The Mitchell Kernel wrestling team won two duals last night in Harrisburg and remained undefeated in ESD Conference duals. The Kernels overcame losses in three of the first four matches against Harrisburg but finished strong, including a win by fall from Beau Foote in the final match to grab a 33-29 win against the Tigers. Against Yankton, Mitchell dropped the first three matches, but once again used a big rally to come away with a 43-24 victory over the Bucks. With the two wins, the Kernels improved to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in ESD duals this season. The Kernels will host the Jerry Opbroek Mitchell Invite on January 18th at the high school.
Mitchell Christian didn’t have an answer for Canistota’s offense last night as the Hawks rolled up 80 and their defense was solid as well . The Hawks beat the Golden Eagle boys 80-20 last night. Canistota led 29-2 after the first quarter and 47-9 at halftime. Mitchell Christian was held to 11 points after the break. The Golden Eagles were held to 20 percent shooting. Joey Feiner scored seven points and Ty Vander Pol added seven rebounds for MCS. Canistota (5-1) hosts Elk Point-Jefferson on Friday while Mitchell Christian (0-6) travels to Menno on Thursday.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team finds itself in the middle of the pack in the Great Plains Athletic Conference preseason poll. The Tigers, who went 23-23 overall and 16-12 in conference play last year, were picked seventh. Concordia earned 10 of the 11 possible first-place votes to top the poll. Jamestown came in second, garnering the other first-place vote. Midland, Northwestern and Morningside round out the top-five, while Mount Marty was barely picked ahead of DWU.
The Great Plains Athletic Conference softball preseason poll was also released yesterday via GPAC.com, and Morningside topped it. The Mustangs garnered nine of the possible 12 first-place votes. Dakota Wesleyan University is picked 10th ahead of Hastings and Briar Cliff. The Tigers finished 12-30 overall and 7-15 in conference play last season. At the top of the poll, Midland picked up two first-place votes and Jamestown earned the final one. Midland and Jamestown were picked second and third, respectively. Concordia and Mount Marty round out the top five. DWU softball opens the season against Dakota State and Dickinson State on February 14th in Aberdeen indoors.
The No. 7 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team, 14-3 overall and 6-2 in the GPAC, stays on the road to battle No. 19 Northwestern College for a conference showdown at 8:00pm tonight in Orange City, Iowa. Northwestern is 14-4 overall and 6-2 in the league. After tonight, the Tiger men will host Dordt College at the Palace on Wednesday January 15th.
The No. 14 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team, 12-4 overall and 5-4 in the GPAC, travel to Orange City, Iowa to take on No.12 Northwestern College, 11-3 overall and 6-3 in the league tonight with tip-off slated for 6:00pm. After tonight, the Tiger women will be off until January 15th when they host #6 ranked Dordt.
Tonight, on the WNCC Show from the Freight Room of the Depot will be Special Guests Jesse Tolsma of Mitchell Christian boys’ basketball and Chris and Bill Nebelsick of Mitchell Christian girls’ basketball. Plus, on the show this week will be Todd Neuendorf, Cole Knippling and Andy Everson. The WNCC Show starts at 6:30pm from the Depot and can also be heard on kornradio.com tonight from the Depot.
The South Dakota State men’s basketball team are in Colorado in search of its third-straight victory. The Jackrabbits play at Denver to face the Pioneers tonight with tip-off slated for 8:00pm and the Jackrabbit Pregame on KORN News Radio starting at 7:30pm right after the WNCC Show. South Dakota State (11-7, 2-1 Summit League) opened 2020 with back-to-back offensive showcases, Oral Roberts (96-79) and Western Illinois (91-56) at home in Frost Arena. Denver (4-13, 0-3 Summit League) has dropped eight straight contests, most recently in a narrow 80-78 setback at South Dakota in Vermillion. The Jackrabbits lead the all-time series with Denver, 16-6, and have won six straight in the series. SDSU is 5-4 in series matchups at Magness Arena.
The Mitchell Kernel girls’ basketball team, 2-3 overall, will travel to play at #3 Harrisburg, 7-0 overall, Thursday and host Huron Saturday at 5:30pm.
The Kernel boys’ basketball team, 0-5 overall, will be off until Saturday when they host #3 Huron, 4-1 overall, in a doubleheader with the girls at the Palace. Girls game at 5:30pm with the boys to follow around 7:00pm. KORN News Radio is Your Original Home of Kernel Sports and will broadcast both games from the Palace Saturday night on FM 101.3, AM 1490 and on-line at kornradio.com.
The South Dakota State women’s basketball team, 11-6 overall on the season and 3-0 in Summit League, travels to take on Denver on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 8:00pm Central Time. KORN News Radio will join SDSU WBB coverage after Mitchell Kernel GBB coverage on Thursday night.