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The Mitchell High School girls golf team has been steadily improving throughout the spring season. Heading into the Class AA state meet on Monday and Tuesday in Rapid City, the Kernels are looking to put together their best team score yet. "We are trending with improving scores lately," Mitchell head coach Mark Horan said.
Black Hills State University senior Mitch Kraft was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men's outdoor track and field academic athlete of the year on Wednesday. Kraft, a Wessington Springs native, qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a school-record time of 8 minutes, 56.25 seconds. Kraft earned the RMAC indoor track and field academic athlete of the year in March and was was also placed on the All-Academic first team.
It was a windy opening day for Mitchell city league softball teams. Despite the wind, teams were able to enjoy the first week of league play at Cadwell Park's east complex that is equipped with new backstops, nets and seating. Chuck Jones, field operations supervisor at the Mitchell sports complex, and he and his staff were able to complete the installation of the new concrete seating and backstops at the four-field complex in time for the season to start on time. "It's playable. We still have the sunshades left to put up," Jones said.
FARGO, N.D.—Ellie Peterson can trace her success at long distance running back to Dakota Wesleyan University. Peterson, a former women's basketball, soccer and track athlete at DWU, won the women's division at the Scheels Fargo Marathon on Saturday in Fargo, N.D. The 25-year-old Watertown native completed the race in 2 hours, 49 minutes and 13 seconds to place first in the women's division out of 1,800 total marathoners. "When I saw my time at the end of the race, I was really surprised," Peterson said in a phone interview with The Daily Republic.
Pitching and defense often go hand-in-hand in high school baseball. For the Mitchell Kernels, success on the mound this season can be attributed to the team's strong defense. "Guys understand that our defense has been playing well all year," Mitchell head coach Luke Norden said. "That's the biggest key. Guys aren't trying to do too much on the mound. They're trying to get the ball in play." The Kernels' pitching success has helped the team lock up the No. 1 seed in Region A2. The No.
The Mitchell High School girls golf meet scheduled for today in Huron has been canceled with no makeup date set. Mitchell's golf meet scheduled for Tuesday in Aberdeen has been also been canceled. The Kernels compete in the Class AA state meet May 18-19 in Rapid City.
The wait is finally over for the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team. After winning the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament championship in a thrilling 7-6 win over Midland on Tuesday, the Tigers finally have their next opponent. DWU (24-24) will play Missouri Baptist in the first round of the NAIA baseball tournament on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The Mitchell High School baseball team was trying to beat Sioux Falls Roosevelt on the field and cancer in the stands on Thursday. Members of the team and their parents, as well as members of the Mitchell Baseball Association, held a fundraiser for Mitchell High School teacher Jeff Hoffman during the team's doubleheader with the Rough Riders. Hoffman, who teaches agricultural and natural resources, was diagnosed with Synovial soft tissue sarcoma in August. "Everybody has pulled together in support of Mr.
The Mitchell High School baseball team split a Region A2 doubleheader with Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Thursday at Cadwell Park. In two rainy games, the Kernels pulled out a comeback victory 4-3 in the first game as the away team and fell to the Rough Riders 4-1 in the second game. "I thought we played uncharacteristic defense in both games," Mitchell head coach Luke Norden said.
PARKSTON—Not many high school athletes have had a prep career like Wes Dvorak. The Parkston senior is looking to cap off an already stellar senior season that has featured the school's first state football title, a three-peat of the Class B state wrestling title and his first individual wrestling championship. "It makes it that much more sweet that it's my senior season," Dvorak said in an interview with The Daily Republic on Wednesday in Parkston. "I'll never have the opportunity to do it again and that made me work so much harder for it.