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Friday, December 15, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017

The Mitchell Kernel wrestling team lost an ESD Conference dual 36-28 to Aberdeen Central Friday night. Brock Sparks, Kyler Bauder, Ryan McGinnis, Briggs Havlik, Carter Max and Carson Max picked up wins over the Golden Eagles. Mitchell competes in the Sioux Falls Washington Invite on Saturday in Sioux Falls.

Kimball-White Lake won both games of a doubleheader against Michell Christian Thursday night in White Lake. Kennedy Leiferman scored 18 points to lead the Wildkats in a 59-33 victory in the girls’ game. Erica Thompson led the Golden Eagles with eight points and Maggie Reynen added seven points. Kory Peters scored 19 points to lead Kimball/White Lake past the Golden Eagles 59-44 in the boys’ game. Alec Nelson had 23 points for Mitchell Christian. KWL hosts James Valley Christian Saturday in White Lake, while Mitchell Christian visits Wessington Springs on Saturday.

The Q107.3 Basketball Games of the Week featured Corsica-Stickney at Mount Vernon-Plankinton last night. In the boys’ game, Corsica-Stickney outscored Mount Vernon/Plankinton 16-7 in the final quarter to pick up a 50-37 road victory. Corsica-Stickney, 2-0, was led by Jaden Barse with a game high 19 points while Cordel Menning chipped in 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Titans, who shot just 29 percent from the field, were led by Dane Rihanek's 11 points. In the girls’ game, Courtney Menning hit the go-ahead 3-pointer for Corsica-Stickney with less than a minute remaining in a 33-32 win. Menning ended the game with nine points and six rebounds. Raven Barse added nine points and Avery Broughton had six points and eight rebounds. Hailey Walz had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Titans, while Katlyn Briggs added nine points and eight rebounds. The Corisca-Stickney teams host Wessington Springs Monday in Corsica. The MVP teams face Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Tuesday in Forestburg.

Matt Mooney and Tyler Hagedorn combined for 44 points to lead the University of South Dakota men's basketball team to a non-conference victory over Northern Arizona 90-77 on Thursday. Mooney finished with 24 points, while Hagedorn added 20 points and Nick Fuller chipped in 17 points off the bench. South Dakota (10-3) plays San Jose State on Sunday in San Jose, California and then faces UCLA on Tuesday.

The Mitchell Kernel boys’ basketball team travels to Rapid City for games against Central Friday night and Stevens Saturday afternoon. The Cobblers are 3-0 on the season, but this will be the first South Dakota team they face this season. Tip-off tonight will be at 8 p.m. central time. Saturday’s tip-off against 1-1 Stevens will be at 2:30 p.m. central time.

Meanwhile, the Mitchell girls’ basketball team will host the Rapid City schools for games at the Corn Palace tonight and Saturday. The Cobbler girls are winless in three games this season. Those losses coming to out of state teams at a tournament last week in Gillette, Wyoming. The Stevens girls’ are 2-0 after beating O’Gorman and Roosevelt last week. Tonight’s game is a Booster Club Event. Tonight’s game will tip-off at 7 p.m. Saturday’s tip-off is at 1:30 p.m.

The Mitchell gymnastics team looks to continue their perfect start to the season when the host the Jill McCormack Invite this Friday and Saturday at the high school. Mitchell has won all four events they have competed in this season. Friday’s competitions begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s event will start at 11 a.m.

After hosting four-straight home games in the friendly confines of Frost Arena the last two weeks, the South Dakota State women's basketball team, 8-2 on the season, travels south for a game at Creighton this afternoon. It will be the 10th meeting between the Jackrabbits and the Bluejays. Creighton leads the series 6-3. The Jackrabbit pregame show begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon with tip-off at 4 p.m. on AM 1490 KORN.
South Dakota State men’s basketball team is back on the road, trekking west to Boulder, Colorado to take on the Colorado Buffaloes tonight. The Jacks (9-4) are coming off a 36-point rout of future Summit League foe North Dakota Tuesday night and have won two straight. This is the fourth Power Five matchup for the Jacks this season, with SDSU picking up a pair of wins against Iowa and Ole Miss in those games. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. central time.

