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Amber Budmark recently committed to play softball for Dakota Wesleyan University coach Ed Kieff. The 5-foot-6 infielder from Sacramento, Calif., will join the Tigers for the 2015 season. Budmark had a batting average of .456 during the 2014 season.
• Mitchell High School wrestling hosts Pierre, 7 p.m. at Mitchell High School. • Mitchell High School gymnastics at Lolly Forseth Invite, 4 p.m. at Sioux Falls Roosevelt. • Mitchell...
Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball coach Matt Wilber recently signed Mitchell Christian senior Austin Bormann to play for the Tigers in the 2015-16 season. Bormann, a Stickney native, scored nearly 300 points for the Golden Eagles last season. The 6-foot guard added 60 rebounds, 16 steals and 43 assists. Bormann, whose brother, Adam, plays football at DWU, holds the MCS record for 3-pointers in a game with seven.
Dakota Wesleyan University Athletic Director Curt Hart announced late Thursday evening that cross country and track and field coach Pat Belling has resigned. Belling recently finished his ninth season as head coach of the cross country programs.
VERMILLION -- Four players scored in double figures to lift the University of South Dakota women's basketball team to an 85-77 win over Northern Iowa on Thursday. Tia Hemiller led the way for the Coyotes (5-2) with 20 points and six rebounds, while Nicole Seekamp added 16 points. USD was 32-of-53 from the field and outrebounded NIU (1-5) 36-24. Madison Weekly had 21 points in the loss. USD hosts California State University, Fullerton at 2 p.m. Saturday at the DakotaDome.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- South Dakota State freshman and Mitchell native Macy Miller scored a career-high 20 points to help lift the Jackrabbits to an 80-75 win over No. 25 Arkansas on Thursday. SDSU trailed by four at halftime, but it battled back in the second half. Chynna Stevens hit one of her four 3-pointers as time ran out in regulation to force overtime. The Jackrabbits, who have won four straight, outscored the Razorbacks 16-11 in overtime. SDSU's last road win over a ranked opponent was Dec.
The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team competed with three open weight classes and fell to Northwestern College 37-9 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference dual Thursday in Mitchell. The Tigers also faced Division II Augustana College and lost 56-0. Against Northwestern, DWU earned wins from sophomore Will Seydel at 125 pounds and Mount Vernon native Kyle Gerlach at 174 pounds. Senior All-American Trever DeVestern also won against Northwestern but suffered an injury in the match, which forced him to miss the dual against the Vikings.
An article about Cleveland Cavalier and Mitchell native Mike Miller is taking the sports world by storm. The article titled "Everybody Loves Mike" by Grantland contributor Jonathan Abrams discusses how the former Kernel became the trusted confidant of LeBron James and Tracy McGrady, along with many other professional basketball players. The article is featured on ESPN.com and other Internet sites.
The Mitchell High School wrestling team's dual against Pierre today is a booster club event. The dual begins at 7 p.m. at the high school. Those with a membership will receive free admittance.
Lincoln and Roosevelt played in the Class 11AAA state finals this year, running away from the rest of the field as the season progressed. It's no surprise then that the two Sioux Falls schools combined for 12 of the 29 all-state positions, chosen by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association. The Patriots and Riders each placed six players on the all-state roster. Lincoln's senior running Braxton Large paved the way for the state champion Patriots, rushing for 1,132 yards and 24 touchdowns as Lincoln completed its second straight undefeated season. "He's just so durable.