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For the second straight week, Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball player Kristin Sabers has been selected as the Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. The junior forward Sabers tied a school record for most 3-pointers in a game with eight against Dordt College on Wednesday, finishing with 26 points. She added 16 points in DWU's win against then-No. 9 Concordia University on Saturday. Sabers is averaging 16.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season.
For the second straight week, both the men's and women's Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams are ranked in the Top 25 NAIA Coaches Poll. The women made the biggest jump, vaulting from No. 16 last week to No. 12 this week with wins over Dordt College and then-No. 9 Concordia University. Meanwhile, the men fell down a spot, dropping from No. 8 to No. 9 after falling to Dordt College on the road and beating Concordia at home.
Hanson's Kynedi Cheeseman and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Myah Selland each earned Class B all-state second team honors as selected by the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association. Cheeseman rebounded from a knee injury a year ago with a dominant season for the Beavers as they finished 22-6 taking the eventual state champions Chester Area to five sets in the region championship game.
• Mitchell High School gymnastics at Sioux Falls Lincoln triangular with Yankton, 5:30 p.m. at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School. • Mitchell Christian girls basketball at Wolsey-Wessington in Wolsey. •...
PIERRE—The Mitchell Aquatic Club placed third at its annual Winter Invite swim meet hosted by MAC Friday through Sunday in Pierre. Individually, MAC had 10 event champions with five girls and five boys winning events. Winning for MAC on the girls side were Sophia Huber, Lauren Scott, Cailey Scott, Tevyn Waddell and Lucie Anderson. Huber won the 25-meter breaststroke and the 100 breaststroke in the girls 8 and under division, while Lauren Scott won the 50 butterfly in girls 9-10.
CHAMBERLAIN—The Chamberlain wrestling team dropped a pair of dual matches on Monday in a triangular on Monday in Chamberlain. The Cubs fell to Brookings 46-27 and to West Central 56-21. Against the Bobcats, Chamberlain earned wins from Max Donovan (106 pounds), Spencer Kirkpatrick (138), Nick Claussen (220) and Nash Hutmacher (285). Claussen, Hutmacher and Kirkpatrick won by pins, while Donovan earned a 1-0 decision. Collin Powell, who won by forfeit against Brookings, earned a 7-4 decision over West Central's Caden Ideker in the 113-pound match.
The Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team dropped two out of three contests to Rushmore over the weekend in Mitchell. The Marlins lost 6-2 on Friday, picked up a 3-2 win on Saturday and dropped a 3-1 contest in the rubber match on Sunday. In Friday's contest, Ashley Jones picked up both goals for the Marlins, with assists coming from Kaihlen Smith, Isabel Bathke, Sarah Zimmerman and Grace Halvorson. In Mitchell's win Saturday, Smith, Halvorson and Emily Spates each scored a goal, with Bailey Hohn picking up an assist.
KIMBALL — Logan Mahoney was named the most outstanding wrestler of the tournament and his Parkston Trojans took second place in the Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes Invitational Saturday. The Trojans finished in second behind Philip Area, as the Scotties rolled to a team championship. Philip Area had 256 points, followed by Parkston with 160 and Winner Area in third place with 147 points.
SIOUX FALLS — The Mitchell Kernels continued their hot start to the gymnastics season, convincingly winning the Lolly Forseth Invitational at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School on Saturday. The Kernels scored 142.225 points as a team, with second-place Rapid City Stevens coming in with 136.975 points. Ten teams were on hand for the event. "The first invitational of the year is usually a little shaky for all of the teams, so it was good for us to have a meet under our belts," said Mitchell coach Audra Rew, referring to the Kernels' opener at Yankton Dec. 3.
WATERTOWN — The Mitchell Kernels had some success at the Watertown Duals tournament Saturday but ended up dropping each of the four team contests at the Watertown Civic Arena. The Kernels lost to Milbank (44-18), Yankton (44-24) and Watertown (65-6) during round-robin pool play and then dropped the seventh-place dual match against Harrisburg, 52-21. Against Milbank, Ryan McGinnis (113 pounds), Cole Gehrke (126), Barry Browning (138), Zach Smith (160), Carter Max (182) picked up victories.