PODCAST: Mitchell gymnastics state championship, DWU teach-out agreement and more | Feb. 16, 2023

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Mitchell prevailed by three-tenths of a point to claim the championship for the second time in three seasons.
Four top Kernel gymnasts finished in the top-six of the all-around scoring and Mitchell had a pair of runner-up finishes in the event titles.
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The coaches — Johnson for Estelline/Hendricks and Rew coaching Mitchell — led their teams to state gymnastics championships on Friday, Feb. 10 in Aberdeen at the South Dakota state gymnastics meet.
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No meet this season — especially the state championship this past weekend in Aberdeen — passed without Kyra and Kyanna Gropper putting an imprint on the final outcome.
It was the closest margin of victory all year for Mitchell, which defeated O’Gorman by four-tenths at home in December.
Seeded fifth coming into the state meet, the Cubs matched their best finish in school history with the runner-up effort.
Rueb scored 9.233 points, good enough to defeat Chamberlain's Kylah Biggins by a third of a point for the first state event championship in Wagner/Bon Homme co-op history at Golden Eagles Arena.
DWU receiving interest from displaced students
“This is an issue that we cannot leave in the hands of the federal government,” said Sen. Erin Tobin, of Winner, who is carrying Senate Bill 185
Mitchell High School football coach Kent Van Overschelde announced his resignation as the Kernels' head coach on Monday, ending a 16-year tenure as the team's leader.
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Mitchell High School football coach Kent Van Overschelde announced his resignation as the Kernels' head coach on Monday, ending a 16-year tenure as the team's leader and 20 total seasons on staff.
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Sabers has been playing hockey since she was little, and this season, the freshman is on a fast track to etching her name into the Mitchell Marlins’ history books.

The Mitchell Republic Minute for Feb. 16, 2023.

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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. He can be reached at and found on Twitter at @LDierksy.
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