The final South Dakota Prep Media football polls of the regular season are out, and volleyball may have a couple more weeks due to their schedule. A full list of the polls in football and in volleyball can be found at kornradio.com. From our area in this week’s volleyball poll, in Class “A”, McCook Central/Montrose is ranked #3 with Wagner receiving votes. In Class “B” volleyball, Ethan slipped to #5. The Mitchell football team is ranked #5 in the final Class 11AA Football poll as well.
The Kernel volleyball team, 13-7 overall, will head to Huron tonight to battle the Tigers, 14-6 overall, at the Huron Arena. Huron beat Mitchell in five sets back on September 18th in Mitchell. Pre-Match starts at 6:50pm and Set one starts at 7:00pm tonight on KORN News Radio. This is the only match this week for Mitchell. The Kernels close the regular season next week at Aberdeen Central and hosting Harrisburg. The Round of 16 will be on November 8th and the State Volleyball Tourney will be November 15th-17th in Sioux Falls. Mitchell is the 6th Seed currently as the Top 8 host Round of 16 matches.
The DWU Tiger volleyball team, 15-13 overall, will travel to Yankton tonight to play at Mount Marty. Saturday the Tigers head to Sioux Center Iowa to play at Dordt and then end the regular season by hosting Briar Cliff on Halloween night at the Palace. The Tigers need to win all three matches to have an outside shot at the Top 8 in the GPAC. Mount Marty is 3-20 overall, Dordt is 21-2 overall and Briar Cliff is 11-12 overall.
Coming up this week on the Wednesday Night Coaches Corner from the Depot in Mitchell will be two special guests, Pat Ruml Howard Football and James Strang Canistota/Freeman Football. Plus, we will have Deb Thill, Kent VanOverschelde, Lindsey Wilber and Ross Cimpl all on the show. The WNCC Show starts at 6:30pm on KORN News Radio and on-line at kornradio.com. The Mitchell QB Club Meeting follows the Coaches Show every Wednesday Night.
The Quarterfinal Round of the South Dakota High School Football Playoffs will be on Thursday and the Mitchell Kernels, seeded fifth, will head to Brookings the fourth seed. Mitchell, 4-5 overall, travels to Brookings, 5-4 overall, with kick-off slated for 7:00pm Thursday night from Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Mitchell beat Brookings 28-14 in Brookings back on August 31st. Pre-Game Thursday will start at 6:30pm on KORN News Radio. The other 11AA pairings has top seed Pierre hosting Spearfish; second seed Yankton hosts Sturgis; and third seed Harrisburg hosting Huron. KORN News Radio is Your Home of Mitchell Kernel Football with Arin Winger and Sports Director Steve Morgan.
In other area football playoffs in the Quarterfinal Round on Thursday: Class 11B Bridgewater/Emery/Ethan will host Mobridge/Pollock and Mount Vernon/Plankinton will host Lead/Deadwood. In Class 9AA Kimball/White Lake will make another road trip to Arlington/Lake Preston. In Class 9A Canistota/Freeman will host Alcester/Hudson, Howard travels to Warner and Corsica/Stickney heads to Britton/Hecla. Q107-3 Sports will broadcast the Class 11B Quarterfinal game in Bridgewater starting with the pre-game at 5:40pm and kick-off slated for 6:00pm on 107.3 FM and on-line at q107radio.com.
Be listening for the 5th Quarter Scoreboard Show Thursday night at 10:20pm with Travis Kriens. All the scores, highlights, game wraps, interviews, pairings and more Thursday night at 10:20pm for the 5th Quarter.
The DWU Tiger football team, 1-7 overall and 0-6 in the GPAC, will travel north to take on the University of Jamestown, 2-6 overall and 1-5 in the conference, in a GPAC matchup at 1:00pm Saturday in Jamestown North Dakota.
The DWU Basketball teams will open the season in a week as the Tiger men head to Bellevue Nebraska to open the season on October 29th with tip-off slated for 7:00pm. The next night DWU will tangle with Division I USD at 7:00pm on October 30th. The first home game for the Tiger men will not be until November 12th. The Tiger women open their season as the Defending NAIA National Champions and will host Valley City State on October 30th at the Corn Palace with tip-off slated for 6:00pm. November 3rd and 4th the Tiger women will play Dakota State and Presentation at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls at 6:00pm and 4:00pm. Matt Wilber heads up the Tiger men while Jason Christensen will oversee the Tiger women again this season.
The SDSU women’s basketball team will open this week at home against Concordia of Nebraska at Frost Arena on Thursday night. Tip-off is slated for 7:00pm. November 1st the Jackrabbit women will host Mary at 6:00pm.
The SDSU men basketball team will open on November 1st against the South Dakota School of Mines at 8:00pm and then host Grand Canyon College on November 6th at 7:00pm at Frost Arena.
The USD Coyote women basketball team will open their season at Creighton in Omaha Nebraska on November 7th. November 11th the Coyote women will host Incarnate Word University at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion. The Coyote men will open against DWU on October 30th at 7:00pm in Vermillion. November 7th the USD men will host York College of Nebraska at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion.