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 basketball and girls and boys tennis, along with area high school football, volleyball, basketball and track and field, 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.

Garretson posted five runs on two hits in the eighth inning to beat Lennox Only One and reach the Class B state amateur baseball championship for the first time since 2016.
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Welker led the South Dakota High School Clay Target League with a regular season average of 24.7 in trap, before shooting a 93 in skeet and a 99 in trap at the state tournament this past June.
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Coach Cara VanZee described the program's plans as having a "gap year" in 2022.
Despite being out-hit nine to seven, the Blue Jays managed to limit the Mustangs through the final five innings.
Returning its three best goal scorers, the Mitchell High School girls soccer team has its expectations set for next season.
Returning two key starters that missed majority of last season due to injuries and gaining some comradery with their head coach, the Kernels have a much better grasp on what to expect this season.
Graduating a majority of their varsity players from last season, the Kernels tennis team will be faced with adversity from not only inexperience but the challenge of competing in Class AA.
Milbanks’ Dominique Boerger and Mount Vernon’s Luke Tiesler combined for 21 strikeouts in a showdown Sunday night at Cadwell Park in the second round of the Class B state amateur baseball tournament.
Despite being out-hit 13 to 12, the Kimball/White Lake Nationals managed to hold off the Castlewood Monarchs in the first-round of the 2022 Class B state amateur baseball tournament Sunday afternoon in Mitchell.
Scoring seven in the first three innings was enough for the Flandreau Cardinals to hand Menno a first-round loss in the 2022 Class B state amateur baseball tournament on Sunday morning in Mitchell.