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Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball player Trae Bergh was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American First Team, it was announced Monday. Bergh, a Crooks native, was one of five college basketball players with a sophomore or higher academic standing that was selected to the team from all NAIA schools. The junior guard is the first basketball player from DWU to earn the award and the only Tiger to make the first team in any sport.
SEWARD, Neb. -- Dakota Wesleyan University junior Skylar Forgey qualified for the NAIA Indoor National Championships over the weekend at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Indoor Championships. The Colome native placed third in the women's 1,000-meter run with a time of 3 minutes, 2.2 seconds.
The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team learned Saturday it will be the No. 2 seed in the Great Plains Athletic Conference postseason tournament. DWU will host Concordia on Wednesday...
The Mitchell Marlin girls concluded the regular season on Sunday with a 7-3 win over Oahe at the Mitchell Activities Center. Kylie Barington had four goals to lead the Marlins, while Madison Arnold (two) and Grace Halvorson each recorded goals. The Marlins had 29 shots on goal, while Oahe had 24. Oahe committed six penalties, while Mitchell had seven.
MISSION -- Mitchell High School wrestlers Landon Neugebauer and Matt Larson had big days at the wrestling Region 3A meet on Saturday in Mission. Both Neugebauer (138) and Larson (160) won their respective weight classes. "They just battled," Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter said. "The competitive nature that I've been trying to get out of them all year showed up.
The sixth annual Wesleyan Winter Classic saw several statewide teams finish first in their respective division last weekend in Mitchell. The Yankton Firestorm Red finished first in the U10 boys division, the Mitchell Ravens finished first in the U10 girls division, the MSA Silver Pride tied for first in U14 girls Blue Bracket A and Watertown tied for first in the U16 boys bracket A. The indoor soccer tournament saw 112 teams from Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska ranging from ages 8-19 compete in four locations throughout Mitchell.
The Mitchell Marlins PeeWee A team went 1-2 during its state tournament over the weekend in Huron. The Marlins defeated Oahe 7-0 on Friday, and lost to Sioux Falls 6-5 on Saturday and 4-3 to Brookings on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Mitchell Marlins PeeWee B team went 0-2 during its state tournament over the weekend in Sioux Center, Iowa. Mitchell lost to Brookings 5-4 on Friday, while falling to Watertown 5-1 on Saturday.
Dakota Wesleyan University wrestlers Kyle Gerlach and Dusty Paulsen qualified for the NAIA National Championship meet at the NAIA North National Qualifier on Saturday in York, Neb. Gerlach, a Mount Vernon native, finished second in the 157-pound weight class, defeating three opponents before falling in the championship round 13-3. Joining Gerlach qualifying in the 157-pound weight class was Paulsen, who finished third. "For those guys it was great to see them qualify," DWU head coach Boomer Fechko said. "Dusty has faced some adversity, it was awesome to see him do that.
KIMBALL -- Corbin Heath's 30 points led Kimball/White lake past Highmore/Harrold 71-58 at a high school boys basketball game on Saturday in Kimball. Eathen Gaulke had 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the win. The WiLdKats were 24-of-47 from the floor, 20-of-28 from the free throw line, grabbed 29 rebounds and dished out 17 assists. Jarret Krause led Highmore/Harrold with 21 points. Highmore/Harrold was 19-of-68 from the floor, 12-of-19 from the free throw line, grabbed 30 rebounds and dished out 11 assists. KWL (9-11) plays in districts this week, while Highmore/Harrold (10-9)
FREEMAN -- Cole Paulson scored 25 points as the Freeman Flyers pushed past Avon 60-43 in high school boys basketball action on Friday in Freeman. Paulson added eight rebounds while Brennan Schmidt grabbed 10 rebounds and tallied eight points for Freeman.