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It was a case of missed opportunities for the Mitchell High School wrestling team on Thursday night. Mitchell and Brookings battled back-and-forth for 13 matches in an entertaining Eastern South Dakota Conference dual. Leading 18-15 after six matches, the Kernels watched Brookings string together five-straight wins to pull ahead 36-18 heading into the final two matches. The Bobcats ended up winning the dual 42-24.
After a two-week hiatus, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team was ready to be back on the Corn Palace floor. And while it wasn’t the No. 8 Tigers’ cleanest performance of the season, DWU never trailed in a 76-59 win over in-state rival Dakota State University on Wednesday night in Mitchell. “We were kind of flat tonight, which was to be expected,” said DWU head coach Jason Christensen, whose team last played on Dec. 21.
Seniors shined for the Mitchell High School wrestling team on Tuesday night. Bolstered by three wins from the team's lone three seniors, Mitchell earned a convincing 58-18 dual victory over Chamberlain at the MHS gym. MHS seniors Tim Morgan (145 pounds), Cade Carpenter (170) and Zeb Parsons (220) all picked up wins as the Kernels began 2017 with a win. Chamberlain had four open weight classes, while Mitchell only had one open weight class in the dual.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS—The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central football team will be entering new territory for the 2017 season. After competing in back-to-back Class 9AA state championship games in 2014 and 2015, the Blackhawks will now compete in Class 11B for the foreseeable future.
PARKSTON -- For the fifth time in as many meetings over the last three seasons between Ethan and Sully Buttes, it was a close contest between the Class B girls basketball powerhouses. And for the third time, it went to overtime. It’s no wonder the two schools have split the last two state championships.
PARKSTON -- Myah Selland and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket girls basketball team know they can score plenty of points to win games. On Friday at the Parkston Classic, they showed off their defense. In a cross-class matchup, Class B No. 3 SCW (3-0) used a sturdy man-to-man defense to hand Class A No. 3 McCook Central/Montrose its first loss of the season 54-44 at the Parkston Armory.
The start of the season hasn't been kind to the Mitchell High School boys basketball team. On Thursday, No. 1-ranked Sioux Falls O'Gorman was far from kind to the Kernels, earning a 76-42 victory in the first game of the Gary Munsen tournament at the seventh annual Mike Miller Classic. O'Gorman (4-0) used its size and length to dominate the rebounding battle and to keep the Kernel offense quiet—along with the hometown crowd at the Corn Palace.
PARKSTON—It's No. 1 vs. No. 2. In what's proven to be an annual preview of the Class B girls basketball state championship the past two seasons, No. 1 Sully Buttes (4-0) takes on No. 2 Ethan (4-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the final game of the Parkston Classic in Parkston.
PARKSTON—Two teams that placed in the top-5 at last year's Class B boys basketball state tournament will clash at the Parkston Classic today in Parkston. The Corsica-Stickney Jaguars (2-1), who finished fifth last year at state, will take on No. 1 Warner (2-0), the defending state champions, in a Class B showdown at 4:30 p.m. For the Jaguars, a chance to take on the defending state champions close to home is also a chance to prove they are state title contenders.
The Christmas break may look a little different for South Dakota high school coaches and athletes in two years. After establishing a seven-day summer moratorium, or break, which bans any school-sponsored or affiliated activity July 1 through July 7, the South Dakota High School Activities Association approved the same type of moratorium during the winter break. According to the SDHSAA Board of Directors minutes from Aug. 25, 2016, there will be a mandatory four day break on the December dates of 23, 24, 25 and 26 each year effective for the 2018-19 school year.