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Branden Hull

Sports Reporter

Branden is a sports reporter that graduated from Purdue University Northwest with a bachelor's degree in communications and a focus in journalism. He joined the publication in June 2021 and covers prep and collegiate athletics across Mitchell Republic’s 17 county coverage area. Branden focuses on Mitchell High School girls tennis, boys tennis, girls basketball and area high school football, volleyball and basketball, as well as Dakota Wesleyan volleyball and men’s basketball. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Full-Court Press, providing a weekly web-exclusive look at high school basketball throughout all of South Dakota.

A pair of wins on Saturday against Sioux Falls Jefferson and Harrisburg gives Mitchell its first state tournament appearance since 2019.
The Kernels beat Sioux Falls Jefferson 5-3 on Saturday afternoon to advance to the state tournament qualification game that will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Chad Greenway is now a consultant for Signing Day Sports, a digital platform that helps athletes get discovered and recruited by coaches from all across the country.
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Lyman sophomore Skyler Volmer has managed to be one of the top high jumpers in the state and ranks in the top four in all of Class A in triple jump, long jump, high jump and the 100-meter hurdles.
Luke Jerke claims second-straight singles bracket title
Diede has recorded the farthest throw in discus, along with top-three throws in shot put and javelin, nearly one week away from the state meet.
The Mitchell boys tennis team sits in first place with a 12.5-point lead after completing day one of the Class A state meet.
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South Dakota’s preeminent distance runner Simeon Birnbaum continues to add to his record-breaking resume after taking the state and nation by storm earlier this year.
The Mitchell High School boys tennis team placed second at the Eastern South Dakota Conference tournament Tuesday, winning the Flight 2 and Flight 6 singles championship, along with the Flight 2 doubles championship.
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The sophomore, coming off individual state titles in the 400-meter and 800-meter dash, proved she can compete with the region’s best at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays, only falling to a University of Utah recruit by a combined 0.54 seconds across the 400 and 800-meter races.