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The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Blarney's Sports Bar and Grill. Team representatives and members are encouraged to attend.
Ten Dakota Wesleyan University athletes were National Scholar Athlete award winners for fall sports. Athletes must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. Tiger athletes earning the honor are men's soccer players Bryce Berletic (3.68), Sterling Hubbard (3.68), Travis Moodie (4.0), Tyson Moodie (3.93), Zach Schneider (3.85) and Jon Weiger (3.84); women's soccer players Thara Ali Said (3.81) and Kylie Keiser (3.67); volleyball player Mackenzie Stevens (3.52); and cross country runner Haley Brunke (4.0). The members of the D
ALEXANDRIA -- The Hanson Beavers downed Bridgewater-Emery 52-40 in a high school girls basketball game on Thursday Katlyn Schroeder led Hanson with 10 points and Ashley Moe had nine points and five rebounds. Brooke Slaba also recorded five rebounds. The Beavers went 14-for-43 on field goals, 21-for-32 free throws and committed 13 turnovers. Bridgewater-Emery was led by Kadra Kayser with 14 points and Justine Dye with 11 points. Jennifer Olinger had nine rebounds. The Huskies had 11 turnovers in the loss. Hanson (1-1) travels to Chamberlain on Tuesday.
Today, at the Corn Palace, Mitchell High School boys basketball team hosts Pierre in an Eastern South Dakota Conference matchup. Time: 7 p.m. Records: Mitchell (0-0, 0-0 ESD); Pierre (0-0, 0-0 ESD). Notes: This is the Mitchell High School boys basketball team's home opener. ... MHS head coach Erik Skoglund is entering his second season for the Kernels. The Kernels finished last season with a 1-21 record and didn't make the state tournament for the second consecutive year. ...
MADISON -- Howard graduate and Dakota State University defensive end Cole Potter was named one of the 70 finalists for the 2014 Cliff Harris Small College Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday. The award is presented to the nation's top small college defensive player representing more than 5,000 defensive players from almost 500 NCAA Division II, III and NAIA colleges and universities. Potter was one of 14 players selected from an NAIA school. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound sophomore had a record-breaking season for DSU's defensive line.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward and Mitchell native Mike Miller is not expected to clear concussion protocol until Monday at the earliest, Bleacher Report reported Thursday. Miller has been working out with the team, but will not play in Thursday night's game against Oklahoma City or against New Orleans Friday. Miller looks to get back in the lineup for next week's homestand, when the Cavaliers host Charlotte on Monday, Atlanta on Wednesday and Brooklyn on Friday. The former Mitchell Kernel was unintentionally hit in the head by Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in the fourth quarter of a game that t
Tickets are available for the Fifth Annual Mike Miller Classic, which is Dec. 27 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell and Dec. 29 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. General admission tickets are $10 and reserved seating tickets are $20. If interested, call the Corn Palace box office at 605-995-8430 or the Pentagon box office at 605-312-7900. Fifth Annual Mike Miller Classic schedule Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell Session 1 4:30 p.m.: Mitchell Christian vs. Patrick Henry (Minn.) "Coach Gary Munsen Tournament" 6 p.m.: Sioux Falls Washington vs.
REDFIELD -- The South Dakota Amateur Basketball Association is accepting entries of teams that want to compete in the 68th annual state men's tournament, which is Feb. 28-March 1 in Redfield. The entry fee is $100 per team for both A and B divisions. Rules and entry forms are available on www.sdamateurbasketball.org . Interested teams should contact their regional commissioner before the Jan. 26 deadline.
Friday night's Mitchell High School boys basketball game is a Mitchell Athletic Booster Club event. The Kernels play Pierre in an Eastern South Dakota Conference game, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Corn Palace. Booster Club members will receive free admittance with their membership cards.
Dakota Wesleyan University baseball coach John Greicar announced Thursday the signing of Michigan native Cole VanWagoner. VanWagoner will join the Tigers for the 2015-16 season. As a junior, he batted .448 and is an outfielder.