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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 m33mbasketball.com.

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.

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