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For twin brothers Michael and Myles Horton, Friday is part of a long-held dream. Since they've been young, the two have been side-by-side playing together. And this week, they'll play together on the defensive line in the Class 11AA championship game for the Mitchell Kernels against the Harrisburg Tigers. "I mean, this is going to be pretty cool. That's for sure." Myles said.
The World's Only Corn Palace has been and will be home to Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams for a long time. But over the weekend, the Sanford Pentagon was a welcoming venue for the Tiger basketball teams. The Tigers were the unofficial champions of the South Dakota NAIA Basketball Classic, which was held for the first time Saturday and Sunday in Sioux Falls. The Tigers won all four they were involved in, sweeping Dakota State and Presentation in the men's and women's contests.
CORSICA—The football sequel between Colome and Corsica-Stickney was much like the first meeting between the two teams: a physical battle that was decided by a few plays. In Saturday's Class 9B semifinal game, one play and one point was the difference, with the Cowboys on the winning side. A 3-yard touchdown run by Kelly O'Bryan with 40 seconds left pulled No. 3-seed Colome within one point and a two-point conversion run by Jackson Kinzer capped a 16-point fourth quarter for the Cowboys, shocking No. 2 seed and previously undefeated Corsica-Stickney 28-27 in Corsica.
CORSICA—If the rematch is anything like the first matchup this season between Colome and Corsica-Stickney on the football field, fans are in for a Class 9B semifinal treat. The No. 2 seeded Jaguars (10-0) and No. 3 Cowboys (9-1) met in the first game of the season—a 16-14 Jaguars win—setting the table for the contest Saturday to decide who advances to the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. today in Corsica.
BROOKINGS — It's a new basketball season and with it comes a slightly different role for Macy Miller on the South Dakota State University women's basketball team. The standout guard will still be the primary ball-handler for the two-time defending Summit League champions but SDSU coach Aaron Johnston is looking to get the Mitchell native more offensive opportunities, which means she could be in the No. 2 or No. 3 spots on the court, playing off the ball at guard or in a small forward role.
The Mitchell High School volleyball team learned exactly how hard it is to defeat a team for a third time in a season Tuesday night. The top-seeded Kernels were knocked off by No. 4-seed Pierre in a four-set, District 3AA opening-round match at the raucous MHS gym, in which the Governors seemingly stayed one step ahead of the Kernels. Set scores were 25-23, 25-23, 18-25, 27-25. After Mitchell defeated Pierre in three sets eight days prior, the Governors managed to serve and serve-receive better and matched the power volleyball attack from the Kernels.
WINNER—Considering the recent history, it was little surprise that the Winner Warriors' best test of the season to date came from the rivals from Tri-Valley. The teams met Monday night for the fifth time since 2009 and the Mustangs challenged Winner for four quarters but couldn't stop the top-seeded Warriors, who won 40-0 in a Class 11B quarterfinal football game in Winner. The victory is the 22nd straight for the defending Class 11B state champions, who beat Tri-Valley 45-6 in Vermillion a year ago.
The postseason excitement for area football teams continues today, with nine area teams in action across the state. Included are a pair of rematches in Class 11B, with 2015 state finalists Tri-Valley and Winner playing today and Sioux Valley and Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan playing in Bridgewater for the second time this month. Top seeds Gregory and Corsica-Stickney are both at home with a chance to secure home-field for Saturday's semifinal games, while Canistota and Mount Vernon/Plankinton hit the road in intriguing Class 9AA quarterfinal contests.
BROOKINGS—The first three years of Kerri Young's college basketball career have flown by quickly. Now, the Mitchell native is trying her best to slow down and cherish every moment in her final season at South Dakota State University. If everything goes to plan, it will be the most memorable season of Young's career, as the Jackrabbit women seek new heights.
The South Dakota High School football playoffs get underway with the opening round for Classes 11B, 9AA, 9A and 9B today. In total, 32 playoff games across the state will be played today with 12 Class 11AAA, 11AA and 11A contests set for Thursday. After today's games, the eight remaining teams will be re-seeded and will play on Oct. 31 in the quarterfinals. Here's a preview of the 12 Mitchell-area playoff games set for today. Class 11B Parkston at Winner Time: 7 p.m. Records: Parkston 5-3, Winner 8-0