Daily Republic Sports
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Dordt College locked down the Dakota Wesleyan University offense for much of the doubleheader between the two teams Monday, earning a sweep 4-2 and 3-0. In the opener, DWU had five hits, led by a pair from Tramane Moore. Jerrod Zens had a lead-off home run to right field to open the game but the Defenders' kept DWU in check. Tiger starter Steven Sagasty threw a complete game, allowing seven hits in six innings and three earned runs.
Against a pair of quality opponents Monday, the Mitchell High School boys tennis team grinded out two dual victories at Hitchcock Park. After an 8-1 victory over Aberdeen Central, the Kernels slipped past Sioux Falls Washington in a 5-4 contest, improving Mitchell's team record to 12-1. In the battle with the Warriors, Mitchell lost two of their three doubles matches but countered with four of six victories in the singles matches to win the dual.
EAGLE, Neb. — The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team is 12 strokes out of first place heading into the final day of the Great Plains Athletic Conference championship today at Woodland Hills Golf Course outside Lincoln, Nebraska. The golfers played 36 holes Monday, and following team rounds of 313 and 311 on Monday, the Tigers have 930 total strokes, behind Northwestern (918) and Morningside (929)
Myah Selland's postseason accolades continue to pile up. The Sanborn Central senior's jersey will be on display in the Ring of Honor at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee. In a letter sent to Sanborn Central Athletic Director Tim McCain, the Ring of Honor is described as a popular display to "honor the past, celebrate the present and promote the future of women's basketball."
WINNER — Philip Jorgensen's two-out single in the ninth inning scored Carter Brickman from third base and allowed Winner/Colome to escape with a 5-4 win in nine innings over the visitors from Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake/Corsica. Brickman scored twice and Kelly O'Bryan had two of five hits in the win for W/C. Holden Thieman had two stolen bases. Ty Bolton started, throwing four innings and allowing three hits and two earned runs. O'Bryan earned the relief win, throwing five innings, allowing an earned run and striking out six.
Avera Sports in Mitchell will host an inaugural coaching clinic for area coaches on May 30 at the DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex. The event will provide a half-credit of graduate coursework through Dakota Wesleyan University and will take place from 1 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., and costs $50 for the college credit and one meal. The sessions will include coaching philosophies and application of medical and training practices for athletes, along with using emergency action plans and returning to sports after major injuries.
DELL RAPIDS—The Howard girls golf team won the the Dell Rapids St. Mary Invite on Monday in Dell Rapids. Howard carded a team score of 287 to win the eight-team event, while Flandreau took second with a 304. Colman-Egan won the boys tournament with a 255, while Howard finished third with a 275.
The Mitchell Middle School boys tennis team won the team title at the Eastern South Dakota Conference tournament on Saturday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. Mitchell recorded 266.25 team points to win the eight-team event with Aberdeen Central taking second with 197 points.
The Lakeview Ladies Golf Association will start 2017 play with a scramble, dinner and meeting on May 3. The event will be held weather permitting. Interested women can sign up for the scramble and meal by 5 p.m. May 1 by calling Lakeview Golf Course at 995-8460. Tee times for the scramble start at 4:30 p.m., and dinner and meeting will follow. Annual dues are $25 with weekly events scheduled. All female golfers are welcome. For any additional questions, contact Lakeview or call Sharon Rehorst at 996-7427.
Newly named Mitchell High School boys basketball head coach Todd Neuendorf will be the featured speaker at this week's Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting. Also speaking will be the MHS senior track and field athletes. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille.