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DETROIT — It's been a good start for Riley Reiff and the Detroit Lions in the 2016 season, with Reiff moving to right tackle. The Parkston native has transitioned well to the new position after playing left tackle for the first four years of his career. Reiff has been the league's top right tackle through the first two weeks, according to the football analytics website Pro Football Focus. In last Sunday's loss to Tennessee, Reiff had to leave briefly with an ankle injury and he missed practice Wednesday. The Lions are at Lambeau Field on Sunday to take on the Packers.
Marquealis Edwards and Myles Coleman combined to score 55 points to lead the Dakota Magic to a 123-90 win over the Sioux City Hornets on Thursday. Edwards nearly recorded a triple double. He finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the National Basketball League of America game at the Corn Palace. Coleman tossed in 26 points, to go along with six rebounds and five assists. Bud Smith added 14 points and four rebounds for the Magic (4-1). The Magic led 58-46 at halftime.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team finished in sixth place out of 15 teams at the Blue River Classic Tuesday and Wednesday at the Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln, Nebraska. Senior Thomas Hogg led the Tigers in the two-day event finishing in a tie for eighth place. Freshman Connor Preston shot a two-day total of 156, good for a tie in 27th. Russell Pick and Coleman Caldwell both tied for 29th. The Tigers shot a 614 as a team.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team battled Northwestern College in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup, losing in three sets Wednesday night in Orange City, Iowa. The Red Raiders jumped out to a quick lead in set one to cruise to a 25-18 win. The Tigers held their own in set two, leading 6-2 early, but couldn't close the door as NWC won the set 25-20. In set three, it was all Northwestern, with a 25-8 win.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The Dakota Wesleyan University men's soccer team hit the road for a non-conference battle with NCAA Division II University of Mary, dropping the match by the final of 4-1 Wednesday night in Bismarck, N.D. The Marauders jumped out to a quick 3-0 in the first half, but Peter Wartenberg responded with a goal to put the Tigers within two. Later in the game, U-Mary added a goal to seal the win as they outshot the Tigers 22-3. Gaston Miteff recorded four saves in the first half, while John Sutherland tallied four saves in the second.
The Chamberlain boys golf team won the Pre-Region 3A golf tournament on Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Chamberlain carded a four-player team score of 313 to win the seven-team event. Parkston came in second with a 345, while Mobridge-Pollock placed third with a score of 348. Parkston's Jacob Lee and Chamberlain's Tiegen Priebe tied for first place, with each player carding a 75. If there's a tie during the Region 3A meet next week, the two players would proceed to a playoff.
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."