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Dakota Wesleyan University entered Tuesday's volleyball match against Jamestown at the Corn Palace with an unblemished record on the season, but the No. 25-ranked Jimmies proved to be the toughest test to date. Jamestown won two hard-fought sets to start the Great Plains Athletic Conference opener for both sides, putting DWU into an early hole. The Tigers would win the third set to stay alive, but the Jimmies pulled away in the fourth to win, 25-22, 26-24, 18-25 and 25-15.
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team nearly swept the Great Plains Athletic Conference player of the week awards on Tuesday as Rebecca Frick and Sara Herman were both honored. Frick was named the GPAC's attacker of the week, helping DWU go 5-0 last week. Her week included a career-high 28 digs in a win over Mayville State on Aug. 31, while also tallying 24 kills and 1.5 blocks. In total, she recorded 98 kills, 75 digs and 13 blocks for the Tigers.
Mitchell Christian School hoped to get back on the winning track when it hosted Wessington Springs on Tuesday night, but it dropped a hard-fought match in four sets, 25-20, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-23. Wessington Springs (2-2): Chasity Vissia had 25 assists, three kills and two aces for the Spartans, while Grace Gran added 10 kills and five digs. Maddie Neely also had 14 digs, seven kills and three aces in the win. Wessington Springs hosts Gregory on Saturday.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton football coach Brent Olson and volleyball coach Darcy Deinert are this week's special guests at the Mitchell Quarterback Club. Also, the Dakota Wesleyan University and Mitchell Kernel coaches will speak at meeting, which is at 7:30 p.m. at the Freight House Room of the Depot on Wednesday.
HURON—The Mitchell High School girls tennis team swept three conference foes at the Huron Quadrangular on Saturday. The Kernels knocked off Eastern South Dakota Conference members Aberdeen Central (8-1), Brandon Valley (7-2) and Huron (9-0) at Huron's Winter Park. Mitchell's Madison Bohlen, Atlanta Stahle and Kiersten Bathke all went 6-0 on the day in singles and doubles action. Kelsey Dahme, Bohlen, Bathke and Stahle each went 3-0 in singles play.
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team continued its undefeated season on Saturday. The Tigers topped Montana Western (3-2) and Dickinson State University (3-0) during the final day of the Corn Palace Classic. DWU defeated Montana Western 20-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-17 and 15-11. The Tigers swept Dickinson State 25-20, 25-10 and 25-20. DWU is now 9-0 on the season.
The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Sept. 3 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. Class 11AAA
Dakota Wesleyan University quarterback Shaye Slaughter is this week’s Great Plains Athletic Conference offensive player of the week. Slaughter, a junior from Harrisburg, broke the DWU football record for most passing yards in a game with 510 on 26-of-41 passing with three touchdowns. He also helped the Tigers set a new school record for most first downs in a game with 45 and total yards in a game with 822 total offensive yards in the 64-37 win over Presentation.
Steve Huber knocked in a hole-in-one Friday while playing at Lakeview Golf Course. The Mitchell man made the shot at the 163-yard downhill No. 7 hole. He used a 7-iron for his first career ace.
YANKTON — The Dakota Wesleyan University women's golf team took home a third-place finish in its season-opening meet Friday at the Mount Marty Fall Invite at Hillcrest Country Club. Finishing at 703, the Tigers shot 359 as a team in Friday's final round after shooting 344 on Thursday but the entire 11-team field fell back with its scores on the second day. Morningside won the tournament with a 641, followed by Briar Cliff with a 699. The Mustangs' Maria Zorrilla won with an 11-over-par score of 156.