Daily Republic Sports
Jesse Robertson took home first place in Flight 1 on the inaugural Mitchell Parks & Rec Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday in Mitchell. Twenty-two disc golfers competed in 36 holes at Kiwanis Park and Dry Run Creek. Robertson edged Doug Heck on a playoff hole to earn the win, while Cary Muilenburg took third place. In Flight 2, Marshall Chewakin placed first, Chris Byrd took second and T.J. Mitchell finished third, while Roger Jennings won Flight 3 and Kevin Dihono and Dustin Putnam took second and third place, respectively.
HARTFORD — The Parkston girls golf team finished in fourth place at the West Central Invite on Monday at Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford. Parkston finished with a team score of 375, while McCook Central/Montrose had a 391 to finish sixth and Chamberlain placed ninth (435). Sioux Falls Christian won the 11-team event with a 356.
PARKSTON—Christian Uecker struck out eight batters and Bon Homme/Scotland nipped Parkston 4-3 in a high school baseball contest on Monday. Uecker allowed one hit and kept Bon Homme/Scotland scoreless through the first five innings. Offensively, Bon Homme/Scotland plated three runs in the fifth inning to extend its lead to 4-0. Parkston got within 4-2 after six innings and plated another run in the seventh inning, but could not tie the contest. Joey Slama had a single and a double for Bon Homme/Scotland. Tanner VanDriel, John Kubal and Beau Rothschadl all had hits.
BRANDON—Plagued by errors, Mitchell fell to Brandon Valley 8-3 in a high school baseball contest on Monday. The Kernels and Lynx both had seven hits apiece, but Mitchell committed five errors in the five-run defeat. "We had a few errors and a couple other things that maybe aren't called errors," Mitchell coach Luke Norden said. "But plays that kind of swing the game. Plays you might expect guys to make and then don't happen. They are not called errors, but they kind of swing the game."
The Mitchell High School boys tennis team continued to hold serve against Eastern South Dakota Conference teams, but couldn't stop the top team in the state on Monday. The Kernels defeated ESD foe Huron 9-0, but fell to No. 1 Sioux Falls Lincoln 6-3 at Hitchcock Park. Mitchell is now 15-4 overall and 10-0 in the ESD. MHS coach Pat Moller said knocking off the Tigers will be big come ESD tournament time, while facing the Patriots was a good measuring stick for the Kernels.
Mitchell's Lakeview Golf Course will be a popular destination for area golf teams this month. And the Burke/South Central girls team got acquainted with it again on Monday. The Cougars won the Class B Classic at the 18-hole golf course, which will also host the Pre-Region meet on May 18 and the Region 4B meet on May 22. "We looked at (Monday) as getting to know the course again," Burke/South Central coach Billie Jo Indahl said. "It's great practice and then we will come here again a couple more times. So anytime we can get on this course is a plus for us."
The Pierre Governors took games from the Mitchell High School baseball team in a doubleheader on Sunday at Cadwell Park. Pierre edged Mitchell 6-5 in the first game and used a six-run fifth inning to power past the Kernels in the second game for a 10-4 win. In the two games, Pierre outhit Mitchell 21-11. In Game 1, Mitchell took an early 1-0 lead when Jackson Sadler scored on a fielder's choice by Austin Kerr. Pierre responded with three runs in the top of the third inning, two in the top of the fourth inning and one in the top of the fifth inning to lead 6-1.
TABOR — Bryce Scieszinski pitched a no-hitter as Bon Homme/Scotland blanked Vermillion 6-0 in prep baseball action on Sunday in Tabor. Scieszinski recorded 15 strikeouts without a walk in seven innings pitched. He threw 63 of his 83 pitches for strikes and scored a run. Christian Uecker went 2-for-3, while Tyler Kopp had a double and two RBIs.
The Mitchell High School boys tennis team improved to 14-3 on the season with two wins over the weekend. Mitchell topped Watertown 8-1 on Saturday in Watertown and bested St. Thomas More 8-1 on Sunday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. Carter Cavanaugh (Flight 2), Adam Loes (Flight 3), Baley Miller (Flight 4), Kade Clark (Flight 5) and Ryan Bergeson (Flight 6) all went 2-0 in singles matches. At Flight 1, Jared Suelflow defeated Watertown's Dylan Hillberg 6-0, 6-2 and fell to St. Thomas More's Nick Lust 6-4, 6-4.
Vermillion's A.J. Plitzuweit and Aberdeen Central's Paiton Burckhard were named this year's Mr. and Miss Basketball winners by Hansen Anderson Basketball at its awards luncheon on Sunday at the Ramkota Inn in Sioux Falls. Plitzuweit, an Augustana recruit, is first player from Vermillion to receive honor. Burckhard, a South Dakota State recruit, is second from Aberdeen Central to win Miss Basketball.