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Cleveland Cavaliers forward and former Mitchell Kernel Mike Miller will miss tonight's home game against the Charlotte Hornets, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. Miller, 34, has missed the last five games after suffering a concussion on Dec. 4. "We were able to get him out there (Sunday) for some three-on-three here after practice," Cleveland head coach David Blatt said.
Several Mitchell-area wrestlers won at the Howard Invitational on Saturday in Howard. Listed below are the championship and third-place matches matches: 106: Championship: Haydn Gilbertson, Kingsbury County, pinned Trevor Klinnert, Tri-Valley, 1:18; Third place: Michael Witte, Flandreau, won by dec. over Blake Gessner, MCM, 7-4. 113: Championship: Chase Andersen, Parker, won by dec. over Ben Soukup, Wagner, 7-3; Third place: Hunter Borah, Beresford, pinned Carsten McNeil, Red/Dol, 2:19. 120: Championship: Logan Mahoney, Parkston, won by dec.
WOONSOCKET -- The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season on Saturday, knocking off Sunshine Bible Academy 70-42. The Blackhawks converted 28 of 67 shots for a 41.8 shooting percentage from the floor, while SBA shot 12 of 43 for 27.9 percent. Dillon Moore lead the way for SC/W with 30 points.
ABERDEEN -- Quinci Herll and Rebecca Sadler finished first and second to lead the Mitchell gymnastics team to victory Saturday at the Hub City Invite. The Kernels finished with a...
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Rashad Vaughn scored 18 points off the bench and Christian Wood added 11 points and 10 rebounds to power UNLV to a 75-61 win over South Dakota on Saturday night. South Dakota led briefly, 29-28 on a layup by Brandon Bos, but UNLV closed the first half on a 14-2 run to take a 42-31 at intermission. The Rebels (6-2) connected on 28 of 59 shots from the floor (47.5 percent), hitting 5 of 21 from the perimeter, and collecting 10 steals. Jelan Kendrick had 13 points for UNLV while Patrick McCaw added 12 points off the bench. Bos led South Dakota (3-8) with 19 points.
The Wessington Springs girls basketball team used a quick start to take down Mitchell Christian 36-23 on Saturday in Mitchell. Mitchell Christian head coach Jackie Van Laecken said turnovers hurt her team early on in the contest. The Golden Eagles committed 16 turnovers, while the Spartans had 11. "That's what gave them the lead," said Van Laecken, whose team lost the rebounding battle 22-21. "We struggled with our passing game and rebounding." After trailing by 12 at the half, Mitchell Christian fought back to come within five, outscoring Wessington Springs 9-2 in the third quarter.
RAPID CITY -- Mitchell senior Ethan Parr wrestled his way to a second-place finish at 152 pounds at the Rapid City Invitational on Saturday. Parr beat Philip's Nick Donnelly by a 4-3 decision in the semifinals and lost to Torring's Justin Polkowske 5-2 in the finals. Polkowske pinned every opponent in the tournament besides Parr. "This is a big tournament and to get into the finals shows that he wrestled well," Mitchell coach Travis Carpenter said. Parr is 12-2 on the season. Three of Mitchell's nine wrestlers placed in the event, which featured 30 teams from three states.
The Mitchell Marlin boys hockey team constantly battled from behind on Saturday against the Watertown Lakers. Mitchell's Jordan Grosdidier scored two goals in the final three minutes of regulation to tie the game at 6 and force overtime. Jacob Cersosimo scored a goal on a shot to the top left shelf in overtime to lift the Marlins to their second straight league win. "Overtime games are fantastic," said Mitchell head coach John Lord, whose team won 7-6 at the Mitchell Activities Center. "Winning those games builds character for our team.
WAGNER -- The Wagner gymnastics team won its home invitational on Saturday after scoring 126.75 points. Chamberlain took second with a 123.0 and Parkston/Ethan/Hanson was third with a 120.85. West Central's Alyssa Anderson won all-around with a 34.05, while Wagner's Hannah Fleming followed with a 33.4. Anderson also won the floor exercise with an 8.95. Fleming won beam with an 8.5, Wagner's Chelsey Hisek won bars with an 8.1 and Chamberlain's Amber Felicia won vault with an 8.9. Wagner Invitational Saturday in Wagner Team: 1. Wagner 126.75; 2. Chamberlain 123; 3.
CRETE, Neb. -- The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team fought its way to its third straight win, defeating No. 21 Doane College 81-77 on the road on Saturday. "I think it was a combination of a couple of different things," DWU head coach Jason Christensen said.