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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.
SIOUX FALLS — He might have made his name in football, but Mount Vernon native Chad Greenway reiterated Friday that basketball was one of his first loves. Since retiring from the Minnesota Vikings in March, he's spent more time coaching his oldest daughter in fourth-grade level youth basketball in Wayzata, Minn., where the Greenway family now lives. And he got the chance to reconnect with his alma mater Friday at the Sanford Pentagon, when Greenway's Hawkeyes defeated Colorado in men's college basketball 80-73.
It can be anyone on any given night for the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team. That's the scoring mantra for the Tigers and on Tuesday, it was Amber Bray's turn to take over.
This is a rare Minnesota Vikings season. It's not rare in the sense that the Vikings are good. This is the 20th division championship in the franchise's 56-year history, after all. Minnesota has been dominant at home before and has even ridden a hot quarterback like Case Keenum previously in Viking history. No, this is a rare season for what it lacked.
The "Cornelius" logo for Mitchell High School can rest easy for the remainder of the school year. After exploring potential logo replacement options earlier this year, Mitchell High School Activities Director Cory Aadland said the current "Cornelius" mark will continue to be used for the rest of the 2017-18 year. Aadland said the issue of potentially replacing the smiling logo has been sidelined, but he intends to gather a group of interested stakeholders in the next few months to work on some ideas.
The road to the South Dakota State High School Baseball Tournament in 2018 will take a slightly different route. Both the Class A and Class B tournament formats have been remodeled, with Class A no longer using the same region format, while Class B is expanding its state tournament field to eight teams.
The season started with national championship aspirations. Now that prize is in sight for the South Dakota State University football team, which continues to impress and will play for a trip to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision championship game on Saturday. That's when SDSU will meet No. 1-seeded and undefeated James Madison, which won the national championship a year ago and has won 25 games in a row.
In the corner of the Mitchell High School gym, another early season practice went in the books for this year's edition of the Kernel boys basketball team. Fielding questions from The Daily Republic, senior guard Baley Miller was asked about Mitchell's culture of winning basketball and how that can be restored. "Can I say we're a basketball town?" Miller asked his teammates, after thinking for a few seconds. "Yeah, I think we can say that," fellow senior Carter Cavanaugh said.
MINNEAPOLIS — Mitchell native and University of Minnesota standout swimmer Tevyn Waddell picked up three victories at the Minnesota Invite Thursday through Saturday, continuing her strong sophomore campaign.
The Mitchell High School volleyball team had a pair of all-around standouts during the 2017 season. The South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association agreed, and named juniors Mackenzie Miller and Chelsea Brewster to the 14-member Class AA all-state teams. Miller is a first-team selection for a second consecutive season, while Brewster was honored for the first time, landing on the second team.