Daily Republic Sports
PARKSTON—Kyler Holzbauer claimed first place at 145 pounds as the Parkston Trojans placed eight wrestlers and won the Parkston Invite on Saturday in Parkston. The Trojans finished the tournament with 145.5 points, while Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica took fourth with 122.5 points and Howard finished fifth with 115.5 points. McCook Central/Montrose placed eighth with 78 points in the 12-team event.
WATERTOWN—For the second week in a row, the Mitchell High School gymnastics team finished second to the Watertown Arrows. Watertown edged Mitchell as the Arrows recorded 144.325 points and the Kernels finished with 143.0 points at the 10-team Watertown Invite on Saturday in Watertown. Individually, Mitchell's Maria Krall placed third in the all-around competition with 36.15 points. Krall won the uneven bars competition with a score of 9.275, while Alyssa Hughes finished sixth (8.95) and Bailey Roden took eighth (8.85).
BROOKINGS—Madison Guebert, Ellie Thompson and Kerri Young combined for 52 points to lead the South Dakota State University women's basketball team to a 73-58 win over Western Illinois Saturday in Summit League action in front of 2,305 fans at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits improved to 16-4 overall and 7-1 in league play. Western Illinois is now 15-5 and 5-2.
PIERRE—The Mitchell Marlin girls hockey team dropped a 1-0 contest to the Oahe Capitals on Sunday in Pierre. After two scoreless periods, the Capitals broke through with a goal in the third period. Mitchell finished the game with 23 shots, while Oahe had 30 shots. Marlin goalie Katelyn Uithoven recorded 29 saves in the loss. On Saturday, Mitchell fell 8-1 to Brookings in Mitchell. Jenna Grosdidier scored the lone goal for the Marlins, while Uithoven had 31 saves. Mitchell (5-9-1) plays Sioux Falls on Saturday in Mitchell.
GREGORY—The Lyman girls basketball team claimed the Southern Plains Conference Tournament championship with a 54-46 win over Kadoka Area on Saturday in Gregory. Ashton Smith had 13 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double, while Hanna Thiry added 12 points for the Raiders, who went 15-of-48 from the field for 31 percent. Lyman outrebounded Kadoka Area 35-32 and forced 14 Kadoka turnovers. Lyman (10-1) plays Highmore-Harrold on Thursday in Highmore. L 7 17 35 54 KA 15 24 33 46 Burke/South Central 51, Stanley County 20
CRETE, Neb.—There was little stopping the No. 13 Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team on Saturday. DWU raced out to an early 26-12 lead and held a 57-30 advantage at halftime before earning a 96-76 blowout win over Doane in a Great Plains Athletic Conference game on Saturday in Crete, Nebraska.
Scoring was at a premium for the Mitchell Christian girls basketball team on Saturday. Sioux Falls Christian was able to hold the Golden Eagles to 10 points as the Chargers earned a 48-10 win on Saturday in Mitchell. "It was a tough game for the girls," MCS head coach Jackie Van Laecken said. "SFC did a good defensively on us and we just couldn't find a rhythm." Rachel Barkema scored 15 points to lead the Chargers, while Emily Strasser added 12 points on four 3-pointers.
Platte-Geddes fended off a fourth-quarter rally by Hanson as the Black Panthers earned a 45-43 win over the Beavers in the opening game of the 35th annual boys Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Riley Hoffman paced Platte-Geddes with 11 points, while Trevor Sprik added nine points and Xavier Marshall chipped in eight points. The Black Panthers went 14-of-41 from the field (34 percent), 7-of-16 from behind the arc (43 percent) and 10-of-15 from the line (66 percent) in the win.
BRANDON VALLEY—Three Brandon Valley players scored in double figures as the Lynx topped Mitchell 62-43 in an Eastern South Dakota Conference boys basketball game on Saturday in Brandon. Even Talcott scored 14 points, Cooper Olthoff added 11 points and Hunter Schlotman had 10 points in the win for Brandon Valley. The Lynx (10-2) led 20-12 after the first quarter and 39-19 at halftime.
CHAMBERLAIN—Twelve Mitchell High School wrestlers placed as the Kernels finished second as a team at the River City Rumble on Saturday in Chamberlain. Mitchell finished with 140 points at the nine-team event, while Huron claimed the title with 195 points. Chamberlain finished fifth with 106 points. Reaching the championship match for Mitchell was Briggs Havlik at 152 pounds and Kyle Foote at 160 pounds. Both wrestlers ended up taking second place and MHS head coach Travis Carpenter said he was happy to see Havlik and Foote compete for a title.