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The Mitchell girls’ basketball team continued to roll with a 69-47 win over Rapid City Stevens Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Macy Miller scored a season-high 31 points,...
Seems like every time there is a national decision, Dakota Wesleyan University is on the outside looking in when the votes are counted. The women’s basketball team gets slighted in the rankings, the football team was overlooked for the NAIA playoffs, and now, perhaps the biggest injustice, when the AFCA-NAIA All-American teams were announced on Wednesday. DWU star running back Francois Barnaud was left out entirely, despite the historic season he put together helping DWU win eight games for the first time in more than 20 years. The Belle Fourche native’s NAIA rankings for 2013 are as
The recent release of the NAIA All-American football teams left a number of people involved scratching their heads. Each year, the American Football Coaches Association selects 50 players from NAIA schools for two All-American teams. Starting in 2013, two teams were selected — AFCA-NAIA All-American first team and the NAIA Football Coaches Association second team. The AFCA brings together a committee of coaches from districts across the country to decide the teams.
Eleven rebounds by point guard Torrie Michels sums up the effort from the No. 4 Mitchell girls’ basketball team Friday. The Kernels (3-0) won the hustle plays and pulled away in the second half to top Rapid City Central 66-48 at the Corn Palace. “The shortest kid on the floor?” Mitchell coach Wes Morgan said when asked about Michels’ effort.
After returning from an injury that cost him his 2012 season, Dakota Wesleyan University football’s Anthony Muilenburg was selected as an All-American for the second time in his career, it was announced Wednesday. “I was surprised and I didn’t know I would get this award,” Muilenburg said. “It’s an award that anyone would want to get. Getting it once was great, but to win it twice is amazing.”” The senior wide receiver earned selection to the AFCA-NAIA All-American second team for his performance in 2013.
HARRISBURG — After winning the Class A state title last year, the Harrisburg girls’ basketball team got a taste of life in the Eastern South Dakota Conference, as No. 4 Mitchell pulled out a tough 55-48 road win Tuesday in Harrisburg. The Kernels (2-0, 2-0 ESD) jumped out to an early lead and held on late despite a Tiger (1-1, 1-1 ESD) comeback. Harrisburg is playing in its first season in Class AA and the ESD. “To get up early in hostile territory is big,” Mitchell coach Wes Morgan said.
After a handful of close losses, Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball broke through with an 85-78 win over Doane College for its first Great Plains Athletic Conference victory of the year. “We’ve been hungry for this win,” DWU’s Jalen Voss said. DWU (6-7, 1-4 GPAC) jumped all over Doane (6-7, 1-6 GPAC) in the first half, with Voss leading the charge, scoring 23 of his team-high 27 points before halftime.
Mitchell girls’ basketball coach Wes Morgan said before the season he wanted to see what type of team he had early with all the new faces. One to be reckoned with is the early answer. The No. 5 Kernels (1-0) opened the 2013-14 season with a 55-45 win over Eastern South Dakota Conference foe and fourth-ranked Pierre Friday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. “This is a big win for the team,” senior guard Emma Schmidt said. “I think people underestimated us being a team that lost six seniors.
For the first time since he came to Dakota Wesleyan University, head coach Ross Cimpl will not have quarterback Jon Bane leading the Tiger offense. Replacing his signal caller just got a bit harder for Cimpl after the only backup quarterback on the roster left the team after the season. Freshman Nick Kinder is no longer with the DWU football team, according to Cimpl, who is heading into his third season with the Tigers. “It was strictly an academic thing,” Cimpl said of Kinder’s decision to leave.
The 2012-13 season ended with disappointment for the Mitchell girls’ basketball team, as the talented group came up just short of its second consecutive Class AA state title. With Kerri Young at South Dakota State University and Kristin Sabers at Dakota Wesleyan University this year, the goal of getting back to the championship rests in the capable hands of senior guard Macy Miller. Mitchell head coach Wes Morgan sees Miller, an SDSU signee, as one of the best he has seen come through South Dakota basketball, but knows his star is ultimately a team player. “She works hard to find the