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By: Sports staff, The Daily Republic
Two Parkston girls finish with low scores at junior tour golf event
SIOUX FALLS — Sydney and Jordan Bormann, of Parkston, both came away with first-place finishes at the First Dakota National Bank Junior Golf Tour event Tuesday at Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls.
Sydney Bormann shot a 75 to win the 14-15 girls’ division, besting second-place finisher Sydney Weber, of Parkston, who shot an 82.
Jordan Bormann’s score of 78 won the 16-18 girls’ division. Mitchell’s Kristin Sabers finished in fifth with a score of 88.
Drew Seubert, of Canistota, claimed the 14-15 boys’ division. Seubert carded a 71 and finished four strokes better than Ben Prisbe, of Sioux Falls.
Mitchell Black sweeps S.F. West
Josh Feiner took a no-hitter into the fifth inning to help Mitchell Black upend Sioux Falls West in the opening game of a teener baseball doubleheader Wednesday at Drake Field.
Mitchell won the first game 5-3 and the second game 7-4. Mitchell improves to 17-17 while West falls to 31-6.
Feiner pitched a complete game in the opener, allowing four hits. He walked three and got seven put-outs from third-baseman Tucker Kingsbury. Mitchell had no errors.
Mitchell had five hits, with Parker Wenzel getting two singles.
In Game 2, Kingsbury had two hits and Jed Schmidt had a double.
Wenzel was the winning pitcher, throwing four innings. He allowed three hits and six walks while striking out one. Schmidt earned the save in three innings of work, striking out seven and allowing three walks and no hits.
Mitchell is at Huron Sunday.
Mount Vernon teeners beat Emery/Alexandria
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon’s teener baseball team defeated Emery/Alexandria 17-7 in five innings Wednesday night in teener baseball action in Mount Vernon.
Drey Frey got the win on the mound for Mount Vernon, throwing all game and allowing seven runs on 10 hits while striking out four.
Jerrod Zens was the losing pitcher for Emery/Alexandria. Zens finished with two hits at the plate, including a double. Ben Whistler and Tim Leach also had two hits for Emery/Alexandria.
Mount Vernon got multiple hits from Tate Deinert, Charlie Mahaffey, Deric Denning, Joe Davis and Owen London. Deinter recorded four hits, Mahaffey had three and the others all finished with two.
Mahaffey, Denning and Davis all had doubles in the game.
Mount Vernon improved its record to 16-2 and takes on Ethan in a doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Mount Vernon.
VanVeen wins two races at Spirit Lake Road Race
DESMET — Jeremy VanVeen, of Aberdeen, won the four-mile and two-mile race at the 29th annual Spirit Lake Road Race held July 4 northwest of DeSmet.
Emily Hawkes was the first woman to finish the four-mile race while Allison VanVeen finished first among women in the two-mile trek.
Jesse Kroupa, of White Lake, won the 800-meter race which was held for runners over 30 years of age. Hawkes won the women’s 800.
Other men’s division winners during the event included Caleb Hawkes, of Madison; Joel Poppen, Brady Wolkow and Greg Gass, of DeSmet. Women’s division winners also included Julie Virchow, Susan Poppen, Autumn Wilkinson, Kelsey Poppen, Sheila Schmidt and Melanie Schmidt.
Kiera Sprang, 4, and Seth Poppen, 3, were the youngest runners in the event.
All-Star game sets record low rating
NEW YORK (AP) — The National League’s 8-0 victory set a record low rating for baseball’s All-Star game, just 4 hundredths of a point below last year’s figure.
The blowout over the American League on Tuesday night, which had the third-highest victory margin in All-Star history, received a 6.8 rating and 12 share on Fox and was seen by an average audience of 10.9 million, the network said Wednesday.
The NL’s 5-1 victory last year drew a 6.9/12 and was seen by an average audience of 11 million.
Still, the total audience that watched any portion of the game was 27.7 million, up 7 percent from last year, and the initial rating at the start of the game was 6.5/12, up 7 percent from last season and the best for the All-Star game since 2009.
Mitchell native accepts ESPY
LOS ANGELES — Mitchell native and Miami Heat player Mike Miller and teammate Juwan Howard accepted the award for Best Team that the NBA champion Miami Heat won on Wednesday at the 2012 ESPYS in Los Angeles.
The Heat were up against Alabama football, Baylor women’s basketball, Kentucky men’s basketball, the LA Kings hockey team, the New York Giants football team and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team for the award.
LeBron wins 3 trophies at ESPYs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James was the big winner at the ESPY Awards, collecting three trophies including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win the NBA championship.
James also won in the championship performance and NBA player categories. He shared in the best team award.
Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner won two trophies, including female athlete of the year in which she beat out French Open champion Maria Sharapova, skier Lindsey Vonn and soccer player Abby Wambach.