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SIOUX FALLS -- The Mitchell fastpitch softball team went 1-1 on Sunday, beating Brandon Valley 6-4 and falling to Pipestone (Minn.) 13-7. Mitchell had eight hits against the Lynx in the first game. Andrea Konz was the winning pitcher, allowing four runs on 10 hits and striking out five in seven innings. Hallie Misiaszek was 2-for-4 and Jayci Hinker was 1-for-3 with three RBIs in the win. Against Pipestone, Misiaszek threw three innings and allowed five runs, two earned, on seven hits. She struck out six in the start. Konz threw in relief and suffered the loss.
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team began its season with a four-set victory over Dickinson State University on Saturday. Set scores were 25-16, 29-27, 17-25, 25-20. The Tigers had four players finish with 10 or more kills -- Lauren Tadlock (15), Mallory Jark (14), Taylor Spence (10) and Sammy Fluck (10). Michelle Van Epps had 54 assists and Maggie Stehly chipped in with a team-best 13 digs. It was first-year head coach Lindsay Wilber's first win for the Tigers (1-0). DWU hosts the Corn Palace Classic Friday in Mitchell.
• Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball vs. Dickinson State University, noon in Dickinson, N.D. • Dakota Wesleyan University football holds scrimmage, 10 a.m. at practice field south of Joe Quintal Field...
The Mitchell Christian/Mount Vernon/Sanborn Central soccer team lost its opening game to James Valley Christian 2-0 Friday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. The team was outshot by James Valley Christian 19-5. Coach Bob Lemon said his team struggled in the midfield and the team will have to learn how to play with only three subs. "We don't have the ability to play the full field all the time," Lemon said.
• Dakota Wesleyan University men’s soccer vs. Sheridan College, 1 p.m. at Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. • Mitchell Christian/Mount Vernon/Sanborn Central boys soccer vs. James Valley Christian, 7 p.m...
Both Mitchell Kernel varsity soccer teams fell to the Watertown Arrows Thursday in their home openers at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. The boys varsity team lost to Watertown 4-0 and the girls varsity team fell 5-0. Both teams were able to record five shots, but were unable to produce either team's first goal of the season. Coach Jason Wear said the boys team is building strong possession but is still finding it hard to finish the ball into the net. "We are building more of a chess-game approach rather than a run-and-gun approach," the second-year head coach said.
ABERDEEN -- Morgan Selland was crowned Miss Rodeo Aberdeen at the Eighth Annual Miss Rodeo Aberdeen queen pageant on Aug. 10. Tyler Hintz, of Aberdeen, was named Junior Miss Rodeo Aberdeen. Selland, who is the daughter of Barry and Shelly Selland of Forestburg, will represent Aberdeen at community activities and bull riding/rodeo competitions across the state. Selland and Hitz will have the opportunity to advance to state rodeo queen competitions in Belle Fourche in July 2015.
• Mitchell High School boys soccer vs. Watertown 4 p.m. at Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. • Mitchell High School girls soccer vs. Watertown 6 p.m. at Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell.
The Mitchell High School football team will be selling Kernel cards Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The Kernel cards are discount cards that provide multiple savings on food, gas and other businesses around the Mitchell Community. There is also online savings available with the purchase of a Kernel card. Each card costs $20. If you have any questions about the Kernel cards, you can reach coach Kent VanOverschelde at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dakota State University's Caitlin Pick was announced as a 2014 North Star Athletic Association Preseason All-Conference team member Tuesday. Pick, a Kimball native, joined DSU senior teammates Katherine Gonzalez and Stacey Westby on the eight member preseason team. Pick, a senior outside hitter, is the daughter of Bruce and Rita Pick and is majoring in health information administration at DSU.