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Photos of the Month: May

Mitchell’s Baley Miller delivers a forehand shot competing in No. 3 doubles action with teammate Alex Bergeson during a match against Yankton on Monday afternoon as part of quadrangular including Pierre and Vermillion at Hitchcock Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Derrick Knight, an acoustic engineer, takes down a speaker that is set up on the stage of the Mitchell Performing Arts Center on Tuesday morning. Knight, a Mitchell High School alum, with the help of David Berg tested the acoustics inside the Performing Arts Center from a variety of locations utilizing speakers on stage and a microphone set up around the auditorium. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell’s Drew Kitchens is unable to get the throw to second in time as Sioux Falls Roosevelt’s Justin Aldrich slides safely during the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Crystal Young goes nose-to-nose with her horse Bumblebee at Reclamation Ranch. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Winner’s Cameron Kuil, left, and Mitchell’s Spencer Neugebauer, right, try to keep pace with Eden Praire’s (Minn.) Denzel Brown in the boys 200 meter dash during the Howard Wood Relays on Friday in Sioux Falls. Brown took first place in the event with Kuil in third and Neugebauer taking fourth. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell’s Carly Haring clears the bar at 5’2″ in the high jump during the O’Gorman Invitational on Friday in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University basketball coaches Matt Wilber, left, and Jason Christensen, second from right, along with Corn Palace Director Scott Schmidt, right, have a laugh with long time DWU fan Emmanuel ‘Junior’ Hille as he tells a story from someone sitting in his chair for a basketball game. Hille has been sitting in the same chair, row 5, seat 6, at the Corn Palace since moving to Mitchell in the 70s. Schmidt was replacing the chair and with the help of DWU gave the seat to Hille. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dan Ynker, of Armour, checks out the quality of hay on a trailer up for bid on Monday afternoon at Dakota Hay Auction in Corsica. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Gertie Belle Rogers fifth grader Alex Foster talks with his pen pal Alice Schleich, a sophomore at Mitchell High School on the grass at Joe Quintal Field as part of the pen pals face-to-face party on Thursday morning at MHS. Fifty-nine MHS students have been writing and trading letters with three classes of fifth graders , totallying 118 students, at GBR this year and on Thursday finally got to meet their pen pals face-to-face. The high school kids will gave their elementary pals tours of the high school before going outside to Joe Quintal Field and finishing off with pizza for lunch. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell’s Bryce Geraets hits Brandon Valley’s Isaiah Chevalier in the head with the glove knocking off his helmet while trying to race back to first base during the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Kids climb over a fence to chase down a foul ball that hopped into another field during a doubleheader game between Mitchell and Brandon Valley on Thursday at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell Head Coach Luke Norden plays with his son in-between games of a doubleheader against Brandon Valley on Thursday at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik, from left, Drew Kitchens, Bryce Geraets and Elijah Pommer watch as Carson Max warms up in the second game of a doubleheader against Brandon Valley on Thursday at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Flight medic Chad Jones walks out as one of Avera’s helicopters is pulled out of the garage to helipad for take off from Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls as part of their Careflight service. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Residents in Armour remove the remnants of the Armour Veterinary Clinic’s roof that was blown across Main street after a Monday morning storm brought 60- to 80-mph winds damaging multiple businesses in town. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Residents in Armour clean up after a Monday storm brought 60- to 80-mph winds that damaged businesses and tress. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell’s Drew Kitchens records the tag out on Huron’s Emerson DeVries as he slides into second base during a game on Monday evening at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell resident Dusty Johnson talks a photo with his son Max (12) after speaking to a crowd of people during a kickoff event for his bid for Congressional office on Wednesday at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)

NASCAR racing legend Richard Petty smiles as the group gets together for a photo in front of the Corn Palace during the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America stop in Mitchell on Wednseday. (Matt Gade / Republic)

NBC Sports NASCAR personalities Rick Allen screams to the crowd about have been unable to see Mt. Rushmore because of fog as he was a part of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America stop in Mitchell on Wednseday. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell’s Jacob Dahme delivers a backhand shot while competing against Spenser Smith of Sioux Falls Roosevelt during No. 1 singles on the first day of the state meet on Thursday at McKennan Park in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)

PG/DC/WL/CS’ Cole Nachtigal tags out Winner/Colome’s Carter Brickman at second base as teammate Seth Kirsch backs him up on the play during a game on Monday evening in Platte. (Matt Gade / Republic)

PG/DC/WL/CS rushes the field after defeating St. Thomas More 3-2 for the Region 4 title during a game on Monday night in Platte. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Parkston Mudcat catcher Chris Welch tags out Sioux Falls Brewers’ Jose Martinez trying to score at home during a game on Tuesday night at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Canistota’s Xavier Woods competes in the shot put during the first day of the Class B state track meet at Howard Wood on Friday in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Avon’s Wyatt Duncan, 32, and Tate Wynia compete during the first day of the Class B state track meet at Howard Wood on Friday in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket’s Myah Selland competes during the first day of the Class B state track meet at Howard Wood on Friday in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mike Kuka, of Maple Plain, Minn., has his horse’s legs taken out from under him by a steer while trying to compete in the steer wrestling competition during the Wessington Springs Foothills Rodeo at the Jerauld County 4-H Grounds. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Kids play around the storage shed and a top of wooden spools during the Wessington Springs Foothills Rodeo at the Jerauld County 4-H Grounds. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Justin Schofield, of Wessingotn Springs, competes in the calf roping event during the Wessington Springs Foothills Rodeo at the Jerauld County 4-H Grounds. (Matt Gade / Republic)

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