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Mitchell Christian snapped a 10-match losing streak on Thursday with a five-set win over Tripp-Delmont/Armour. Set scores were 11-25, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25 and 15-6. Mitchell Christian (3-10): Maggie Reynen had a big night for the Golden Eagles with 26 digs and 16 kills. Erica Thompson racked up 18 digs and 18 assists, and Sarah Morris tossed in 21 digs. Mitchell Christian hosts Gayville-Volin on Tuesday.
Aberdeen Roncalli def. Groton Area, 25-17, 25-17, 26-24 Canistota def. Bridgewater-Emery, 25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23 Castlewood def. DeSmet, 25-13, 18-25, 25-22, 25-19 Chester def. Garretson, 25-11, 25-10, 25-7 Clark/Willow Lake def. Webster, 25-17, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16 Colman-Egan def. Howard, 25-17, 25-23, 25-9 Crow Creek def. Crazy Horse, 25-8, 25-18, 25-11 Dell Rapids def. Flandreau, 27-25, 19-25, 25-10, 25-22 Deuel def. Britton-Hecla, 25-18, 25-23, 25-15 Dupree def. McIntosh, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18, 25-13
YANKTON—Mitchell High School was one of 10 teams to compete in Thursday's Yankton Invitational at Fox Run Golf Course, with a field featuring more than 120 runners. Team scores were not kept, but the Kernels had a strong outing on the girls side, as Kennedy Olsen placed 16th with a time of 20:44.38. Tayler Factor crossed the finish line in 32nd, while teammate Tyann Hart placed 34th and Annika Vermeulen came in 36th out of 53 runners.
The Mitchell High School girls soccer team earned its fourth win of the season Thursday, taking down Huron 5-0 on senior night at Joe Quintal Field. "Playing well at home and getting a well deserved win was a boost to us," MHS head coach Bob Lemon said. "We have taken our lumps the past couple of weeks with some very tough games, so it was great to see the girls playing well tonight and having fun." Lemon put an emphasis on getting out to a fast start, and the Kernels delivered. Mia Mullenmeister and Sam Gerlach both scored in the first 10 minutes.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa—The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team opened a three-game road trip on Thursday at No. 15 Northwestern College, and its woes against Great Plains Athletic Conference opponents continued. The Red Raiders took the first two sets from the Tigers in convincing fashion before taking three of the final four points in the third set to win the match, 25-17, 25-14 and 29-27.
Mitchell High School senior Chelsea Brewster said Wednesday on Twitter that she has committed to play volleyball for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Brewster has been a four-year varsity player for the Kernels, amassing 795 kills and 617 digs during her career and was selected to the 2017 state all-tournament team by the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association. She was a Class AA honorable mention all-state selection in 2017, as well.
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa—Due to weather, the Dakota Wesleyan University and Dordt College postponed the men's and women's soccer matches on Wednesday. The games will be made up on a later date, which has yet to be determined.
IRENE—The Canistota boys and Howard girls claimed Cornbelt Conference cross-country meet titles on Wednesday. The Canisota boys, with five runners in the top-10, claimed the team race with 10 points. Menno's Joseph Grassmid won the boys race in 18-minutes and 54.1 seconds. Canistota's Tate Tieszen (19:23.6) and Trey Ortman (20:11.9) placed second and third, respectively. Tage Ortman placed fifth in 20:30.4 for the Hawks. Canistota's Connor Hutcheson (21:06.0) and Josiah Schroeder (21:23.7) finished eighth and 10th, respectively.
Brandon Valley def. Yankton, 25-11, 25-22, 25-18 Bridgewater-Emery def. Hanson, 25-17, 25-21, 25-22 Brookings def. Harrisburg, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 Burke def. Platte-Geddes, 25-18, 25-20, 25-16 Canistota def. Colman-Egan, 25-18, 30-32, 25-14, 25-10 Chester def. Parker, 25-13, 23-25, 25-14, 25-18 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte def. Crow Creek, 25-23, 27-25, 12-25, 25-23 Dell Rapids def. Garretson, 25-17, 27-25, 25-14 Dell Rapids St. Mary def. Howard, 27-29, 25-23, 14-25, 25-21, 15-13 Deubrook def. Deuel, 25-20, 25-9, 25-14
HURON—With the end of the boys soccer season on the horizon, Mitchell High School traveled to Huron on Tuesday to battle James Valley Christian in hopes of recording its second win in three games. The Kernels scored a 3-0 win over Huron 10 days earlier and responded by taking a 1-0 lead on James Valley Christian at halftime en route to a 2-0 victory. "We played a solid game," MHS head coach Ken Novak said. "I was proud of our ability to move the ball through the midfield to our attackers."