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SIOUX FALLS -- The Mitchell White teener baseball team won one and dropped two games over the weekend at the Sioux Falls Classic. In the team's first game Saturday, Mitchell fell 8-3 to Marshall (Minn.). Jacob Jarding pitched four innings, allowing eight runs, two earned and struck out three. Logan Sparks and Drew Bollinger each finished with two hits and a run scored. Mitchell topped Yellowstone (Wyo.) 7-5 in the team's second game Saturday, with Reese Sievert pitching seven innings and striking out four.
ABERDEEN -- Two hundred athletes and more than 20 coaches will descend on Aberdeen from Sunday to Wednesday for the 28th Annual South Dakota High School All-Star Games. They will be joined by high school coaches from across the state who will be attending the 63rd Annual South Dakota High School Coaches Association Clinic in Aberdeen. The North All-Stars versus the South All-Stars girls basketball game will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wachs Arena on the Northern State University campus.
PRIOR LAKE, Minn. -- The Mitchell Legion baseball team won two of three over the weekend at the Gopher Classic in Prior Lake, Minn. Derek Miller led Post 18 to a 2-1 win 10 innings over Totino Grace (Minn.) in the team's first game Saturday. Miller pitched all 10 innings, allowing one run on eight hits and struck out six. He also came through with the game-winning RBI on a single in the 10th inning. "Derek has looked good in his last two outings," Post 18 coach Luke Norden said. "He did a great job of staying within himself.
Mitchell native Mike Miller is still searching for a new home for the 2014-15 NBA season and may have received offers from a pair of potential suitors over the weekend. ESPN's Jeff Goodman sent out a message on Twitter Sunday that Miller has been offered a contract by the Denver Nuggets for three years and $12 million.
PARKSTON -- The Parkston Mudcats held off the Platte Killer Tomatoes 9-7 in Sunshine League action Sunday in Parkston. Tom Murtha pitched the complete game for the Mudcats, allowing seven runs, two earned, on nine hits and struck out 12. Jeff Harris finished 2-for-5 for Parkston, while Tyler Nolz added a hit and two RBIs. Hayden Kuiper and Ryan Allen each finished with two hits for the Killer Tomatoes, while Jon Hoeksma started on the mound for Platte.
SIOUX FALLS -- The Mitchell Black teener baseball team placed third at the Sioux Falls Classic over the weekend. Mitchell topped Norfolk (Neb.) 8-0 in its first game Saturday, with Carter Cavanaugh picking up the win on the mound. Briggs Havlik took the loss for Mitchell in a 5-3 defeat to Dell Rapids Saturday. In the third place game Sunday, Mitchell topped South Sioux City (Iowa). Baley Miller got the win and Havlik came in to get the save.
RENNER -- The Mitchell Gold teener baseball team finished second at a tournament in Renner over the weekend, winning three of four games. Mitchell defeated Watertown 13-11, with Jared Miller picking up the win on the mound in the team's first game Saturday. Miller added three hits and three RBIs. In the second game Saturday, Mitchell topped Renner 8-5. Sam Edwards scored six times and finished with three hits for Mitchell.
PRIOR LAKE, Minn. -- The Mitchell Legion baseball team was defeated 8-0 in five innings by Prior Lake (Minn.) in the opening game of the Gopher Classic Friday in Prior Lake, Minn. Jed Schmidt started for Post 18 on the mound, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out one. Ben Miller came in to relieve Schmidt in the third inning.
The annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Blarney's Sports Bar and Grill in Mitchell scheduled for today has been canceled due to low registration for the event. It was to be the sixth consecutive year the event was held. There was scheduled to be 13 divisions at the tournament and a portion of the proceeds was to go to the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team. The event will not be rescheduled.
LeBron James announced Friday he will return to home to Ohio to play for Cleveland, where he began his NBA career. The move immediately brought a flurry of rumors that James' former teammate with the Miami Heat and Mitchell native Mike Miller may join him in a Cavaliers uniform. Moments after the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player announced his move, the name Mike Miller showed up in thousands of tweets on Twitter, speculating that the free agent may take his three-point shooting talents to Cleveland. Just before 10 p.m.