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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Custer Battlefield Highway Conference All-Stars swept the Cornbelt Conference All-Stars in boys and girls basketball last night held in Alexandria at the Hanson High School Gym.  The CBH GBB team won 88-58 and the CBH BBB team won 93-70.  Ethan's Kacey Bartscher led all scorers in the girl’s game with 19 points followed by Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Myah Selland had 18 points.  Two more Rustlers helped in the scoring as Ellie Hohn and Janae Gustafson each had 11 points in the victory.  For the Cornbelt Conference, Bailey Rudebusch, of Howard, had 13 points and Freeman's Erika Sage scored 10 points.  In the boys All-Star game the Mount Vernon/Plankinton duo of Hayden Schmidt and Cody Muilenburg led the way.  Schmidt had 14 points and Muilenburg had 13 points.  Corsica-Stickney's Clayton Menning had 12 points and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Wyatt Feistner scored 10 points in the win.  For the Cornbelt boys, Bridgewater-Emery product Sam Arend scored 21 points, while Menno's Jacob Hertz scored 14 points and Canistota's Jacob White Lance scored 12 points.  All-Stars from both conferences must be seniors to play.   

 

The NCAA Division II men’s basketball national championship will be decided in Sioux Falls this weekend, as the Elite Eight makes its men’s debut at the Sanford Pentagon. Quarterfinal games tip off this afternoon.  Each of the eight regional champions from the Division II tournament are in Sioux Falls, looking to succeed a Sioux Falls school as national champ.  Yes, it was last year in Texas that Augustana University of Sioux Falls claimed its first title, beating Lincoln Memorial for the National Championship on a game televised nationally by CBS TV a year ago.  It would’ve been a pretty big deal locally had the Vikings managed to work their way back to the Elite Eight, but Augie was defeated in the round of 32 of the NCAA tournament. Lincoln Memorial is back, however, and so is the Northwest Missouri State team that has ended Augustana’s season in two of the last three years.  Game times today will be at Noon, 2:30pm, 6:00pm and 8:30pm in the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.  The Semi-Finals will be held on Thursday with the NCAA Division II National Championship game set for 2:00pm Saturday afternoon on CBS TV. 

Spring is here officially on the calendar and with that high school track and field, golf, tennis and baseball will try to get some competition in soon.  The Mitchell track and field team will host an Early Bird Invite on Tuesday starting at 4:00pm at Joe Quintal weather and track conditions permitting.  The Corn Palace Relays are set for April 13th, Howard Wood Dakota Relays will be held in Sioux Falls May 5th and 6th, the ESD Conference Meet will be in Huron on May 13th with the State Track and Field Championships in Sioux Falls for Class AA on May 26th and 27th.  

 

The Kernel boy’s tennis team will start their season on the road at Pierre on April 4th against Pierre and RC Central.  The Kernel boys will host St. Thomas More in their home opener on April 7th at Hitchcock Park starting at 12:30pm. 

 

The Kernel girls golf team will not start competition until April 13th at Harrisburg but they will have a busy season if the weather cooperates.  The Kernels will host Parkston on April 21st at Lakeview, a tri-angular on May 2nd and host the Mitchell Invite May 12th as home dates on the schedule.  The ESD Meet will be in Brandon May 30th with the State Meet in Huron June 5th and 6th.   

 

The Mitchell spring baseball team will open their season April 1st and 2nd in Rapid City against Central and Stevens.  Game times on April 1st will be at 5:00pm and 7:00pm and game times on Sunday will be 11:00am and 1:00pm.  Mitchell baseball will also head to Roosevelt on April 4th at 6:00pm and then host their home opener on April 7th against Harrisburg at 5:00pm and 7:00pm at Cadwell Park.   

 

The DWU Tiger baseball team has canceled their games for today at Cadwell Park against Mayville State of North Dakota.  This weekend the Tigers head to Hastings on Saturday at 2:00pm and 4:00pm and then head to Doane on Sunday at 1:00pm and 3:00pm weather and field conditions permitting.  Next Tuesday the Tiger baseball team heads to Yankton to play rival Mount Marty at 3:00pm and 5:00pm at Riverside Park.  Next Wednesday March 29th the DWU Tigers head to Brookings to battle the Jackrabbits in one nine-inning game starting at 3:00pm.  The Tiger baseball team is 5-10 overall on the season.

 

The DWU Tiger softball team, 10-17 overall, had their GPAC games at Briar Cliff and Dordt postponed to a later date due to the weather and conditions this week.  The Tiger softball team will try to play at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall Minnesota on Saturday at 1:00pm and 3:00pm, weather and field permitting.  Next Wednesday the Tigers will try to head to Dordt to play the Defenders at 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  The next home games will be April 6th against Mount Marty at McWhirter Field at 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  Tough time of the season to get games in with Mother Nature being the Boss of the schedule.      




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