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SIOUX FALLS -- After winning the Region 3B tournament last week, the Winner Area Warriors had high hopes of a strong showing in the Class B team race. Friday’s performance by the Warriors has the team in fourth place with 44.5 points, but the team trails first place Canton by a large margin. The C-Hawks lead the Class B field with 69 points, while Beresford/Alcester-Hudson sits in second with 64 points. Parkston and Bon Homme/Scotland are tied for sixth place with 38 points.
SIOUX FALLS -- For the first time in state tournament history, the 285-pound match might not be the final championship match of the tournament. This year, a fan vote conducted via social media by the South Dakota High School Activities Association and South Dakota Public Broadcasting will determined which match will be the final match.
So far this season, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team is 11-1 in games at the Corn Palace. The No. 9 Tigers are hoping their record at home will improve to 12-1 after a Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament semifinal matchup with Doane, set for Saturday at 8 p.m. DWU claimed the second seed in the GPAC tournament with a 15-5 conference record, only dropping one conference contest at the Corn Palace—a 62-54 defeat to Hastings on Jan. 28.
The hard work isn't over for the Mitchell High School wrestling team. After qualifying 12 out of a possible 14 wrestlers for the state tournament at the Region 3A tournament on Saturday, the Kernels now face an uphill climb to fight for placing positions at the Class A state tournament. Mitchell is sending its biggest group of wrestlers to the state tournament since 2008, when the Kernels had 12 wrestlers qualify. Last year, Mitchell had five wrestlers compete at state and only one grappler—Kyle Foote—placed. As a team, Mitchell tied for 22nd last year.
CHAMBERLAIN—Standing at 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, Nash Hutmacher is a towering figure on the wrestling mat. But it takes more than just size to constantly win matches at the heavyweight division. And Hutmacher has shown that. This season, the Chamberlain freshman has combined his size, strength, speed, conditioning and agility to become one of the state's top wrestlers, regardless of weight class.
It's been a whirlwind two months for Mitch Schladweiler. At the start of the wrestling season, Schladweiler, a sophomore at Mitchell High School, wasn't interested in joining the Kernel team and trying a sport he'd never experienced before. In January, Schladweiler decided to commit to the team after some constant persuading from MHS head coach Travis Carpenter.
Heading into the Region 3A wrestling meet, Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter said he thought his team could send anywhere from six to 12 wrestlers to the state the state tournament. As it turned out, he was right. The Mitchell High School wrestling team qualified 12 out of 14 possible wrestlers for the Class A state tournament on Saturday at the Region 3A tournament at the MHS gym. It's the most wrestlers Mitchell has qualified for the state tournament since 2008, when MHS had 12 wrestlers qualify for state.
It has been more than one year since the Mitchell High School boys basketball team has won a regular season game. In the midst of an 0-18 season, it could be easy for the Kernels to give up on their season. But fourth-year head coach Erik Skoglund said his team continues to work hard, while learning some hard lessons that come with losing.
Fourteen Mitchell High School wrestlers are looking to book a trip to the state tournament at the Region 3A wrestling tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Mitchell. It's the first time in more than five years that Mitchell will have a wrestler compete in every weight class in the region tournament. To qualify for state, wrestlers needed to finish in the top four of their respective weight class. After sending five wrestlers to the state tournament last year, Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter likes his team's chances to qualify as many wrestlers as possible.
Erica Herrold and Kristin Sabers have seen a lot in their four years as members of the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team. As sophomores, they experienced a losing season after the team had put together three-straight winning seasons, but the duo played a crucial role in the team’s breakthrough season a year ago when DWU reached the national tournament for the first time in 12 years.