The South Dakota women’s basketball team continues their five-game homestand when they face Tulsa Saturday at 1 p.m. inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Coyotes host UC Riverside Tuesday and North Dakota Thursday night.

The Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams host Briar Cliff for a conference doubleheader Saturday at the Corn Palace. The Tiger men are riding a five-game win streak into the matchup with fifth-ranked Chargers. The Tiger women are 10-2 overall and 4-2 in the GPAC. The women begin the doubleheader at 4 p.m. followed by the men at 6 p.m.

The South Dakota State University football team continues its march through the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday afternoon, traveling to top-seeded and defending national champion James Madison. SDSU enters the matchup on a seven-game winning streak that has propelled the Jackrabbits to a school-record 11 wins against only two losses. Fifth-seeded SDSU has outscored its two playoff opponents by a 93-36 margin. James Madison has sat atop the FCS rankings throughout the 2017 season and brings a 13-0 record this season and 25-game winning streak dating back to the 2016 campaign into Saturday's contest. The Dukes defeated Weber State, 31-28, on a last-second field goal in the quarterfinal round Dec. 8. Saturday's game will mark the first-ever meeting on the gridiron between South Dakota State and James Madison. Kickoff is set for 3:30 Central in Harrisonburg, Virginia. You can hear the game on AM 1490 KORN immediately following Kernel basketball on Saturday. North Dakota State hosts Sam Houston State in the other semifinal round game Friday night.

The Mitchell Booster Club will meet on Monday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mitchell
High School Library. The public is invited to attend.

Catch the 5th Quarter Scoreboard Show with Travis Kriens every Tuesday and Friday night at 10:30 p.m. on Q107.3 and AM 1490. The 5th Quarter is sponsored by TK Electric and Mitchell Technical Institute.

The Mike Miller Youth Holiday Basketball Tourney at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls will be held 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. 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 Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Christen Family Athletic Center and the Corn Palace. The camp is open to the first 100 boys and girls in grades one through six. Cost for the clinic is $35 and additional family members receive a $5 discount per athlete. For more information or to register, contact Jason Christensen at 995-2175 or Matt Wilber at 995-2876.

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. Contact Steve at 999-8346 to reserve your spots today. Space is limited to 56 passengers.

South Dakota Prep Basketball Scores

Friday, December 15, 2017
Thursday's Scores By The Associated Press
Aberdeen Christian 73, Leola/Frederick 51
Canistota 68, Freeman 42
Chester 61, Elkton-Lake Benton 39
Colome 58, Gregory 45
Corsica/Stickney 50, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 37
Faith 67, Bison 54
Flandreau 60, Beresford 42
Groton Area 45, Redfield/Doland 40
Hamlin 68, Deuel 59
Herreid/Selby Area 56, Faulkton 35
Hettinger/Scranton, N.D. 66, Harding County 51
Hitchcock-Tulare 49, Wessington Springs 26
Irene-Wakonda 59, Vermillion 46
Kimball/White Lake 59, Mitchell Christian 44
Langford 60, Ipswich 44
Madison 78, Lennox 58
Mobridge-Pollock 50, Timber Lake 40
Platte-Geddes 45, Burke/South Central 39
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 63, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 49
Sioux Valley 93, Baltic 31
Stanley County 61, Philip 37
Sully Buttes 55, Edmunds Central 42
Yankton 49, Brandon Valley 37
Lakota Nation Tournament (Makosica Bracket) Quarterfinal
Crow Creek 67, Tiospa Zina Tribal 47
McLaughlin 74, Red Cloud 72
White River 69, Lower Brule 57, OT
Lakota Nation Tournament (Paha Sapa Bracket) Quarterfinal
Little Wound 68, Crazy Horse 28
Marty Indian 57, St. Francis Indian 54
Todd County 62, Standing Rock, N.D. 36
Flandreau Indian vs. Sisseton, ppd.

