Monday's sports briefs
DWU’s Fossum, Armampatzis set track records
DWU’s Fossum, Armampatzis set track records
STORM LAKE, Iowa —Jessica Fossum and Ariana Arampatzis set school records for the Dakota Wesleyan University indoor track team at the Buena Vista Invite Friday and Saturday in Storm Lake, Iowa.
For the second time this season, Fossum set the record in the pentathlon. Fossum scored 3,048 points to win the event for the Tigers and qualified for the NAIA Indoor National Championships. Her score is currently the best in the NAIA.
Arampatzis set the school mark in the pole vault with a leap of 10 feet, breaking the old record of 9-feet-10 inches.
The track team returns to Storm Lake, Iowa to compete in the Denis Young invite Saturday.
Marlin boys drop two to Rushmore
The Mitchell Marlin boys’ hockey team dropped two games to the Rushmore Thunder over the weekend at the Mitchell Activities Center.
Saturday, the Thunder scored three goals in the third period to take a 3-0 lead and held on for a 4-1 win. Jordan Grosdidier tallied the lone goal for Mitchell.
The Marlins jumped out to a 4-1 lead Sunday, but Rushmore stormed back with four unanswered goals for a 5-4 win. Matt Muth scored twice for Mitchell, while Jacob Cersosimo and Grosdidier each added a goal in the loss.
The Marlins (4-8) play Watertown Feb. 21 in Watertown.
Oahe tops Marlin girls twice
The Mitchell Marlin girls’ hockey team lost twice to Oahe over the weekend at the Mitchell Activities Center.
The Marlins fell 7-3 to Oahe Saturday, as Kylie Barington, Bailey Hohn and Haley Stahl each scored for Mitchell.
Stahl, Barington and Cassidy Stuckey each scored for the Marlins in an 8-3 loss to Oahe on Sunday.
Traci Cocoran scored six times for Oahe in the two games.
The Marlins (1-15), which have lost 12 straight, play Watertown Feb. 14 at the MAC.
Jackrabbit men edge Coyotes
VERMILLION (AP) — Jake Bittle had a crucial steal and then sank a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left as South Dakota State hung on for a 70-68 win over South Dakota on Saturday.
Leading 67-59 with just under 4 minutes to play, South Dakota State (12-10, 4-3 Summit League) had to hold off South Dakota down the stretch as its advantage shrunk to 68-66 with 1:10 to go.
Bittle turned it around on a steal with 6 seconds to go, and got a trip to the free throw line, where he hit both shots to pad the lead against South Dakota’s final layup at the buzzer.
Brayden Carlson scored 22 points, Jordan Dykstra added 16 plus 11 rebounds, while Bittle and Marcus Heemstra had 10 each for the Jackrabbits.
Casey Kasperbauer led South Dakota (8-13, 3-4) with 17 points, Trevor Gruis had 16 and Trey Norris 14.
SDSU women top USD 88-69
BROOKINGS — The South Dakota State women’s basketball team beat rival University of South Dakota 88-69 Sunday at Frost Arena in Brookings.
The win was the 14th straight for the Jackrabbits, who were led by Megan Waytashek with a game-high 20 points. Gabbey Boever added 15 points for SDSU, while Steph Paluch chipped in with 13 points.
Mitchell native Kerri Young scored six points off the bench for the Jackrabbits, who remain undefeated in Summit league play. Young added three rebounds, one steal and a block in the win.
The Coyotes were led by Nicole Seekamp with 13 points, while Bridget Arens added 12 points.
SDSU shot 48 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle 38-35 over USD, which shot 37 percent.
The Jackrabbits (16-7, 7-0 SL) play Fort Wayne at 6 p.m. Thursday in Fort Wayne, Ind., while USD (11-11, 2-5 SL) plays Denver at 7 p.m. Friday in Vermillion.
Sprinkel, Herrick take second for Mitchell in Brookings
BROOKINGS — The Mitchell wrestling team took seventh at the Les Tlustos-Brookings Invitational Saturday in Brookings.
The Kernels, who scored 117.5 points, placed eight wrestlers at the invite. Tyson Sprinkel lost a decision in the championship match to Madison’s Tyler Currey 7-4 to finish second at 195 pounds. Alex Herrick also finished second after dropping his 152-pound title match to Rapid City Central’s Blake Stone 7-5.
Landon Neugebauer (138) and Matt Larson (160) each finished third for the Kernels.
Sioux Falls Roosevelt took the team title with 207.5 points. The Rough Riders had three wrestlers win their weight classes.
The Kernels hit the mat again Friday for a tournament in Sioux Falls.