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Friday, December 1, 2017

Senior guard Alexis Alexander scored all 11 of her points in the fourth quarter to lead the South Dakota State women's basketball team to a 57-47 win over Northern Iowa in a nonconference game before 1,760 fans at Frost Arena in Brookings last night.  The Jackrabbits, now 6-1, were led by junior Maddy Guebert's 16 points.  Freshman Myah Selland and senior Ellie Thompson each added six rebounds while Alexander had three steals, two in the fourth quarter.  Mitchell native Macy Miller had a tough night shooting and finished with seven points on 1 of 11 from the field.  SDSU shot only 30% as a team but played great defense all night.  South Dakota State has now won 11-straight regular-season home contests.  Macy Miller's seven points give her 1,231 career points. She needs one point to pass Jennie Sunnarborg for 25th on the SDSU career scoring list.  Maddy Guebert's 16 points give her 951 career points, 49 points short of 1,000 career points.  South Dakota State returns to action Sunday when it hosts No. 4/5 Louisville at 2:00pm at Frost Arena in Brookings.  Pre-Game Show starts at 1:30pm on AM 1490 KORN Sunday afternoon. 


The DWU Tiger women and men basketball teams will host Doane College Saturday afternoon at the Corn Palace.  The Tiger women, 8-1 overall and 2-1 in the GPAC, will tip off at 2:00pm.  The Doane women are 4-6 overall and 0-4 in the conference.  The Tiger women are ranked #6 in the NAIA polls.  The Tiger men are 7-4 overall and 1-2 in the GPAC and they will tip off at 4:00pm Saturday.  The Doane men are 4-5 overall and 1-3 in the conference.  The Tiger men are receiving votes in the NAIA polls.  After Saturday the Tigers head to Mount Marty on Wednesday and then head to Hastings on December 9th.    


The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a bus trip to an SDSU women’s basketball game on February 10th against Oral Roberts University at Frost Arena.  The bus ride and reserve ticket to the game will only cost $25 per person.  This is your opportunity to cheer on and support Macy Miller of Mitchell, Myah Selland of Letcher and Megan Bultsma of Plankinton.  Contact Steve at 999-8346 to reserve your spots today.  Space is limited to 56 passengers. 

The SDSU Jackrabbit football team, 9-2 overall, will host Northern Iowa in the 2nd Round of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday at DJD Stadium in Brookings.  Kick-off is set for 2:00pm with the KORN Jackrabbit Pre-Game Show starting at 1:00pm on AM 1490 Saturday afternoon.  SDSU has won five games in a row, the last loss was to UNI 38-18 back on October 14th during Hobo Days in Brookings. 


The University of South Dakota Coyote football team, 8-4 overall, will meet sixth-seeded Sam Houston State Saturday in Huntsville, Texas in the 2nd Round of the FCS Football Playoffs. Kick-off is set for 2:00pm in Texas.    


The SDSU men’s basketball team, 7-2 overall, take on Missouri State Saturday at the Sanford Pentagon with tipoff slated for 7:00pm.  Pre-Game on Saturday night starts at 6:30pm on AM 1490 KORN.  After Saturday the Jacks head to Wichita State on Tuesday for a 7:00pm tip-off.  The next home Jackrabbit men’s basketball game will be on December 8th against Concordia of Nebraska at 7:00pm.  KORN News Radio 1490 is your home of the SDSU Jackrabbits. 


The Mitchell Kernel gymnastics team will head to the Lolly Forseth Invitational on Saturday at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls starting at 11:00am.  Tuesday the Kernels head back to Yankton for a tri-angular against Yankton and Lincoln starting at 6:00pm.  The Jill McCormick/Mitchell Invite will be held on December 15th and 16th at the Mitchell high school.    


