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This weekend's sports briefs: 11/16/13

Hobbs joins DWU athletic staff

By The Daily Republic

The Dakota Wesleyan University athletic department recently hired Kyle Hobbs as the strength and conditioning coach.

Hobbs comes to DWU after more than two years with the University of Delaware and was a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia.

DWU’s silent auction raises $177 for Abbott House

By The Daily Republic

A group of Dakota Wesleyan University students organized a silent auction fundraiser at Wednesday’s basketball doubleheader to benefit the Abbott House.

The auction raised $177 and all earnings will go to the Abbott House, a nonprofit that provides residential treatment services to girls between the ages of 7 and 17.

Mitchell powerlifters find success in Wyoming

By The Daily Republic

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Members of the Mitchell Powerlifting Club competed at the 2013 Wyoming USAPL State Meet Nov. 9 in Gillette, Wyo.

Abe Weins won the men’s 242-pound raw class and best overall raw lifter, which is determined by a coefficient formula. Weins’ best lifts were a 595.2-pound squat, 418.9-pound bench press and 655.9-pound deadlift for a total 1,670-pound total. These are all South Dakota records for the class.

In his first meet, Cody Jenks took second in the men’s 198-pound raw class with lifts of 330.7-pound squat, 314.1-pound bench press and 380.3-pound deadlift for a 1,025.1-pound total.

Andrew Priebe also competed in the meet with a bench press of 341.7 pounds and deadlift of 485 pounds.

The club competes at the USAPL Sioux Empire Bench Open Dec. 7 in Sioux Falls.

HOSA fundraising through high school dodge ball event

By The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Health Occupation Students of America organization is hosting a high school dodge ball tournament from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell High School.

The event, which has run for several weeks, consists of 12 teams of six, and supports HOSA, which benefits students who wish to be active members in the medical field when they enter the work force.

Howard, MCM place four on all-Big East football team

By The Daily Republic

The Howard Tigers and the McCook Central/Montrose Fighting Cougars each placed four football players on the all-Big East Conference first-team.

Howard juniors Luke Loudenberg, Jordan Kuhle, Kaleb Haas and senior Nick Pardy were each named to the all-conference team.

Senior Matthew Fee and juniors Tim Gassman, John Hoiten and Will Gottlob were each named to the first-team for the Fighting Cougars.

Howard juniors Bailey Neises, Tanner Henkel and Thad Henkel were named honorable mention selections, while MCM senior Cody Condon and juniors Tyler Cleveland and Eric Hanson also made the honorable mention list.

Ristesund, Klaudt, Noid make all-Big East first-team

By The Daily Republic

McCook Central/Montrose’s Laura Klaudt and C.J. Ristesund and Howard’s Taylor Noid were named to the all-Big East Conference first-team Friday.

Noid, a junior, is joined on the all-conference list by teammates and honorable mention selections senior Sam Hughes and junior Shelby Thompson.

Joining Klaudt and Ristesund from MCM are Brianna Painter and Annie Boddicker, both honorable mention selections.

Tigers wrestling team begins season with dual win

By The Daily Republic

The 10th-ranked Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team started its season off with a win Friday at the Christen Family Wellness Center in Mitchell.

The Tigers defeated the University of Regina in a dual 50-3.

Wesleyan got victories from all but one of its weight classes.

DWU’s Logan Tonak, Tyler Sarringar, Trever DeVestern and Will Seydel each pinned their opponents.

Wesleyan is back in action today as it hosts the Tiger Open, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Christen Family Wellness Center.

Voss leads DWU to 78-72 win

By The Daily Republic

DENVER — Jalen Voss scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team to a 78-72 victory over Southwestern Christian University Friday.

The Tigers (5-2) had three others score in double figures as Tate Martin had 19, Jade Miller had 11 and Luke Bamberg had 10 and added a team-high nine rebounds. DWU shot 45 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line.

SCU (3-2) was led by Traylor Marc with 17 points. The team shot 42.9 percent from the field and 68.2 percent from the line.

The Tigers outrebounded their opponent 36-35.

DWU plays Johnson & Wales University at 5 p.m. today in Denver.

SDSU women pick up first win with 86-60 victory

By The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS — Megan Stuart scored a career-high 23 points to lead the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team to an 86-80 win over Georgetown Friday.

It was the first win of the season for the Jackrabbits, which shot 50 percent from the field and 75.9 percent from the line.

Megan Waytashek recorded 16 points, Steph Paluch had 15 and Tara Heiser added 14. Kerri Young, a Mitchell native, recorded two points, two rebounds and an assist in 10 minutes of play.

Georgetown, which outrebounded the Jacks 42-31, was led by Natalie Butler with 20 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double.

SDSU (1-2) hosts Northern Iowa at 2 p.m. Sunday.