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Mitchell native Jill (Theeler) Schlekeway is one of eight individuals that will be inducted into North Dakota State University’s Bison Athletic Hall of Fame in October. A 19-time All-American, Schlekeway was also a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, MVP multiple times of the NCC indoor and outdoor championships, and a member of the 2002 National Champion …

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 Sioux Falls East swept Mitchell in a doubleheader last night in Mitchell. In game one, Mitchell could not overcome a five run deficit and fell 9-6. Joe VanOverschelde had two of Mitchell’s six hits. Brady Hawkins had two RBIs. Then in game two, Mitchell could muster just four hits and committed …

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 Tucker Kingsbury’s two home runs and five RBIs powered Dimock-Emery to a 15-2 victory over Lennox last night. Sam Arend added three hits including a home run and four RBIs in the win. The Raptors, who have five straight games, host Menno Thursday night. Alexandria hosts Parkston Thursday night; Plankinton travels …

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South Dakota State women’s golfers Sydney Bormann, Cassidy Laidlaw and Alex Kandolin were named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team, announced Monday. The trio are among a total of 1,401 women’s collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor. The criteria for this honor requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. Bormann, a Parkston …

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Mike Miller leaves Memphis coaching staff to focus on family

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Miller is leaving Memphis coach Penny Hardaway’s staff after two seasons, saying he needs to spend more time with his family. Miller announced his decision Wednesday on social media. The former NBA player quickly joined Hardaway’s staff after Memphis hired Hardaway in March 2018. Miller helped Hardaway land the No. …

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Elite Eight Athletes of the Year 2020

17th Annual Elite Eight Athlete of the Year Award Brought to you by: POET Biorefining of Mitchell, Walmart of Mitchell, and the Depot of Mitchell and made possible by KORN News Radio/Q107-3 and KORN Country 92-1 Boys Brady Hawkins-Bridgewater/Emery/Ethan Football Senior Reggie Slaba-Hanson Basketball Senior Jesse Hastings-Mount Vernon/Plankinton Football Senior Noah Dickson-Sanborn Central/Woon Basketball Senior …

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Los Angeles Rams release running back Todd Gurley

The Los Angeles Rams have released Todd Gurley

NFL memes business: In virus age, teams feign deal ignorance

NFL memes business: In virus age, teams feign deal ignorance

Predators sign forward Cole Smith to 1-year deal

The Nashville Predators have signed forward Cole Smith to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2020-21 season

MLB gives minor leaguers spring per diems; salaries TBD

MLB gives minor leaguers spring per diems; salaries TBD

Let’s honor the college seniors on the day the NCAA Tournament would have started

The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament and other sports was the right move, but the pain is still very real for the college seniors. Let’s honor them.

AP Interviews: Italian officials make emotional plea to IOC

Two senior Italian sports executives have issued emotional appeals to the International Olympic Committee to revise its stance over the Tokyo Games

It’s official: Five-time Pro Bowler Campbell to join Ravens

The Ravens have announced the deal that secured defensive end Calais Campbell, a skilled run-stopper who also has a knack for getting to the quarterback

Vikings bringing back kicker Bailey

Dan Bailey is returning as the Minnesota Vikings’ kicker. The team announced they agreed to a deal with the veteran, who will be entering his 10th NFL season.

NBA tells teams to keep players, staff out of practice, training facilities

The NBA has told its teams to close its training and practice facilities to all players and staff starting Friday, saying the shuttering will last indefinitely.

Mariners latest club to shut down spring training operations

Mariners latest club to shut down spring training operations

Column: As the game goes on Down Under, will others follow?

There’s an intriguing experiment going on Down Under

MLB nixes games in Mexico, Puerto Rico; Cards games in London still on slate

Major League Baseball called off two regular-season games in Mexico City and three in Puerto Rico because of the new coronavirus.

On This Day: Tyus Edney save the UCLA Bruins in the second round of the 1995 NCAA tournament

College basketball’s most-storied program won its last championship in 1995, thanks to an unforgettable buzzer-beater in the second round.

WWE Superstars react to Rob Gronkowski announcing he’ll host a two-night WrestleMania

WrestleMania 36 is set to be a two-night event emanating from the Performance Center, hosted by Rob Gronkowski. This is going to be epic.