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The Mitchell Quarterback Club will meet today, with the Mitchell High School wrestling and gymnastics seniors as the special guests. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille in Mitchell.
Alec Nelson poured in a game-high 34 points to lead the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team to a first-round District 8B victory over Howard 70-56 on Monday at the Corn Palace. The Golden Eagles held off any chance of a Tiger comeback in the fourth quarter. Howard pulled within 10 points twice in the final quarter, but MCS always had an answer.
Hanson held off a tough Ethan boys basketball team Monday night to advance to the District 8B semifinal round with a 46-42 victory over the Rustlers at the Corn Palace. Thomas Arend had a big night for the Beavers, scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Nathan Stewart added 12 points and Donnie Weber had 10 for Hanson. Matt Kayser had a game-high six assists, as Hanson was 19-for-35 shooting in the win and made 5-of-9 free throws, while committing 14 turnovers.
McCook Central/Montrose will travel to Sioux Falls Christian on Friday for a trip to the Class A girls state basketball tournament in the Sweet 16 round. Seeded fifth in the Sweet 16 round, the Fighting Cougars (18-3) will take on 12th-seeded Madison (14-8) at 7 p.m. Friday. The Bulldogs and Fighting Cougars did not play in the regular season. MCM didn't learn its opponent until Monday night because they were waiting for a weather-delayed Region 4A game between the Dakota Valley and Vermillion to be decided, which the Tanagers won 57-54.
TYNDALL — Fresh off a state championship win on Saturday, Bon Homme High School wrestler Stas Sutera announced Monday that he will wrestle at Dakota Wesleyan University. Sutera, who won back-to-back state championships, tweeted Monday that he would be wrestling for the Tigers. He went 42-3 this season winning the Class B 132-pound championship for Bon Homme/Scotland, following up a state championship as a junior when Sutera was at Canton in 2016 at 126 pounds.
The University of South Dakota and Western Illinois are the top seeds in The Summit League basketball tournament, which starts Saturday at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The USD men earned its first Summit League regular season crown with a 12-4 conference record. USD, which enters the tournament riding a six-game win streak, will meet No. 8 seed Western Illinois at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">MCLAUGHLIN -- Four players scored in double figures and Tiegen Priebe hit his 1,000th career point in Chamberlain’s 77-52 boys basketball win over McLaughlin on Saturday.</span></p><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Seth Friesz, who reached 1,000 career points earlier this season, led the Cubs with 23 points and eight rebounds on Saturday. Dodge Knippling netted 22 points, collected 13 rebounds and blocked three shots. Priebe registered 13 points, six assists and three rebounds. Rich Marone added nine points. </span></p>
BOYS' BASKETBALL Menno 74, Centerville 37 Platte-Geddes 51, Gregory 35 Vermillion 63, Canton 36 GIRLS' BASKETBALL Region 3A Regional Semifinal Dell Rapids 59, Sioux Falls Christian 51 Region 4A Regional Semifinal Lennox 58, Elk Point-Jefferson 35 Region 7A Regional Semifinal Little Wound 63, Winner 49 Todd County 70, St. Francis Indian 49 District 8B Championship Ethan 50, Howard 24 District 10B Championship Irene-Wakonda 61, Gayville-Volin 41 District 13B Championship Lyman 66, Kadoka Area 46
ORANGE CITY, Iowa—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team won't play for a conference tourney title, but its national tourney hopes are still alive. The No. 14 Tigers lost to No. 19 Northwestern College 84-65 in the semifinals of the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament. Northwestern College (25-6) will play at Briar Cliff in the GPAC title game on Tuesday. DWU (23-9) will await its NAIA national tourney fate during the selection show on Wednesday.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team won’t play for a conference tourney title, but its national tourney hopes are still alive. The No. 14 Tigers lost to No. 19 Northwestern College 84-65 in the semifinals of the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament. Northwestern College (25-6) will play at Briar Cliff in the GPAC title game on Tuesday. DWU (23-9) will await its NAIA national tourney fate during the selection show on Wednesday.