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WAGNER — When Mandy Koupal received the phone call recently about being selected for the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame, she wasn't sure they had the right person. But after a few minutes, Koupal — the Wagner and University of South Dakota basketball standout — realized she was receiving one of the state's highest athletic honors.
The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club will have free admission for members at Mitchell High School sporting events today and Friday. The Mitchell wrestling team hosts Aberdeen Central at 7 p.m. today at the MHS gym and the Kernel girls basketball team faces Rapid City Central at 7 p.m. Friday at the Corn Palace. Both events are free for booster club members who show their membership cards at the front door.
South Dakota State and Nebraska will meet in Lincoln three times in the next decade on the football field, it was announced Wednesday. The first of the three games is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2020. Other games are contracted for Aug. 31, 2024, and Sept. 9, 2028. All three games are slated to be played at Memorial Stadium.
SALEM — The McCook Central/Montrose wrestling team won two duals at its home quadrangular on Tuesday in Salem. MCM topped Sioux Valley 78-6, Flandreau 60-18 and fell to Clark/Willow Lake 39-33. Against Clark/Willow Lake, MCM got pins from Cody Sechser (126 pounds) and Tanner Grocott (285), while Tate Reiner (132) pulled a 6-4 decision over Gage Burke. Reiner added a win by pinfall against Flandreau as did Jacobi Krouse (138), Paul Lauck (152) and Parker Scheier (160). Krouse and Cade Entwisle (145) had pins against Sioux Valley.
CHAMBERLAIN — Riggs Priebe scored a game-high 20 points to push the Chamberlain Cubs past Gregory 63-24 in boys basketball action on Tuesday. Chamberlain (1-0): Marc Schwenk added 16 points and Carson Powers chipped in nine for the Cubs, who shot 48 percent from the field (24-of-50). Up next: Chamberlain hosts Parkston on Friday. Gregory (0-1): Jayd VanDerWerff led with nine points, while Max Klundt and Dylan Borszich each added six points. Up next: Gregory plays at Colome on Thursday. G 2 10 18 24 C 13 28 39 63
The Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams are both ranked in the top 25 of the latest NAIA Division II polls. The DWU women dropped three spots to No. 9 in the latest poll. The Tiger men are No. 20 and are back in the top 25 after falling out of the rankings on Nov. 28.
SIOUX FALLS — Amber Moller, of Mitchell, had a successful weekend at the Winter Open Dec. 8-10 at the Huether Family Match Pointe tennis center in Sioux Falls, claiming the under-12 doubles title and finishing second in the singles tournament.
Dakota Wesleyan University's Hayden Adams was named to the American Football Coaches Association NAIA Coaches' All-America First Team on Monday. Adams, a 6-foot-1 wide receiver, hauled in 81 catches for 1,472 yards and 18 touchdowns in his senior season with the Tigers. He finished his career as the school's all-time leader in career receiving yards (3,243), receiving yards in a season and receptions in a season.
CORSICA — Corsica-Stickney held to Colome to nine points in the second half and cruised past the Cowgirls for a 60-23 victory on Monday. Corsica-Stickney (2-0): Raven Barse led the Jaguars with 11 points, while Courtney Menning added eight rebounds and four steals and Alexis Tilton chipped in five assists and six steals. Up next: The Jaguars host Avon today. Colome (0-1): Makayla Shippy, Saydee Heath and Sara O'Bryan each had four points, while Rayne Hermsen added six rebounds in the loss. Up next: Hosts Cody-Kilgore (Neb.) on Saturday. C 6 14 19 23
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. Boys Class AA 1. Aberdeen Central (16) 1-0 91 1