Daily Republic Sports
BELLE FOURCHE — Ethan's Tate Thompson and J.R. Dees, of Aurora, took home the top time in the team roping short-go Saturday at the South Dakota State High School Rodeo in Belle Fourche. Thompson and Dees combined for a time of 7.260 seconds, which was the best by more than a half-second. Wessington Springs' Easton Tucker finished second in both weekend and season points at the rodeo in the bull riding event. Ridgeview's Teigan Gray was first in both scoring categories.
The Mitchell Aquatic Club won the Corn Palace Invitational by earning 1,252 points in the three-day, 12-team event that finished on Sunday at the Mitchell Aquatic Center in Mitchell. Sioux Falls Swim Team took second with 910 points, while Chamberlain finished third with 910 points. MAC's Sophia Huber won the girls 8 and under division with 62 points, while Jordan Herrlein won the boys 8 and under division with 70 points. In the 9-10 girls division, MAC's Kenzie Stange took second with 48 points, while Christian Stange took third in the boys 9-10 division with 45 points.
ALEXANDRIA — Chris Marek's complete-game effort helped Alexandria blank the Redfield Pheasants during a non-league game Sunday in Alexandria. The Angels won 5-0 in a scheduled seven-inning game. Marek allowed two hits, no runs and had six strikeouts. On offense, Cory Marek was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Pierce Smith and Jordan Gau were both 1-for-2 with an RBI. For the Pheasants, Elliot Millar was the losing pitcher, tossing six innings, allowing five runs, and striking out five.
Another successful Harve Johnston/Bryan Wilson Memorial Youth Baseball Tournament went off without a hitch Saturday and Sunday at the Cadwell Sports Complex, with six champions crowned. Thirty-five teams played in the tournament, which included three divisions of under-10 youth baseball and three divisions of under-12.
A number of Mitchell tennis players took home championships on their home court at Hitchcock Park over the weekend at the Mitchell Tennis Classic. Carter Cavanaugh won the 16-year-old boys singles title in round-robin play, and teamed up with Jacob Dahme for the 18-year old title in doubles. Garret Johnson and Adam Loes were winners at 16-year-old boys doubles. Max Tupper teamed up with Jamison Pfingston for the 14-year-old boys doubles title.
The Mitchell Tennis Classic kicked off Friday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. Below are results from the opening day of action. Boys 16 Singles — Round-robin (1) Adam Loes d. Garret Johnson 6-1; 6-4 (2) Carter Cavanaugh d. Jared Suelflow 6-4; 6-3 Nathan Zimmerman d. Jace Grosdidier 6-3; 6-1 Suelflow d. Loes 4-6; 6-1; 10-3 Johnson d. Grosdidier 6-4; 6-2 Cavanaugh d. Zimmerman 6-0; 6-0 14 Singles Round of 32 Gavin Schmit d. Ben Helleloid 6-0; 6-1 Round of 16
The annual Corn Palace Invitational got underway Friday at the Mitchell Aquatic Center, with the Mitchell Aquatic Club looking strong in their home pool.
One of the Mitchell Baseball Association's biggest events will take place this weekend in Mitchell. The 18th annual Harve Johnston/Bryan Wilson Memorial Baseball Tournament gets underway today and concludes Sunday in Mitchell. Year after year, the tournament run by MBA and umpired by players on the Post 18 Legion baseball team with the money made going to the baseball association. The tournament will be held at the Cadwell Sports Complex. "It's a huge fundraiser for us," Post 18 head coach Luke Norden said. "I hope our guys understand how important it is."
WHITE LAKE — In a battle of two Pony Hills League unbeaten teams, Four Corners topped Kimball/White Lake 9-2 on Thursday in White Lake. Adam Kaus pitched a complete game and picked up the win on the mound for Four Corners. J.D. Farley went 3-for-3 with a double and Jason Overweg added a double and a single in the win for Four Corners. For Kimball/White Lake, Brian Zeman took the loss, allowing nine runs in nine innings pitched. Wes Kroupa had two hits and a run scored, while Anthony Williams and Dylan Deckert each and RBI in the loss.
Pierre took advantage of a pair of sluggish Post 18 performances to sweep the Mitchell Legion baseball team on Thursday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Pierre won the first game 16-4 in five innings and came from behind to win the second game 9-4. The two losses left Post 18 head coach Luke Norden searching for answers.