Daily Republic Sports
Jordan Pearce scored twice for the University of Mary's men's soccer team to top Dakota Wesleyan University 4-0 Wednesday in Mitchell. Pearce scored the opening goal 22 minutes in and Will Hall added a goal just before halftime for a 2-0 lead for the Division II Marauders to hold at halftime. DWU's defense held up until the final 10 minutes of the game, when Pearce and Guilherme de Silva each scored to build the 4-0 advantage.
ALEXANDRIA—Ashley Moe's 12 kills, two blocks and six digs helped the Hanson Beavers edge the Ethan Rustlers 2-0 in the semifinals of the Hanson Early Bird volleyball tournament on Tuesday in Alexandria. Set scores were 26-24 and 25-19. Tayah Waldera had 14 assists, six digs and two aces for the Beavers, while Brooke Weber added six kills and nine digs. Hannah Marquardt chipped 11 digs for Hanson. Ellie Hohn and Rachel Hawkins each had four kills for the Rustlers, while Karly Gustafson added four digs, two aces, two blocks and one kill.
Dakota Wesleyan University golfer Russell Pick recorded a hole-in-one on Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. The Kimball native recorded the ace on the par-3, No. 8 hole, which was playing 142-yards. Pick used a sand wedge. It was his first career hole-in-one.
The Chamberlain boys' golf team won the Mobridge-Pollock Invitational on Tuesday in Oahe Hills Golf Course in Mobridge. The Cubs carded a 314 to earn the team title. Mobridge-Pollock finished second with a 356. Chamberlain's Cameron Caldwell was the individual medalist with a 73. He fired a 32 through the first nine holes. Chamberlain's Danny Sazue finished second with a 76. Adam Hutmacher (81) and Drayton Priebe (84), both of Chamberlain, finished fourth and fifth respectively. Tiegen Priebe (89) placed seventh for the Cubs.
A pair of trips to Las Vegas, Nevada and three other classics will highlight the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball 2016-17 schedule. The Tigers open their season on Oct. 28 against Waldorf College before playing an exhibition game against Division I UNLV on Nov. 1 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. DWU will then play two games in the Pentagon Classic on back-to-back days against Dakota State University and Presentation College on Nov. 5-6 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
Chamberlain's Nickolas Claussen is among 10 athletes that will join the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling program this 2016-17 season. Claussen placed third at the state tournament this past season in the 220-pound class. In addition to his third-place finish, he was also a four-year varsity letterwinner. He was also a two-time all-state honorable mention selection for Chamberlain's football team. The recruiting class includes five total kids from South Dakota, two from Washington and one each from California, Nebraska and Wyoming.
PIERRE—The Mitchell High School boys golf team placed seventh at the Pierre Invite on Tuesday in Pierre. Mitchell carded a team score of 323 and finished just seven strokes from third place at the 11-team event. Pierre won with a team score of 294. "It was a good team score," Mitchell head coach Mark Horan said. "We are on the right track." Cade Carpenter led the Kernels with an 11th place finish as he carded a 77, while Ethan Huber shot a 79 for Mitchell. Pierre's Austin Hoss won the event with a 68.
Mitchell remained perfect on the season with a pair of nonconference wins against Rapid City Central and Vermillion on Tuesday in its home-opener at Hitchcock Park. The Kernels swept both matches 9-0, 9-0 and improved to 4-0 this season. Mitchell coach Pat Moller said he saw significant improvement from Monday's 5-4 win over Harrisburg. "All-in-all, we still have got a long ways to go," Mitchell coach Pat Moller said, "but we are improving with every match that we play and that is all a coach can ask for."
ABERDEEN—The Mitchell soccer teams ran into a pair of offensive juggernauts on Tuesday in Aberdeen. The Mitchell girls' soccer team lost to Aberdeen Central 9-0, while the boys' team was blanked 12-0 against the Golden Eagles. The Mitchell girls fell behind 4-0 at halftime and could not contain Aberdeen Central's Deborah Wills, who netted five goals. "She was just nailing the ball," Mitchell coach Jason Wear said. "She is known for shooting long shots and we kind of gave her the opportunity."
• Mitchell High School boys golf at Pierre Invitational, 10 a.m., at Hillsview Golf Course, Pierre. • Mitchell High School boys soccer at Aberdeen Central, 4 p.m. • Mitchell High...