Daily Republic Sports
BROOKINGS — Ashley Zimmer's round of 84 led the way for the Mitchell Kernels Thursday at the Bill Scholten Invitational. Zimmer finished five shots off the lead which was shared by Sioux Falls O'Gorman teammates Sophia Salter and Emily Olson, who each shot rounds of 79. Salter won the tournament on a scorecard playoff. As a team, the Kernels finished sixth out of 12 teams, scoring 363 as a team. Powered by Salter and Olson, O'Gorman was the team champion (329) by 15 strokes over Aberdeen Central (344).
HURON—Kyla Crago kept her strong season going in the Mitchell High School track and field team's final regular season meet at the Mark Wendelgass Relays on Thursday in Huron. Crago, a junior, won the 200-meter dash and 400, setting personal bests and moving up to fourth place in MHS school record books in both events. She won the 200 with a time of 26.04 seconds and she broke 60 seconds for the first time in 400, clocking a time of 59.12.
Mitchell Christian's Kaitlyn Asmus has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Northwestern College next fall. Asmus, a 5-foot-7 defensive specialist, earned second team all-conference honors and was named the team's most valuable player after totaling 155 kills, 164 digs and 33 ace serves as a senior. For her career, Asmus totaled over 100 aces.
MOUNT VERNON—The Mount Vernon Mustangs picked up a 3-1 non-league win over South Central in amateur baseball action on Tuesday in Mount Vernon. Deric Denning went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, while Tate Deinert scored two runs for the Mustangs in the win. On the mound, Jake Steffen and Chase Hetland combined to hold South Central to one run on three hits. Steffen recorded six strikeouts and had five walks in four innings pitched, while Hetland racked up nine strikeouts and three walks in five innings pitched. No stats for South Central were provided.
PLATTE — Top-seeded Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake/Corsica-Stickney 's Blake Moke and Trevor Sprik combined for a no-hitter against Chamberlain/Kimball/Lyman for a 12-0 win in a Region 4B playoff prep baseball game on Tuesday in Platte. Moke recorded five strikeouts and two walks in three innings pitched, while Spirk had three strikeouts in two innings pitched. Kory Peters went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI for the Honkers, while Riley Hoffman and Payton Foxley each had two runs scored in the win.
Dakota Wesleyan University sophomore Kamberlyn Lamer has qualified for the long jump at the NAIA women's outdoor track and field national championships on May 25-27 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Lamer brought home a second-place finish and broke the school record in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet and 1.75 inches at the Dordt Twilight on Friday. Lamer also helped the Tigers to a first-place finish in the 4x100. She also took second in the 100 hurdles in 15.35. The long jump national championships will be held May 26.
South Dakota State University men's basketball player Beau Brown will be the featured speaker at the final Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting of the season today. Brown, a Mitchell native, recently completed his redshirt freshman season for the Jacks. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Lakeview Golf Course.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS—Wessington Springs' Jaycee Hohn carded a 50 and won girls division of the 281 Conference meet on Tuesday in Wessington Spring. No team scores were kept at the meet. Hohn's teammate Keah Munsen placed third with a 52 and Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Kate Schmit took fourth with a 53. On the boys side, James Valley Christian's Carter Wells won with a 39, while Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Trevor Olson placed fourth with a 41. 281 Conference meet Tuesday in Wessington Springs
TABOR — After taking an early 7-0 lead, the Bon Homme/Scotland prep baseball team cruised to a 12-2 victory over Wagner/Avon Monday in the Region 1B West Division semifinals. The game was called with two out in the bottom of the fifth due to the 10-run rule. Cole Uecker drove in four runs and joined Chase Kortan and Tanner Van Driel in scoring three runs each. Christian Uecker had three hits, including two doubles and the Cavaliers stole eight bases in the win, with two each from Van Driel, Sam Caba and Josh Schmidt.
SIOUX FALLS—The young Mitchell girls golf team continued to learn in adverse conditions on Monday. The Kernels and the rest of the 11-team field at the Sioux Falls Washington Invite had to withstand a two-and-a-half hour weather delay at Willow Run Golf Course. Mitchell coach Keri Munsen said it was a good learning tool for the Kernels. "We can't predict the weather," Munsen said. "We just have to go with it and once we get out and play we just have to have that mentality that we did before we started."