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HURON -- The Mitchell boys golf team finished seventh out of 15 teams at the Huron Invitational Friday in Huron. The Kernels carded a 328, while Sioux Falls O'Gorman took home first place with a score of 305. "I thought it was very good performance on a very hard course," Mitchell boys golf coach Mark Horan said. "We were only a couple shots away from an even higher place, and we beat Aberdeen for the first time this year, which shows me we are improving." Mitchell was led by senior Jacob Rice, who shot a 76 and tied for seventh place overall.
The Mitchell vs. Yankton football game at 7 p.m. today at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell is a Mitchell High School booster club event. Members need to show their membership card to get in and memberships will be available for purchase at the game.
IRENE -- The Scotland volleyball team won five-set match Thursday against Irene-Wakonda. The Highlanders (1-0) dropped the first two sets before winning the next three. Set scores were 25-18, 26-24, 25-15, 25-20, 15-11. Stats were not available for either team. Scotland plays Freeman Sept. 8 in Freeman. Irene-Wakonda (0-1) plays at Freeman Tuesday.
ALEXANDRIA -- The Hanson Beavers remained undefeated throughout the Hanson volleyball tournament Thursday, beating Ethan in the title match 25-23, 25-12. Kynedi Cheeseman had seven kills and 12 digs, Katlyn Schroeder added six kills and 11 digs and Hailey Doyle added 10 assists. Emily Brown had seven assists for the Beavers (3-0), who play Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Tuesday in Woonsocket. Ethan was led by Darbi Gustafson, who had five kills and three digs.
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Mitchell native Brent Havlik has left the University of Wyoming wrestling team and has signed to play baseball with Dakota Wesleyan University. Havlik, a three-time state wrestling champion for the Kernels, cited health reasons for quitting wrestling and leaving the Division I school. He is done with wrestling, he said, and he chose not to elaborate on his health issues. He will not be a member of the DWU wrestling team. "I'm at peace with it," Havlik said of being done with wrestling.
Three Alexandria Angels and three Parkston Mudcat baseball players led the 2014 South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association Class B state tournament team announced Wednesday by SDABA president Dale Weber. Alexandria's Peyton Smith, Cory Marek and Cole Wenande were all announced as making the team. Wenande was named the Batting Champ of the 2014 tournament. Parkston's Jeff Fish, Trevor Freudenthal and Brady Nolz represent the three Mudcats named on the tournament team. The 2014 Class B state amateur baseball champions Wynot, (Neb.) had three players named as well.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The South Dakota State University football team opens its season with a tough test taking on the Missouri Tigers. Missouri was the 2013 Southeastern Conference runner-up and won the AT&T Cotton Bowl last season. At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Jackrabbits will take on their lone Football Bowl Subdivision opponent this season. The game is being held at Farout Field at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo., and is being televised on ESPNU. The Jackrabbits, rated No.
The Avera Medical Group Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Mitchell will offer a Saturday morning sports injury clinic every Saturday morning during football season. Doctor John T. Swisher will lead the clinic that starts on Sept. 6 and runs from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m. Dr. Swisher will see patients for all sports related injuries, including: injury assessment, concussion management and return-to-play decisions.
ALEXANDRIA -- The Hanson High School volleyball team advanced to Thursday's championship game in the Hanson volleyball tournament Tuesday, beating Marion 25-14, 25-20 in the semfinal. Junior Kynedi Cheeseman led the team with nine kills and senior Katlyn Schroeder added eight in the victory. Hailey Doyle had four blocks and 21 assists, while Emily Brown recorded 11 assists. Hannah Marquardt picked up nine digs and Bridget Kayser added seven digs and three aces. No stats were provided for Marion. Hanson plays Ethan in the championship match at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Alexandria.