Daily Republic Sports
EMERY — Eathen Gaulke had 201 rushing yards and five touchdowns in Kimball/White Lake's 42-14 win over Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan on Friday. Corbin Heath had 64 yards and Turner Blasius recorded 34 yards on the ground for the WiLdKats. Josh Taylor threw for 56 yards on 3-of-6 passing, while Blasius tallied a team-high seven tackles. Jesse Kirsch added five tackles. Jordan Grosdidier rushed 74 yards, while Jesse Grosdidier threw for 80 yards on 1-of-7 passing in the loss.
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team defeated Presentation College 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 on Friday in Mitchell. The win snapped a seven-match losing streak for DWU (6-15, 0-10 GPAC). Mallory Jark and Sammy Fluck each had 4.5 blocks, while Michelle Van Epps had 32 assists. Jark led with 14 kills and Lauren Tadlock added 10 kills and eight digs. DWU hosts Nebraska Wesleyan University at 4 p.m. today in Mitchell.
MINOT, N.D. -- For the third straight year, Jeff Bertus was a champion in Minot, N.D. Bertus was the only cowboy to ride all four of his bulls, winning the average and the year-end title for the Badlands Circuit. The Avon bull rider took second in his fourth go at the Ram Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, which was Sunday in Minot. The winners of each event go on to represent North and South Dakota at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo on March 25-28 in Kissimmee, Fla. The 22-year-old scored 318 points on four head, and he will get his third opportunity for a shot at a national title.
SPENCER, Iowa -- Two youth Mitchell soccer teams finished their seasons with solid performances at the Galaxy Cup over the weekend in Spencer, Iowa. Mitchell teams competing in the event were the Mitchell 10U Ravens and Mitchell U8 Black Chargers. The Ravens went 4-0 to win Pool A of the 10U girls division at the Galaxy Cup over the weekend in Spencer, Iowa. The the Iowa tournament, the Ravens beat Spencer (Iowa) Galaxy 10-4, Sioux Falls (DASC) 4-3, Mason City (Iowa) 5-0 and Tempo (Tea) 9-1. The Ravens ended their season 14-2, including a second-place finish in the Prairie Soccer League.
CORSICA — Bon Homme defeated Corsica/Stickney 25-5, 25-8, 25-11 in a three-set match on Thursday in Corsica. Alie Adams led Bon Homme with 24 assists, three digs and three aces, while Liz Kubal had six kills, six digs, six aces and two blocks. Morgan Rothschadl added 10 digs, seven kills, three aces and two blocks. Leading the Corsica/Stickney Jaguars was Brittany Bamberg, who had 10 digs, four blocks and a kill. Makenzie Anthony had seven digs and two blocks and Daisy Van Genderen added three digs, an ace and a kill. Bon Homme (18-4) plays Parkston on Tuesday in Parkston.
• Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball vs. Presentation College, 7:30 p.m. at Christen Family Athletic Center in Mitchell. • Mitchell High School football vs. Watertown, 7 p.m. at Joe Quintal Field...
CHAMBERLAIN -- The Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls cross country team raced to a first-place finish at the Region 4A meet on Thursday in Chamberlain. MVP finished with a score of 23, while Chamberlain took third place with 47. Todd County was second with 32. The top 20 runners and top three teams qualify for the state meet on Oct. 25 in Huron. Todd County's Kelsie Herman won the individual event with a time of 15 minutes, 26 seconds. MVP had four girls finish in the top 10. MVP's Lorna Gregerson took second place with a time of 15:38 and Lainey Gregerson finished in fourth place in 16:01.
VERMILLION -- Lexy Leischner to Ethan/Parkston to a Region 3A girls cross country title Thursday in Vermillion. Leischner, an eighth-grader, ran the 4K race in 15 minutes, 24.36 seconds, beating second-place Marisa Schulz, of Dakota Valley, by just under 6 seconds. Ethan/Parkston had five girls in the top 16 at the meet. The team finished with a score of 28, while Canton was second and Beresford third. On the boys side, Ethan/Parkston took third, also qualifying for the state meet, which is Oct. 25 in Huron.
The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Overtime Steakhouse in Mitchell. Members and team representatives are encouraged to attend.
The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration entries for the first through sixth grade girls volleyball clinic, which is from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at the Mitchell High School. The clinic is $20 and the deadline to sign up is 5 p.m. Sunday. To register, go to the Rec Center or online at cityofmitchell.org.