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Mitchell native Chris Margallo, a physical therapist now living in New York City, has worked with a number of United States Olympians who will be competing in Sochi, Russia over the next two weeks. Margallo, a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Minnesota, moved to New York City in 2003 and owns a private practice with his wife, Ruxandra, whom he married two years ago.
Last year the Dakota Wesleyan University softball team was young, inexperienced and lacked depth. But heading into the 2014 campaign things have changed according to third-year head coach Ed Kieff. The Tigers roster has ballooned from 15, during the 2013 season to 24 players this season. And that young squad that featured zero seniors and eight freshman, now has three seniors and a host of experienced sophomores and juniors.
Cassidy Hanson led the Winner girls’ basketball team to two victories last week, as the Warriors improved their record to 13-1. The 6-foot center scored a season-high 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting for No. 4 Winner in a 73-28 win over Miller Jan. 28, as the Warriors shot 25-of-52 from the field. For her efforts, Hanson has been named The Daily Republic’s athlete of the week, an award voted on by the newspaper’s sports staff. “She is our best inside presence,” Winner coach Larry Aaker said.
Amid a difficult season, senior Haley Stahl is shining in her final games as a member of the Mitchell Marlin girls’ hockey team. The forward is leading the Marlins (1-15)...
Coming off its most successful season in 20 years, Dakota Wesleyan University football team will need to reload to keep its recent trend of success going. The Tigers won eight games last year for the first time since 1992. Going into his third year as head coach of DWU, Ross Cimpl believes he has put together a class of newcomers that will help fill holes left by graduating seniors. “This could be one of the best classes in the history of DWU football in my mind,” Cimpl said.
Mitchell girls’ basketball star Macy Miller has come close to the school’s girls’ single-game scoring record on several occasions this season, but never quite got there. In a 68-42 win over the Yankton Gazelles Friday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, Miller obliterated the record, pouring in 43 points for the Kernels. “The game was going by so fast that I really had no idea,” Miller said about her fast start in the first half that set her up to break the record. Miller shot 17-of-22 from the field to break Jenna Hoffman’s 11-year-old mark of 34 points.
Macy Miller set Mitchell’s single-game girls’ scoring record with 43 points in a win over Yankton Friday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The No.
The Kernel gymnastics team put up a season-best score in front of a home crowd Thursday at Mitchell High School. Mitchell, which has won every meet it has competed in this season, scored 146.8 points to take a triangular against Brookings and Madison. “It was a throwback Thursday with retro uniforms from the past and the girls really enjoyed it,” Mitchell coach Audra Rew said.
By OWEN REITZEL The Daily Republic Dakota Wesleyan’s men shot a frigid 29 percent from the floor in the first half and could not recover as the Tigers fell to Morningside 92-84 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. DWU was cold from the start, scoring just four points in the first five minutes of the contest, as shot after shot rimmed out. The Mustangs, who are receiving votes in the latest NAIA poll, took full advantage jumping out to a 15-4 lead. After a DWU timeout the Tigers finally got hot.
Erik Skoglund’s first year as the Mitchell boys’ basketball coach has been filled with fewer peaks than valleys, as the Kernels are currently riding an 11-game losing streak. Despite sitting in last place in the Eastern South Dakota Conference, Skoglund is staying positive about the direction his team is taking. “This is a hard-working group of guys,” he said. “They come in and fight every day in practice and we will have to kick them out of the gym sometimes when they just want to stay late and take extra shots.” Mitchell will look to break its drought against Harrisburg at 7 p.m.