Daily Republic Sports
Sports people in South Dakota — media, fans, coaches, etc. — have spent a lot of time in the last few months talking about how good basketball is in South Dakota, particularly women's college basketball. And it is that way in large part because of the talented high school girls basketball players there are in this state.
• Mitchell High School baseball vs. Rapid City Central (doubleheader), 3 p.m., at Cadwell Park. • Mitchell High School track and field at Aberdeen Invitational, 11 a.m. in Aberdeen. •...
YANKTON—Three Mitchell Kernels won events at the First Dakota Relays on Friday in Yankton. Spencer Neugebauer, Kyle Weier and Tevyn Waddell each won events, while Kaelyn Kaul and Kristin Pistulka each had second-place finishes at the event. No team scores were kept. Neugebauer won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.27 seconds, besting Harrisburg's Paul Paul in the process.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference games against Dordt College on Friday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Dordt won the first game 12-2 and outlasted the Tigers 3-2 in 12 innings in the second game. In game two, Partick Whetham earned a no decision, allowing one earned run off five hits with 11 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings pitched. Will Lutjen took the loss for DWU, while Cole Wenande added two hits and run in the loss.
Andes Central's J.J. Cooney won the boys individual title, while the Platte-Geddes boys golf team took home the team title at the Burke/South Central/Platte-Geddes Invite on Friday. On the girls side, Maggie Fiscel, of Scotland, won the event by one stroke over Burke/South Central's Taylee Indahl, who led her Cougars to a team victory. The boys event was an 18-hole competition played at Platte, while the girls played nine holes at the Burke Golf Course.
GARRETSON — Jordan Glanzer shot an even 100 to take home top individual honors, helping the Howard girls golf team to a team title at the Jesse James Invitational in Garretson. The Tigers won the event with a team score of 323 strokes. Maddie Palmquist was fifth for the Tigers, shooting 111 and Cassidy Gosmire was sixth, shooting a 112. Kennedy Ruml was eighth and shot 116. On the boys side, Ethan Cross finished in 13th place, shooting a 94. Howard hosts the Cornbelt Conference meet on Wednesday at the Howard Golf Course, starting at 9 a.m.
It was all Yankton in the girls Gazelle-Kernel Challenge, as Yankton's high school girls golf team won convincingly in the dual competition against Mitchell Friday at Lakeview Golf Course. Yankton won the competition, 23-1, in the Ryder Cup-style format, which included best ball play during the first six holes of the 18-hole round, a two-player scramble from holes 7-12 and single match play in the final six holes. The annual event's winner receives the Marchand Cup, in memory of Rob Marchand, who graduated from Yankton and coached golf in Mitchell before his death in 2014.
The following schedule changes have been made for area sporting events, due to the weather • The AC/DC Invite in Lake Andes and the Howard Tiger Relays in Howard have both been canceled. • The Yankton junior high track meet scheduled for today has been canceled and will not be made up. • The McCook baseball team's postponed games with West Central and Dell Rapids have been rescheduled. Both games are in Salem, with West Central playing at 5:30 p.m., May 10 and Dell Rapids visiting McCook at 5:30 p.m., on May 12.
YANKTON—The Mitchell High School baseball team couldn't find a hit when the team needed it most and fell to the Yankton Bucks 3-0 on Thursday in Yankton. Mitchell head coach Luke Norden said the Kernels, which outhit the Bucks 7-5, couldn't score a runner from third base with less than two outs on four different occasions. "We kept ourselves off the scoreboard," Norden said. "We couldn't get the ball on the ground in the infield to score a guy from third. We had numerous opportunities to do that and it doomed us."
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team will take on Dordt College in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader at 2 p.m. today at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. The game was rescheduled from Thursday because of weather.