Daily Republic Sports
Despite scoring 10 goals over the weekend, the Mitchell Marlin girls hockey team dropped a pair of games to Watertown and Brookings. On Sunday at the Mitchell Activity Center, Brookings erased a 2-1 Marlin lead after the first period with eight goals in the next two periods. The Rangers outshot Mitchell 36-27. Scoring for the Marlins was Brooke Jarman, Jenna Grosdidier, Kelsey Amick, Ashley jones and Ashley Zimmer. Jarman, Amick each had assists, while Katelyn Uithoven recorded 27 saves.
BRANDON — Holding a 29-24 advantage at halftime the scoring stopped for the Mitchell High School girls basketball team. No. 4-ranked Brandon Valley outscored Mitchell 30-14 in the second half and pulled out a 54-43 Eastern South Dakota Conference victory on Saturday in Brandon. Mitchell fell to 3-5, 2-4 in the ESD with the loss. "We had a good first half," MHS head coach Wes Morgan said. "it was basically about a two or three minute stretch in the third where we turned the ball over. ... We're playing with the top teams, and I'm feeling pretty good about that."
Six Mitchell High School wrestlers placed as the Kernels took sixth place at the their home tournament—the Jerry Opbroek Invitational on Saturday in Mitchell. The Kernels recorded 71 team points, while Rapid City Stevens won the nine-team event with 181.5 points. Pierre took second with 173 points, Bon Homme and Wagner tied for seventh with 44 points and Parkston placed ninth with 21 points. MHS head coach Travis Carpenter said he was happy with how his team performed in the final round of the meet, noting the Kernels won four of their last six matches.
In a battle of Region 4B foes to open the Hanson Classic Saturday, Howard pulled away in the second half to take down Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 47-37 at the Corn Palace. Howard (4-4): Hilary Albrecht scored 21 points to lead all scorers for the Tigers. Josie Erickson had 12 points and Citori Rentz had seven points and eight rebounds, as Howard shot 35 percent but made 15-of-21 free throws. Up next: The Tigers host Hanson on Monday in Howard.
Six Class A teams and 10 Class B boys basketball teams will fill the Corn Palace for eight games at the 36th annual Hanson Classic on Jan. 20 in Mitchell. In total, six ranked teams from the latest South Dakota Prep Media poll will be featured at the event with Class A No. 3 Sioux Valley (11-1) taking on Class B No. 2 Bridgewater-Emery at 8:30 p.m. in the final game of the day.
Jeremy Grady, of Salem, is among the 2018 Mount Marty College Athletic Hall of Fame class, which was announced Friday.
STICKNEY — Corsica-Stickney had three players in double figures to power themselves to a 71-65 overtime victory over Kimball/White Lake Friday in Stickney. Corsica-Stickney (7-1): Cordel Menning poured in 27 points with 15 rebounds for a double-double, while Bryce Plamp tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds, also for a double-double. Gavin Zomer put up 11 points. Plamp added six assists, while Menning and Zomer added five assists apiece. Up next: The Jaguars play Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Tuesday in Corsica.
HURON — A strong start keyed Mitchell to another gymnastics victory Friday night, winning the Huron Invitational convincingly. Mitchell scored 145.500 points, topping Watertown's 143.800 points and did the job early on the uneven bars and the balance beam, which were the Kernels' first two events of the night. Mitchell scored 36.200 points on uneven bars and 37.300 on beam, which is where the Kernels built a 2.4-point edge over the Arrows.
SIOUX FALLS — Tickets for the 2018 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Championship will go on sale at 10 a.m. today. The Sioux Falls Sports Authority, along with Dakota State University and Northwestern College (Iowa) will host the tournament at the Sanford Pentagon March 7-13. All-session passes are $90 and can be purchased at the Sanford Pentagon Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com , or by calling 800-745-3000. Single session and group discounts are also available. All tickets will be general admission.
AVON — Lauren Sees scored her 1,000th career point as Avon downed Scotland in a girls basketball game on Thursday in Avon. Avon (7-2): Sees poured in a game-high 21 points, while Cheylee Nagel recorded 15 points and eight assists. Livi Jurrens and Kacie Mudder both scored nine points, while Jurrens added seven rebounds and five steals. Up next: Avon plays De Smet on Saturday in the Hanson Classic at the Corn Palace. Scotland (2-5): Taylor Gall led the Highlanders with eight points and four rebounds. Up next: Scotland hosts Irene-Wakonda on Tuesday. S 4 10 16 23