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The high school soccer season has come to an end for Mitchell High School and Mitchell Christian/Mount Vernon, with all three area teams falling short of the state playoffs. For the boys, MHS finished the season at 2-9-2 under first year coach Jason Wear. The Kernels concluded having lost their final six games. Coach Bob Lemon led the MC/MV boys to a 2-9-1 record.
PARKSTON – The Warriors had to make the trip twice, but Winner eventually put away Parkston 14-7 in an elongated homecoming Saturday in Parkston. After battling through 20 minutes of scoreless football Friday, the teams were forced to pick up the game Saturday evening when lightning caused a delay. “It wasn’t a big deal to come back strong today and we said we weren’t going to let last night affect us,” Winner coach Dan Aaker said about his team’s extra travel. When play resumed the Warriors (4-0) struck quickly and relied on 204 rushing yard
PARKSTON — Anticipation was high and the crowd was ready for the matchup of undefeated Class 11B teams for homecoming Friday night in Parkston, but Mother Nature had a different plan. After a nearly two-hour lightning delay, officials called the game between the Trojans (4-0) and the Winner Warriors (3-0) with the score tied at 0-0. The game will restart at 5 p.m.
As the calendar gets ready to turn to October, the Dakota Wesleyan University football team finally gets to play in front of its home fans. The Tigers (1-2, 1-1 GPAC) are excited to show off their explosive offense against Hastings College (1-2, 0-2 GPAC) in front of the Blue and White Days crowd at 1 p.m. today at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell. “Our players are excited and have been talking about all of the people they have coming to the game,” DWU head coach Ross Cimpl said.
The search for consistency and a winning formula has been turbulent for the young Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team halfway through the 2013 season. The Tigers are 4-12 and are winless in three Great Plains Athletic Conference games so far. The Tigers have had to get by with youth this season, having just two seniors — middle hitter Elizabeth Humiston and defensive specialist Lacey Reimnitz — on the roster. “A majority of the time we are playing freshmen and sophomores against teams filled with juniors and seniors,” Dakota Wesleyan University head volleyball coach Eric Viney
The seventh class of the Mitchell High School Hall of Fame was inducted Saturday at the County Fair Banquet Hall in Mitchell. The inductees included Dean Jacobsen (1986), Paul Konrad (1972), Marilyn Wiblemo Berry (1976), the 1990 girls’ cross country team and the 1990 girls’ basketball team. Jacobson kicked off the event as the evening’s first speaker.
The Mitchell High School football team got back in the win column with a convincing 34-7 victory over Spearfish on homecoming Friday at Joe Quintal Field. The Kernels (3-1) ran through the Spartan (0-4) defense all game and took advantage of special teams’ mistakes by the visiting team. “Our preparedness was where it needed to be,” Mitchell coach Kent VanOverschelde said.
Homecoming for the Mitchell High School football team brings a chance for celebration and an opportunity for a quick turnaround following the Kernels’ first loss of the season last week. Spearfish will make a 323-mile journey to face the Kernels at 7 tonight for Mitchell’s homecoming game at Joe Quintal Field. There will be fireworks following the game, sponsored by The Daily Republic. After starting the season on the highest of highs, Mitchell (2-1) was brought back to the pack last week with a 48-7 defeat on the road at the hands of No.
If Nebraska was ever ripe for the picking to be upset at home by a lower division school, the time is now. Taking stock of the current state of Cornhusker football, it is plain to see there are a number of encouraging signs for South Dakota State University fans heading into Saturday’s game in Lincoln, Neb. First, Nebraska’s once -daunting defense has looked more like Swiss cheese so far this season.
The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s soccer team earned a win over Grace University 5-0 Saturday, before falling to William Penn University 3-0 Sunday. Both games were at the Mitchell Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. This was the last weekend of nonleague play for the Tigers. The Tigers (2-4-1) controlled the pace of play against Grace despite the blustery conditions. “We did what we needed to do,” DWU coach Dale Roden said.