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HOWARD -- Haley Clark had 11 kills and Charlotte Walter added eight as the Howard High School volleyball team came back after losing the first two sets to beat Baltic 22-25, 24-26, 27-25, 27-25, 15-9 on Tuesday night. Sam Kampshoff added 21 digs for the Tigers, who are 4-16 and travel to Garretson on Friday. Marissa Whipple had 14 kills and six aces, while Hailey Van Eck had 10 kills to lead the Bulldogs, who fell to 7-14 and travel to Canistota on Friday. Mount Vernon 3, Plankinton 0 MOUNT VERNON -- Chandra Koch had 18 kills and Myriah Beiswanger served four aces to help Mount Vernon swee
The South Dakota State University football team finally broke into the win column last week. The Jackrabbits avoided the program's first 0-5 start by knocking off 20th-ranked Western Illinois 33-29 at home last Saturday. However, another ranked opponent awaits SDSU in defending Missouri Valley Football Conference champion Southern Illinois at 2 p.m. today at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. The matchup is the third between the two schools with No. 15 Southern Illinois winning the previous two.
SILVIS, Ill. -- The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team's fall season has come to a close. The Tigers finished their season at the NAIA Preview Invite at TPC Deere Run with 17th place, shooting a score of 316. DWU had a two-day total of 643, well behind tournament winner Grand View (586). Senior Tyler Evenson tied for 24th with a 152 while Chris Pritchard and Adam Shiffermiller tied for 66th with 163s. Travis Johnson shot a 169 and Josh Hope a 170. DWU returns to the course in the spring of 2011.
SILVIS, Ill. -- The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team is in 17th place at the NAIA Preview Invitational, which finishes up today at TPC Deere Run. Senior Tyler Evenson has a team-best 77 and is tied for 34th. Chris Pritchard carded a 78 to stay in the top 50, and Travis Johnson and Adam Shiffermiller each have 86s. Saint Ambrose University and Viterbo University lead the field, shooting 293s. USD's Meierkort disciplined by GWC By The Daily Republic NAPERVILLE, Ill.
CHAMBERLAIN -- Maci Burke took second and Anna Byers finished fourth individually to help lead the Chamberlain girls cross country team to the team crown at the Region 4A cross country meet Thursday. Burke finished in a time of 15 minutes, 33 seconds, which put her three seconds off the pace set by Cheyenne-Eagle Butte's Ashley Iron Moccasin.
STICKNEY -- The state Department of Transportation will open the eastbound on and off ramps at the Stickney interchange on Interstate 90 to traffic on Thursday. One-lane, head-to-head traffic will continue in the westbound lanes until construction in the eastbound lanes is finished. The main contractor is Knife River Midwest in Sioux City, Iowa.
Mitchell High School's Friend de Coup show choir is out of the running for the title of "America's Favorite Show Choir." The online contest is being conducted by Parade magazine on its website, parade.com. The site had said it would announce a winner of the competition today. Instead, the site revealed the top-three choirs, which did not include Mitchell. Mitchell was in the top 10 after the first round of voting, which Parade said included 18,000 total votes.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Dakota Wesleyan University women's golfer Dani Bellet carded a 72 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for sixth place at the OCU Stars Fall Classic, an event hosted by Oklahoma City University. Bellet was in 21st place individually after Monday's first-round play, but took nine strokes off her score to lead the Tigers to an eighth-place team finish.
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team swept Concordia University 25-22, 28-26, 25-22 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Friday night on the DWU campus. The Tigers, who are now 8-14 overall and 3-5 in the GPAC, got nine kills from Ashley Kley to survive a trio of closely contested matches. Carina Fesenmaier had 26 assists and Brooke Warne had 16 digs to help the cause for DWU.
RAPID CITY -- Rain slowed the second day of the state tennis meet Friday and forced play indoors, where seven courts forced players to continue their matches long into the night. At 11 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Mitchell's No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams were taking the court in consolation play and Courtney Wells (No. 4) was also just starting her consolation semifinal match after losing earlier in the day. "It has been raining and we've moved indoors late (Friday) afternoon," Mitchell coach Gayle Klein said. "We are in a major slow down now. There are a lot of matches to go.