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For the first time in 30 years, the Poorman's Fishing Tournament won't be held on Lake Mitchell. The longest running tournament on Lake Mitchell, ran by brothers Dave Allen and Tim Allen, will take a one-year hiatus. According to both brothers, they will not hold the tournament this year to help fish populations, most notably to help the crappie population continue to grow in the lake.
COLOME — Matt Campbell has been heating up. The Colome junior thrower had some of his best throws in both discus and shot put last week and he has his eyes set on solidifying himself as one of the state's best throwers. A fifth-place finisher in the discus for Gregory at last year's state meet, Campbell, who transferred to Colome, holds the top mark in Class B boys discus by more than nine feet at 169 feet, 9 inches. He hit his personal-best mark at the Don Diede Relays on May 3 in Freeman.
Mike Miller is planning on playing in the NBA for his 17th season. The former Mitchell Kernel announced his intentions while guesting on the ESPN Radio show "Mike & Mike" Tuesday morning. "A lot of it is on feel, a lot of it is on family," Miller said about when he'll stop playing. "My health is amazing right now, I still have an impact on the locker room, which is fun. My kids still want me to play and my wife still wants me to play, so I'll keep doing it."
MONTROSE—It was a week to remember for Jocelyn Krouse. The freshman jumper and hurdler for McCook Central/Montrose accomplished two personal-best marks—one in the triple jump and one in the long jump—at two different meets last week. On May 3, she had her best triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 10.5 inches at the Don Diede Relays in Freeman. The jump set a new meet record and sits as the best jump in Class A this season.
SIOUX FALLS—Former Mitchell Kernels Jason and Justin Greenway were in familiar spots on Saturday—atop the awards stand at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays. Jason won the college men's 400-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 53.06 seconds despite a slight stumble on the final hurdle in front of a large crowd at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. Justin claimed first place in the 100 with a time of 10.81.
SIOUX FALLS—One Mitchell High School relay team is chasing a school record. On Saturday, the team came within two seconds. The Kernel girls medley relay team, consisting of Kyla Crago, Kristin Pistulka, Erin Farnham and Kaelyn Kaul, finished in fifth place in Class AA with a time of 4 minutes, 18.41 seconds on the second day of the 91st Howard Wood Dakota Relays at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.
Mitchell High School Activities Director Geoff Gross is stepping down from his position. Gross confirmed to The Daily Republic on Saturday that he will resign his position at the end...
SIOUX FALLS—Tevyn Waddell has been waiting all season for a performance like she had on Friday. The Mitchell senior standout won the high school girls pole vault by clearing 11 feet, 6 inches on her first attempt to best a field of 23 competitors at the 91st Howard Wood Dakota Relays at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. "It felt really good, that's a mark I've been trying to hit all season," said Waddell, who tied her personal-best mark and tied her own school record with the leap. "We've been working on getting my heels up and punching off my feet."
The Mitchell High School track and field teams are hitting the home stretch of the season. With seven meets complete, the Kernels have just four meets left before the Class AA state meet. Two of those final four meets will be held today in Sioux Falls, as Mitchell will have competitors at both the 91st Howard Wood Dakota Relays and the Sioux Falls O'Gorman Invite. The O'Gorman Invite begins at 10 a.m., while the Dakota Relays start with high school running events at 2 p.m.
BURKE—In her final season, Allison Sebern has been a step ahead of both competitors and herself. The Burke/South Central senior middle-distance runner is entering the last month of the season with her eyes on improving on her second-place finish in the 400-meter dash at last year's Class B state meet. "At every meet, she's been ahead of where she was in other years," B/SC head coach Erik Person said. "That's a pretty good sign." All signs, and results, have been strong so far this spring for Sebern.