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Thursday's Sports Briefs: 6/20/13

UND, USD to resume football rivalry in 2016-17

By The Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota and University of South Dakota football teams plan to renew their rivalry in 2016.

The Coyotes will travel to Grand Forks on Sept. 17, 2016, for the 94th meeting between the two teams. The schools will square off in Vermillion on Sept. 16, 2017, completing the home-and-home series.

UND leads the all-time series 59-29-5. The schools haven't met on the gridiron since 2011, when they were in the Great West Conference.

Tabor Legion team beats Corsica

By The Daily Republic

TABOR -- The Tabor Legion baseball team defeated Corsica 11-1 in a seven-inning game Wednesday.

Blase Vanecek got the win on the mound, giving up four hits while striking out seven in six innings. Kodi Larson pitched one inning, striking out three.

For Corsica, Allan Muilenburg took the loss, allowing 15 hits in six innings while striking out three.

Larson had a double and single and Ross Kortan and Nathan Bares each had two singles in the win.

Deric Denning and Dustin Bultje each had two singles for Corsica.

Mitchell Black splits doubleheader against Aberdeen

By The Daily Republic

Mitchell Black rebounded from a Game 1 loss with a 13-hit effort and an 11-0 win over Aberdeen in a teener baseball doubleheader Wednesday at Drake Field in Mitchell.

Aberdeen won the first game, jumping to an early lead en route to the 9-7 victory.

In the Mitchell win, Jed Schmidt had three hits, including a bases-clearing triple. Sam Michels, Parker Wenzel, Matt Muth and Jacob Dahme all had two hits. Dahme had a double, as did Bryce Geraets.

Elijah Pommer was the winning pitcher, throwing a two-hitter over five innings. He walked two and struck out three.

In the opening-game loss, Pommer had three hits, including a triple. Drew Kitchens doubled.

Spencer Neugebauer was the losing pitcher, allowing four hits in four innings. Briggs Havlik relieved, allowing four hits while striking out four.

Mitchell is 7-7 and plays at Winner tonight.

Avon shuts out Lesterville 10-0

By The Daily Republic

Zach London recorded six strikeouts and gave up two hits in seven innings of work as he helped the Avon amateur baseball team shut out Lesterville 10-0 Tuesday.

Dan Bures had a double and four RBIs, Nick Honke had one hit and two runs scored and London had a single in the win.

Geppert leads Plankinton to win over KWL

By The Daily Republic

WHITE LAKE -- Josh Geppert tossed all nine innings and struck out six en route to leading Plankinton to a 12-5 win over Kimball/White Lake in Pony Hills League amateur baseball action Tuesday night.

Geppert allowed three earned runs and also had two RBIs at the plate.

Also for Plankinton offensively, Travis Gant had three RBIs, Chris Hill had a double, a grand slam and five RBIs and Trevor Boyd and Jeremy Pischke each had two hits.

Kimball/White Lake's Dylan Konechne took the loss, throwing 5 1/3 innings, allowing seven earned runs and seven walks. He struck out six.

At the plate, Brian Zeman was 3-for-5. All of his hits were singles.

The two teams collide again at 7 p.m. Sunday in Plankinton in another Pony Hills League game.

7 area athletes to play in all-star basketball game

By The Daily Republic

Five area girls and two area boys will compete in the South Dakota basketball all-star games in July, it was announced Tuesday.

On the girls' side Mitchell's Kristin Sabers, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Rachelle Moore, Parkston's Erica Herrold, Freeman's Dina Soulek and Hanson's Kendra Cheeseman were all tabbed to play in the game. On the boys' side Daily Republic boys' basketball player of the year Jesse Taylor of Kimball/White Lake was selected, as well as Canistota's Alex Robertson.