Aberdeen Roncalli 59, Milbank Area 32
Bon Homme 55, Scotland 47
Corsica/Stickney 33, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 32
DeSmet 57, Arlington 21
Deubrook 62, Lake Preston 26
Douglas 57, Hot Springs 41
Edmunds Central 52, Sully Buttes 27
Estelline 38, Dell Rapids St. Mary 30
Flandreau 63, Beresford 46
Hamlin 67, Deuel 24
Highmore-Harrold 55, Potter County 47
Hitchcock-Tulare 42, Wessington Springs 12
Kimball/White Lake 59, Mitchell Christian 33
Lennox 45, Madison 42
Leola/Frederick 60, Aberdeen Christian 18
New Underwood 47, Hill City 32
Philip 61, Stanley County 25
Sioux Valley 69, Baltic 26
St. Thomas More 62, Alliance, Neb. 26
Timber Lake 63, Mobridge-Pollock 33
Warner 62, Northwestern 27
Winner 58, Burke/South Central 44
Lakota Nation Tournament (Makosica Bracket) Quarterfinal
Crow Creek 65, Todd County 40
Pine Ridge 62, Lower Brule 35
Red Cloud 62, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 59
Lakota Nation Tournament (Paha Sapa Bracket) Quarterfinal
McLaughlin 62, St. Francis Indian 54
Omaha Nation, Neb. 49, Marty Indian 39
Standing Rock, N.D. 62, Crazy Horse 28
White River 55, Tiospa Zina Tribal 32
Sanford Classic
Brandon Valley 41, Yankton 33

South Dakota Prep Media basketball poll

Monday, December 11, 2017
The South Dakota Prep Media basketball poll for the week of Dec. 11 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are indicated in parentheses.
Class AA
1. Aberdeen Central (16) 1-0 91 1
2. Sioux Falls Lincoln (1) 1-0 70 2
3. Sioux Falls O'Gorman (1) 2-0 54 3
4. Harrisburg (1) 0-0 32 4
5. Sioux Falls Washington 1-0 25 5
Receiving votes: Yankton 7, Rapid City Stevens 3, Rapid City Central 2, Sturgis 1.
Class A
1. Tea Area (19) 1-0 95 1
2. Madison 1-0 74 2
3. Sioux Falls Christian 2-0 57 3
4. Dell Rapids 1-0 17 RV
5. Sioux Valley 1-1 15 4
Receiving votes: Flandreau 7, Tri-Valley 5, Pine Ridge 3, Baltic 4, Deuel 2, Red Cloud 2, Sisseton 2, Hamlin 1, Bon Homme 1.
Class B
1. Bridgewater-Emery (16) 0-0 92 1
2. Clark/Willow Lake (3) 1-0 76 2
3. Sully Buttes 0-0 51 3
4. Irene-Wakonda 0-1 27 4
T-5. Canistota 1-0 13 T-5
T-5. Langford Area 0-0 13 T-5
Receiving votes: Warner 3, White River 3, Colman-Egan 2, Corsica-Stickney 1, Arlington 1, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 1, Oelrichs 1, Freeman Academy/Marion 1.
Class AA
1. Aberdeen Central (13) 1-0 86 1
2. Harrisburg (6) 0-0 81 2
3. Rapid City Stevens 2-0 43 RV
4. Sioux Falls Lincoln 0-0 31 4
5. Brandon Valley 0-0 22 5
Receiving votes: Sioux Falls O’Gorman 12, Pierre 4, Brookings 3, Sioux Falls Washington 2, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 1.
Class A
1. St. Thomas More (19) 1-0 95 1
2. Lennox 1-0 71 2
3. Hamlin 1-0 39 3
4. Vermillion 1-0 38 4
5. McCook Cent./Montrose 1-0 19 RV
Receiving votes: Dell Rapids 14, Sioux Falls Christian 4, Groton 3, Belle Fourche 1, Tri-Valley 1.
Class B
T-1. Sully Buttes (12) 1-0 78 1
T-1. Warner (6) 1-0 78 2
3. Avon (1) 1-0 53 3
4. De Smet 1-0 43 4
5. Hanson 1-0 8 RV
Receiving votes: Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 6, Ethan 6, New Underwood 5, Deubrook Area 4, Castlewood 2, Alcester-Hudson 1, Menno 1.