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Assmus takes third at Summit League Indoor Championships

By The Daily Republic

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Stickney native Shelby Assmus finished third in the weight throw at the Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday.

The senior thrower recorded a mark of 55 feet, 11 3/4 inches. Assmus’ next chance to reach the podium could come in the shot today. Assmus is in the second flight and comes in with a best distance of 14.36 meters.

Lake Andes native and University of South Dakota thrower Cody Snyder will also compete in the men’s shot put today at the conference championships.

Marlin JV girls lose 3-0 in state tourney opener

By The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS — The Mitchell Marlin JV girls hockey team began its state tournament with a loss Friday. Mitchell fell 3-0 to the Rapid City Thunder.

Maddie Schultz scored two of Rapid City’s goals, which all came in the second period.

Mitchell goalie Katelyn Uithoven made 36 saves in the loss. The Marlins had 14 shots on goal to the Thunder’s 39.

Mitchell plays at 3:30 p.m. today for a spot in the fifth-place game.

Marlin Bantam team falls in first round at state

By The Daily Republic

FORT PIERRE — The Mitchell Marlin Bantam boys hockey team fell to Sioux Falls 9-0 in the opening round of the state tournament Friday.

Sioux Falls outshot Mitchell 48-8. Marlin goalie Ben Colwell made 38 saves.

The Marlins play Watertown at 10 a.m. today for a spot in Sunday’s fifth-place game.

Twins win spring training opener

By The Daily Republic

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Minnesota Twins pounded out 11 hits en route to earning their first win of spring training 8-2 over defending World Series champions the Boston Red Sox.

First baseman Chris Colabello had one double and two RBIs for the Twins, while top-prospect Byron Buxton played centerfield and recorded a single.

Mike Pelfrey got the start on the mound for Minnesota, throwing two innings and allowing one hit and zero runs. Twins all-star catcher now turned first baseman Joe Mauer did not play.

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