. "It's a pretty cool feeling." Miller, a Mitchell native, and the No. 14 seed South Dakota State University women's basketball team opens NCAA Tournament play today against No. 3 seed Oregon State. The game begins at 4 p.m. today at the Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore., and televised on ESPN2. The advancing team will play the winner of No. 6 George Washington and No.
WAGNER -- In the last three years, Robert Kokesh has watched the brightly lit national championship matches from the dark. But in his senior campaign, he says that it's his turn. The No. 1-ranked 174-pound Nebraska wrestler sets out to become a national champion Thursday as the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships begin at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Today's first-round action begins at 11 a.m., and the event continues through the championship session that begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. "It'd be an amazing feeling," Kokesh said about wrestling in Saturday night's title match.
WINNER -- To Augustana College wrestling coach Jason Reitmeier, Jayd Docken is irreplaceable. Docken, a Winner native, added to his achievements on Saturday after earning a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. The senior 195-pound wrestler became an All-American for the second-time. In his career, Docken was a four-time national qualifier and tallied a record of 95-33. "He's done a lot for our program with what he's accomplished," Reitmeier said. "It's extremely difficult to do what he's done. Even getting out of our region is tough.
Shane Murphy has a great amount of pride in this year’s Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team. “This is an awesome group of guys. I enjoyed the opportunity to take...
PLANKINTON -- Makaela Karst proved why she's so valuable over of the weekend at the Class A state girls basketball tournament. When Mount Vernon/Plankinton's leading scorer and South Dakota State commit Megan Bultsma was getting double- and triple-teamed, Karst was there to keep her team competitive. "When some of the other teams took Megan out of the game, Makaela really stepped forward," MVP second-year head coach Bill Marquardt said. "She had a great weekend." The 6-foot junior forward helped lead MVP to a third-place finish after beating Webster Area 58-48 on Saturday.
Mitchell High School senior Taylor Volesky was chosen as an all-Eastern South Dakota Conference first-team selection. She was one of 10 conference picks, which are chosen by the league's coaches. Volesky was the only Kernel voted. "She's a good kid that carried us offensively," Mitchell head girls basketball coach Wes Morgan said. "She was always keyed on by other teams, being face guarded or double-teamed.
HURON -- The Gustafson sisters are competitive. It's no wonder that the trio helped lead the Ethan girls basketball team to an undefeated season and Class B state championship over the weekend. The Gustafson girls -- senior Darbi, sophomore Janae and eighth-grader Karly -- couldn't have imagined a better storybook ending to the season. "We won't remember the points, but the memories and the state championship we won together," Janae said after the Rustlers beat Sully Buttes 31-28 to win the Class B state championship.
HURON -- In 2003, Tom Young told his players to run “lob,” and it helped his Mitchell Christian boys basketball team win a state title. Flash forward 12 seasons, and...
HURON -- No. 1 Sully Buttes pressured Kimball/White Lake into tough situations right off the bat. The Chargers kept the WiLdKats off the scoreboard for the first several minutes of the game, which helped lead them to a 69-44 first-round victory Friday at the Class B state girls basketball tournament at Huron Arena. "We were forcing our own turnovers," Kimball/White Lake head coach Tacey Nielsen said.