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The Dakota Wesleyan University football team had five players named to the 2014 Daktronics-NAIA scholar athlete team. Tiger senior offensive lineman Jon Knight, senior defensive back Jared Van Winkle, junior defensive back Jordan Bucholz, junior defensive back Tanner Munk and junior defensive back Mike Rohde all earned their first NAIA scholar athlete honor. To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, as well as have achieved a junior academic status. DWU had 13 athletes named NAIA scholar athletes earlier this month for volleyball, men's
The Mike Miller Foundation has selected Cleveland Clinic Children's as a beneficiary of its donations. The foundation will be hosting a Holiday Gala on Dec. 20 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, which features a dinner, live music, auctions, etc. Miller will also donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of his energy drink L.I.F.E. to Cleveland Clinic Children's. "We are blessed with three healthy children now, but we have experience the stress that comes from caring for a sick child," Miller said in a release from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Today, at the Corn Palace, Dakota Wesleyan University hosts Concordia University (Neb.) in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader and the Mitchell High School boys basketball team hosts Rapid City Central. Time: DWU women play at 4 p.m., followed by the DWU men at p.m. and MHS boys at 8 p.m. Records: DWU women (9-4, 4-2 GPAC), No. 3 CU women (13-1, 7-1 GPAC); No. 4 DWU men (12-1, 5-1 GPAC), CU men (7-6, 4-4 GPAC); MHS (2-0, 2-0 ESD), RCC (1-1). Notes: The DWU women enter today's contest on a three-game winning streak and the Tigers are averaging 72 points per game. The No.
• Mitchell Christian boys basketball vs. Kimball/White Lake, 8 p.m. at Mitchell Christian School. • Mitchell Christian girls basketball vs. Kimball/White Lake, 6:30 p.m. at Mitchell Christian School. • Area...
The Avon Pirates Basketball team is hosting a girls basketball tournament on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 in Avon. The tournament is for third- and fourth-grade girls and will take place in separate gyms. There won't be any score kept and each team is guaranteed three games. Entry for the tournament is $40. Contact Brad Poppe at Brad.Poppe@k12.sd.us or Amy Yost at Amy.Yost@k12.sd.us for more information or to register a team.
Two Mitchell area swimmers helped the University of South Dakota swimming and diving team take home first and second place at the Rochester Invitational on Dec. 8.
BOYS BASKETBALL AVON -- Clayton Menning and Eli Van Roekel each scored 19 points as Corsica/Stickney downed Avon 66-43 in a high school boys basketball game on Tuesday in Avon. Menning also added 10 rebounds as the Jaguars out-rebounded Avon 33-22. Avon was led by Logan Mudder and Devin Tolsma, who each scored 16 points in the loss. The Jaguars shot 55 percent from the field, while Avon shot 31 percent. No scoring summary was provided. Corsica/Stickney (2-1) plays Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Thursday in Corsica.
Troy and Bonnie Bollock, of Mitchell, each earned top-10 finishes worldwide in the sport of Cowboy Fast Draw this year. Over 3,000 members receive points at various competitions hosted throughout the year. Troy earned a fourth-place finish, while Bonnie finished the year in 10th place. Cowboy Fast Draw has about 70 affiliated clubs across North America. The Bollocks started the local club in Mitchell in 2003.
Competitive and sideline cheer coach for Mitchell High School, Angela Sivertsen, has resigned from her position, pending finding of a suitable replacement. The announcement came in the school board meeting on Dec. 8. MHS Activities Director Geoff Gross said finding a suitable replacement is tough during the school year. "It's difficult to find replacement coaches for the coming year until we have teacher openings," Gross said.
South Dakota State University Athletic Director Justin Sell and head wrestling coach Chris Bono are speaking at Wednesday's Quarterback Club meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Depot in Mitchell. Bono coaches Alex and David Kocer, two Wagner natives.