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By: Sports staff , The Daily Republic
Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin held off hard-charging Martin Truex Jr. down the stretch Sunday to win at Kansas Speedway for the first time.
Truex had dominated most of the race, but Hamlin had gone to the front when his car hooked up under the first sunshine of the afternoon. Truex mounted a comeback, diving low with a couple laps left, but he couldn’t make the move stick and Hamlin pulled away.
Jimmie Johnson finished third for Hendrick Motorsports, which has failed in 14 tries to win the team’s milestone 200th race. Teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished seventh.
Wolves shut Love down for final two games of season
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are shutting All-Star forward Kevin Love down for the final two games of the regular season to play it safe while he recovers from a concussion.
The Wolves made the announcement on Sunday before they hosted the Golden State Warriors. Love has not played since suffering a concussion and strained neck against Denver on April 11.
The team’s leading scorer and rebounder has passed all of his concussion tests and been cleared to play by the NBA. But coach Rick Adelman says the Wolves felt it best not to risk further injury to the new face of the franchise.
Hanson baseball team splits games
ARLINGTON— Hanson defeated Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 13-2 on Sunday in high school baseball action.
Marshal Miller was the winning pitcher for Hanson. Reid Smith scored two runs, Jordan Craig had three runs, Derek Kocer scored two runs and Miller scored two runs for Hanson.
Hanson also played Deubrook/Deuel Sunday and lost 13-1. Losing pitcher was Logan Sapp.
Hanson is back in action today when it plays Parkston at 6 p.m.
Mitchell JV baseball sweeps Yankton
The Mitchell High School junior varsity swept Yankton in a doubleheader Saturday at Drake Field.
In the first game, Mitchell won 12-0. Matt Larson got the win for Mitchell. Larson threw four innings, gave up three hits and had six strikeouts. Jacob Rice had two hits and an RIB and Tyler Houwman had a hit and three RBI’s.
The Kernels won the second game 10-0. Derek Miller got the win for Mitchell and he threw a no-hitter. Houwman and Larson each had two hits and two RBI’s.
Bon Homme defeats MVPW Outlaws 3-2
Bon Homme defeated Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Woonsocket 3-2 in high school baseball action on Sunday.
Ross Kortan picked up the win for Bon Homme. Kortan scattered three hits in the complete game victory striking out 10 Outlaw batters. Scott Ulmer had three hits including a double to lead Bon Homme while Chase Kortan had an RBI double. Jeff Honner, Kodi Larson and Blasé Vanecek each had hits.
For the Outlaws, Charlie Mahaffey, Justin Davis and Kelian Karst had singles.