Today's sports briefs: 7-11
Fastpitch softball leagues crown four champions
Fastpitch softball leagues crown four champions
The Mitchell fastpitch softball leagues hosted the season-ending league tournaments Monday and Tuesday at Cadwell Park Sports Complex in Mitchell.
On Monday, Mitchell Unleashed defeated Mitchell Venom 11-3 to claim the under 12 "A" division while Platte #1 took down Chamberlain 8-7 for the "B" division.
The under 14 championship game was also played Monday, with Mitchell Hurricanes White defeating Platte 8-5.
The under 18/under 16 division held its tournament Tuesday. In the first round, Mitchell Unleashed defeated Emery 11-7 and Mitchell Venom took down Mitchell Blitz 14-1.
In the championship game, Mitchell Venom claimed the title with an 11-7 win over Mitchell Unleashed.
Overweg qualifies for national track meet in long jump
Reed Overweg, of Mitchell, will compete in the National Hershey Track and Field Meet Aug. 2-5 in Hershey, Pa.
Overweg qualified in the standing long jump in the 13-14-year-old age group. He took first place in the state meet held in Pierre June 23.
He is one of 12 South Dakota athletes who qualified out of an eight-state region.
Wesleyan football team to host high school combine
The Dakota Wesleyan University football team is hosting a high school football combine at 1 p.m. July 25 at Joe Quintal Field, Mitchell.
Athletes entering their ninth- through 12th-grade year are invited to participate. They will be tested in five areas, including 40-yard dash, L-drill, pro-agility, vertical jump and broad jump.
DWU head football coach Ross Cimpl, along with his assistants, will run the combine, which is in its third year.
The camp begins with check-in at 12:30 p.m., and cost is $40 per participant. Registration is due by July 20 and camp includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the Dakota Wesleyan athletic website.
Mike Miller sells house, but sale price unknown
Mitchell native Mike Miller auctioned off his house in Miami earlier this month.
Platinum Luxury Auctions told the South Florida Business Journal newspaper the 9,000-square foot estate in Pompano Beach was sold, but the company did not disclose the identity of the buyer or the paid price.
Miller helped the Miami Heat win the NBA championship in June. He hit seven 3-pointers in the final game of the series again the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Dimock/Emery shuts out Salem
SALEM -- Phil Johnson struck out nine in a complete-game shutout as the Dimock/Emery Raptors defeated the Salem Cubs 3-0 in an amateur baseball game Tuesday in Salem.
Johnson allowed nine hits and Dimock/Emery was led offensively by Gary Earl with two singles.
David Borchardt was the losing pitcher for Salem. He allowed three runs on six hits and struck out two in seven innings.
The Cubs got three hits from Brian Duxbury, including a double. Logan Thune added two singles for Salem, which fell to 13-9 on the season and takes on Humboldt at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Humboldt.
Dakota Athletic Conference retired
The Dakota Athletic Conference finished its last year of existence at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.
The league's website will stay online until Aug. 10 before being shut down.
Teams that had participated in the conference included Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Dickinson State University, Jamestown College, Mayville State University, Minot State University, Si Tanka University at Huron, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, University of Mary and Valley City State University.
Mitchell Gold splits with Sioux Falls East
The Mitchell Gold teener baseball team split a doubleheader with Sioux Falls East on Tuesday night at Drake Field in Mitchell.
Mitchell won the first game 6-5 and lost the second game 18-12.
In the first game, Aaron Sudbeck was the winning pitcher. He gave up six hits, five runs, four of which were earned, had one strikeout and three walks.
Offensively for Mitchell, Luke Bartl went 3-for-4, Dylanger Pierson went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Neil Schlimgen went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Chase Harms won the game for Mitchell with his walk-off single.
In the second game, Bartl started on the mound for Mitchell. He pitched four innings, gave up six runs, four strikeouts and five walks. Jacob Cersosimo threw two innings. He gave up six runs and had one strikeout. Mitch Johnson finished the game for Mitchell, he had two strikeouts.
Offensively for Mitchell, Sudbeck went 3-for-4, Pierson went 2-for-3, Johnson went 2-for-4, Schlimgen went 2-for-4 and Noah Thompson went 2-for-3.
Mitchell is now 15-20 and is back in action on Friday when it travels to Brandon. Game time is set for 5 p.m.
Tabor amateur team falls to Yankton in extras
TABOR -- Tabor's amateur baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to bring the game into extra innings, but Yankton plated one in the 10th and held on to win 5-4 in an amateur baseball game Tuesday night in Tabor.
Josh Enquist struck out 14 batters and picked up the win on the mound. He threw all 10 innings, allowing five hits.
Derrick Nelson had three hits, including two doubles, for Yankton. Jesse Bailey and Mathias Godsil each added two hits.
Jon Vavruska took the loss on the mound for Tabor, allowing one run in one inning of work.
Doug Vanecek had a double for Tabor.
Tabor (10-6) plays Avon Thursday in Avon for its next action.
AP source: Wolves agree to deal with Russian G Shved
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a deal with Russian guard Alexey Shved.
Shved came to the Twin Cities on Tuesday and reached agreement on a deal, but the terms were not immediately available. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.
Shved can play both point guard and shooting guard. He comes to a team with a healthy international roster that includes Ricky Rubio, J.J. Barea and Nikola Pekovic.
The announcement may be delayed because the Timberwolves are also talking with Portland to bring in swingman Nicolas Batum and need to clear salary cap room to make it happen.