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CANOVA — Heading into this season, the McCook/Miner Legion baseball team was already covering a handful of communities. But when Alexandria wasn't going to be able to field a team of their own this summer, the area club stretched a little further to cover them, too. Already with players from the Salem, Canova, Montrose and Howard areas, M/M also added players from Alexandria, Bridgewater, Emery and Letcher, as well. Adding the players wasn't a problem for M/M coach Marshall Miller. The problem, he said, is finding a starting nine from game-to-game.
When I was growing up, I would have people ask me what my favorite sport was. I still get that question from time to time but my answer hasn't changed: it always depends on the season. I can say the same as The Daily Republic's Sports Editor because every season has something to enjoy. I enjoy covering and watching football, volleyball and cross country in the fall, wrestling, hockey, basketball and gymnastics in the winter and track and field, golf and baseball in the spring.
The Mitchell Area Community Triathlon was supposed to be about showcasing Lake Mitchell. But with the lake now under a public health warning due to high levels of harmful algal blooms in the lake, plans for the third annual triathlon have been altered.
PIERRE—After years of discussion about a potential change to the Class AA and B postseasons in basketball and volleyball, the South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors has adopted a new playoff format. The change to a Sweet 16 playoff system was approved 6-2 on second reading Thursday at the SDHSAA offices in Pierre during the board's regular meeting. The new formats will be used for the 2017-18 school year.
HURON — From one round to the next in the Class AA state tournament, Mitchell's girls golf team improved by one stroke. From the 2016 state tournament to Tuesday, however, the Kernels could point to their eighth-place team finish at state as proof of how far they've come in a year's time.
HURON — Mitchell's strongest golfers were on their game in the opening round of the Class AA state girls golf tournament Monday. Eighth-grader Masy Mock roared out of the gate and posted a 3-over-39 on the front nine and closed with an 81 for the round and junior Ashley Zimmer closed strongly for a round of 84 during the first day of state play at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron. Mock is tied for 11th and Zimmer tied for 17th as both players are firmly in medal contention heading into the final 18 holes today.
There are 36 holes remaining for the members of the Mitchell High School girls golf team in the 2017 season and the Kernels would like to make the most of what's left. Mitchell and the rest of the Class AA schools will play in the state girls golf tournament, starting at 9 a.m. today at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron.
Mitchell High School's Jed Schmidt has been named to the South Dakota High School Baseball Association's Class A all-state team.
There's a lot to keep an eye on at the state track and field meet each year, always with action both on and off the track to watch. If you are a fan, everyone has a rooting interest, whether that's for an individual or a team. For the neutral observers, there's always a handful of great races. It's why, for many people, the state track meet is one of their favorite events each year.
The Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team had its chances Tuesday night to pick up a hard-fought win against Rapid City Post 320. Instead, it was the visiting Stars that earned the 3-2 win at Cadwell Park and Mitchell instead took away some learning lessons in its first regular-season loss against the Region 3A foe. "The game sometimes comes down to the little plays and we just didn't execute enough of them for the win," Mitchell coach Luke Norden said. "We put ourselves in good spots and just needed to execute a little better."