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The Mitchell High School wrestling team has been battered by injuries this season and it was looking to bounce back from its first Eastern South Dakota Conference dual meet loss to Pierre last Friday in a triangular against conference foes Yankton and Harrisburg on Thursday. The Kernels scored 49 consecutive points—24 by forfeit—in a 55-14 win against Yankton, but head coach Travis Carpenter felt they needed to clean up some mistakes later in the night against Harrisburg.
Mitchell native Tevyn Waddell opened up 2019 with a bang for the University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving team on Saturday. Waddell won two individual events and was part of two winning relay teams. in the Gophers' victory at Hawaii, 158-104, in the team's first competition since Dec. 1. In the 100-yard backstroke, Waddell swam to victory with a time 54.07 seconds, besting Hawaii's Karolina Hajkova by 0.29 seconds. Then in the 200 backstroke, she cruised to a win in 1:57.30, which was more than five seconds faster than the second place Hajkova.
WOONSOCKET—When opposing post players come to battle Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, they know they must prepare for a 32-minute grind. They also know they are going to get a heavy dose of Blackhawk standout Noah Dickson throughout the entirety of the contest. Dickson plays with physicality at both ends of the court, bullying his way to the hoop from the wing or from the foul line, while unleashing a relentless assault on the boards.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS—The wrestling programs at Wessington Springs/Woonsocket and Wolsey-Wessington have been surviving in recent years. But surviving is not the same as thriving. Wolsey-Wessington saw just one wrestler qualify for the state meet a year ago and scored five points to tie for 35th out 43 teams. Wessington Springs/Woonsocket, meanwhile, had two state qualifiers, scored one point and placed last. Much of that could be attributed to a lack of depth in the wrestling room.
On Tuesday night, the Corn Palace was the site of a boys basketball tilt with two teams trending on opposite directions. Mitchell High School entered the night still seeking its first win of the season, while its guest Sioux Falls Lincoln came in as the undefeated top-ranked team in Class AA.
The injury bug didn't just bite the Mitchell High School wrestling team, it has taken a big chunk out of its lineup and it had an impact on the standings in the Jerry Opbroek Invitational on Saturday. The Kernels were missing two stalwarts in the lineup—Carson Max and Sutton Carpenter—heading their annual tournament in the MHS gymnasium, and they lost Kyler Bauder in the midst of the invite.
Mitchell High School entered Friday night's dual meet against Pierre looking to stay unbeaten in Eastern South Dakota Conference dual meets. The Governors jumped out to a quick 12-0 lead after three matches, but the Kernels had been able to dig out of holes at various points during duals throughout the season and they got back-to-back decisions from Kyler Bauder and Ryan McGinnis to chop the lead in half.
CHAMBERLAIN—Most wrestlers are just happy to win. It does not matter how it comes, as long as it is within the parameters of the rules and their hand is raised at the end of the match.
SALEM—Last March, the McCook Central/Montrose girls basketball capped its season with a fourth-place finish in its first trip to state as a co-op. After coming up just short of the state tournament for much of the last half of the decade, the Fighting Cougars were finally able to break through. Coming into this season, MCM had to replace two 6-foot post players in Natalie Gottlob and last year's Daily Republic player of the year, Morgan Koepsell.
PRESHO—The Winner Area High School wrestling team is preparing for the stretch run of the season. On Friday and Saturday, the Warriors finished in second place of a 23-team field at the Mid-Dakota Monster tournament, held at Lyman High School in Presho. They finished with 283.5 points—just behind Pierre's 322.5—and crowned three champions in Kaden Keiser, Wyatt Turnquist and Sam Kruger. On top of the championship medals, the Warriors also put eight of their 14 wrestlers on the podium (eighth place or better).