Daily Republic Sports
Today, at the Corn Palace, the Mitchell High School boys and girls basketball teams will host Huron in an Eastern South Dakota Conference doubleheader. Time: Games at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Records: Mitchell girls (1-3), Huron girls (1-5); Mitchell boys (1-5), Huron boys (5-1)
ORANGE CITY, Iowa—A second-half comeback by the No. 13 Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team fell short as Northwestern pulled out a 102-96 Great Plains Athletic Conference win on Wednesday in Orange, City, Iowa. The Tigers trailed the Red Raiders for the majority of the contest, but were able to tie the game up late in the second half at 90. Northwestern outscored DWU 12-6 the rest of the way to earn the win. DWU head coach Matt Wilber said the Tigers were lacking on the defense throughout the contest.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa—For the first time since the 2002-03 season, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team beat Northwestern in Orange City, Iowa. A desperate, game-tying 3-pointer by Northwestern missed as time expired as the No. 5 Tigers outlasted the Red Raiders 73-70 for a Great Plains Athletic Conference road win on Wednesday.
Mount Vernon/Plankinton head volleyball coach Darcy Deinert was named the Region 5 coach of the year by the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association on Wednesday. Deinert led the Titans to 31 wins and the team finished as the state's runner-up in Class A. Wagner's Stacy Knebel was named the Class A junior varsity coach of the year.
WAGNER—The Wagner boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season over Burke/South Central 55-51 on Tuesday in Wagner. Wagner's Jubal Grant led the team with 19 points, while Chase Zephier added 11 points in the win. The Red Raiders made 21 of 48 field goals and 7 of 16 3-pointers. Zach Sebern scored 25 points for the Cougars, while Jaden Frank added 14 points. B/SC made 22 of 53 field goals for 41 percent shooting and made 2 of 3 free throws.
Ellie Hohn had 11 points and five steals to help Ethan power past Avon 46-34 on Tuesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. For the Rustlers, Rachel Hawkins had 10 points, five assists and three rebounds, while Karly Gustafson had 10 points and Janae Gustafson had five assists. Ethan was 15-of-37 from the floor and 13-of-21 from the free throw line. Lauren Sees led Avon with 11 points, while Heidi Cap had 10 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double and Cheylee Nagel had eight points and six rebounds.
The Mitchell Christian boys basketball team couldn't quite pull off the upset over No. 5 Canistota, as the Hawks outlasted the Golden Eagles 48-44 on Tuesday in Mitchell. Mitchell Christian outscored Canistota 15-12 in the fourth quarter, but the comeback fell short. "It came down to a few possessions once again and we just need to step up and make it," said Mitchell Christian head coach Dennis Martin. "I was proud of how the kids hung in there and kept clawing back. It could've gone either way."
WINNER—The Winner wrestling team won by fall in five matches en route to cruising past Stanley County 51-24 in a dual meet on Tuesday in Winner. Jaikob Week, Trevor Peters, Colby Curtis, Cameron Biggins and Jayden Schroeder all earned wins by fall for Winner. Kayleb Brozik defeated Stanley County's Jack Whaley in a 3-2 decision, while the Warriors also picked up three victories via a forfeit. Winner is in the Mid-Dakota Monster at 11 a.m. on Friday in Presho. Winner defeated Stanley County 51-24 106 - JD Carter (SC) over Wyatt Turnquist (W) Dec 4-2
For the first time this season, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team has cracked the top five in the NAIA Division II Coaches Basketball Poll. Jumping up from No. 12 in the last rankings, the No. 5 Tigers took down then-No. 3 Hastings College (Neb.) on Saturday to claim their seventh conference win of the year. DWU and Morningside College (Iowa) are in a tie atop the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings with a 7-1 GPAC record.
VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota will use Daktronics scoreboards and video displays at its new basketball arena and will acquire a new video display at the DakotaDome, it was announced Tuesday. The installation at the new Sports Performance Enhancement Complex includes new video, ribbon and scorer's table displays, including two displays that will each measure 8 feet high by 21 feet wide. The upgrades will also include a new scoreboard for soccer and a portable video display for track and field.