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BRANDON—The Mitchell High School boys golf team improve its team score by 25 strokes on the second day of the Warrior-Lynx Invitational. Mitchell carded a team score of 346 on Tuesday at the Brandon Golf Course in Brandon and finished the two-day tournament in 13th place with a total score of 717. Sioux Falls Washington won the event, posting a two-day score of 604, edging Sioux Falls O'Gorman (606) by two strokes.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell boys golf team finished 14th at the Warrior Invitational at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls. The Kernels recorded a 371 in the season-opening tourney, which featured 15 teams. Sioux Falls O'Gorman won the team title with a 293 as the four Sioux Falls Class AA schools dominated the field. Sioux Falls Washington (306) finished second, Sioux Falls Roosevelt (307) placed third and Sioux Falls Lincoln (313) finished fourth. Aberdeen Central's Jonah Dohrer was the individual medalist with a 1-under-par 70.
BROOKINGS — Former Jackrabbit football standout and Tyndall native Josh Ranek will be inducted into the South Dakota State University athletic hall of fame Oct. 7. The former Bon Homme High School standout, Ranek more than doubled the previous Jackrabbit record for career rushing during his standout career from 1997-2001.
Floyd Shattuck, of Mitchell, shot better than his age during a round of golf Thursday at Lakeview Golf Course. Shattuck, age 76, shot a round of 75. It's the second time he's shot his age or better in an 18-hole round. Jim Lynde and Bret Jorgensen were the witnesses of the round.
Defending state champions Winner and Gregory are at the top of the preseason rankings heading into the 2017 season in the inaugural South Dakota Prep Media football poll. The Warriors, the two-time defending champions and winners of 24 straight games, are ranked No. 1 in Class 11B in the poll released Monday afternoon, while the Gorillas, who have won two of the last three state titles in Class 9AA, hold the No. 1 spot in the class for the start of the new year.
BRANDON — University of South Dakota golfer Tom Vining and South Dakota State University golfer Megan Mingo won the South Dakota Golf Association amateur championships Sunday in the men's and women's divisions, respectively. Vining, who won the 2015 amateur title, shot a pair of 66s — one on Friday and another Sunday — for a 9-under score of 204, winning by two shots over Freeman High School graduate and University of Wyoming golfer Arron Lickteig (69-68-69—206), who won the 2016 title.
On this page, you'll find updated scores, schedules and stories for the 85th annual South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association State Tournament, which runs Aug. 2-13 at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Class B state amateur baseball tournament Aug. 2-13 at Cadwell Park, Mitchell First round Wednesday G1: Winner/Colome vs. Dell Rapids PBR, 5:30 p.m.
BOX ELDER—It was a stellar start to the season for the Mitchell High School girls soccer team. Mitchell jumped out to a 9-1 halftime lead and earned a 11-1 win over Douglas/Rapid City Christian on Saturday in Box Elder. Seven Kernels scored in the contest, with Grace Endorf recording a hat trick. "This was a good game to give some of our younger players some extended game experience," Mitchell head coach Bob Lemon said. "The girls passed well throughout the game, something that we had talked about going into the contest."
The Harrisburg Woodies continued their impressive run at the Class B state amateur tournament on Friday at Cadwell Park. Harrisburg held Crofton (Neb.) to just three hits and earned a 3-1 win to advance to the semifinals. Harrisburg will play Alexandria at 7:30 p.m. today in semifinals.
Three big innings propelled the Larchwood (Iowa) Diamonds into the semifinals of the State B amateur baseball tournament on Thursday at Cadwell Park. Larchwood scored four runs in the first inning, added seven in the fifth and three more in the seventh as it eliminated the Irene Cardinals 15-2 in seven innings. Larchwood will now play Garretson at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the semifinals of the tournament.