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Monday, April 24, 2017

Mitchell Activities Director Cory Aadland announced yesterday morning that Todd Neuendorf has been selected to take over as the head boys’ basketball coach. Aadland said in the media release that “Todd was a top candidate from the beginning, and I couldn’t be more excited to have him on board.” Neuendorf spent 10 years on staff at Aberdeen Central and was the boys’ basketball coach at Aberdeen Roncalli the past 11 seasons. He compiled a 208-60 record in his 11 years at Roncalli, qualifying for the state tournament 7 times and winning a state title in 2015.

Sanborn Central-Woonsocket co-head coach Tim McCain announced in an email to media Monday that Myah Selland’s jersey will be on display in the Ring of Honor at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Ring of Honor is described as a popular display to "honor the past, celebrate the present and promote the future of women's basketball." Selland, a finalist for Miss Basketball South Dakota, scored more than 2,200 points in her career. The future South Dakota State Jackrabbit led her team to a runner-up finish at the Class B State Tournament this season.

The Mitchell Kernel boys’ tennis team won a pair of home matches Monday at Hitchcock Park.
Mitchell opened the day with an 8-1 victory over Aberdeen Central and then edged Sioux Falls Washington 5 to 4. Mitchell lost two of their three doubles matches but picked up victories in four of six singles matches. Mitchell is scheduled to travel to Brookings for a dual today starting at 4 p.m. The Kernels, 12-1 on the season, are supposed to travel to Rapid City for the three-day Rapid City Invite that starts Thursday.

Due to impending weather conditions, the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team traveled to Iowa to battle Dordt College in a Great Plains Athletic Conference showdown Monday in Sioux Center, Iowa. Dordt came out on top in both games, 4-2 and 3-0. Tramane Moore went 2-for-4 with a double. Jerrod Zens added a solo home run for the Tigers in the game one loss. Steven Sagasty took the loss allowing three earned runs off seven hits, while striking out three and walking two in six innings. The Tigers were held to just three hits in game two. Steven Somerville was tagged with the loss after tossing four and one-third innings, allowing three earned runs off seven hits, while striking out three and walking two. The Tigers, 16-26 overall and 11-13 in the GPAC, step out of conference play to take on future GPAC foe, the University of Jamestown for one-nine inning contest Wednesday in Redfield, S.D. Start time for that game has not been announced. DWU closes out the regular season out with a four-game series against Concordia. Friday’s twin bill starts at 5 p.m. while Saturday’s doubleheader will start at 1 p.m.

After 36 holes on Monday, the Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team is 12 strokes out of first place heading into the final day of the Great Plains Athletic Conference championship today at Woodland Hills Golf Course outside Lincoln, Nebraska. The Tigers recorded team scores 313 and 311 yesterday and now have a 930 total. Northwestern leads the pack with a 918 with Morningside second at 929. Thomas Hogg is in a tie for seventh in the individual competition. Michael Whitney is tied for 10th, Connor Preston is tied for 13th, and Russell Pick is tied for 23rd. The GPAC played two 18-hole rounds Monday to make-up for a postponed round last fall. The final round begins at 9 a.m. today.

The Mitchell girl’s golf team is scheduled to play in the Pierre Invitational this morning starting at 10 a.m. The Kernels head to Aberdeen Thursday for the Hub City Invite at Lee Park Golf Course with tee times starting at 10 a.m. Mitchell continues a busy week with a dual with Yankton Friday starting at 2 p.m. at Fox Run Creek Golf Course in Yankton.

The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team, 7-9 in the GPAC and 17-30 overall, will play two games at Morningside Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. DWU closes their regular season with a home doubleheader against the College of St. Mary Saturday at starting at 1 p.m.

The Mitchell high school baseball team, 10-3 overall, has cancelled today's doubleheader against Sioux Falls Washington. Mitchell will host Sioux Falls O’Gorman in one seven inning game Thursday at 6 p.m. on AM 1490 KORN. Mitchell travels to Yankton for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. The first game of the doubleheader will be on AM 1490 KORN Saturday afternoon. Mitchell is home to face Rapid City Central on Sunday with game one scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Both games Sunday will be on-line only at Complete coverage can be found always on AM 1490KORN or online at

The Mitchell track and field teams are off until Friday when they head to Yankton for an invite with action starting at 2 p.m. Mitchell competes in Aberdeen Saturday.

Newly named Mitchell High School boys’ basketball head coach Todd Neuendorf will be the featured speaker at this week's Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting. MHS senior track and field athletes will also speak during the meeting that begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Depot.

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