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The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team added another player to its 2015 recruiting class on Tuesday. Nicholas Garofalo, a Canadian native, signed his National Letter of Intent to play under coach John Greicar. Garofalo is the ninth player for DWU's 2015 recruiting class.
WHITE LAKE—Kimball/White Lake senior Kelli Steffen has signed to play women's basketball for Mount Marty College in Yankton. It was announced on the Mount Marty athletics' Twitter page on Wednesday. Steffen, a Class B third team all-state selection last season, led Kimball/White Lake to back-to-back state tournament appearances and averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds for the WiLdKats this year.
HASTINGS, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team won the Wild West Invite on Monday in Hastings, Neb. DWU won the two-round event with a score of 628, which was four strokes better than second place Southeast Community College. Sophomore Tom Hogg led the Tigers by carding a total score of 152 Hogg finished third overall in the individual standings. Freshman Ben McNiven took sixth individually with a 156, while junior Tyler Burr tied for ninth with a 160. DWU ends the spring season at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Qualifier No. 4 on April 27 in Orange City, Iowa.
Jaguar Invite Tuesday in Corsica GIRLS Team: 1. Mount Vernon/Plankinton 212; 2. Andes Central/Dakota Christian 123; 3. Corsica/Stickney 69; 4. Gregory 68; 5. Tripp-Delmont/Armour 64; 6. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 32; 7. Wessington Springs 25; 8. Mitchell Christian 8. Individual (Top 6) Shot put: 1. Megan Bultsma, MVP, 34-9; 2. Briana Leber, G, 31-8; 3. Cybal Chytka, ACDC, 28-2.5; 4. Sydney Muckey, ACDC, 28-0.5; 5. Mallory Fischer, TDA, 27-10; 6. Kayla Neugebauer, TDA, 26-4.5. High jump: 1. Payton Johanneson, ACDC, 4-11; 2. Megan Bultsma, MVP, 4-7; 3. Courtney Menning, CS, 4-7; 4.
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa—The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team split a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader on Tuesday in Sioux Center, Iowa. DWU scored six runs in the seventh inning to come back and win the first game 11-9, which snapped a five-game conference losing streak. Dordt outlasted DWU in the second game 7-6. In Game 1, senior Devinne Facile hit a two-run single to put DWU up 7-6 in the top of seventh inning.
HASTINGS, Neb.—The Tiger baseball team continued solid Great Plains Athletic Conference play on Tuesday and split with Hastings College in a doubleheader. Dakota Wesleyan University (17-23, 7-9 GPAC), which is in a four-way tie for sixth in the conference, fell in the opener 7-4 and won the second game 7-3. In Game 1, DWU had an early 2-0, but Hastings answered with five second-inning runs. DWU's Michel Kinzler took the loss, allowing six runs on four hits, walking two and striking out three in 2 2/3 innings.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Mitchell High School athletic banquet at 6:30 p.m. on May 6 at the Corn Palace. The tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the MHS office.
Dakota Wesleyan University women's golfer Lauren Fitts was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference women's golfer of the week on Tuesday. It's the third GPAC weekly honor Fitts has received this spring. Fitts shared the award with Nebraska Wesleyan's Sam Beal, who tied Fitts at the GPAC Qualifier No. 3 on April 13. Fitts, a two-time GPAC golfer of the year, shot a 78 to lead the Tigers, which finished in first at the event. DWU competes in the fourth and final GPAC Qualifier hosted by Northwestern College on Friday in Orange City, Iowa.
Several Mitchell High School and Dakota Wesleyan University coaches will speak at the Quarterback Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Depot. Mitchell baseball coach Luke Norden, Mitchell tennis coach Pat Moller and senior players, DWU softball coach and several others will speak.
• Dakota Wesleyan University softball at Dordt College, 5 p.m. in Sioux Center, Iowa. • Mitchell baseball vs. Huron, 5:30 p.m. at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. • Area track and...