Up-to-date stories, photos and statistics for Mitchell girls basketball's 2021-2022 season

Every story and photo gallery written on the Mitchell High School girls basketball team can be found on this page.

The Mitchell Kernel girls against Huron during a game on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Matt Gade

Mitchell Republic's Kernel Corner is the one-stop landing page for complete Mitchell Republic coverage of the Mitchell High School girls basketball team for the 2021-2022 season.

Links to every story, score and photo gallery can be found below and will be updated throughout the season with new content.

For Kernel boys basketball coverage, click here .

Game stories

Dec. 11: Mitchell 26, Huron 50

Mitchell's Sarah Sebert races for a loose ball against Huron's Bryn Huber (5) and Reese Rozell, right, during a high school girls basketball game against Huron on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Matt Gade

Dec. 14: Mitchell 29, Watertown 33
Dec. 16: Mitchell 48, Brookings 60


Action from the Mitchell Kernels girls against Brookings in a game on Thursday, Dec. 16 at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Matt Gade

Dec. 28: Mitchell 45, Thunder Basin (Wyo.) 61

Mitchell's Sarah Sebert battles with Thunder Basin's (Wyo.) Laney McCarty for the ball during a game on Tuesday in the Hoop City Classic at the Corn Palace. Matt Gade / Mitchell Republic
Matt Gade

Dec. 29: Mitchell 50, Campbell County (Wyo.) 49

Mitchell Kernel girls against Campbell County (Wyo.) during a game on Wednesday in the Hoop City Classic at the Corn Palace. Matt Gade / Mitchell Republic
Matt Gade

Jan. 7: Mitchell 53, Yankton 56 (OT)

Action from the Kernel girls game against Yankton on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Corn Palace. Matt Gade / Mitchell Republic
Matt Gade

Jan. 11: Mitchell 46, Huron 69
Jan. 14: Mitchell 45, Pierre 41
Jan. 21: Mitchell 56, Sturgis 39

Mitchell's Sawyer Stoebner goes to the basket past a Sturgis defender during a game on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Corn Palace.
Matt Gade/Mitchell Republic

Jan. 22: Mitchell 50, Spearfish 40

Mitchell's Kaitlyn Christensen shoots around a Spearfish defender during a game on Saturday at Mitchell Christian School.
Matt Gade/Mitchell Republic

Jan. 25: Mitchell 46, Harrisburg 42
Jan. 28: Mitchell 55, Sioux Falls Lincoln 33
Feb. 1: Mitchell 46, Sioux Falls Jefferson 40
Feb. 3: Mitchell 51, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 48
Feb. 8: Mitchell 43, Aberdeen Central 27
Feb. 15: Mitchell 18, Sioux Falls Washington 55
Feb. 18: Mitchell 35, Rapid City Stevens 69
Feb. 19: Mitchell 23, Rapid City Central 59
Feb. 22: Mitchell 18, Brandon Valley 56
Feb. 25: Mitchell 21, O'Gorman 56
March 4: Mitchell 38, Sioux Falls Lincoln 43

Photo galleries

Photos from Mitchell Republic photographer Matt Gade:

Dec. 11: Mitchell vs. Huron
Dec. 16: Mitchell vs. Brookings
Dec. 28: Mitchell vs. Thunder Basin (Wyo.)
Dec. 29: Mitchell vs. Campbell County (Wyo.)
Jan. 7: Mitchell vs. Yankton
Jan. 14: Mitchell vs. Pierre
Jan. 21: Mitchell vs. Sturgis
Jan. 22: Mitchell vs. Spearfish
Jan. 28: Mitchell at Sioux Falls Lincoln
Feb. 3: Mitchell vs. Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Feb. 15: Mitchell vs. Sioux Falls Washington
Feb. 22: Mitchell vs. Brandon Valley


News, features, notebooks and previews

Dec. 7: Season preview | Mitchell girls basketball to rely on defense as players embrace new roles
Dec. 13: Notebook | Kernel girls still adjusting to new roles + more
Jan. 3: Notebook | Composure leads Kernel girls to first win + more
Jan. 17: Update | Kernels girls starting to find identity at season's midpoint
Jan. 28: Update | Class AA girls basketball midseason update: Reigning champion Washington leads seed points at No. 1
Feb. 1: Feature | Mitchell girls’ defense fuels five-game winning streak
Feb. 15: Update | Mitchell point guard Sawyer Stoebner suffers season-ending back injury
March 3: SoDak 16 Preview | Sawyer Stoebner’s return for the Kernels has Mitchell rejuvenated entering the postseason

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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