Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell Tennis Association will hold an event Thursday to celebrate the expansion of the Hitchcock Park Tennis Complex. The Mitchell Tennis Community Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hitchcock Park Tennis Picnic Shelter. The event begins with a social, fundraiser and appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by a donor recognition and court expansion event at 6:30 p.m. A doubles mixer competition will follow at 7 p.m.
MOUNT VERNON — It was the opening night of the football season, but Mount Vernon/Plankinton looked to be in midseason form as the Titans defeated Menno/ Marion 59-8 in a contest that ended at halftime due to the 50-point mercy rule. The Titan defense gave up only 69 total yards and didn't surrender a first down until midway through the second quarter.
Sydney Bormann, of Parkston, earned a place in the GreatLife Challenge Symetra Tour with a round of 73 during an open qualifier event on Friday. Bormann will compete as an amateur in the event since she is a freshman golfer at South Dakota State University. The Symetra Tour is home to the players aspiring to reach the LPGA Tour, helping athletes learn their craft and prepare for the next level of their professional golf careers.
HURON—Mitchell's Cade Carpenter carded a 75 to place in the top 5 at the Huron Invite on Friday at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron. Mitchell tied for seventh place at the event with a team score of 336, while Sioux Falls O'Gorman won the 15-team competition. Chamberlain finished 14th with a team score of 366. O'Gorman's Bryce Hammer won the tournament with a 69. Carpenter shot a 37 on the front nine and 38 on the back nine.
STURGIS — A late goal from Nicole Sanderson lifted the Mitchell Kernels' girls soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 victory Friday at Sturgis. After increasing the pressure in the Scoopers' end, Grace Endorf's rebound shot was stuffed into the net by Sanderson in the 74th minute, putting the Kernels in front with the game-winner.
BRIDGEWATER— Cole Gassman's 193 yards on 25 carries paced Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan to an opening-night victory over Beresford 28-14 on Friday in Bridgewater. Also for BEE, Dustin Weber had nine carries for 87 yards. On defense, Weber and Colten Plagmann both had seven tackles. The Seahawks led 21-7 at halftime. BEE (1-0) will play Friday at Sioux Falls Christian at Bob Young Field in Sioux Falls. Beresford (0-1) will head to Wagner on Friday. Scoring summary First quarter BEE: Sam Arend 12 yard run (Jesse Grosdidier kick good)
MADISON — Emma Neises' third-place finish led the way for the Howard girls cross country team Friday, as the Tigers took second place at the John Collignon Invitational at the Madison Country Club.
BERESFORD — Burke/South Central's Kray Person finished third at the season-opening Beresford Invitational cross country meet Friday in Beresford. Person was third in the boys race in a time of 16 minutes, 42.91 seconds, finishing behind a 1-2 combination of Sioux Falls Christian runners, as Caleb DeWeerd won the race in 16:39.80 and Lance VanZee was second in 16:40.05. Freeman Academy/Marion's Thaniel Schroeder was fourth in a time of 16:55.19.
ALEXANDRIA — Hanson swept Gayville-Volin 2-0 in the championship match of the Hanson Early Bird volleyball tournament on Thursday in Alexandria. Sets scores were 25-8 and 25-15. Hannah Marquardt paced Hanson with 20 digs, two aces and one kill. Ashley Moe and Brooke Weber had six and five kills respectively for the Beavers. Hanson (3-0) will visit Forestburg on Tuesday to play Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, while Gayville-Volin (0-1) will head to Canistota on Tuesday. Ethan 2, Freeman Academy/Marion 0
The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department is forming a men's 5-on-5 flag football league. There will be a managers meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Mitchell Recreation Center. Teams must have a team member on hand at the meeting to be in the league. For more information or to get a roster form, contact Kevin DeVries at 995-8450 or email email@example.com .