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One of the greatest advances of the 21st century as it pertains to covering high school sports is the growth of webcasting. The last few years have been big in that regard in South Dakota, with more schools showing more sporting events, to the point that it’s more likely that the most popular sports — football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling — are being streamed online in even the smallest schools, along with a few track and field meets, too.
Mitchell's home gymnastics finale was more than just comfortable for the Kernels Monday. It was exceptional. Mitchell scored a season-high 147.450 points as a team and swept the individual awards in another victory at the MEGA Gymnastics Center in the Mitchell quadrangular. Parkston/Ethan/Hanson was second with 129.600 points, with Sioux Falls Roosevelt in at 126.100 and Wagner fourth at 124.700.
It was a similar song for the Mitchell boys basketball team Friday night. Not enough shots went down and the opposition got hot, as Roosevelt hit 13 3-pointers and took apart the Kernels 68-38 in a non-conference game at the Corn Palace Friday. Mitchell shot 34 percent in the contest and was outrebounded by 20, soundly defeated in a loss that brings the Kernels’ mark to 0-9 on the season.
The Mitchell boys basketball team continues to put in the work and the effort, even if the wins on the court haven't arrived. Kernel coach Todd Neuendorf commended his team's drive and intention to play hard, separate from the team's 0-8 start to the season. "We talk to them about that and their effort and their attitude," he said. "Their effort and attitude is always good and they do what we ask them to do. We told them right away that this would be a process." Neuendorf said the Kernels show a desire to want to be coached and get better.
Offensively, it was likely Mitchell's best game of the season Tuesday night at the Corn Palace. But defensively, the Kernels couldn't take Brandon Valley off its game, as the Lynx drilled 10 3-pointers and pulled away for a 73-57 victory in Eastern South Dakota Conference boys basketball action. Mitchell (0-8, 0-5 ESD) didn't have an answer for Brandon Valley's inside game in the first half and the Lynx responded after halftime with seven 3-pointers in the third period, stretching a 10-point lead to 22 before the fourth quarter.
SIOUX FALLS -- For a battle between the top teams and defending state champions in both Class A and Class B, Saturday’s Tea Area and Bridgewater-Emery showdown didn’t live up to the hype. It was all Titans. Tea Area scored 48 points in the first half, highlighted by a 27-5 second quarter to power past the Huskies in a 73-39 rout at the Mike Miller Classic at the Sanford Pentagon.
SIOUX FALLS—Already at a disadvantage in the athleticism department, the Mitchell boys basketball team couldn't maintain much offense Saturday. That was a bad combination at the Mike Miller Classic in Sioux Falls. White Station, Tennessee led by 12 points at halftime and put away the Kernels with a 20-0 run to start the second half in a 76-40 triumph in the third-place game at the Coach Gary Munsen Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon.
SIOUX FALLS -- Already at a disadvantage in the athleticism department, the Mitchell boys basketball team couldn’t maintain much offense Saturday. That was a bad combination at the Mike Miller Classic in Sioux Falls. White Station, Tennessee led by 12 points at halftime and put away the Kernels with a 20-0 run to start the second half for a 76-40 triumph in the third-place game at the Coach Gary Munsen Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon.
With Mike Miller in the Corn Palace and legendary coach Gary Munsen's name dedicated on the court, it seemed like it was the Mitchell boys basketball team's night, too. The Yankton Bucks had other plans. Mitchell couldn't overtake ninth-grade standout Matthew Mors and the rival Bucks Friday night, who pulled away 49-40 in the Mike Miller Classic. The Kernels (0-6, 0-4 ESD) will play White Station, of Memphis, Tenn. at 2 p.m. today for third place in the Coach Gary Munsen tournament at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
SIOUX FALLS—Nearly a year since playing his last professional football game, Chad Greenway says he doesn't regret his decision to retire. Even with his Minnesota Vikings looking good at the moment at 12-3 and closing in on a top-two seed in the NFC playoffs next month, the Mount Vernon native said he doesn't find himself missing the game. Greenway said it would be fun to take part in the Vikings' success this year but said he's happily retired and enjoying watching from the sidelines.