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By: Sports staff, The Daily Republic
Booster Club meeting to be held Monday
There will be a Mitchell Athletic Booster Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell High School library. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Football combine, camp to be held in Chamberlain
CHAMBERLAIN — There will be a River City football combine and team camp Monday and Tuesday at Chamberlain High School.
The camp starts at 8:30 a.m. a.m. and is open to high school football players. There will be a skills and team camp along with a combine in the mornings.
Five college football teams will be represented at the camp to help with drills, including Dakota Wesleyan University, Black Hills State, Northern State, Dakota State and Concordia (Neb.).
Cost is $40 per camper, which includes a meal each day and a T-shirt. Several teams from the area are attending, and more than 250 kids are already signed up.
Tabor amateur team downs Avon
TABOR — Jon Vavruska struck out 11 and picked up the win on the mound as Tabor defeated Avon 11-1 in an amateur baseball game Thursday in Tabor.
Rob Keppen recorded three hits and five RBIs for Tabor and Steve Fejfar added two hits.
Joe Sees took the loss for Avon, allowing 11 runs on 11 hits and striking out 10.
SD Farmers Union Foundation golf to be held Tuesday
The 10th annual South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation golf tournament is being held Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course, Mitchell.
The four-person scramble tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per team. Teams are encouraged, but not required.
The tournament proceeds benefit the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, which supports youth and adult leadership and cooperative education programs.
Golfers will compete for team prizes and pin prizes, including a $25,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one on No. 3. The prize will be split by the winner and the foundation.
Salem picks up two victories
Salem defeated Alexandria 7-2 Tuesday and Canistota 12-11 Thursday in amateur baseball action. Salem was the road team in both games.
Brian Voigt was the winning pitcher for Salem Tuesday. He had 14 strikeouts, six walks and allowed two earned runs.
Offensively for Salem, Brian Duxbury had a double and a single, Voigt had a solo home run, a double and a single, Logan Thune had a double and two singles and Jeff Wallace had two singles.
Alexandria’s Casey Solem had a solo home run and Chris Marek had a double.
Jordan Gau was the losing pitcher in relief. He threw the final four innings and allowed five runs. Pierce Smith started for Alexandria, allowing two runs.
Duxbury earned the win against Canistota. He pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief of Thune. Salem pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts in the game.
Offensively, Voigt had a double, a single and four RBIs, Steve Mehlbrech had three singles and Scott Hoiten had two doubles and a single. Wallace had a double and two singles and Darin Koch had two singles.
Canistota’s Seth Sayler had two singles, Curt Lottman had a solo home run and a single and Mike Karrigan had a double and a single.
Sayler was the losing pitcher for Canistota, which is 2-10 overall and in the Cornbelt League. It hosts Lennox at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Salem is 11-2 overall and 10-2 Cornbelt League and plays at 7 p.m. Sunday in Dell Rapids against the Mudcats.
Area athletes earn academic awards
The University of South Dakota athletic program announced its recipients of the Academic all-Summit League Team for the winter and spring seasons.
Alexa Duling, of Gregory, and Jilanne Doom, of Wagner, each landed on the winter/spring list after earning 4.0 grade point averages for the spring semester.
Haley Juhnke, of Vivian, found herself on the list of the fourth straight year while Cody Horton, of Mitchell, earned his third straight honor.
Along with those athletes, the following student-athletes from the area earned academic all-conference honors for the 2011-12 year: McKenzie Shroyer, of Mitchell, and Alena Laber, of Parkston.
South Dakota State University also announced its award recipients Friday. Area student-athletes to be recognized were: Brett Young, of Mitchell; Nick Young, of Mitchell; Zach Horstman, of Winner; Jill Young, of Mitchell; Shea Patrick, of Mitchell; Andrea Budahl, of Mitchell; Katrina Young, of Mitchell; Ryan Jorgenson, of Wessington Springs; Brandon Priebe, of Chamberlain; Shelby Assmus, of Plankinton; Danielle McCann, of Dimock; Lora Shearer, of Salem; and Ashley Wagner, of Montrose.
Mitchell area athletes place at junior golf tour
HARTFORD— A number of area golfers and Mitchell golfers competed in the First Dakota National Bank Junior Golf Tour Tuesday at the Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford.
From Mitchell, Kristin Sabers took second place in the girls’ 16-18 age group with a score of 83. Adam Bleeker came in fifth place in the boys’ 16-18 age group with a score of 81 and Cade Carpenter came in seventh place in the boys’ 12-13 age group with a score of 110.
Howard’s Alexa Goldammer was disqualified in the girls’ 12-13 age group. In the boys’ 14-15 age group, JJ Cooney from Lake Andes came in eighth place with a score of 88, Ty Kinneberg from Parkston came in 12th place with a score of 93 and Tyler Kaul of Springfield came in 19th place with a score of 115. Drew Seubert of Canistota withdrew from the competition.
In the boys’ 16-18 age group, Marion’s Arron Lickteig took third place with a score of 76. Salem’s Jacob Heumiller came in 12th place with a score of 89.
Mitchell Black baseball wins two
YANKTON— The Mitchell Black teener baseball team picked up two wins on Friday at the Yankton Wood Bat Tournament in Yankton.
In its first game, Mitchell defeated Sioux Falls Central 12-4. Tucker Kingsbury got the win for Mitchell; he gave up four hits with two strikeouts and two earned runs. Jed Schmidt had two hits including a double and four RBIs, Reed Overweg had two hits and Carter Starr and Devin Mehlhaff each had hits for Mitchell.
In the second game, Mitchell defeated Dakota Valley 10-1. Parker Wenzel was the winning pitcher, he had two strikeouts. Schmidt had a double, Mitchell Price had a single with an RBI, Austin Getty and Myles Szabo each had hits. Overweg had two hits including a single and a triple and drove in one run.
Mitchell is back in action today when it plays Yankton at 8:15 p.m. in Yankton.