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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.

Kernels to host Sioux Falls Jefferson in the opening round, with winner to face either Harrisburg or Sturgis
Mitchell enters the postseason at 15-7 and will host No. 5 Harrisburg, No. 12 Sturgis and No. 13 Sioux Falls Jefferson in the four-team play-in bracket.
With two wins on Tuesday, the Mitchell High School baseball team could clinch a home playoff for the first time since the introduction of seed points to determine postseason play.
Augustana and Mount Marty each won their conference's postseason tournament, while South Dakota State claimed the Summit League regular season title.
Four Dakota Relays records were broken, along with one state record during the two-day meet on May 6-7.
Portal making various degrees of impact on South Dakota D-I schools
Top talents from across the region will descend on Sioux Falls this weekend for the 97th Howard Wood Dakota Relays, taking place Friday and Saturday, May 6-7.
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From the 1985-86 season to 2021-22, Tuschen led Stickney and, after consolidation, Corsica-Stickney to a total of 556 wins, eight state tournaments and two state championships.
As a third-year sophomore in 2021-22, Scheierman was the only Division I athlete to lead his conference in rebounds (8.2) and assists (4.6) per game, doing so while also averaging 18.2 points per contest, third-best in the Summit League.
Seven local college athletes — five from SDSU, two from USD — will be at NFL rookie minicamps.