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Kelly Meeker has been training youth football players for eight years with Air Attack Academy and is beginning to hold camps. On Saturday, Air Attack Academy is hosting a three-hour skill advancement camp for football players at Dakota Wesleyan University's practice field in Mitchell. The camp starts at 10 a.m. with the cost at $60 per player. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
The Kernel boys' tennis team earned its second straight sweep Tuesday after beating Sioux Falls Roosevelt 9-0. Mitchell has played matches in five of the last six days and beat Brookings 9-0 Monday. Coach Pat Moller said his team is feeling the wrath of a busy schedule. "I thought we looked a little tired," said Moller, whose team improved to 10-2 overall. "We didn't have our best tennis (today) but a sign of a true winning team is battling through that and coming out with the win." He said he was impressed with how senior Tate Crago -- Mitchell's No.
The Mitchell High School boys' tennis team earned another Eastern South Dakota Conference win Monday. The Kernels beat the Brookings Bobcats 9-0 and improved to 9-2 overall and 5-1 in conference matches. Mitchell's only conference loss of the season came Saturday against Watertown -- a team the Kernels play again on Friday. "We had a day off (Sunday) after a vigorous schedule last week, and the kids needed it to get refreshed," Mitchell coach Pat Moller said. "We looked very business-like (Monday) and came out with the victory." Moller said he was happy with the No.
Erik Skoglund has been hired as the Mitchell High School boys' basketball head coach pending school board approval, Activities Director Geoff Gross announced Monday night. Skoglund was offered the Mitchell High School boys' basketball head coaching position Sunday evening and accepted the job soon after. The recommendation for hire will be taken to the Mitchell School District Board of Education meeting May 13. Pending approval, Skoglund will take over as head coach.
Mitchell spring baseball coach Luke Norden was pleased with his team's pitching this weekend. Over four games, the Kernels used eight total pitchers and gave up four runs as Mitchell swept both Rapid City Stevens and Rapid City Central. "Pitching was outstanding from everybody," said Norden, whose team is 6-0 in region play. The Kernels (6-2) have two more region games to play and Norden said his team has played four more region games than any other team in its region. "As we get down to the end of the season, those teams are obviously going to go through pitching and beat up on each other
The Mitchell High School boys' tennis team remained undefeated against Eastern South Dakota Conference teams by beating Huron and Aberdeen Central Friday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. The Kernels beat the Tigers 9-0 and Golden Eagles 7-2 to improve to 4-0 in the conference. Mitchell is 6-1 overall with its only loss coming to Sioux Falls O'Gorman Thursday. "It was a great day," Mitchell coach Pat Moller said. "We proved we were the better team, and that's what we're looking to do every time we play, especially against two ESD schools." Moller said his No.
The Parkston girls' golf team had four individuals place in the top 10 en route to winning the team title at the Mitchell Invitational Friday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. "I'm very pleased with how they conducted themselves," Trojan coach Tyler Hockett said. "In the morning, there were some nerves from the stage of this event, but they took one shot at a time and did great." The event had 106 participants with 15 Class AA teams, two Class A teams and one junior varsity squad. The Trojans, who scored a 317, topped the field by 18 strokes.
The Mitchell High School boys' tennis team made a statement Thursday. The Kernels (4-1) came within one match of taking down Sioux Falls O'Gorman, which was second in last year's state tournament. The overall match was even at 4 with only the No. 2 doubles match still on court. O'Gorman won the first set 7-6(7-5) and the Kernels' team -- No. 2 singles player Beau Brown and No.
The Mitchell High School boys' tennis team is coming up on an intense schedule as virtually its entire season will be played in the next two and a half weeks before the Eastern South Dakota Conference tournament. The Kernels are set to play five of the next six days, totaling eight matches, and start the busy run hosting Sioux Falls O'Gorman at 1 p.m. today at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. "Our schedule worked out as long as there are no more rain outs," Mitchell coach Pat Moller said. "We're playing just about every team we had on our original schedule at least once.
State tournaments were a hot topic at The Depot Wednesday night. And there are three things that must fall into place to have a successful state tournament, according to South Dakota High School Activities Association Executive Director Wayne Carney, who was the featured speaker who talked in front of a crowd of about 50 people at the weekly Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting, held at The Depot. First, the best teams with the best records must be in the tournament. Secondly, those teams have to win to set up the highlighted matchups.