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Monday, November 20, 2017

The final day of the State High School Volleyball Tourney ended well for all three of our local teams as they ended their seasons on a high note, a win.   After two days of struggles, the Kernels swept O’Gorman for a 7th place finish in the Class AA portion of the State Tourney in Rapid City.  Mitchell lost to Washington and Huron on Thursday and Friday.  Kernel volleyball ended their season at 21-6 overall.  The match included history for a pair of Mitchell juniors. Setter Mandy Schmidt, surpassed Gina Baldwin as the school’s career set assist leader, finishing the match with 33 assists, moving to 2,105 in her career.  Schmidt is just a junior and will be back next season.  Junior outside hitter Mac Miller capped her season with a match-high 16 kills and set the Kernel single-season kills record in the process. Miller ended the season at 459 kills after racking up 53 kills in three matches at the State Tournament.  Former Kernel standout and current University of Iowa hitter Taylin Alm previously held the record with 457 kills in 2013.  Chelsea Brewster was named to the All-Tourney Team for Class AA.  Mitchell only graduates one senior in Alexis Elfstrand.


Hanson played well on Friday and Saturday after an opening round loss on Thursday and placed 5th overall and earned the Consolation Championship in Class B.  The Beavers finished the season at 29-3 overall.  Burke/South Central ended their season at 29-7 overall.  Heather Kayser was named to the Class B All-Tourney Team.  Hanson graduates nine seniors, but it returns four juniors and six sophomores.  McCook Central/Montrose also played well on Friday and Saturday after an opening round loss on Thursday in the Class A State Volleyball Tourney and earned the Consolation Championship in Class A on Saturday.  The Fighting Cougars, the #8 seed in the tourney. Finished their season at 21-9 overall.  McKenna Kranz of McCook Central/Montrose was named to the Class A All-Tourney Team.   


Sioux Falls Christian beat Dakota Valley for the Class A Championship, Northwestern beat Warner for the Class B Championship and Harrisburg beat Rapid City Stevens late Saturday night/Sunday Morning for the Class AA State Volleyball Championship. 

In their second top-10 matchup of the season, the No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team hosted Great Plains Athletic Conference foe, No. 3 Concordia University and were defeated 70-66 Saturday at the Corn Palace.  The Bulldogs, 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the GPAC, outscored the Tiger women 25-21 in the 4th quarter including an 8-1 run in the final 1:54 of the game to secure the road win.  The Tigers fall to 6-1 overall and 1-1 in the GPAC.  Rylie Osthus finished with 19 points and five assists followed by Amber Bray who tallied 14 points and four rebounds.  Kynedi Cheeseman notched 10 points and six assists for the Tigers as well.  The DWU women return to conference action against Midland University on Tuesday at 6:00pm in Fremont Nebraska.  After Tuesday the Tiger women will be off a week and travel to Presentation College on Wednesday November 29th in Aberdeen at 7:00pm.  The next home game for the Tiger women will be December 2nd against Doane. 


Late in the game Saturday afternoon, the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team put together a 15-3 run to overcome a late deficit and defeat Great Plains Athletic Conference opponent Concordia University, 77-69 at the Corn Palace.  The Tiger men halted a three-game losing streak and improved to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in the GPAC) while the Bulldogs fell to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference.  Jason Spicer recorded 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Ty Hoglund and Trae Vandeberg each tallied 19 points.  DWU shot 47 percent from the field and scored 16 points off turnovers compared to four by Concordia.  The Tiger men hit the road as they take on GPAC opponent Midland University Tuesday at 8:00pm in Fremont Nebraska.  After Tuesday, the Tiger men head to Leavenworth Kansas to play at St. Mary of Kansas on Saturday at 4:00pm.  Wednesday November 29th the Tiger men head to Sisseton South Dakota to play at Sisseton/Wahpeton College at 7:00pm.  The next home game will be December 2nd against Doane College.


 The SDSU Jackrabbit football team edged the USD Coyotes on Saturday afternoon at the Dakota Dome 31-28 to finish 9-2 overall and the Jacks earned a #5 seed in the FCS Playoffs and will receive a 1st Round Bye in the playoffs this week and will play at home on December 2nd at 2:00pm at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings.  SDSU will make its sixth consecutive appearance in the FCS Playoffs.  The Jacks will play the winner of Monmouth and Northern Iowa on December 2nd.  SDSU enters the postseason on a five-game winning streak, including four wins in a row against ranked opponents.

