Daily Republic Sports
LINCOLN, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team sits in sixth place after the first day of the Blue River Classic on Tuesday in Lincoln, Nebraska. DWU carded a team score of 313 and lead seventh-place Dordt College by one stroke. Southeast Community College leads the 15-team event with a score of 297.
Mitchell Technical Institute's men's and women's rodeo teams currently sit in eighth place in the Great Plains Region standings. MTI has 250 points on the season in the men's competition, with Dickinson State leading the way with 1,030 points. In the women's division, Black Hills State leads with 1,158.33 points and MTI has 80 points.
The Mitchell High School competitive dance team placed ninth and the competitive cheer team took 10th at the Huron Invite on Tuesday in Huron. Mitchell's dance team finished the competition with 204.83 points, scoring sixth in the pom routine (222.5) and seventh in hip-hop (209.5) and kick (182.5). Sioux Falls Washington won the 11-team dance competition with a score of 269.67. In the cheer competition, Mitchell finished with a score of 178.5, finishing ahead of Rapid City Central and Pierre. Sioux Falls Roosevelt won the cheer competition with a score of 240.5.
PIERRE—The Mitchell soccer teams were swept against Pierre on Tuesday in Pierre. Mitchell dropped a high school girls' soccer match against powerhouse Pierre 8-0 on Tuesday in Pierre, while the boys' team lost to the Governors 8-1. Mitchell girls' coach Jason Wear said score in his team's match doesn't tell the whole story. "The score does not reflect how well the girls played," Wear said. "Pierre is now 9-1-1 and easily one of the top teams in the state."
WHITE LAKE — Kimball/White Lake defeated Corsica-Stickney in three sets on Tuesday in White Lake. Set scores were 25-14, 25-11 and 25-18. Heather Munsen directed the offense for KWL by assisting on 19 points. Also in the win, Brooklyn Donald had four aces, nine kills and 14 digs. For Corsica-Stickney, Courtney Menning had four blocks and three kills. KWL won the JV game 2-0. KWL (8-2) plays on Saturday, hosting its own tournament in Kimball. Corsica-Stickney (1-8) plays at Gregory on Thursday. Wall 3 Lyman 2
With half of the season left to play, Dakota Wesleyan has already tied last season's win total. The Tigers reached their 11th win of the season on Tuesday with a five-set marathon win over Dakota State at the Corn Palace. The Tigers are now 11-4. They went 11-20 last season. Set scores were 25-13, 25-21, 22-25, 21-25 and 15-5. Outside hitter Lauren Tadlock powered Dakota Wesleyan with 22 kills, eight digs and two block assists. Katie Vetch added 12 kills, four block assists and two solo blocks.
South Dakota State University head football coach John Stiegelmeier will be the guest speaker at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting on Wednesday at The Depot. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Parkston football coach Eric Norden will also be a guest speaker this week.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell High School softball team dropped two games to top-ranked Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Monday in Sioux Falls. Mitchell fell 1-0 in eight innings in the first game and 8-3 in the second game. Alyson VanderPol took the loss for the Kernels, allowing one run on nine hits with two strikeouts. The Kernels were held to one hit in the loss. In the second game, the Kernels scored three runs on seven hits. Jayci Hinker went 2-for-3 and Sam Podzimek went 1-for-2 with a double.
The Mitchell High School girls tennis team improved to 16-3 on the season with a pair of wins over Aberdeen Roncalli and Huron on Monday at Hitchcock Park. Mitchell beat Aberdeen Roncalli 9-0 and Huron 6-3. Against the Tigers, Mitchell's No. 1 doubles duo of Sammy Pooley and Avery Larson fell to Huron's Cassie Hedblom and Avery Larson 10-5. Harvey earned a close win over Larson 10-8 in a No. 2 singles and Audrey Rubish topped Ashley Jones 10-3.
ETHAN — Ethan extended its match-win streak to nine on Monday with a three-set sweep over Mitchell Christian in prep volleyball action. Set scores were 25-10, 25-9 and 25-11. Ellie Hohn led the way with 15 kills and Rachel Hawkins had a double-double effort for the Rustlers with 11 kills and 10 digs. Janae Gustafson posted 12 digs and four aces and Kailey Feiner also added four aces in the win. Kacey Bartscher had 30 assists. Mitchell Christian was led by Erica Thompson's six digs and seven assists. Kaitlyn Asmus and Colette Haag each had two kills.