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Four of Jeremy Tosaya's players are getting the opportunity to improve their skills this summer by playing semi-professional soccer. "This is a big deal for the Dakota Wesleyan University soccer program," Tosaya said in an email. Tosaya, who is in Argentina recruiting, said the Tiger men's program has had players join semi-professional teams in the past but there has never four in one summer. One former player who made past semi-professional rosters was Mitchell native Jordan Werner, who played with the St.
Even in cold weather, Carol Lehr is at the tennis courts supporting the Kernels. Lehr doesn't miss watching her son, Brenden, Mitchell's No. 5 singles player who's nearing the end of his junior year. She's at a match regardless of whether the Kernels are playing on the road or at home. Carol is fully involved in the matches, watching from just outside the fence or through the windshield of her vehicle on a "nice" South Dakota spring afternoon. Like Brenden, many athletes have their mom near when in competition, rain or shine.
CHAMBERLAIN -- One area coach and one are official earned awards from the South Dakota High School Coaches' Association, which were released Friday. Chamberlain's Sherri Knippling received the 2014 SDHSCA Coach of the Year award for gymnastics, while Donnie Kayser, of Alexandria, was selected as the Official of the Year by the association. Award winners will be recognized at the annual awards banquet July 16 in Aberdeen in conjunction with the summer coaches' clinic. Knippling has been coaching the Cubs for 21 years, with the team finishing in third at this year's Class A state competition.
ALEXANDRIA — There is a full schedule of activities in Alexandria Saturday, and the Alexandria Angels are excited about doing their part for the Eighth Annual Greg Wagner Memorial Event,...
ETHAN — Tim Hawkins is excited about the opportunity for girls to compete in gymnastics in Ethan next school year. On April 14 at the Ethan School Board meeting, gymnastics...
Pre-Region 4B Boys Golf Meet Monday at Wild Oak Golf Club in Mitchell Team: 1. Bon Homme 259; 2. Platte-Geddes 270; 3. Andes Central 277; 4. Gregory 278; 5. Burke/South...
PARKSTON -- Ty Kinneberg has sparked the Parkston baseball team's offense all season. "He is a very consistent player," said Parkston coach Tim Alley, whose team is 12-0 with one regular-season game left. "He works the count and doesn't strike out a lot. He's going to make the pitcher work and he's usually going to put the ball in play." Last week, the junior center fielder had solid performances for the Trojans. In a doubleheader against Menno April 27, Kinneberg had five hits, four steals and four runs scored in two games.
In a record-setting season, the Dakota Wesleyan University softball team also had three players named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference first team, it was announced Monday afternoon. Junior Dani Klassen and sophomores Lindy Snook and Hailey Unger were first-team selections for DWU (22-18), which was a school record for most players on the first team. Two other players -- Jill Dickson and Bailey Gummer -- were honorable mention selections. This is Unger's second conference honor and she finished third on the team with a .377 batting average and second for DWU with 28 RBIs.
Kyle Larson got the job done on the mound for the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team. The senior left-hander was 6-1 on the season and led the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament over the weekend in Mitchell. For his solid season, Larson, a native of Red Lake Falls, Minn., was named to the all-GPAC first team, which was announced Monday afternoon. Eight other Tigers were given all-GPAC honors. "He is a guy who competes," DWU baseball coach Steve Gust said, adding Larson was 10-2 over the last two seasons.
After Monday's Mitchell Board of Education meeting, Mitchell High School is looking for a new girls soccer head coach. At the school board's regular meeting, Kayla Braffet's resignation from teaching seventh- and eighth-grade language arts was approved, pending a suitable replacement. Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves said Thursday that the resignation also includes her position with the Kernel soccer program. Braffet, who coached the Mitchell girls team for one season, took over the job after Ryan Perry resigned at the end of the 2012-13 school year.