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WINNER -- Mount Vernon/Plankinton topped Winner 25-20, 25-20, 25-22 in a high school volleyball match on Thursday in Winner. Mikayla Weiss led Mount Vernon with a double-double with 27 assists and 13 digs, while Ivy Haines had 10 kills and two blocks. Haley Kaak had 13 digs, while Makaela Karst added 13 kills and two aces in the win. Winner defended with two double-doubles with Kelsey Bertram, who had 17 digs, 11 assists, nine kills and an ace, and Sydney Fritz with 13 kills, 12 digs, a block and an ace.
Dakota Wesleyan University is hosting a four-week Men's Basketball Competitive Academy in November. The cost is $55 per athlete for all four weeks of the camp -- Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30 -- at the Christen Family Athletic Center. It is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, contact the DWU men's basketball office at 605-995-2876 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
BROOKINGS -- South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner was named Thursday as a 214 recipient of the National Football Foundation National Scholar Awards. The honorees also comprise the finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the top football scholar-athlete in the nation. Zenner was one of 17 student-athletes selected from a nationwide poll of 169 semifinalists across all NCAA divisions and the NAIA. The biology/pre-medicine major has compiled a 3.87 grade point average.
The Dakota Wesleyan University men's soccer team earned a 1-1 tie in a Great Plains Athletic Conference match against Briar Cliff on Wednesday in Mitchell. Chaz Foss scored an 85th minute equalizer for the Tigers. DWU (8-8-1, 3-5-1 GPAC) plays Concordia University on Saturday in Seward, Neb.
The Dakota Wesleyan University women's soccer team fell 1-0 to Briar Cliff on Wednesday in Mitchell. The Tigers were outshot by Briar Cliff 25-8 in the loss. DWU (8-8-1) plays Concordia University on Saturday in Seward, Neb.
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa -- The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team fell to Dordt College in straight sets on Wednesday in Sioux Center, Iowa. Set scores were 25-18, 25-16, 25-13. Lauren Tadlock led the Tigers with seven kills, while setter Michelle Van Epps added 26 assists in the loss. DWU (8-19) plays Concordia University at 4 p.m. on Saturday in Mitchell.
FARGO, N.D. -- The South Dakota State Jackrabbits will look to rebound after losing a tight contest against Youngstown State 30-27 last week. Having faced ranked teams for several weeks in a row, it doesn't get any easier for the Jackrabbits as they travel to take on No. 1 North Dakota State at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in Fargo, N.D. In order to stop the Bison's 32 game winning streak, SDSU will need a big game from running back Zach Zenner, who picked up 119 rushing yards on 25 carries.
WOONSOCKET — Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central recorded 448 offensive yards in a 60-16 defeat of Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian Tuesday night in the first round of high school football playoffs. Austin Messmer recorded 200 rushing yards on 14 carries to lead the Blackhawks offense. Trent Kingsbury was 2-of-2 passing for 70 yards and Tucker Kingsbury was 3-of-8 passing for 48 yards. John Witte was the leading receiver with 70 yards for two receptions.
• Dakota Wesleyan University women’s soccer vs. Briar Cliff University, 5:30 p.m. at Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. • Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball Dordt College, 7:30 p.m. in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Mitchell continued to battle back after setbacks in an Eastern South Dakota Conference volleyball match Tuesday. After winning the second and fourth sets to force a final frame, the Kernels ran out of steam and fell to Brookings 3-2 at Mitchell High School. "We had too many free balls and Brookings stepped up a little bit," Mitchell head coach Deb Thill, whose team fell 25-15, 23-25, 25-14, 20-25, 15-9.