- Member for
- 1 year 7 months
Moving into new positions, a pair of Mitchell residents are working toward helping the sport of soccer continue to grow in the state of South Dakota. Former Dakota Wesleyan University men's soccer coach Jeremy Tosaya and Mitchell High School girls soccer coach Jason Wear both accepted positions with the South Dakota State Soccer Association in January. The SDSSA organizes all soccer in the state outside of the high school season, which is now run by the South Dakota High School Activities Association.
For all of the ways Mitchell's Gray Determan can affect a basketball game, coach Erik Skoglund loves one aspect of the senior's game the most. His motor never quits and his hustle never stops. "Gray Determan and his relentless hustle has proven invaluable to the Kernel team," Skoglund said. "He's always around the ball and has a great first step. He has a quick hop on every rebound and he's such a competitor that everyone else feeds off him."
The Mitchell Kernels knew they let one slip away. Despite shooting 55 percent from the floor and leading for a majority of the contest, the Kernels couldn't stop Aberdeen Central from pulling away in the final two minutes. The Golden Eagles closed the game on a 9-0 run and pulled out a 71-62 Eastern South Dakota Conference win on Tuesday at the Corn Palace.
MONTROSE — After a breakout freshman season, there hasn't been a sophomore slump for Morgan Koepsell. The 6-foot-1 center for McCook Central/Montrose averaged 20.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.2 blocks per game as a freshman and has only expanded on those numbers this season, leading MCM to a 9-3 start.
The best way to stop a four-game conference losing streak is to not let the opposing team score. On Sunday against Midland, that's exactly what the No. 13 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team did. Powered by a defense that held the Warriors to 14 first half points and 25 percent shooting from the floor, the Tigers earned a 61-37 Great Plains Athletic Conference win in front of 1,500 fans at the Corn Palace.
WINNER—One of South Dakota's most iconic baseball fields will continue to see upgrades this year. Leahy Bowl, owned by the city of Winner, has approved a bid to build new grandstand bleachers behind home plate to replace the old bleachers that were demolished in August after 6 to 8 inches of rot was found on the main columns. Jess Keesis, Mayor of Winner, said one whole section of the bleachers was leaning before the bleachers were torn down.
Planning a workout is just as important as doing the workout itself. That’s how Thomas Gulledge, a fitness coordinator at the Mitchell Recreation Center, summed up helping people find the...
A more-experienced Huron wrestling team proved to be too much for Mitchell on Thursday. Powered by five pins in the final five matches, the Huron Tigers handed the Mitchell Kernels a 63-3 defeat in an Eastern South Dakota Conference wrestling dual at Mitchell High School. "It was about what I was expecting," Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter said. "We had a chance in 113, 120 and 126 and those are good kids. We're making progress."
After a 1-7 start to the season, the Mitchell boys basketball team has won two out of its last three games. The month of January did not start well for the Kernels, as Mitchell dropped its first three games of the month by an average of 16 points. But the tide has turned for the Kernels. In its last contest, Mitchell earned its most dominating win of the season picking up a 61-44 Eastern South Dakota Conference win over Harrisburg on Tuesday.
Rarely, does the first quarter decide an outcome of a basketball game. On Tuesday, the opening quarter proved to be the difference for the Mitchell boys basketball team. Propelled by a 15-1 run to start the game, the Kernels dismantled the Harrisburg Tigers 61-44 in an Eastern South Dakota Conference matchup on Tuesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. "It was an outstanding first quarter by all of our players," Mitchell head coach Erik Skoglund said. "We had poise and patience. Our guards attacked and our bigs converted."