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Local Sports for Friday October 12th

Menno picked up a three-set victory over Mitchell Christian last night in Menno and the Wolves improved to 7-12 overall.  Set scores were 25-15, 25-6 and 25-19.  Mitchell Christian fell to 3-16 overall.  Claire Lepke racked up 12 digs, while Maggie Reynen pitched in seven.  Erica Thompson had four assists.  Mitchell Christian plays at Iroquois on Tuesday and then finish up the regular season with two home matches against AC/DC and James Valley Christian.


DWU volleyball, 12-11 overall and 2-9 in the GPAC, take the court against conference foe the College of Saint Mary for Dig Pink Night at 7:30pm tonight at the Christen Family Athletic Center on campus.


The Mitchell Kernel football team, 3-4 overall and ranked #4 in Class 11AA Football, will host the #3 ranked Harrisburg Tigers, 4-3 overall, tonight at Joe Quintal Stadium.  Harrisburg beat Mitchell twice last season including a home playoff loss that ended the Kernel season.  Two games remain in the regular season for the Kernels, tonight at home against Harrisburg and a long road trip to Spearfish next Thursday night.  Kick-off tonight is set for 7:00pm and the KORN News Radio Pre-Game Show starts at 6:30pm on FM 101.3, AM 1490 and on-line at kornradio.com.  Tonight, is also Senior Night for the Kernels.


The Mitchell Kernel volleyball team, 11-5 overall, will host Rapid City Central, 9-12 overall, at 5:30pm tonight and then host #2 ranked Rapid City Stevens, 21-1 overall, on Saturday at 1:30pm.  Mitchell has lost two matches in a row and three out of their last four.  No radio coverage tonight and on-line only coverage on Saturday afternoon at kornradio.com.


The Q107-3 Football Game of the Week has Parker at Hanson from Alexandria tonight with Clint and Scott.  Pre-game Show starts at 6:40pm and kick-off is slated for 7:00pm on 107.3 FM and on-liner at q107radio.com.  The area football playoffs start next Thursday around the state.


The Dakota Wesleyan University football team, 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the GPAC, will host Dordt on Saturday in the annual Blue and White Days Homecoming football game.  Dordt is 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the conference.  After this week Tiger football makes trips to Midland University and Jamestown before closing the season at home against Doane and Hastings.


The SDSU football team will be in search of reversing a recent trend on Hobo Day as it hosts Youngstown State and Bo Pelini in its annual homecoming game Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings.  Kickoff is slated for 2:00pm.  The Jackrabbits enter Saturday’s matchup with a 3-1 overall record, including a 1-1 mark in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.  SDSU has attained its highest-ever ranking in a Football Championship Subdivision poll, checking in at No. 2 in the latest media poll.  SDSU has dropped four of its last five Hobo Day games, including a 38-18 setback to Northern Iowa last season.


Other games in the Missouri Valley Football Conference on Saturday:


Southern Illinois at #12 Illinois State, 2 pm CT  |  Normal, Ill. (Homecoming)

RV Missouri State at Indiana State, 1 pm CT / Terre Haute, Ind. (Homecoming)

#1 North Dakota State at RV Western Illinois, 6 pm CT  |  Macomb, Ill.

RV UNI at #24 South Dakota, 6 pm CT  |  Vermillion, S.D.


The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club monthly meeting will be held on Monday at 5:30pm at the Mitchell High School Library.  The public is invited to attend.


The John Stigelmeier Radio Show airs every Monday night from Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill on KORN News Radio starting at 6:00pm.


South Dakota State basketball returns to Frost Arena on Wednesday for the third-annual Jackrabbit Tipoff, giving fans their first chance to meet the 2018-19 men’s and women’s Jackrabbit basketball squads.  The event, free for all fans, begins at 7:00pm inside Frost Arena and features team introductions, video features and one-on-one interviews with players and coaches. Additionally, student-athletes will take part in 3-point and slam dunk challenges and the Jackrabbit shootout.  The slam dunk contest will be judged by select Rabbit Den members, season ticket holders and head men’s coach T.J. Otzelberger.  After the event, the teams will welcome fans to the track for an autograph session, where a limited amount of team signing cards will be available. Fans are encouraged to bring one item to be autographed as well.


Steve Morgan

Sports Director