Daily Republic Sports
VERMILLION—Six South Dakota players scored in double figures as the Coyotes took down Omaha 91-56 on senior day inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center Saturday afternoon. It was the most balanced scoring attack for South Dakota (22-5, 11-3 Summit League) in Summit action this season. The Coyotes wrapped up the regular season with a 12-1 record inside their new home.
West Lafayette, Ind.—Minnesota Gopher freshman swimmer Tevyn Waddell was named the Big Ten Conference swimming and diving freshman of year on Saturday. Waddell, a Mitchell native, helped the Gopher women place fourth at the conference swim meet. Won the 100-meter backstroke and was a member of four relay teams that medaled at the meet. Waddell is the third gopher in program history to earn freshman of the year honors.
OMAHA, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday as the College of Saint Mary upset the No. 12 Tigers 72-66 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference game in Omaha, Nebraska. Despite the loss DWU remains the No. 2 seed for the GPAC tournament. The Tigers (24-5, 15-5 GPAC) will host Briar Cliff in the first round at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Corn Palace.
BERESFORD—The Howard wrestling team placed third at the Region 2B wrestling tournament on Saturday in Beresford. Howard finished with 111 points, while Canton won the 10-team tournament with 191 points. McCook Central/Montrose placed sixth with 82 points and Marion/Freeman finished 10th with 37 points. For Howard, Lane Miller (106 pounds), Mitch Kramer (152), E.J. Leetch (182) and Evan Kizer (195) each placed second, while Isaac Feldhaus (132) placed third and Carter Calmus (113) and Aidyn Feldhaus (170) each finished fourth to qualify for state.
Area girls basketball playoff pairings Class A Region tournaments will be played through the semifinals and the final two teams will meet in Sweet 16 round on March 2 Region 5A First round - Feb. 21 No. 5 Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs. No. 4 Parkston, 6 p.m., at Hartford
RAPID CITY — Mitchell's trip to Rapid City Central was not neither easy or kind, as the Cobblers took down the Kernels 66-31 in girls basketball action on Friday. The Cobblers didn't do the Kernels any favors when they had the ball, draining 11-of-21 3-pointers and the Cobblers led 34-16 at halftime. For the game, Central was shooting 49 percent.
TYNDALL — Three Cavaliers were in double-figure scoring Friday to help Bon Homme defeat Gregory 64-54 in boys basketball action. Chase Kortan scored 19 points, while Joey Slama added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Cavaliers. Bryce Scieszinski had 11 points and nine rebounds in the win for Bon Homme, which made 26-of-42 shots and was 7-for-13 on free throws. Jayd VanDerWerff had 21 points to lead the Gorillas. Robert Vomacka had 14 points and Aaron Voigt had 10 points for Gregory, which was 26 for 48 shooting and made 3-of-8 free throws.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Mitchell native Tevyn Waddell won the 100-yard backstroke in dramatic fashion Friday for the University of Minnesota at the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships at Purdue University. The victory is the first individual title for the 18-year-old freshman and former Mitchell Aquatic Club swimmer, who covered her mouth in excitement after winning and was swarmed by her teammates upon jumping out of the pool.
One of the biggest indoor soccer tournaments in the region will start today in Mitchell. The Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's soccer teams, along with the Mitchell Soccer Association will host the 8th annual Wesleyan Indoor Winter Classic today through Sunday.
Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will be bringing his Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America motorcycle event to Mitchell in May. The 2,400-mile ride will stop in Mitchell on May 18, the fifth day of the week-long trip which will begin in Portland, Ore., and conclude in Milwaukee. Additional route information will be announced at a later date and events are planned for each overnight stop, which will include Mitchell.