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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.
SIOUX FALLS -- The Mitchell boys varsity hockey team defeated Sioux Falls 2 8-2 on Friday in Sioux Falls. Jacob Thill had two goals and an assist, Jacob Cersosimo had a hat trick with three goals and an assist and Alex Murtha and Jacob Rice each recorded a goal. Jordan Grosdidier had a goal and an assist, while Spencer Neugebauer added an assist. Josh Loecker was in the net for Mitchell, making 21 saves on 23 shots on goal. The Marlins made 51 shots on goal. The Marlins (8-5) host Oahe in their senior night at 8 p.m. Friday at the Mitchell Activities Center.
• Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling at North Region qualifying tournament, 9 a.m. in York, Neb. • Mitchell High School wrestling at Region 3B tournament, 10 a.m. in Misson. • Mitchell...
Dakota Wesleyan University women's soccer coach Clyson Glasgow announced Friday the signing of Kira Miller. Miller, a native of Preston, Idaho, is a goalkeeper and comes to DWU with two years of eligibility after transferring from Western Wyoming Community College.
The Mitchell PeeWee A hockey team won its first game of the PeeWee A state tournament Friday in Huron. Mitchell defeated Oahe 7-0. The Marlin PeeWee B team lost its state tournament opener Friday in Sioux Center, Iowa. Mitchell fell 5-4 to Brookings on Friday. Both teams continue play today.