Daily Republic Sports
Avera Sports in Mitchell will host an inaugural coaching clinic for area coaches on May 30 at the DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex. The event will provide a half-credit of graduate coursework through Dakota Wesleyan University and will take place from 1 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., and costs $50 for the college credit and one meal. The sessions will include coaching philosophies and application of medical and training practices for athletes, along with using emergency action plans and returning to sports after major injuries.
DELL RAPIDS—The Howard girls golf team won the the Dell Rapids St. Mary Invite on Monday in Dell Rapids. Howard carded a team score of 287 to win the eight-team event, while Flandreau took second with a 304. Colman-Egan won the boys tournament with a 255, while Howard finished third with a 275.
The Mitchell Middle School boys tennis team won the team title at the Eastern South Dakota Conference tournament on Saturday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. Mitchell recorded 266.25 team points to win the eight-team event with Aberdeen Central taking second with 197 points.
The Lakeview Ladies Golf Association will start 2017 play with a scramble, dinner and meeting on May 3. The event will be held weather permitting. Interested women can sign up for the scramble and meal by 5 p.m. May 1 by calling Lakeview Golf Course at 995-8460. Tee times for the scramble start at 4:30 p.m., and dinner and meeting will follow. Annual dues are $25 with weekly events scheduled. All female golfers are welcome. For any additional questions, contact Lakeview or call Sharon Rehorst at 996-7427.
Newly named Mitchell High School boys basketball head coach Todd Neuendorf will be the featured speaker at this week's Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting. Also speaking will be the MHS senior track and field athletes. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille.
FREMONT, Neb. — The Dakota Wesleyan University suffered a pair of extra inning walkoff defeats on Sunday against Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Midland University. The Tigers dropped the first game 3-2 and again 2-1 in the finale. Alize Martinez, Melysia Ortega, Amber Budmark, Lorissa Loeppky, Elise Sutherland and Andriana Sprakel each had a hit in the first game. Martinez and Sierra Haage each drove in a run. Martinez and Sprakel each had two hits in game two. Paige Kinley, Karly Severance and Budmark each had hits.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team finished 1-3 against Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Morningside College over the weekend. The Tigers lost to the Mustangs 12-2 and 13-6 on Saturday. DWU lost to Morningside 13-5 in the first game on Sunday, but won game two 10-9. DWU pitcher Patrick Whetham picked up the win on Sunday. The senior right hander struck out eight batters, scattered eight hits and gave up eight runs (all earned). He walked four batters.
PLATTE -- Blake Moke pitched a complete game shutout and struck out 16 batters in Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake/Corsica’s 4-0 prep baseball win over Bennett County on Sunday. Moke allowed only one hit. Andy Slaba had two hits and Seth Kirsch had the other hit for the team. Paxton Foley drove in two runs in the win. Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake/Corsica (4-0) will play at Winner/Colome today.
SIOUX FALLS -- Four area girls and two area boys were selected as finalists for the South Dakota Miss and Mr. Basketball awards. Hansen Anderson Basketball, Inc., publishers of South Dakota high school basketball previews since 1976, the oldest such publication in the county, will name the winners during its annual awards luncheon at the Ramkota Convention Center in Sioux Falls on Sunday, May 7.
With the top four finishers in the girls field, the Burke/South Central golf team cruised to a home victory at the Burke/South Central-Gregory Golf Tournament Friday. The girls tournament was played in Burke, while the boys rounds were played in Gregory, with golfers playing 18 holes. Taylee Indahl led the way for the Cougars with a round of 88 and pacing the team to a 276 score. Tressa Bull was second (91), Haley Benter was third (97) and Brecken Bartling (98) was fourth for the Cougars. Wagner's Cailtyn Stimpson rounded out the top five with a 99.