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Kyle Liddeke, a Mitchell native, was inducted into the South Dakota Soft Tip Dart Hall of Fame last week at the 2015 South Dakota State Dart Tournament in Sioux Falls. Liddeke, who started playing at the age of 8, has amassed a series of tournament wins in various events, including nine championships in the Pearl Vodka Tournament of Champions and eight titles in the South Dakota State Dart Tournament. There were 27 other darters inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Shay Jolley scored 19 points to lead Canistota over Ethan 58-48 in a District 8B high school boys basketball semifinal on Tuesday at the Corn Palace. Drew Seubert added 13 points and Mason Decker chipped in 10 points as the Hawks went 21-of-40 from the field for 53 percent shooting in the win. Ethan made 19 of 55 field goals for 35 percent shooting in the loss.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- The Morningside women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, and it couldn't have come at a worse time. The Mustangs (32-1) fell in the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament championship game 80-72 to Concordia on Tuesday. Concordia (31-2) was led by Mary Janovich with 17 points, while Morningside's Taylor Bahensky tallied a team-best 15 points. Both teams will play in the national tournament. On the men's side, No. 4 Midland thumped No. 5 Morningside 89-67 on Tuesday for the GPAC tournament championship.
The Northern State University women's basketball team and the Augustana men's basketball team captured Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament championships on Tuesday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. NSU won the women's title by defeating Wayne State College 61-45. Megan Mutchler scored 18 points, Rachel Krogman added 16 points and Sadie Stotesbery finished with 14 points to lead the Wolves to the title. The Augustana men cruised to a 98-82 over Minnesota State University-Moorhead. The Vikings went 37-of-69 from the field for 53 percent shooting in the win.
PIERRE -- The Mitchell Aquatic Club had four champions at the state championships over the weekend. Tevyn Waddell, 16, won the 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 backstroke, 100 backstroke and 1,000 freestyle, all in state meet record times. She also won the 200 breast. Cailey Scott, 14, won the 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle for the 13-14 girls age group. Christian Fossum, 17, won the 100 and 200 butterfly, while placing second in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle and 200 backstroke.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys and girls basketball coaches Eric Denning and Bill Marquardt will speak at the Quarterback Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Depot in Mitchell. Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball coach Matt Wilber will speak about the NAIA Division II men's basketball tournament, and Mitchell High School wrestling coach Travis Carpenter and his senior wrestlers will be in attendance.
Several area district boys basketball games are postponed due to the inclement weather. The District 6B semifinal games, which were scheduled for Tuesday, will be played on Thursday at the Huron Arena. Wessington Springs takes on Wolsey-Wessington at 6 p.m., followed by James Valley Christian vs. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket at 7:30 p.m. The 6B boys championship game is now scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Huron Arena. Tuesday's District 12B semifinal games have been postponed to Thursday night. Gregory will host Marty at 7 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL Here is the final boys basketball poll of the season. Listed are first-place votes, records, points and last week’s ranking. Class AA 1. Washington (9) 18-2 45 1...
• Mitchell High School boys basketball vs. Pierre in District 3AA tournament, 7 p.m. in Aberdeen. • Area high school boys basketball: Region 5A: West Central vs. Parkston, 6 p.m...
Sam Arend scored a game-high 20 points to push Bridgewater-Emery over Mitchell Christian in a District 8B high school boys basketball game on Monday at the Corn Palace. Cole Gassman and Lucas Miller each scored 13 points as the Huskies went 19-of-42 from the field in the win. "We came out with a lot of intensity, but Bridgewater-Emery was just the better team tonight," Mitchell Christian head coach Dennis Martin said. "I thought we had some crucial unforced turnovers that really hurt us tonight." The Golden Eagles went 19-of-35 from the field and 3-of-7 from the line.