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Planet Hockey Vice President Steve Strunk said Mitchell has shown a passion for the sport this week with the reception of the company’s camp at the Mitchell Activities Center. The...
Last season's schedule was almost a recipe for failure for the Dakota Wesleyan University football team, according to head coach Ross Cimpl. The Tigers played five of their first six games on the road, including a week three matchup with Great Plains Athletic Conference power Northwestern College. This year the story of the schedule is flipped. The Tigers play seven of their 11 games at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell, including five of their first six. "We learned last year that we can be an elite team, but we have to win those big games," Cimpl said.
Playing in a competitive environment is what Michael Sadler was seeking for his summer baseball season, and he has returned to a familiar spot to find it. Sadler is back...
South Dakota Class A high school basketball will have the shot clock for the 2014-15 school year after a proposed amendment failed to receive the necessary support to halt the change. It was announced Monday that the school boards from South Dakota voted 89 yes to 76 no on the amendment for a 53.94 percent majority vote. For an amendment to be written into the South Dakota High School Activities Association constitution, there needs to be a 60 percent majority vote in favor of the change. All school boards in South Dakota were included in the voting process.
MINNEAPOLIS — Chad Greenway took a pay cut in the offseason to stay with the Minnesota Vikings for the upcoming 2014 season under new head coach Mike Zimmer. The Mount Vernon native agreed to reduce his salary from $6.5 million to $5.5 million for the 2014 season to remain with the only team he has played for during his eight years in the NFL. Greenway’s contract is now fully guaranteed for the 2014 season. The 31-year-old has two years remaining on his five-year, $40.6 million contract, which includes $20 million guaranteed.
SIOUX FALLS -- Wessington Springs standout senior Jase Kraft collapsed as he crossed the finish line, attempting to reach the state meet record in the boys 1,600-meter run at the Class B state track and field meet. Kraft won the event with a time of 4 minutes, 19 seconds, which was 18 seconds better than second-place Daniel Burkhalter, of Bison. Kraft also won the 800 and 3,200 Friday. The 1,600 record holder is Harley Hanson, of New Effington/Rosholt, who ran a time of 4:18.44, set in 1988.
SIOUX FALLS -- The Mitchell girls track team brought a limited group to the Class AA state track and field meet but came away with several strong performances, including one state champion. Junior Ellie Rew captured her first state track title with a win in the 100-meter hurdles Saturday at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. As a team, the Kernels finished 10th with 37.5 points. Rapid City Stevens won the girls team state championship with 101 points.
SIOUX FALLS -- The Freeman boys track and field team finished seven points from a Class B state title Saturday at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. The Flyers went into the final race of the day -- the 1,600-meter relay -- in fourth place. Senior Brennan Schmidt took the anchor leg of the race and pulled away from the field to secure the win for Freeman, which jumped to third in the final standings with 51 points. "The finish was pretty close to where we thought we might be at the end, but of course you always hope for a little better," Freeman track and field coach Rory Hermsen said.
SIOUX FALLS -- Mitchell’s Ellie Rew took Mitchell’s lone state championship Saturday at the Class AA state track meet at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. The junior won the girls 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.89 seconds for her first state championship. She also placed seventh in the 300-meter hurdles for the Kernels. Abby Sudbeck took seventh for Mitchell in the shot put, while teammate Shelly Iburg placed eighth.
SIOUX FALLS -- The trophy case at Jase Kraft's house got a bit more crowded after his effort Friday during the Class B state track and field meet at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. The Wessington Springs senior took the top spot in the the 800-meter run and came back shortly after to run away from the field in the 3,200-meter run. "Winning doesn't get old," Kraft said after winning the 3,200.