Daily Republic Sports
FORESTBURG—Sanborn Central High School senior Myah Selland is one of two South Dakota athletes who will represent the state in the Wendy's High School Heisman contest. Selland, a standout basketball player for the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket Blackhawks was picked as the South Dakota's girls winner, along with St. Thomas More's Lucas Julian, a standout boys cross-country athlete for the Cavaliers.
Three Mitchell High School boys soccer players were named to the All-Eastern South Dakota Conference team on Wednesday. Mitchell senior Seth Paulson was named to the first team, while seniors Jordan Jelinek and Kelby Escobin were named honorable mention. The Kernels finished the season 1-9-2.
The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team is tied atop the preseason Great Plains Athletic Conference women's basketball poll, while the DWU men's team was picked No. 3. DWU and Morningside each totaled 95 points to top the GPAC women's poll. The Tigers tallied six first-place votes, while the Mustangs picked up five first-place votes.
WATERTOWN—After three tight sets to open the match, the Watertown High School volleyball team fell in a five-point hole they weren't able to climb out of as they suffered a 3-1 loss to No. 4 Mitchell in an Eastern South Dakota Conference volleyball match on Tuesday in the Civic Arena in Watertown. Set scores were 25-23, 23-25, 25-23 and 25-17. Watertown had their opportunities to win the match, but Mitchell corrected enough of its mistakes in the fourth set to come away with the win.
Dakota Wesleyan University defensive specialist Taylor Spence was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference volleyball defender of the week on Tuesday. Spencer, a senior, had 75 digs in the Tigers three wins last week. She hit 1,000 career digs and 500 kills, while ranking No. 6 in the NAIA for total digs per game. DWU takes on Northwestern at 7:30 p.m. today at the Christen Family Athletic Center in Mitchell.
PARKSTON — Parkston refused to give up after losing the first two sets, ultimately rallying to knock off No. 3 Bon Homme in five sets in Class A volleyball action on Tuesday night in Parkston. Set scores were 26-28, 26-28, 25-15, 25-23 and 15-7. Sammi Murtha racked up 42 assists and four aces to lead the Trojans. Nicky Weber added 12 digs, seven kills and three aces and Mariah Weber notched 31 digs in the victory.
YANKTON—Both the Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's soccer teams earned Great Plains Athletic Conference wins over rival Mount Marty on Tuesday in Yankton. The Tiger women earned a 6-0 win, while the DWU men pulled out a 3-1 victory. In the women's game, Alyssa Weidler scored three goals to record a hat trick, while Brittany Forsman, Gemini Wesley and Jessica Lopez each added a goal in the win. Kira Miller recorded one save for the Tigers, who outshot the Lancers 26-3 in the win.
This week's South Dakota Sportswriters Association high school football and volleyball polls are below. Teams are listed with first-place votes in parentheses, record, vote points and ranking last week. Records listed are prior to Monday's action. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosevelt (6) 8-0 38 1 2. SF Washington (2) 8-0 34 2 3. SF O'Gorman 6-2 24 3 4. Brandon Valley 5-3 15 4 5. Aberdeen Central 4-4 7 RV RV: Rapid City Stevens 2 Class 11AA 1. Harrisburg (5) 6-2 37 1 2. Mitchell (3) 7-1 35 2
The Dakota Magic will not play its previously scheduled home game today at the Corn Palace. The game against the Sioux City Hornets had to be cancelled due to a conflict at the Corn Palace. The team's home finale will be played Oct. 25 against Omaha Nation. Team president Darryl Greene said the team will allow season-ticket holders to bring two guests to the contest for free. Greene said the one-game league championship game will be played Nov. 15 at Ralston Arena in Omaha.
EMERY—In three closely contested sets, Bridgewater-Emery picked up a home win in prep volleyball action over Wessington Springs on Monday. Set scores were 25-23, 26-24 and 25-15. The Huskies picked up 16 assists, 13 digs and four aces from Hannah Harberts, while Sydney Hoffman had nine kills and two blocks. Katelyn Kotas had 10 digs and Libby Bailey had nine digs, while Kadra Kayser had five kills, eight digs and three aces.