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NEW HOLLAND -- Bridgewater-Emery edged Dakota Christian 47-44 in high school boys basketball action on Friday in New Holland. The Huskies scored 13 fourth quarter points to pull out the win.
VERMILLION -- Nicole Seekamp's double-double with 19 points and 10 assists pushed the University of South Dakota women's basketball team past Fort Wayne 91-80 at the DakotaDome on Friday. USD improved to 18-5 overall and the Coyotes sit in first place with a mark of 8-2 in the Summit League. Lisa Loeffler scored 17 points and Tia Hemiller added 12 points for USD in the win. Fort Wayne's Haley Seibert scored a game-high 27 points in the loss. USD takes on North Dakota State University on Sunday in Fargo, N.D.
The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team dropped its final home dual to the University of Jamestown 36-10 on Friday in Mitchell. Kyle Gerlach (157), a Mount Vernon native, put the Tigers on the board first with a 14-0 major decision over Jamestown's Jake Paul. Nick Woslum and Isaac Rangel also earned wins for the Tigers. The dual was DWU's senior night and the Tigers honored six senior wrestlers, including Gerlach, Trever DeVestern, Chad McCannon, Dusty Paulsen, Alex Smith and Brook Woehl. DWU competes against Northern State University on Wednesday in Aberdeen.
• Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball vs. Concordia University, 4 p.m. in Seward, Neb. • Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball vs. Concordia University, 2 p.m. in Seward, Neb. • Mitchell...
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- In the opening day of the Grand Rapids tournament, the Mitchell boys hockey team routed Grand Forks (N.D.) 6-0 Friday. Jacob Cersosimo had two goals and an assist to lead the Marlins, while Jacob Rice had three assists. Jordan Grosdidier recorded a goal and an assist and Ben Hieb, Spencer Neugebauer and Alex Murha each added a goal. Bryce Geraets, Jacob Thill and Jack Daily each had an assist in the win. Mitchell goalie Tate Sutherland made 14 saves and the Marlins had 35 shots on goal. The tournament continues today.
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team added Andriana Sprakel to its 2015 recruiting class on Friday. Sprakel, a Yankton native, finished the 2014 season batting .451 for the Yankton Gazelles.
The Fourth Annual Youth Fishing Derby is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sportsman's Club at Lake Mitchell. Registration is free and the event is open to all youth up to age 20. There are prizes and lunch for all participants.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Wessington Springs shot 41 percent from the field as the Spartans defeated Wolsey-Wessington 60-20 in a high school girls basketball game on Thursday in Wessington Springs. Sheyanne Brodkorb scored 18 points, while Jaycee Hohn added 11 points and Maddie Gran chipped in 10 points for the Spartans. Wessington Springs made 25 of 60 field goals and outrebounded Wolsey-Wessington 51-27. Wolsey-Wessington went 7-of-45 from the field and were led by Bailey Zerfoss' eight points. Wessington Springs (9-7) plays Jones County at the Highmore Classic on Saturday in Highmore.
MENNO -- Caleb Preszler scored a game-high 38 points as Menno topped Mitchell Christian 72-47 in a high school boys basketball on Thursday in Menno. Preszler added 10 rebounds for a double-double as Dustin and Derrick Lehr scored 18 and 11 points, respectively, for the Wolves. "We got down early and we didn't have an answer for their inside game," Mitchell Christian head coach Dennis Martin said. "We need to learn to play stronger and tougher. We need to learn to come out with more intensity." The Golden Eagles were led by Austin Bormann, who scored 21 points in the loss.
Marty Barington, of Mitchell, bowled a 300 on Thursday at Village Bowl in Mitchell. It was Barington's 25th career 300 game.