The Mitchell Kernels will host an inter squad scrimmage on Saturday at the high school gym.  It is a “Meet the Kernels” scrimmage on Saturday night with the girl’s game at 6:30pm and the boys scrimmage is set for 7:30pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  The Mitchell Kernel basketball teams will open their season on December 9th at Huron in a doubleheader against the Tigers.  The first home game for the Kernel girls will be on December 15th and 16th against the Rapid City schools.  The first home game for the Kernel boys will not be until December 21st against Watertown.  Wes Morgan starts his 10th season as the head coach of the girl’s program while Todd Nuendorf will enter his first year as the boy’s coach.  KORN News Radio 1490 is Your Original Home of Kernel Sports!  Join Arin Winger, Travis Kriens and Sports Director Steve Morgan for complete Kernel basketball coverage home and away all season on Your Original Home of Kernel Sports, AM 1490 KORN and on-line at

The Kernel wrestling season will start competition on Saturday at the Watertown Tourney at 10:00am.  The first home date for the Kernels will be a dual on December 14th against Aberdeen Central. 


The Q107-3 Sports season will tip-off on December 14th with a doubleheader of action as Mount Vernon/Plankinton plays host to Corsica/Stickney.  Join Clint Greenway for area basketball all season on 107.3 FM and on-line at


The 5th Quarter Scoreboard Show returns to the winter season every Tuesday and Friday nights at 10:30pm on 107.3 FM and AM 1490.  It is more then just a scoreboard show.  Scores, game wraps, highlights, coach’s interviews, and special guests on the show.  It is the 5th Quarter Scoreboard Show Tuesday and Friday nights at 10:30pm on Q107-3 and KORN News Radio 1490 with Travis Kriens.  You can listen on-line at well at or  The first show of the season starts on December 8th.  The 5th Quarter is sponsored by TK Electric and Mitchell Technical Institute.


The Wednesday Night Coaches Corner Show fires up again for the winter sports season on Wednesday Live from the Depot.  During the season the WNCC can be heard on AM 1490 KORN or on-line only at  Due to SDSU WBB on Wednesday the WNCC will be on-line December 6th.  On the show next week will be Wes Morgan, Todd Nuendorf, Travis Carpenter and Audra Rew.  The WNCC starts at 6:30pm on AM 1490 KORN Wednesday night at the Depot.        


It's the Mike Miller Youth Holiday Basketball Tourney at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls December 29th and 30th.  The tourney is open to boys and girl’s teams that are in 3rd-8th grades.  Three games are guaranteed, and the fee is only $150 per team.  Trophies will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place.  Each player will receive a ticket to the Mike Miller Classic on December 30th at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls.  Register today at 


The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s and women's basketball teams will be hosting a Tiny Tigers Basketball Clinic on December 16th at the Christen Family Athletic Center and the Corn Palace.  The camp is open to both boys and girls in grades first through six and will run 9:30am to Noon and the campers will perform at halftime of the DWU men's and women's basketball games against Briar Cliff later that day.  Cost for the clinic is $35 and additional family members receive a $5 discount per athlete. The first 100 athletes to register will be taken. For more information or to register, contact Jason Christensen at 995-2175 or Matt Wilber at 995-2876.  The Tiger doubleheader on December 16th has been moved to 4:00pm and 6:00pm at the Corn Palace. 


The World’s Only Corn Palace is proud to announce that it will dedicate its basketball court in memory of the late Hall of Fame Coach Gary Munsen at the Mike Miller Classic on December 29th before the Mitchell Kernel and Yankton Bucks game during the Classic.  Coach Munsen coached boys’ basketball for forty-six years, forty-two as a head coach, the last thirty-nine of which were at Mitchell High School and the World’s Only Corn Palace.   His Kernels won nine state titles, including three in a row (1984-86), and were runners-up five times. In thirty-four of those thirty-nine years, Munsen guided Mitchell to the state tournament. The Kernels also won eighteen Eastern South Dakota Conference titles. His varsity career record was 672-254.  As Mitchell’s girls coach, he was 230-71 with seven ESD titles, three state titles, four runner-up finishes and eleven state-tourney appearances in thirteen seasons (1989-2001).  No South Dakota basketball coach has won more state titles than Munsen. He is also number two in state history for boys’ basketball coaching wins.  In all, he coached sixty-two all-state boys and twenty-two all-state girls while drawing loyal crowds to the Corn Palace.  There will be a dedication ceremony on the Corn Palace Floor Friday December 29th prior to the Mitchell Kernels game which starts at 7:00pm.  Tickets to the Mike Miller Classic can be purchased at the Corn Palace box office, online at or by phone at 995-8430.  For more information on the Mike Miller Classic, please visit their website at

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