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More spring sporting events have been cancelled or postponed because of the weather. Here's a list of changes announced on Tuesday. • The Greenway Relays, scheduled for Friday in Mount Vernon, have been postponed to April 30. • The Parkston girls golf invite scheduled for Friday at Lakeview Golf Course has been postponed with no makeup date announced. • The Big Dakota Conference golf meet will run in conjunction with the Chamberlain Invite at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Chamberlain Country Club in Oacoma.
BOSTON—On Monday, Mitchell's Scott Loecker participated in the prestigious Boston Marathon. Loecker covered the 26-mile and 385-yard course in 4-hours, 8-minutes. Monday's event was the 122nd annual Boston Marathon, which drew close to 30,000 runners.
CRETE, Neb. — The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference games against Doane on Tuesday in Crete, Nebraska. DWU fell 4-3 in the first game and 4-2 in the second. In Game 1, Doane broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for the win. Reed Harter went 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Branden Oropeza had a single and an RBI. Gavin Reichmuth took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits with two strikeouts in seven innings pitched.
Dakota Wesleyan University golfer Russell Pick was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference men's golfer of the week on Tuesday. Pick, a Kimball native, won his first college tournament last week at the GPAC Spring Preview in Eagle, Nebraska. The senior carded a 74 in the first round and a 68 in the second round, which included a 226-shot for double eagle. DWU is scheduled to compete at the GPAC Spring Qualifier on Sunday in Eagle, Nebraska.
FREMONT, Neb. — Dakota Wesleyan University junior Sierra Haage became the school's all-time strikeouts leader on Tuesday as the Tigers split a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader with Northwestern in Fremont, Nebraska. Haage has 299 strikeouts for the Tigers and pitched both games for DWU, which fell 2-1 in the first game and won the second game 2-0. In Game 1, Haage took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits with eight strikeouts in six innings pitched. Andriana Sprakel went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Melysia Ortega had an RBI.
PIERRE — The high school state dual wrestling tournament is set to return to South Dakota in 2019-20. But there's some items that need to be ironed out along the way. The South Dakota High School Activities Association's Board of Directors voted 7-0 on first reading to approve the plan to bring back the state dual tournament for the 2019-20 season, instead of as early as next year, in 2018-19, during the board's regular meeting Monday in Pierre.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NAIA will move to a single division in both men's and women's basketball, effective for the 2020-21 academic year, with a maximum limit of eight scholarships for each. The decision was approved by the Council of Presidents on Monday at the 2018 NAIA National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The COP vote concluded nearly two years of NAIA basketball research and data analysis, led by a task force of representatives from NAIA member institutions.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — The Dakota Wesleyan University women's golf team took third place at the Bent Tree Showcase on Friday in Council Bluffs, Iowa. DWU carded a team score of 373 at the one-day event that was shorted due to weather. Iowa Western Community College won with a score of 362. For the Tigers, Niki Nelson and Brooke Ehlers each finished with an 89, while Madison VanWalleghen recorded a 94. Emily Sharkey had a 101. Nebraska-Kearney's Danielle Dickerson won the individual title with a 77.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mitchell basketball legend Mike Miller is officially a college basketball coach. University of Memphis coach Penny Hardaway announced Saturday that the 17-year NBA veteran has joined his staff has as an assistant.
YANKTON — The Gregory boys golf team and the Burke/South Central girls team won the Southeast South Dakota Small School Invitational on Thursday at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton. Gregory finished with a team score of 252, while Platte-Geddes took second with a 257, Freeman placed third with a 275 and Canistota took fourth with a 287. In the girls competition, Burke/South Central had a score of 171, while Wagner finished second (189), Gregory took third (198) and Platte-Geddes placed fifth (200).