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Mitchell High School has come close to knocking off some of the top boys basketball teams in Class AA, but haven't been able to complete the deal. On Friday, fourth-ranked Yankton (13-4) became the latest team to make the trip to the Corn Palace and the Kernels greeted them by scoring the first nine points of the game. They would lead for the majority of the first eight minutes—until Matthew Mors decided to take control.
AVON—There are not many teams in Class B girls basketball playing better right now than Avon High School and its sharpshooter Lauren Sees. The Pirates enter the playoffs riding a nine-game winning streak, thanks in large part to the play of Sees. The senior has averaged 23.9 points per game this season, but she has taken it to another level during the winning streak. Sees has been averaging 27.9 points per game in the last nine outings and has five 30-point performances, including a 40-point outburst at Menno on Feb. 5.
Regional wrestling Saturday is upon us in South Dakota and preseason goals either begin to come to fruition or fall by the wayside, unfulfilled. Mitchell High School has lofty aspirations for the state meet and it begins at the Region 3A meet on Saturday at Huron. The Kernels hope to place in the top six at the state meet, but if that is to happen, they must advance as many wrestlers as possible, with the best possible seeds.
When Class AA No. 2 Sioux Falls O'Gorman visited Mitchell High School at the Corn Palace on Dec. 28, the Knights strolled away with a 24-point win. In Tuesday's return matchup, O'Gorman (12-5) built a double-digit lead with two minutes left in the game and appeared to be on its way to another easy win.
FREEMAN—For the last five years, Freeman High School has been knocking on the door of the Class B girls basketball state tournament. This year, the Flyers want to kick that door in. Freeman racked up 81 wins during the five-year stretch prior to this season, but it lost in the regional finals in four of the last five seasons, while being knocked out in the district finals in another. Moreover, the Flyers lost three of those games by four points or less and two in overtime, including a double-overtime loss to Sully Buttes last year.
Sometimes lightning strikes twice. Nearly a year after the Mitchell High School girls basketball team upset then No. 4-ranked Harrisburg, the Tigers returned to the Corn Palace on Friday ranked No. 2 and holding an 18-point win over the Kernels from Jan. 3. Needing a signature win, Mitchell (9-6) retooled its game plan for a first ever appearance in the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver's Classic, and it paid off as the Kernels used an aggressive defense and a patient offense to tame the Tigers, 63-51.
Beginning today, some of the top basketball teams in the area and from across the state descend upon the Corn Palace for the 10th consecutive year for the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver's Classic. This year's two-day event once again features six girls basketball games on Friday and nine boys games on Saturday. Girls field filled with a local flavor Friday's slate of girls games has a local theme, with at least one area team being featured in every game, including Mitchell High School's inaugural appearance in the DWU Classic.
Mitchell High School alumna Tevyn Waddell is swimming her way toward qualifying for another NCAA championship meet. The University of Minnesota All-American won three events and took second in a fourth to help the Golden Gophers beat Purdue and Northwestern in a Big Ten triangular on Saturday in Evanston, Illinois.
The Mitchell High School boys basketball team is finally in the win column. After losing four of the previous five games by three points or less—including a three-point heartbreaker at Sturgis the night prior—the Kernels were able to secure a 72-36 drubbing of Spearfish on Saturday for their first win of the season.
When the Mitchell High School wrestling team opened the season against Chamberlain in a dual meet, the lineup was loaded with veterans. That lineup included six seniors and a junior going onto the mat. Since then, injuries have ravaged the Kernels' lineup throughout the season, losing defending state champion Carson Max and mainstay Sutton Carpenter to injuries early in the year. Then in early January, Kyler Bauder—a fifth-place state finisher at 120 pounds last year—injured his shoulder four matches into his return from a knee injury suffered during the summer.