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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Huron School District announced the resignation of head girls’ basketball coach Wade Stobbs Monday. Stobbs has led the Huron girls’ basketball team for the past four years taking the Tigers to the State Tournament in 2014-15. Stobbs will remain as an assistant in the girls’ basketball program. Huron also announced the transfer of Tim Buddenhagen from head boys’ basketball coach to head girls’ basketball coach. Buddenhagen has been the head basketball coach in Huron for the past 31 years. During that time, Buddenhagen led Huron to two state Championships (Girls 1989 and Boys 2004) and six ESD titles combined. A search for Head Boys Basketball will begin immediately.

The Mitchell Kernel tennis team picked up a pair victories over Aberdeen Central and Sioux Falls Washington on Thursday in Sioux Falls. Mitchell defeated the Golden Eagles 7-1 and edged the Warriors 5-4. Against the Warriors, Baley Miller, Kade Clark and Ryan Bergeson picked up singles wins, while Adam Loes and Miller and Alex Bergeson and Garret Johnson (Flight 3) picked wins in doubles. Against Aberdeen Central, Carter Cavanaugh, Loes, Miller, Clark and Ryan Bergeson picked up singles victories. All three doubles teams earned wins as well. Mitchell (4-1) plays three days in Rapid City, starting on Thursday against Rapid City Central at 3 p.m. and Rapid City Stevens at 6 p.m. On Friday morning, the Kernels play against Spearfish with a doubles tournament starting on Friday afternoon and a singles tournament running all day on Saturday.

The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team suffered two losses to Northwestern College Monday in Orange City, Iowa. Northwestern took the first game 11-5 in the first game and won 4-3 in the second game. Landon Neugebauer finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Jonathan Shani went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Gavin Reichmuth was tabbed with the loss on the mound after pitching five innings and allowing six earned runs. In game two Colten Boudreau finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Neugebauer went 1-for-2 at the plate with a run scored. Dillon Stadlman took the loss as he pitched six innings, struck out four batters and allowed four runs. The Tigers (10-23, 6-14 GPAC) conclude their home schedule with a doubleheader against Morningside College at 3 p.m. today. The Tigers travel to Aberdeen for two games against Presentation College on Wednesday before closing the regular season with four road games against Concordia over the weekend.

The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team split a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader with Concordia University on Monday in Seward, Nebraska. DWU won the first game 3-2 in 10 innings and dropped the second game 7-6 in eight innings. In Game 1, a solo home run by Karly Severance forced extra innings, where Amber Budmark hit an RBI-double which scored Andrea Konz for the go-ahead run. Sierra Haage pitched all 10 innings, allowing four hits and recording three strikeouts for the win. In Game 2, DWU took a 6-3 lead after six innings thanks to a solo home run by Paige Kinley and a two-run double by Stephanie Gabel. Concordia rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and picked up the win in extra innings. Alyson VanderPol recorded four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings pitched. The Tigers (11-21, 7-7 GPAC) host Hastings College at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McWhirter Field in Mitchell. The Tigers host Dordt on Thursday before ending the regular season with two games at College of St. Mary on Saturday.

The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team sits in eighth place after the third round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference championship on Monday at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Eagle, Nebraska. DWU carded a team score of 310 on Monday and have a three-round score of 923. Northwestern tied for the lowest team score in the third round with a 286 and the Red Raiders (863) hold a one-stroke lead over Morningside (864). Individually, DWU's Russel Pick sits in sixth place after carding a two-over 73 on Monday. He has a three-round score of 218. Morningside's Cody Holck holds the lead with a 210. DWU will compete in the fourth and final round at 10 a.m. today in Eagle, Nebraska.

The Mitchell Kernel track and field teams travel to Yankton for the First Dakota Relays on Friday. Events begin at 2 p.m.

Due to poor course conditions and poor forecasted weather, the girls golf tournament scheduled for Tuesday in Pierre was postponed to May 8th. However, due to scheduling conflicts with the rescheduled date, the Kernel girls’ golf team will not be able to attend. The golf team is scheduled to take part in the Hub City Invite Thursday starting at 10 a.m.

The Mitchell spring baseball team, 1-3 overall, hosts three doubleheaders this week. Mitchell will matchup with Sioux Falls Roosevelt Thursday at 5 p.m., Yankton Saturday at 1 p.m. and Rapid City Central Sunday at 11 a.m.

The Mitchell Kernels boys’ basketball skills camp is June 4-6. The camp is for third-through-12th grades and is at the Mitchell High School. Grades third-through-fifth are from 3-4:30 p.m., grades sixth-through-eighth are from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and grades ninth-through-12th are from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $50 per individual camper or $80 for two family members and $100 for three family members. For more information, email Todd Neuendorf at todd.neuendorf@k12.sd.us or call 605-868-2566.

The Mitchell Kernel Summer League is being organized for youth boys basketball players interested in playing on Tuesdays this summer at the Mitchell Middle School. The league is open to players entering grades 4-8 and players do not need to be from the Mitchell School District. Players will be placed on teams by league officials and two games will be played each night, with a tournament on the final evening of play. Players will receive a league shirt and each player will play an equal amount of time each night. Games begin on June 5th. Cost is $50 per player or $80 for two players from the same family and $100 for three players from the same family. For more information, email Todd Neuendorf at todd.neuendorf@k12.sd.us.

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