The second-annual Mike Miller Classic Dec. 29-30 at the Mitchell Corn Palace will produce a first-time meeting between coaching legends.
Coach Larry Luitjens and his Custer Wildcats will play coach Gary Munsen and his Mitchell Kernels at 9 p.m. Dec. 29. The classic will feature 10 boys' games.
Ticket prices: $5 for students and $10 for adults per session; $15 for students and $30 for adults for all four sessions; and courtside seats for $40 per session. Tickets: cornpalace.com, 1-800-289-7469 or event director Ernie Kuyper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEC. 29: Sioux Falls Lincoln vs. DeLaSalle (Minn.) at noon; Sioux Falls O'Gorman vs. Central (Tenn.) at 2 p.m.; Sioux Falls Washington vs. Briarcrest (Tenn.) at 5:30 p.m.; Findlay Prep (Nev.) vs. La Lumiere (Ind.) at 7:15 p.m.; and Mitchell vs. Custer at 9 p.m.
DEC. 30: Red Cloud vs. Briarcrest (Tenn.) at 11 a.m.; DeLaSalle (Minn.) vs. Custer at 1 p.m.; Sioux Falls O'Gorman vs. La Lumiere (Ind.) at 5 p.m.; Mitchell vs. Central (Tenn.) at 6:30 p.m.; and Findlay Prep (Nev.) vs. Sioux Falls Roosevelt at 8 p.m.
The 16th annual Dacotah Bank Ladies Open will be July 30 at Lee Park Golf Course in Aberdeen.
The two-women team event will feature best ball on the front nine and a scramble on the back nine. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Complimentary breakfast at the course, luncheon/awards at the Ramkota Hotel following play and cash prizes on eight holes plus door prizes.
Cost is $50 per person. Registration/cart rentals: Lee Park at 605-626-7092. Entry fees to Dacotah Bank Ladies Golf Tournament, Box 33, Aberdeen, SD 57402-0033.
Work on fishing road
A popular road used by anglers is undergoing construction in Sully County.
Those accessing Bush's Landing Lakeside Use Area west of Onida can expect minor delays while the county road leading to the popular boat ramp is being resurfaced. The five-mile project starts at the fish cleaning station near Sunset Lodge and extends east for two miles on 182nd Street and south for three miles on 284th Avenue to the intersection with Highway 1804.
Traffic will be routed around equipment through the end of July. After that, traffic will be detoured from 284th Avenue west on 184th Street and then north on 283rd Avenue. The detour will not increase the distance to Bush's Landing.
The project is scheduled to be completed in early September.
New Mitchell girls' coach
Mitchell middle school teacher Pat Moller is the new coach of the Kernels girls' tennis team. Mitchell is still looking for a boys' coach to replace Gayle Klein, who retired last spring after 27 years as the Mitchell boys' and girls' head coach.
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