Tuesday's sports briefs
Tiger softball picked 9th in preseason poll
The Tigers finished tied for seventh in the conference last season with a 10-26 overall record and 8-12 in the GPAC. DWU earned 31 points and Hastings College, which won the regular-season GPAC title last year, was picked to win the conference and earned 95 points and six first-place votes.
DWU opens its season Feb. 8 when it travels to play Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan.
DWU baseball picked 6th in preseason pollBy The Daily RepublicThe Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team was picked to finish sixth in the Great Plains Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll, which was announced Monday.
Last year, the Tigers went 24-26 overall and 9-11 in the conference. DWU earned 55 votes and is behind Mount Marty College with 59.
Northwestern College was picked to win the GPAC, earning 99 points and nine first-place votes.
The Tigers begin their season Feb. 15-16 when they play Southwest Minnesota State University in Pittsburg, Kan.
Tonight’s MHS basketball game is booster club nightBy The Daily RepublicTonight’s Mitchell High School boys’ basketball game is booster club night.
The Kernels host Brookings at 7 p.m. today at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
Those with a membership card will receive free admittance.
MAC finishes 8th at ND meetBy The Daily RepublicThe Mitchell Aquatic Club had 13 swimmers competing and finished eighth overall as a team at the Bismarck Aquastorm meet over the weekend.
The relay team of Karlie Brown, Cailey Scott, Karlie Tiede and Tevyn Waddell qualified for the Central Zones Sectional meet, which is March 13-16 in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Christian Fossum also qualified for the sectional meed in the 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley.
Waddell also broke two state records, breaking her own 200 freestyle record with a time of 1 minute, 51.89 seconds. She also broke the 100 freestyle record, which was 52.7 and stood since 1993, with a time of 52.58.
Jakob Studer and Taylor Studer also had state qualifying times.