Daily Republic Sports
The South Dakota High School Activities Association football state quarterfinal pairings were announced late Thursday. The 16-team brackets in Class 11B and three nine-man classes were re-seeded for the quarterfinals, while the top-eight teams in Classes 11AAA, 11AA and 11A completed their seasons on Thursday and will start the playoffs on Oct. 26. All games Oct. 26 Class 11AAA No. 8 Rapid City Central (2-7) at No. 1 Sioux Falls Washington (9-0)
WHITE LAKE — Kimball/White Lake racked up 302 total yards and rolled to a 54-0 win over Rapid City Christian in the first round of the Class 9AA playoffs on Thursday in White Lake. Jackson Nockels rushed for 128 yards and had two rushing touchdowns. Chandler Fredericksen scored two touchdowns and Carter Fredericksen also had a touchdown. Justin Becker hauled in a 35-yard touchdown reception from Dylan Mohnen. Jamie Houser had KWL's last score in the fourth quarter to end the game.
The Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams were both picked to finish second in their respective Great Plains Athletic Conference preseason coaches polls. The DWU men tallied 73 total points and two first-place votes, while Northwestern College was tabbed the preseason favorite with 78 total points and seven first-place votes. Rounding out the top-5 were Briar Cliff University in third, Morningside College in fourth and Midland University in fifth.
Mount Vernon's Wayne Kluth picked up his second career 300 bowling game at Village Bowl Monday night. Kluth, playing in the City League, finished with a 678 series.
Seventeen area football teams have reached the playoffs, each hoping to be the one to put together a special run to the DakotaDome and a South Dakota state high school football championship. A preview on each area team can be found below: Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team defeated Mount Marty College in four sets on Tuesday at the Corn Palace. The Tigers won the Great Plains Athletic Conference match 25-16, 25-19, 18-25 and 25-10. Becky Frick finished with a double-double, recording 15 kills and 25 digs. Chelsey Heeg tallied nine kills. Emily VanBockern added seven kills and five block assists. Emily Brunsing had five kills and five block assists, while Bridgett Knobbe pitched in 35 assists and 22 digs. Sara Herman and Mallory Cooper added 30 and 18 digs, respectively.
The Mitchell Technical Institute Mavericks rodeo team took fourth place at the Bison Stampede rodeo this past weekend in Fargo North Dakota. Bobby Reynolds took second in the bareback competition, while Randy Fuhrer placed fourth in team roping and Lynden Nelson placed fifth in steer wrestling. In the updated regional standings, the Mavericks were in sixth place as a team with Reynolds placing first in the region for bareback riding.
The Mitchell High School softball team landed four players on the Class A all-state softball teams. Mitchell junior pitcher/first baseman Tori Misiaszek and junior shortstop/center fielder Hannah Sibson were named first-team all-staters. Junior center fielder/pitcher Jordyn Cranny and senior third baseman/pitcher Kayla Picht were on the second team.
McCook Central/Montrose football coach Ryan Evans will be the featured speaker at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting Wednesday. The Fighting Cougars are 5-3 and will play Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan in the first round of the playoffs at 7 p.m. Thursday in Bridgewater. The meeting, which includes fall Mitchell High School and Dakota Wesleyan coaches, as well, begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille in Mitchell. The event is open to the public.
PLATTE—Kimball/White Lake topped Platte-Geddes 16-25, 25-21, 25-14 and 25-11 in prep volleyball action on Tuesday in Platte. Grace Konechne, Sara Kunnari and Sage Pulse both put down nine kills for the WiLdKats. Kunnari added seven blocks, nine digs and one ace. Pulse also had three blocks. Konechne added two blocks and two aces. Darby Deffenbaugh finished with 13 digs, four kills and two aces. Heather Munsen dished out 35 assists for the WiLdKats.