WOLSEY—The Mitchell Christian boys basketball team couldn't generate much offense on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles dropped a 46-33 decision against Wolsey-Wessington on Thursday. Mitchell Christian (8-8) hung right with the Warbirds through three quarters, but Wolsey-Wessington outscored the Golden Eagles 16-8 in the final frame for the victory.
HURON—Joey Feiner stepped up for the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team on Tuesday as it topped James Valley Christian 52-46. "They played with a lot of good intensity," Mitchell Christian coach Jesse Tolsma said. "A lot of guys stepped up and played well as a team, and that's what it takes to win on the road." He poured in a team-high 22 points, helping the Golden Eagles break open a 34-all tie heading into the fourth quarter, as Mitchell Christian (8-7) outscored JVC 18-12 in the fourth.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team rallied to force overtime, but it couldn't complete the comeback. The No. 15 Tigers trailed 62-50 with less than 10 minutes to go against Northwestern College and they forced overtime. However, the Red Raiders outscored the Tigers 11-8 in the extra period for an 80-77 Great Plains Athletic Conference men's basketball victory.
The Mitchell High School gymnastics team claimed second place at the Jill McCormick Invitational on Saturday. The Kernels finished with 143.825 points and were just edged by Watertown (144.450) for the team title. Watertown's Myah Morris was the all-around champ with 37.725 points, while Mitchell's Maria Krall was second with 37.00 points. Kaylee Bauder took third with 36.625 points. Alyssa Hughes tied for fifth place with 34.725 points. Krall took second in the floor (9.375), beam (9.450), bars (9.125) and finished fourth in the vault (9.050).
Menno 55, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 44 TRIPP—Menno upset No. 4 Tripp-Delmont/Armour in a girls basketball contest on Saturday. Menno (1-0): Morgan Edelman finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and six steals. Kiara Nusz added 10 points and five boards. Tess Oplinger scored eight points. Menno plays at Scotland on Tuesday. TDA (0-1): Mattilynn Reiner finished with 15 points, 13 rebounds and three assists. Ashlee Gerber added 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Kianna Payer scored eight points. TDA plays at Parkston on Dec. 17. M 14 29 42 55
BROOKINGS—Maintaining a lead has been the bugaboo for Mitchell High School throughout the football season. Entering Thursday's Class 11AA quarterfinal matchup at Brookings, the Kernels had surrendered three second-half leads. Dykhouse Stadium was the one place Mitchell hadn't given up a lead, though. In fact, the Kernels buckled down and made the necessary plays to beat the Bobcats on the last day of August.
RAPID CITY—Mitchell High School girls tennis remained unbeaten with a 9-0 sweep of Rapid City Christian in its first dual meet of the Rapid City Invitational. Amber Moller got the nod at No. 1 singles and won her first individual match of the season, beating Mia Shankle in three sets, 3-6, 6-2 and 10-6. Kelsey Dahme was victorious at No. 2 singles thanks to a pair of 6-1, 6-1 wins, while Madison Bohlen won at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-4, over RC Christian's Paige Wagner. Kiersten Bathke and Atlanta Stahle each picked up two-set wins in singles competition.
ALEXANDRIA—Sanborn Central/Woonsocket went 2-0 during the first day of the Hanson Early Bird Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday. The Blackhawks will play Class B powerhouse Warner on Thursday in the championship match. In their first match, the Blackhawks won the final two sets to take down Gayville-Volin. Set scores were 18-25, 25-21, 26-24.
MENNO — The Parkston Mudcats edged the Menno Mad Frogs 5-4 in 10 innings in an amatuer baseball contest on Sunday in Menno. Jeff Harris had a home run and a triple to lead the Mudcats, while Spencer Lucas had a double. Dillon Stadlman earned the win in relief, pitching six innings, allowing two earned runs off eight hits with nine strikeouts and six walks. For Menno, Cody Ulmer went 3-fot-5 with an RBI, while Dylan Lehr had two hits and an RBI. Ryan Liebl had a double and two RBIs.
Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for an 18-year-old man wanted for second-degree robbery at a Mitchell convenience store April 12.