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The Mitchell High School volleyball team couldn’t slow down No. 2 Rapid City Stevens on Saturday. The Kernels fell to the powerhouse Raiders 25-17, 25-14 and 25-15 at the MHS Gym. “Obviously, in system they are really good,” Mitchell coach Deb Thill said about the Raiders. “They have a lot of different options and a lot of different power.”
The Mitchell High School volleyball team used an eight-day break to snap a two-match losing skid. The Kernels knocked off Rapid City Central 25-23, 25-11 and 25-11 on Friday at the MHS Gymnasium. Mitchell (12-5) last played on Oct. 4 when it was swept by No. 1 Sioux Falls O'Gorman. The Kernels used the break to fine-tune a few things and it led to a sweep over the Cobblers.
When/Where: 7 p.m. today in White Lake. Coaches: Lyman's Michael Kieffer; Kimball/White Lake's Dale Taylor. Forecast: The temperature at kickoff will be 42 degrees and southwest winds at five mph. Records: Lyman is 3-4; Kimball/White Lake is 4-3. Last year: Kimball/White Lake 52, Lyman 0. Here are three items to watch for in tonight's Daily Republic Game of the Week between Lyman and Kimball/White Lake: Size advantage
Chelsea Brewster can do a little bit of everything, but she's at her best on the outside. The Mitchell High School senior volleyball player once played the setter position and also has experience in the middle. But she's developed into a lethal offensive weapon on the outside for the Kernels. "I just kind of want to be in the spot where I can make the greatest impact for my team," Brewster said. For the 5-foot-11 Brewster, that's as an outside hitter. She's flourished at the spot and has amassed 871 career kills with the Kernels and has also recorded 691 career digs.
The Mitchell High School volleyball team recently took a breather before its final stretch of the regular season. The Kernels (11-5) last played on Oct. 4 in a three-set defeat at No. 1 Sioux Falls O'Gorman. When they play again on Friday against Rapid City Central, it will be eight days in between matches. It's the longest break in between matches this season for the Kernels and they used it to fine tune things. "It's given us some time to work on some different things and maybe some things we want to add to our defense and our offense," Mitchell coach Deb Thill said.
BRIDGEWATER—Brady Hawkins and Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan got back in the win column on Friday. The Class 11B No. 2 Seahawks downed McCook Central/Montrose 48-6 in the Daily Republic Game of the Week. One week after falling to Canton in a matchup of the top-two ranked teams in 11B, the Seahawks made quick work of the Fighting Cougars. "We still had a bad taste in our mouth," Hawkins said. "So all week in practice we talked just basically making up for it and all the mistakes we made last week that could have won us the ball game, just making up for it this week."
When/Where: 7 p.m. today in Bridgewater. Coaches: McCook Central/Montrose's Ryan Evans; Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan's Jeff Van Leur. Forecast: The temperature will be 47 degrees at kickoff and northwest winds at 12 mph. Records: McCook Central/Montrose is 2-4; Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan is 5-1 and No. 2 in Class 11B. Last year: Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 27, McCook Central/Montrose 0. Here are three items to watch for in tonight's Daily Republic Game of the Week between McCook Central/Montrose and Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan: Size vs. speed
The Mitchell High School cross-country teams are laying down building blocks for the future. The Kernels are littered with seventh and eighth graders and they are gaining experience each time on the course. "That seventh and eighth grade group, as long as they stick it out and they stay together, that group is going to have a fun four years once they get to high school," first-year Mitchell head coach Katie Buschbach said.
CANISTOTA—Canistota/Freeman defeated another Class 9AA foe on Friday, but this one wasn't easy. The Class 9A No. 2 Pride hung on for a 34-30 win over the Class 9AA Baltic Bulldogs. It's Canistota/Freeman's fourth win over a Class 9AA team this season. "It's a really big confidence boost," Canistota/Freeman running back Austin Thu said. "It makes our team a lot better just playing these 9AA teams. It just makes us better and it exposes some weaknesses in us and that just means we can get better in practice."
When/Where: 7 p.m. today in Canistota. Coaches: Baltic's Alan Baskerville; Canistota's James Strang. Forecast: The temperature at kickoff will be 51 degrees and northwest winds at 5 mph. Records: Baltic is 4-1 and is receiving votes in the Class 9AA poll; Canistota/Freeman is 5-0 and is No. 2 in the Class 9A poll. Last year: Baltic 42, Canistota/Freeman 28. Here are three items to watch for in tonight's Daily Republic Game of the Week between Baltic and Canistota/Freeman: Point of attack