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Mike Miller is officially staying in Denver. The Mitchell native agreed to re-sign with the Nuggets late Monday, multiple reports said. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the "veteran sharpshooter" was closing in on a two-year deal, citing league sources. Yahoo Sports' The Vertical reporter Shams Charania said the deal was for two years and worth more than $5 million.
The brackets for the Mitchell-area Class B amateur baseball district tournaments are complete.
The Mitchell Mustangs youth baseball team capped off an impressive season in style, by winning the U12 state tournament on Sunday at Cadwell Sports Complex in Mitchell. Mitchell topped the Brookings All-Stars 11-7 in the semifinals and edged Brandon Valley Black 6-5 in the championship game to win the 16-team tournament. "It was a team effort," Mitchell Mustangs head coach Jeff Larson said. "We batted 11 guys throughout the year and each and every kid stepped up when we needed them to."
CANOVA—Derek Miller pitched a complete game shutout as Canova blanked Mount Vernon 12-0 (seven innings) in an amateur baseball game on Sunday in Canova. Miller had five strikeouts and allowed seven hits in the win. Jared Miller went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while Garrett Gassman and Tyler Genzlinger each added two RBIs for the Gang. Eric Giblin took the loss for Mount Vernon, allowing six earned runs on eight hits in two innings pitched.
WAGNER—Winner/Colome advanced to the Region 4B Legion baseball tournament championship game by outlasting Parkston 6-4 in 12 innings on Friday in Wagner. In the top of the 12th inning, Winner/Colome scored three runs to break a 3-3 tie. Cameron Biggins led the inning off with a single and Jordan Turgeon followed up Biggins' single with a walk. Both Biggins and Turgeon scored on a double by Reed Harter, who scored Winner/Colome's third run of the inning on a double by Drew DeMers.
ALEXANDRIA—Alexandria finished the regular season unbeaten after taking down Class A foe Aberdeen Circus 3-1 on Friday in Alexandria. The Angels (20-0) broke a 1-1 tie with one run in the bottom of the seventh inning and added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull out the victory. Chris Marek, Cory Marek and Cole Wenande each had RBIs in the win for Alexandria, which finished the game with seven hits.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell Elite boys basketball team won the U13 Orange Division at the Sanford Pentagon Summer Slam Tournament on Friday in Sioux Falls. Mitchell Elite went undefeated in the two-day tournament. On Thursday, Mitchell beat Pentagon-LaCroix 41-37 and defeated the Dakota Cougars 48-41 in overtime to earn the top seed in the A Pool. On Friday, Mitchell beat Pentagon-LaCroix 46-33 to advance to the championship game and then beat the Dakota Cougars 48-34 in the championship game.
The District 5B amateur baseball tournament bracket consisting of the eight Class B Sunshine League teams is now set. The tournament will be played July 21-29 at The Pond in Parkston, with the top five finishers qualifying for the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, which starts Aug. 3 at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.
CANOVA—The Canova Gang clinched the Cornbelt League regular season title with a 9-5 win over Humboldt/Hartford on Thursday in Canova. Brett Bosn earned the win on the mound for the Gang, recording seven strikeouts, while Jeremy Zens earned the save by tossing the final three innings. Devin Alfson led Canova with three hits, while Garrett Gassman and Zens each had two hits. Both Alfson and Gassman scored two runs in the win.
• Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, 8 p.m. at Horseman’s Sports Arena. • Mitchell Post 18 baseball vs. Harrisburg, 6 p.m. at Cadwell Park. • Mitchell white teener baseball at Brandon...