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Kimball/White Lake led by four points after three quarters and used a 20-point spurt to pull away from Mitchell Christian Thursday night for a 59-39 boys basketball win in Mitchell. "We're still a growing team," MCS coach Jesse Tolsma said. "We showed a bit of youthfulness on our end. We played pretty well for three quarters and we just ended up having some mental lapses that cost us in the end."
CORSICA — Three Titans scored in double figures as the Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys basketball team topped Corsica-Stickney 65-55 on Thursday in Corsica. Cody Muilenburg led MVP with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Taylen Trisco added 16 points and Dane Rihanek chipped in 11 points. The Titans went 21-of-51 from the field for 41 percent and made 19 of 29 free throws for 65 percent shooting from the line.
Mitchell Christian dropped a 42-16 girls basketball game against Kimball/White Lake on Thursday at MCS gym. The WiLdKats broke away from a 13-6 halftime lead and outscored the Golden Eagles 29-10 in the second half. "KWL did a good job on us defensively and caused a lot of turnovers," Mitchell Christian coach Jackie Van Laecken said. "We will use this next week to get better as a team." Adaya Plastow paced Mitchell Christian with 10 points. Charlotte Haag added six points and four rebounds.
HIGHMORE—The Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes wrestling team won three duals at the Miller/Highmore-Harrold Quadrangular on Thursday in Highmore. K/WL/PG downed Wolsey-Wessington (69-9), Sunshine Bible Academy (59-21) and Miller/Highmore-Harrold (55-21). K/WL/PG will compete in the Titan Invite on Thursday in Plankinton.
The annual Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan schedule was released Thursday, with three stops scheduled for South Dakota in 2017. Pitchers Brandon Kintzler and Ryan Pressly, along with team manager Paul Molitor and television broadcaster Dick Bremer will make the South Dakota swing. The group will be in Sioux Falls at the Elmen Center on the Augustana University campus at 6 p.m. Jan. 17. Seats are limited and tickets can be picked up at Results Radio in Sioux Falls or the Midco Customer Experience Center in Sioux Falls.
CHAMBERLAIN—The pairings for the 2015 East/West Classic in Chamberlain have been announced. The day full of boys basketball games will begin at 11 a.m. on Dec. 28 at the Chamberlain Armory. Centerville will face Lower Brule in the first game, followed by Douglas vs. West Central, Ethan vs. Douglas (girls basketball), Cheyenne-Eagle Butte vs. Belle Fourche, Chamberlain vs. Philip (girls basketball) and Lennox vs. Chamberlain. Each game will start 25 minutes after the previous game.
With an impending snowstorm in the forecast and bitterly cold temperatures in line for the weekend, a number of area events have been postponed or cancelled. Mitchell Activities Director Cory Aadland said Thursday that all of Mitchell's extracurricular events have been postponed. Makeup dates and times for the following events have yet to be determined: • Debate at Brookings on Friday and Saturday • Boys basketball vs. Rapid City Central on Friday and Rapid City Stevens on Saturday
BROOKINGS—Mitchell native Macy Miller will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 women's basketball season due to a knee injury, South Dakota State University announced Wednesday. The preseason player of the year in the Summit League tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her right knee during a game Dec. 9 against Green Bay. Miller was the team's leading scorer with 14.9 points per game and did not play Sunday against George Washington.
TABOR — Bon Homme High School senior Chase Kortan will play baseball at South Dakota State. Kortan, a native of Tabor, said he has committed to the Jackrabbits on Twitter Wednesday. Playing prep baseball for Bon Homme/Scotland, Kortan has been a three-time first-team all-state selection, while pitching and also playing shortstop. Last season, he threw 26.2 innings, allowing seven hits and striking out 44 batters with an earned-run average of 0.34, while allowing just one walk in 10 games. He also has played successfully for the Tabor American Legion baseball team.
FLANDREAU—McCook Central/Montrose went undefeated at the Flandreau Quadrangular on Tuesday in Flandreau. The Fighting Cougars defeated Flandreau (54-21), Sioux Valley (54-27) and Clark-Willow Lake (42-29) at the quad. Blake Gessner and Caleb Krouse both went 3-0 in contested matches for McCook Central/Montrose. Gessner won two matches by pin in the 152-pound division. Gessner also picked up a 3-2 decision over Clark/Willow Lake's Landon Werdel.