Tickets are on sale now at the Jackrabbit Ticket Office and online at Ticket prices for non-premium seats range from $27 to $47, depending on location, for advance purchases. Prices increase $5 for day-of-game purchases. The deadline for season ticket holders to claim their same seats is 5:00pm Monday November 27th.  Tickets for current SDSU students will be available starting at 9:00am Tuesday.  SDSU previously hosted FCS playoff games in 2012 and 2016.  You can hear SDSU Football in the playoffs on AM 1490 KORN.  Tonight tune-in for the John Stigelmeier Show on KORN starting at 6:00pm tonight from Cubby’s in Brookings on AM 1490. 


The SDSU women lost at Green Bay on Saturday and fell to 3-1 overall.  The Jackrabbit women will head to Florida to play a couple of games starting on Friday when they play North Carolina State and then play Charlotte on Saturday.  Game times each day will be at 1:30pm on KORN.  Jackrabbit Pre-Game Show starts at 1:00pm on AM 1490.  The next home game will be November 30th against Northern Iowa at Frost Arena at 7:00pm.          


The SDSU men basketball team lost at #4 Kansas on Friday night and fell to 3-1 overall on the season.  The Jackrabbit men are in the Cayman Islands for the next three days to play Wyoming today at 1:30pm and they will also have a game on Tuesday and a game on Wednesday from the Cayman Islands.  All three games can be heard on AM 1490 KORN starting today at 1:00pm on KORN.  The Jackrabbit men return home on Sunday to host Dakota State at 2:00pm.  



Friday, August 25, 2017

Thursday's statewide scores




Avon def. Bon Homme, 25-22, 25-14, 25-23


Baltic def. Colman-Egan, 25-13, 25-14, 25-19


Beresford def. Garretson, 25-11, 25-15, 25-17


Clark/Willow Lake def. Sisseton, 25-12, 25-9, 25-17


Dakota Valley def. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 24-26, 25-15, 25-20, 20-25, 15-12


Dell Rapids St. Mary def. Alcester-Hudson, 25-21, 25-10, 25-15


Deubrook def. Arlington, 22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-22


Elk Point-Jefferson def. Sioux City, West, Iowa, 25-15, 25-10, 25-8


Florence/Henry def. Great Plains Lutheran, 24-26, 25-23, 17-25, 25-14, 19-17


Groton Area def. Deuel, 25-8, 25-16, 25-12


Hamlin def. Britton-Hecla, 25-14, 25-12, 25-22


Harding County def. Timber Lake, 3-2


Harrisburg def. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 28-26, 25-20, 25-23


Howard def. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, 25-15, 25-13, 25-11


Irene-Wakonda def. Scotland, 25-21, 25-21, 25-17


Kadoka Area def. Little Wound, 25-12, 25-13, 25-6


Kimball/White Lake def. Gregory, 25-16, 17-25, 25-22, 25-19


Madison def. Flandreau, 25-7, 25-11, 25-7

Miller def. Winner, 21-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20


Mitchell def. Brandon Valley, 25-13, 25-14, 25-22


Northwestern def. Wolsey-Wessington, 25-15, 25-6, 25-11


Parkston def. Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 25-11, 25-16, 25-19


Philip def. Dupree, 25-15, 25-19, 25-15


Redfield/Doland def. Webster, 22-25, 18-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-11


Sioux Falls Christian def. Tea Area, 25-7, 25-7, 25-9


St. Thomas More def. Douglas, 25-17, 25-17, 25-15


Sturgis Brown def. Hot Springs, 25-16, 25-15, 16-25, 25-22


Wagner def. Vermillion, 25-17, 25-20, 25-17


Warner def. Hitchcock-Tulare, 25-14, 25-20, 25-12


Watertown def. Brookings, 25-19, 25-23, 25-18


Waverly-South Shore def. Wilmot, 25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-12


Hanson Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Ethan def. Platte-Geddes, 30-28, 25-18


Gayville-Volin def. Freeman Academy/Marion, 2-1


Seventh Place

Freeman Academy/Marion def. Platte-Geddes, 25-18, 25-13


Fifth Place

Ethan def. Gayville-Volin, 25-12, 25-4



Hanson def. Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 25-9, 25-12