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Landon Dierks

Sports Reporter

Dierks covers prep and collegiate athletics across the Mitchell Republic's coverage region area, focusing on Mitchell High School football and boys basketball and area high school football, volleyball and basketball, as well as Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Gridiron Spotlight, producing video and providing live play-by-play for the traveling weekly prep football broadcast during its first season in the fall of 2021. Dierks is a Mitchell native who graduated from South Dakota State University with his bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2020. He joined the Mitchell Republic sports staff in August 2021.

No. 1 SDSU will host No. 8 Holy Cross in the quarterfinals in a rematch of a spring 2021 playoff tilt.
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Senior Adisyn Indahl is the 2022 Mitchell Republic volleyball player of the year after helping lead the Burke Cougars to a 32-6 record and a fourth-place finish in Class B.
Mitchell returns 2022 state champion Jagger Tyler alongside fellow state tournament qualifiers Cruze Allhiser and Seth Foote to lead a young Mitchell wrestling program into the 2022-23 season.
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MHS started practicing on Monday, Nov. 28, and has its season opener at Huron on Friday, Dec. 9.
The Jackrabbits placed eight players on the all-conference first team and four on the second team, while South Dakota had six total first- or second-team honorees.
A look back at the Mitchell area sporting highlights from the 2022 fall sports seasons.
Defensive back Jagger Tyler, defensive lineman Trevon Austell and offensive lineman Camen Max were all-state selections, with Lukas Bennett slotting in as an honorable mention pick.
As Class 9A champions, Gregory placed a class-high six players on the South Dakota Football Coaches Association's all-state team, with four on offense and a pair on defense.
SDSU led by as many as 17 points late in the third quarter, but the Cardinals brought themselves back to within a single score in the fourth quarter before the Jackrabbits secured the win.
Without a game on the final date of the regular season (Nov. 19) and a first-round playoff bye that comes with a top-eight national seed (Nov. 26), the Jackrabbits will have 20 days between games.