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RAMONA—Mitchell Christian advanced to the second round of the Region 4B tournament with a three-set win over Oldham-Ramona/Rutland. Set scores were 25-19, 29-27 and 25-23. Mitchell Christian (5-19): Erica Thompson finished with 10 assists and five digs for the Golden Eagles, while Sarah Morris and Sophie Eben both served three aces. Maggie Reynen added seven kills and Anna Cooper recorded four kills and four blocks. The Golden Eagles play Class B No. 3 Chester Area in Madison.
Monday's Scores Region 7A First Round Bennett County def. Little Wound, 25-18, 20-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-11 Red Cloud def. Todd County, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 16-25, 16-14 Region 1B First Round Aberdeen Christian def. Waubay/Summit, 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6 Wilmot def. Florence/Henry, 25-16, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21 Region 2B First Round Highmore-Harrold def. Sunshine Bible Academy, 25-18, 25-7, 25-18 Leola/Frederick def. Eureka/Bowdle, 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 25-21 Region 3B First Round James Valley Christian def. DeSmet, 27-25, 25-14, 26-24 Wessington Springs def.
BELLEVUE, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team absorbed the first punch by Bellevue University and started landing some shots of its own. The No. 17 Tigers shook off a sluggish shooting start and pulled away from No. 14 Bellevue University for an 86-77 men's basketball victory on Monday. The Tigers (1-0) hit just one of their first 13 shots, but their defense and balanced scoring helped them right the ship in the season-opening win.
The South Dakota Cheerleading Coaches Association announced the 2018 all-state football sideline cheerleaders on Monday. Mitchell's Kendra Jennings received the honor. Multiple cheerleaders from Gregory (Keeley Klein and Shelby Zimmerman), Lyman (Kallie Shook and Demi Langdeau), Mount Vernon/Plankinton (Brisa Contreras and Casondra Gerlach), Parkston (Bennett McIntosh and Emma Kopplin) and Winner (Sadie Woods and Tedra Vrbka) also were named all-state.
Here is the final South Dakota Media Volleyball Poll for the 2018 season. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking. Class AA
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Taryn Christion passed for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Mikey Daniel scored two rushing touchdowns to help No. 8 South Dakota State beat No. 9 Illinois State 38-28 on Saturday. Christion was 18-of-28 passing with one interception and moved into first on South Dakota State's career completions list with 740.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The Dakota Wesleyan University football team has had a rough go of it the last six weeks. The Tigers dropped six games in a row, with three coming by seven points or less and the offense only scored more than 14 points once during that stretch. On Saturday, DWU put an end to the drought, scoring 21 points in the second quarter as part of a 41-21 rout of Jamestown University to earn its first Great Plains Athletic Conference win of the season.
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa—The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team dropped a three-set match on the road to No. 5 Dordt on Saturday in Great Plains Athletic Conference play, 25-17, 25-21 and 30-28. The Tigers were held to a .058 hitting percentage for the match by Dordt, which clinched an undefeated regular season conference championship with the win.
Dakota Wesleyan University nearly completed a furious rally on the women's soccer pitch Saturday against Morningside at Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Great Plains Athletic Conference action. In the end, however, the Mustangs held on for a 3-2 win in the season finale.
After concluding the 2017-18 season as the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Champions, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team will unveil its national championship banner on Nov. 14. The Tigers host Great Plains Athletic Conference opponent Dordt College on Wednesday, Nov. 14 for a double-header. The women's basketball team begins at 6 p.m. and plans to reveal the banner prior to the game.