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Mitchell's 26 youth wrestlers begin their quests for state titles today at the state youth wrestling tournament at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. today and continues through Sunday afternoon. There is a Parade of Champions at 8:10 a.m. Sunday with the final rounds starting at 9 a.m. Mitchell has 15 returning state qualifiers -- five of whom placed last year.
On Tuesday, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told Sirius XM NFL Radio that the team is working to restructure Chad Greenway's contract. Greenway, a linebacker and Mount Vernon native, has played all nine seasons of his NFL career in Minnesota. The 32-year-old has 992 total tackles, 15.5 sacks, nine interceptions and eight forced fumbles.
• Dakota Wesleyan University men’s golf at Bethel College in Newton, Kan. • Dakota Wesleyan University softball vs. Doane College, 1 p.m. at McWhirter Field. • Dakota Wesleyan University track...
The South Dakota State University softball team swept Dakota Wesleyan University in a doubleheader on Thursday at McWhirter Field in Mitchell. SDSU downed DWU 14-2 in five innings in Game 1 and the Jackrabbits earned a 11-2 victory in six innings in Game 2. The Tigers were held to four hits in Game 1, with junior Meghan Bovee hitting a two-run double that scored junior Hailey Unger and senior Katie Anderus.
The Mitchell Skating Academy is hosting an exhibition show from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchell Activities Center. There will be 32 skaters performing. Eleven skaters will be doing their competition programs, while the remaining 21 will perform group routines. This event is free to the public.
Dakota Wesleyan University finished as the No. 2 team in the country in the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Post-Season Top 25 Poll released on Wednesday. The Tigers advanced to the national championship game, and suffered a 66-45 defeat to Cornerstone (Mich.). Cornerstone finished as the No. 1 team in the country. This was the highest that DWU (32-5) had been ranked all season. The Tigers set a single season program record with 32 wins in 2014-15.
ALEXANDRIA -- The Custer Battlefield Highway Conference won both the boys and girls high school basketball all-star games on Tuesday in Alexandria. CBH defeated the Cornbelt Conference 71-64 in the girls contest, while the CBH boys won 85-82. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Morgan Selland scored 15 points to lead the CBH girls, while Ethan's Darbi Gustafson added 14 points and Mitchell Christian's Ashley Schmit chipped in 10 points in the win. The Cornbelt Conference was led by Bridgewater-Emery's Tiana Kayser and Canistota's Sadie Anderson each with 10 points. In the boys game, Austin Tilton
Two Class AA basketball players were selected as South Dakota's Gatorade players of the year. Pierre senior Sydney Palmer was the girls basketball selection, while Sioux Falls Washington's Deng Geu was the boys basketball pick.
VERMILLION -- Parkston senior Wes Dvorak was named the Most Valuable Player of the Class B Dan Lennon high school track and field meet on Tuesday in Vermillion. Dvorak won the boys long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 8.75 inches. Dvorak took second in the boys 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8 seconds, 45 seconds. He also took second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.27. Jaci Brahmer, of Pierce (Neb.), won the girls MVP award.
Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball coach Matt Wilber is the special guest at the Quarterback Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Depot in Mitchell. The Tigers are the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament runner-up this season.