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HURON — Chamberlain’s Ella Byers is on the doorstep of history once more. The Cubs sophomore is among the favorites in the Class A girls cross country race, as Byers...
BROOKINGS — Mitchell volleyball coach Deb Thill expected her team to get tested in the second half of the season, with a majority of road games to close out the...
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In its 10 years as a varsity program, there's been a smattering of successes for the Mitchell Christian boys cross-country team. And that makes the 2016 accomplishment by the Golden Eagles all the more impressive, as MCS' team qualified for the state meet as a team with its third-place finish at the Region 3B meet a week ago in Freeman. The feat embodies what coach Mark Miedema has been stressing to his team all season.
After a lot of success in the last month, the Mitchell High School volleyball team didn't have an answer for Rapid City Stevens on Saturday afternoon. The No. 4-ranked Raiders pulled away in the third and fourth sets to put away the No. 5-ranked Kernels 3-1 on Mitchell's home court in non-conference play. Set scores were 25-23, 21-25, 25-9 and 25-18. "Stevens is extremely good," Kernels coach Deb Thill said. "We're a good team, too, but when you've got two teams like that, it's going to come down to who makes the errors. Obviously, that was us today."
It was a night for big hitters when Mitchell and Rapid City Central met in volleyball Friday evening, with both teams launching hard-hit attacks all match. But the No. 5 Kernels, as they have in 10 of their last 11 matches, prevailed once more and earned a three-set sweep over the Cobblers at the MHS gym. Set scores were 25-18, 25-21 and 25-21, marking the eighth time in the 10-win stretch that the Kernels (14-4) have swept their opponents.
FREEMAN — The Kimball High School girls cross-country team figured they would have a chance to compete for the Region 3B cross-country title on Wednesday. And then the Kiotes took the championship and ran away with it. Led by a second-place individual finish by Oakley Jandreau, Kimball placed three runners in the top eight slots during the state qualifying meet Wednesday at Valley View Golf Course outside Freeman, scoring nine team points and cruising to the regional title.
The final days of the high school football regular season are here, with just two regular season weeks remaining. And while some of the championship chases have crystallized with at least an idea of who the top teams are, I have quickly developed my favorite class in South Dakota high school football this year. That would be Class 9AA.
WINNER — The Winner High School football team has what so many other teams covet: balance. With a multi-faceted rushing attack and a passing game that is precise and efficient, it's no wonder that the Warriors have won their last 18 games and stand as the top-ranked team in Class 11B. And the attack starts in the hands of quarterback Drew DeMers. "Drew is a big deal," said Winner coach Dan Aaker. "He's a very unselfish player and he just makes great decisions. He gives us the ability to throw and to run. You can see what he can do when he gets sometime."
PARKSTON—The top team in Class 11B, the Winner Warriors, looked the part on Friday night. The Warriors scored 40 points in the first half and ran up 428 yards of offense against their rivals from Parkston in a 48-16 victory on Friday in Parkston. It was a balanced performance for the defending state champions, rushing for 243 yards and passing for another 185 yards, as Kayleb Brozik scored four times in the first half, including three touchdown passes from quarterback Drew DeMers.