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Mitchell had 40 wrestlers qualify for the AAU state wrestling tournament at Saturday's Region 3 wrestling meet held at the Corn Palace. Mitchell had 13 wrestlers win titles, 11 wrestlers finished second and 13 wrestlers took third place at the event.
Three Mount Vernon/Plankinton, Chamberlain and Parkston players were named to the All-Southeastern South Dakota Conference boys basketball teams. MVP's Tate Deinert led the voting with 98 votes, while Devin Rihanek and Hayden Schmidt each earned honors. Parkston's Dillan Thuringer was the second-leading vote getter with 94 and was joined by teammates Wes Genant and Jake DeLange on the all-conference team. Chamberlain's Seth Friesz, Tiegen Priebe and Dodge Knipping earned all-SESD honors, while Gregory's Jayd VanDerWerff and Robert Vomacka were named.
Numerous area players were named to the all-tournament teams at the state girls basketball tournaments this weekend in Watertown and Aberdeen. Second-place teams Winner and Ethan each had three selections to their respective all-tournament teams. For the Warriors, Allison Cox, Bailey Volmer and Sydney Fritz received post-tournament honors. The Rustlers had Rachel Hawkins, Ellie Hohn and Karly Gustafson on the all-tournament team, which is selected by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team finished in sixth place at the state tournament on Sunday in Brookings.
Two Mitchell Kernels earned all-Eastern South Dakota Conference honors in boys and girls basketball. Connor Morgan was named all-conference honorable mention on the boys team, while Erin Farnham earned all-ESD honorable mention on the girls team. A complete list of the teams is located below. All-ESD boys teams FIRST TEAM
Hamlin 58, Webster 52 WATERTOWN—Behind Lexi Wadsworth's 22 points, Hamlin downed Webster 58-52 in the third-place game at Class A girls basketball state tournament on Saturday at the Watertown Civic Center in Watertown. Wadsworth added 13 rebounds for a double-double, while Grace West and Brynn Alfson each added eight points. Haley Rithmiller scored a game-high 31 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double in a losing effort for the Bearcats. W 16 25 36 52 H 11 26 37 58 Dell Rapids 71, McLaughlin 62
HURON—In a rematch of the state championship game from a year ago, the girls basketball teams from Ethan and Sully Buttes engaged in a low-scoring, defensive battle. But unlike 2015, the Rustlers were on the wrong side of the scoreboard, as the Chargers won the Class B state girls basketball championship in a 33-25 game Saturday night at the Huron Arena.
WATERTOWN—After upsetting two higher-seeded opponents, all that was standing in the way of the Winner girls basketball team was two-time defending champion and No. 1-seeded St. Thomas More. The Warriors were able to keep pace with the Cavaliers for much of the first quarter, but turnovers proved to be costly as St. Thomas More defeated Winner 49-32 in the Class A state championship game on Saturday night in the Watertown Civic Center.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—The third-winningest season in program history came to a sudden stop for the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team. No. 3 DWU's season ended at the hands of No. 5 Goshen (Ind.) 89-71 in the quarterfinals on Saturday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The Tigers (27-9) were led by Erica Herrold, who scored a game-high 23 points in the loss. Goshen (27-8) rode a strong defensive effort and held DWU to 35 percent shooting. The Maple Leafs outscored DWU 28-16 in the fourth quarter to advance to the semifinals.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—During the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team's postseason run, two freshmen players have become unsung heroes. Freshmen Rylie Osthus and Kelsey Bertram have started in each postseason games for DWU, helping the team to a 4-1 record and a spot in the NAIA Division II national tournament quarterfinals.