Sports briefs: 5-9A look at Wednesday's sports briefs.
By: Sports staff, The Daily Republic
KORN/Q107 elite athletes of the year announced
Mitchell High School’s Brent Havlik and Jason Greenway were picked for the Annual KORN/Q107 Elite Eight Athletes of the Year for the second time.
Eight boys and girls are selected for the award and will be honored at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. May 16th at the Depot in Mitchell. Athletes must be a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be selected. They also must be involved in community activities and be nominated by their coach.
Wagner’s Devon Brecke joins Havlik and Greenway as this year’s repeat selections. The other girls to make the list are Mindy Kraft, of Wessington Springs; Kellee Griese, of Platte/Geddes; Ashley Robinson, of Hanson; Jessa Doom, of Wagner; Dana Misiaszek, of Mitchell; Marie Malloy, of Parkston; and Kerri Young, of Mitchell.
Joining Havlik and Greenway on the boys’ list are Reid Smith, of Hanson; Kendall Lindeman, of Bridegwater-Emery-Ethan; Justin Greenway, of Mitchell; Trevor Schroeder, of Canistota; Shayne Gottlob, of McCook Central/Montrose; and Alex Kocer, of Wagner.
DWU softball team gets 4 on GPAC HM list
Four Dakota Wesleyan University softball players were recognized by the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tuesday as the all-GPAC accolades were announced.
Seniors Brandi Nekrassoff and Nicole Haley were honored in the conference for the fourth time as they were named honorable mentions to the all-GPAC team.
Senior Kelsie Fahr and junior Roni Nekrassoff each earned their first all-GPAC selections as they were selected honorable mentions.
Wagner beats Parkston 3-2
PARKSTON — Alex Kocer knocked in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and picked up the win on the mound for the Wagner high school baseball team as they topped Parkston 3-2 Monday in Parkston.
Kocer went 2-for-3 with an RBI and one run scored. He pitched six innings, striking out six while giving up nine hits, one walk and two runs.
Derek Dickerson recorded a save, retiring the final three outs of the ballgame.
Hamilton hits 4 HRs for Rangers
BALTIMORE (AP) — Josh Hamilton became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two-run drives against three different pitchers in a game that carried the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
Hamilton homered off Jake Arrieta in the first and third innings, added another off Zach Phillips in the seventh and topped it off with a one-for-the-books shot against Darren O’Day in the eighth.
Last quarterback meeting tonight
The last meeting of the season for the Mitchell Quarterback Club starts at 7:30 p.m. today at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.
There will be food at the event starting at 6:30 p.m. Local coaches will be in attendance to talk about their seasons and next year’s seasons.
Raptors hit 2 HRs, fall to Irene 5-4
IRENE — The Dimock/Emery amateur baseball team lost to Irene 5-4 Tuesday night in Irene.
The Raptors (1-1) got a solo homer from Jeremy Pischke and a two-run blast from Jeremy Zens.
Doug Sudbeck took the loss on the mound. The team’s next game is 6 p.m. Friday against Miller/Wessington in Miller.