Daily Republic Sports
HOWARD—Howard's Bailey Rudebusch has signed a national letter of intent with the University of Sioux Falls track and field team. Rudebusch will throw shot put and discus for the Cougars. She won the Class B state title in the discus this past May. She finished seventh in the shot put. Rudebusch's personal best in the discus is 122-feet, 6-inches. Her personal best in the shot put is 37-1. Rudebusch is a member of a signing class that features 22 student-athletes, hailing from six states. She is one of five South Dakotans to sign with USF.
CASPER, Wyo.—Eastern New Mexico University rodeo senior and Winner graduate Tawny Barry won the goat tying event at the College National Finals Rodeo on Saturday night in Casper, Wyo. After a 23rd place finish a year ago, she reined in the top spot with a time of 6.4 seconds in the short go, besting Wyoming's Amelia Anderson by 0.1 seconds to win the event. Barry is the first ENMU rodeo national champion since Hayden Segelke (goat tying) and Logan Medlin (team roping) brought home the title in their respective events in 2014.
WAGNER—It was a night of firsts at the Wagner Speedway on Friday. Mitchell's Brandon Tingle was the Pro Stock feature winner. Tingle, who is the all-time leader in wins in the class, picked up his first of the season. The win ties him for third on the all-time win list with Ben Sukup (Norfolk, Neb.) and Dwight Wudel (Mitchell). Ethan's Camden Myers picked up his first B-Mod feature win at the local oval. Myers now joins his father, Kip, brother, Tyler, and uncle, Kip, as feature winners.
WINNER—Ace Brady Nolz went the distance and struck out 12 batters in the Parkston Mudcats' 6-1 Sunshine League victory over Winner/Colome Pheasants on Sunday in Winner. Nolz gave up four hits, walked one and gave up one run (unearned) in the outing. He also received plenty of run support. Parkston led 2-1 after the first inning and recorded four runs in the second inning go ahead 6-1. It was enough for the win.
Five champions were crowned at the Harve Johnston/Bryan Wilson Memorial Youth Baseball Tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Cadwell Sports Complex. Thirty-two teams played in the tournament, which included two divisions of under-10 youth baseball and three divisions of under-12. In the under-10 division, the Pierre Grinders won the National League division, edging the Mitchell Overtime 3-2 in the championships game. Alexandria won the American League championship, defeating Lennox 15-0 in the title contest.
A total of 87 players competed at the United State Tennis Association-sanctioned Mitchell Tennis Classic over the weekend at Hitchcock Park. There were 28 players from Mitchell. Mitchell's Jared Suelflow finished second in the 18-year-old boys singles division. He lost to Aidan DeBoer of Sioux Falls (6-1, 6-4) in the title match. Mitchell's Liam Fergen was the consolation champion in the 14-year-old boys singles division. Mitchell's Drake Jerke went 3-1 in round robin play in the 12-year-old boys singles division.
Bridgewater-Emery's Scott Schultz has been named the South Dakota High School Coaches Association boys basketball coach of the year. Schultz led the Huskies to the Class B state title this past March in Aberdeen. The other winter recipients include: Dance — Melissa Strong, Dakota Valley Soccer — Steve Cogley, Aberdeen Central Gymnastics — Justin Olson, Yankton Wrestling — Matt Donnelly, Kadoka Area/Philip/Wall Girls' Basketball — Mark Senftner, Sully Buttes Athletic Director — Clay Anderson, Belle Fourche
PARKSTON—The Parkston Mudcats out-hit the Wagner Rockets 11-4 en route to a 13-1 Sunshine League amateur baseball victory on Thursday at The Pond in Parkston. Will Lutjen powered Parkston by going 2-for-4, including a three-run homer in the fifth inning. He drove in five runs. Matt Malloy went 2-for-3, scored three times and drove in a run. Zack Scott added a two-RBI double in the win. Jeff Harris, Stirling Kinneberg, Jake DeLange, Tim Weidenbach, James Boehmer and Hunter Jackson all had hits.
Mitchell Men's Slowpitch League Standings Through June 15 Upper Division Puetz Corp. 10-0, Harve's/Tru-Fitness/Scoreboard/Daily Republic 8-2, Brooksy's Bombers 6-4, Diamond Farms/Sneakers 5-5, Dr. Lucky's/Hanson Const./Dick's Body 5-5, Blarney's/Hanson Const. 4-6, Martin Construction 3-7, RR Construction 2-8, Swamp Donkeys 2-8. Lower Division
The Mitchell High School cross country team will be hosting an informational meeting for the upcoming 2017 season at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the McGovern Library on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University. Any athlete, grades 7-12 interesting in running cross country should attend the meeting. For more information, contact Keith Christensen at (605) 933-1235 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .