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As the second half of the season begins, the Mitchell Marlin girls hockey team is looking to find a few more wins. Currently, the Marlin girls are 5-9-1 in South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association league play with six regular season games left. Mitchell has scored 45 total goals and the team is averaging 2.93 goals per contest. First-year Mitchell head coach Dennis Schley said he has been impressed with how hard his team works.
Bridgewater-Emery needed some late-game heroics to keep its unbeaten record intact. In Class B showdown, the No. 2 Huskies needed a late Jamin Arend 3-pointer, a long offensive rebound and a Sam Arend old-fashioned three-point play to down the defending state champion Warner Monarchs 46-39 at the 35th annual boys Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
Bridgewater-Emery relied on late-game heroics to keep its unbeaten record intact at the 35th annual boys Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. In Class B showdown, the No. 2 Huskies needed a late Jamin Arend 3-pointer, a long offensive rebound and a Sam Arend old-fashioned three-point play to down the defending state champion Warner Monarchs 46-39.
The two active winningest boys basketball coaches in South Dakota will go head-to-head in the featured game of the 35th annual boys Hanson Classic today at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Class B No. 1 Langford Area, coached by Paul Raasch, takes on No. 4 Corsica-Stickney, coached by Mike Tuschen, at 8:30 p.m. Raasch, who is in his 31st year coaching, currently sits eighth on the South Dakota boys basketball coaches all-time wins list with 482 wins, while Tuschen, who is in this 32nd year coaching, is 10th with 465 wins.
Jan. 7, 2017, is a day Brent Havlik will cherish forever. It’s when the former Mitchell Kernel and three-time Class A state wrestling champion returned to the sport he loved after nearly three years. “It was pretty crazy, but it felt really good. I was just really thankful and grateful to be back,” said Havlik, who is wrestling for Augustana University. “I wasn’t terribly nervous or anything. It was something I missed quite a bit. It was a great feeling.” That feeling was 1,037 days in the making.
HARRISBURG -- Still searching for its first victory, the Mitchell High School boys basketball did its best to try and erase a 14-point halftime deficit. Once again, however, too many bad possessions -- both offensively and defensively -- doomed the Kernels’ chances of a comeback against Harrisburg, which earned a 69-55 Eastern South Dakota Conference win on Tuesday in Harrisburg.
SALEM—It's not hard for McCook Central/Montrose head coach Doug Durfee to describe what Rachael Laetsch means to his team. Laetsch, a three-year starter at point guard for the No. 4 ranked Fighting Cougars, has played varsity basketball for Durfee since she was an eighth-grader. "She's the engine of the team," Durfee said. "She means everything. The point guard runs the show on the court and she really makes things go offensively."
CHAMBERLAIN—In a contest between two one-loss Class A schools, Mount Vernon/Plankinton wanted to play fast. And the Chamberlain Cubs were more than happy to oblige. Chamberlain continually broke MVP's full-court press and ran loose on the court for a 81-56 win on Monday night at the Chamberlain Armory. Fueled by Tiegen Priebe's speed and Seth Friesz's shooting, the Cubs built a 37-25 halftime lead and started the second half on a 18-3 run to break the game wide open.
After a lackluster victory over Briar Cliff on Wednesday night, Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball head coach Jason Christensen challenged his No. 9-ranked Tigers to put together more complete performances as the season progresses. On Friday night against College of Saint Mary, DWU did just that.
Both No. 1 Ethan and No. 3 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket will put undefeated records to the test today in the 34th annual Hanson Girls Classic. The Rustlers (9-0) take on Class A No. 1 St. Thomas More at 8:30 p.m., while the Blackhawks (8-0) face Nebraska powerhouse Crofton at 7 p.m. Both Ethan head coach Tom Young and SCW co-head coach Tim McCain said their respective teams are embracing the tough matchups.