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WATERTOWN — An early deficit for the McCook Central/Montrose volleyball team wasn't a problem, as MCM claimed the second, third and fourth sets for a 3-1 win over Groton Area and clinching a trip to the Class A state tournament Tuesday at the Civic Arena in Watertown. Set scores were 23-25, 25-16, 25-17 and 25-21.
ABERDEEN—Dakota Wesleyan University played right with Northern State University in a women's basketball exhibition game Tuesday, but the Wolves pulled away down the stretch at Wachs Arena. The NAIA Tigers lost to the NCAA Division II Wolves 83-68 in a battle of two South Dakota college basketball powerhouses. DWU is ranked No. 8 in NAIA and has made the last two national tournaments. The Wolves, who have qualified for the last four NCAA Division II tournaments, were receiving votes in the first national poll.
The Hanson High School volleyball team won't be playing at home tonight in the Class B Sweet 16 state-qualifying round. But the Corn Palace will do just fine for the visiting Beavers. Fifth-seeded Hanson (24-2) will play the front-end of a Class B doubleheader at the Palace today, hosting 12th-seeded Faulkton Area (18-10) at 6 p.m. The winner advances to the Class B state tournament, something Hanson has done just twice previously in school history.
Mitchell School District Activities Director Cory Aadland will be the featured guest speaker at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille and is open to the public. The Dakota Wesleyan University football seniors will also be recognized, and coaches from MHS and DWU will also speak.
Dakota Wesleyan University quarterback Dillon Turner was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference offensive player of the week for the fourth time this season on Monday. In DWU's 62-52 win over Dordt on Saturday, Turner had 386 passing yards and three touchdowns and added 108 rushing yards and two more scores. The senior from Salem, Arkansas finished his career at DWU as the school's all-time passing leader with 10,704 yards and third all-time rusher with 3,215 yards. DWU ended its season at 6-5 overall and 4-4 in the GPAC.
Three Mitchell High School football players were named to the 2017 All-Eastern South Dakota Conference football team announced on Monday. Senior D.J. Krogman (linemen) was named to the All-ESD defensive team, while juniors Drew Kitchens (running back) and Carter Max (linemen) were named to the offensive all-conference team. Krogman finished the season with 54 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception in 11 games for the Kernels.
SIOUX FALLS—The Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams remained undefeated with two wins apiece at the South Dakota NAIA Classic at the Sanford Pentagon Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the No. 8 DWU women defeated Presentation College 89-57 and knocked off Dakota State 106-45 on Sunday. The No. 10 DWU men defeated PC 86-69 on Saturday and DSU 94-69 on Sunday. DWU men's coach Matt Wilber recorded his 100th career coaching victory on Sunday.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Taryn Christion threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as South Dakota State handed North Dakota State its first loss of the season, 33-21, on Saturday in a clash of two top-10 FCS teams. SDSU kept possession of the Dakota Marker Trophy—the team's traveling trophy. Christion threw touchdown passes to Dallas Goedert, who had 116 yards receiving on seven catches, and Jacob Brown. Jake Wieneke had two catches for 59 yards that moved him past Jerry Rice and into third place all-time in FCS receiving yards at 4,730.
SDHSAA Sweet 16 pairings Thursday, Nov. 7 Class AA (Eight winners of the Sweet 16 contests will not be re-seeded for the state tournament. Times to be determined) No. 1 Harrisburg (19-1) vs. No. 16 Brookings (5-15), in Harrisburg No. 2 Mitchell (19-4) vs. No. 15 Sturgis (9-16), in Mitchell No. 3 Rapid City Stevens (27-6) vs. No. 14 Rapid City Central (9-19), at Rapid City Stevens No. 4 Aberdeen Central (15-5) vs. No. 13 Yankton (6-14), in Aberdeen No. 5 Watertown (13-7) vs. No. 12 Pierre (7-15), in Watertown
All games at DakotaDome, Vermillion. Thursday, Nov. 9 Class 9B: No. 1 Sully Buttes (11-0) vs. No. 2 Colman-Egan (11-0), 10:30 a.m. Class 9AA: No. 1 Gregory (11-0) vs. No. 3 Irene-Wakonda (10-1), 1:30 p.m. Class 9A: No. 1 Corsica-Stickney (11-0) vs. No. 3 Britton-Hecla (10-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 Class 11B: No. 5 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (9-2) vs. No. 2 Sioux Falls Christian (10-1), 1 p.m. Class 11AA: No. 1 Pierre (8-3) vs. No. 3 Harrisburg (7-4), 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11