Daily Republic Sports
WATERTOWN — Mitchell's Lucas Moller finished 16th Saturday at the Eastern South Dakota Conference Cross Country meet in Watertown, narrowly missing all-ESD honors.
The Mitchell High School cheer and dance teams both postedd season-best scores Saturday at the Mitchell Invitational at the Corn Palace. The Kernels were fifth in the 11-team cheer division with a score of 187.5 points. Arlington/Lake Preston had the top score with a 204.5 mark. On the dance side, Mitchell was fifth out of five teams but still scored 215.83 points, the team's best mark of the year. Mitchell scored 217.5 in hip-hop, 219.5 in jazz and 210.5 in pom to make up the average score. Huron was the winning team in the dance division, scoring 244.5 points.
ARMOUR — Burke/South Central's volleyball team stayed hot Saturday with a three-set victory over Tripp-Delmont/Armour, winning 25-19, 25-21 and 25-22. Taylee Indahl had 14 kills, two blocks, 13 digs and four aces for the Cougars, while Lahna Matucha had 11 kills, 14 digs and four aces. Bobbi Jo Wischmann had 26 set assists, 12 digs and two aces and Santana Matucha added 14 digs in the win, which was the Cougars' fifth straight and 11th in their last 12 matches.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- From start to finish, it was all Morningside Mustangs Saturday afternoon. The No. 4-ranked Mustangs scored the first 42 points in their game against the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers at Olsen Stadium and pounded the No. 22 Tigers 76-21 in Great Plains Conference Action Saturday.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell Kernels continued to battle on Friday at the South Dakota State Girls Tennis Tournament and with that, the Kernels are shaping up for a strong finish. Mitchell is fourth after two days of play, with the final placement matches scheduled for today in Sioux Falls. The Kernels have 376.5 points, with Sioux Falls Lincoln holding a commanding lead for the state team title at 530 points. Sioux Falls O'Gorman is second with 435 points, Rapid City Stevens in third with 433 points and Watertown behind the Kernels in fifth with 345 points.
KIMBALL — Caden Lenz had 125 yards, Kory Peters had 100 yards and three touchdowns and Jackson Nockels add 95 yards to lead Kimball/White Lake past Platte-Geddes 58-14 Friday night in a high school football game. Kimball/White Lake picked up its third win of the year through its ground attack at 383 yards. Quarterback Dylan Mohnen was 7-of-17 passing for 53 yards and Peters had four catches for 31 yards. Platte-Geddes was led by Kade Starr's 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns. P-G had 254 rushing yards.
CORSICA—Taylee Indahl recorded 14 kills, six digs, one block and one ace as Burke/South Central topped Corsica-Stickney 3-0 in a prep volleyball match on Thursday in Corsica. Set scores were 25-15, 25-23 and 25-9. Lahna Matucha had six kills, 11 digs and five aces, while Bobbi Jo Wischmann added 20 assists, nine digs and three aces. For the Jaguars, Jenna Bamberg had three kills and three aces, Haley Johnson had three blocks, one kill and one assists and Courtney Menning finished with one kill, one block, two digs and two aces.
SIOUX FALLS—With the exception of rainy weather, Mitchell girls tennis coach Pat Moller was pleased with the opening day of the South Dakota state girls tennis tournament. The stormy weather in Sioux Falls caused havoc and forced venue changes throughout Thursday. The Kernels remained steady and are currently in third place with 307 points. Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls O'Gorman are tied for first place with 324 points. "It was a really chaotic day," Moller said. "We started outdoors. We went indoors, then we moved back outdoors again and it was a crazy day."
SIOUX FALLS -- With the exception of rainy weather, Mitchell girls tennis coach Pat Moller was pleased with the opening day of the South Dakota state girls tennis tournament. The stormy weather in Sioux Falls caused havoc and forced venue changes throughout Thursday. The Kernels remained steady and are currently in third place with 307 points. Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls O’Gorman are tied for first place with 324 points.
A pair of Mitchell soccer players have been honored by the Eastern South Dakota Conference. Senior midfielder Nick Hanson was named to the all-ESD boys soccer team, as Mitchell was 1-5-2 in league play and 2-8-2 overall on the season. For the Mitchell girls team, freshman Macey Kempf was named to the honorable mention team for the ESD, marking the only Kernel honoree. Mitchell was 4-8-1 overall and 1-7 in ESD play. Neither Mitchell team made the 12-team state playoffs. The Pierre girls (7-0-1) and the Aberdeen Central boys (8-0) were league champions.