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Freshman Brady Fritz has been a pleasant surprise for the Winner boys track and field team this season. He's been competing at the state track and field meet since he was a seventh grader, but took a jump this year and has the potential to score major points for the Warriors this weekend. The Class A portion of the South Dakota State Track and Field Meet is in Spearfish on Friday, and will join the other classes in Rapid City on Saturday.
Aaron Voigt's decision on his future paved the way for a successful track and field season. The Gregory distance ace decided during the early signing period he was going to continue running at the University of Sioux Falls. Gregory coach Kurt Stukel noticed a difference in Voigt once he decided on a school.
It was business as usual for the Burke/South Central girls golf team on Tuesday. Backed by the top three golfers and four of the top eight, the Cougars fired a 250 and won the Region 4B title at Lakeview Golf Course. Gregory, which also had four of the top golfers, won the boys team title with a 240, edging out Platte-Geddes by six strokes. For Burke/South Central, it was another title in a recent run of region championships.
FORT WORTH, Texas—TCU men's basketball head coach Jamie Dixon announced on Friday the promotion of Ryan Miller to assistant head coach. Miller, a Mitchell native, earned the promotion after serving the past two seasons as an assistant coach. "Ryan has played a big part in our success over the past two seasons," said Dixon in a press release. "He's been a great representation of TCU and is ready to be a head coach. Ryan and his family love being at TCU and we are very fortunate to have them here."
Fresh off another Eastern South Dakota Conference title, coach Pat Moller likes the current state of the Mitchell High School boys tennis team. The Kernels recently won their fifth straight ESD boys tennis title and enter today's state tournament in Rapid City with some momentum after another conference crown. The three-day tournament starts 9 a.m. Central time today and concludes on Saturday.
The teams for the 2019 Hanson Classic basketball events at the Corn Palace have been announced. Eighteen teams will play in nine games in the girls event on Jan. 12, 2019. Class B teams include Hanson, Sully Buttes, Ethan, Avon, Warner, De Smet, Freeman, Tripp-Delmont/Armour, Irene-Wakonda, Waubay/Summit, Faulkton Area and Corsica-Stickney. Class A teams include St. Thomas More, Crofton, Nebraska, Dell Rapids, Lennox, Pine Ridge and Flandreau.
The Mitchell High School baseball team dropped a pair close games against Sioux Falls Washington on Tuesday. The Kernels lost 7-5 and 3-2 (nine innings) in the prep baseball doubleheader at Cadwell Park. The Kernels finish the regular season 9-12 and will begin postseason play on Saturday. Mitchell will learn its opponent and location of the game today.
YANKTON -- Lack of leadoff runners and the fourth inning doomed the Mitchell High School baseball team on Friday. The Kernels (6-10) were defeated by the Yankton Bucks 8-2 in a prep baseball contest, which saw the visitors go 0-for-7 to start each inning. Yankton went 5-for-6.
WINNER — By racking up 13 hits and scoring in five different innings, the Winner/Colome prep baseball team locked up the top seed in Region 4B with a 16-9 victory of Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake/Corsica-Stickney on Friday at Leahy Bowl in Winner.
FREEMAN — The Hanson girls won the Cornbelt Conference Track and Field Meet on Thursday in Freeman. The Beavers finished with 197.5 points, while Freeman (168.5) came in second. Hanson’s Brooke Weber won the long jump (16-4) and the triple jump (34-5.50). She also finished second in the 400 (1:06.17). The Beavers also won the 4x200 (1:55.93) and 4x400 (4:26.84) relays to spearhead the first place finish.