Daily Republic Sports
PLANKINTON — Host Mount Vernon/Plankinton's girls golf team dominated the top of the leaderboard Friday, winning the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference and Greater Fish Lake Shootout titles at Fish Lake Country Club.
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team is hosting three youth and high school camps this summer. The youth camp is June 12-13 at the DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex. Grades 2-5 are $45 per player and runs from 8:30-11 a.m. both days. Grades 6-8 are $55 per player and will take place from noon-3 p.m. The high school camps are July 24-25 at the DWU/Avera Complex. The advanced hitter/setter portion is July 24 and costs $50. The defensive and passing camp is July 25 and costs $50.
Seniors Thomas Hogg, Michael Whitney and Kristin Sabers were named to the Great Plains Athletic Conference all-conference teams. Sabers, a Mitchell native, finished second at the GPAC Championship in Columbus, Nebraska, tied for her best finish of the season. Sabers also finished second at the Northwestern/Doane Spring Invitational with a total of 161 and at the Morningside Spring Invite after shooting a 77. On the season, she shot an average of 80.55 per round.
The Mitchell High School boys golf program will hold a meeting for prospective players and their parents on Thursday, May 18. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the MHS cafeteria and is for Mitchell boys interested in playing golf this upcoming fall.
ALEXANDRIA—The Alexandria Angels downed the Howard/Canova Gang 15-5 in an amateur baseball game on Thursday in Alexandria. Tyson Gau earned the win for the Angels (2-0). He struck out six batters, scattered three hits and gave up three runs in three innings pitched. Tyler Houwman and Kye Winter both pitched over two innings of relief. Winter also went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs. Peyton Smith finished 2-for-4 and had an RBI. Cole Wenande added to the Alexandria offense by going 2-for-5 and driving in two runs.
SALEM—A four-run third inning propelled the Hanson/Bridgewater-Emery/Sanborn Central Ducks past the McCook Burros 4-3 in a prep baseball game on Thursday in Salem. Cade Schmitt went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while Carter Dye added a home run for the Ducks in the win. On the mound, Dye picked up the win, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits with four walks and three strikeouts in four innings pitched.
MENNO—The Freeman track and field teams took home titles at the Cornbelt Conference meet on Thursday in Menno. The Freeman boys finished with 166 points, while the girls racked up 182 points. Canistota's Kalli Ortman was a triple-winner at the meet. She won the 100 (12.82), 200 (27.03) and the long jump (16-4). Freeman's Braxton Schmidt claimed a pair of first-place finishes for the Flyers. He won the 200 (23.30), the 400 (52.08) and finished second in the 100 (11.56).
A pair of area golfers have been named to the all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference teams in men's and women's golf. Augustana women's golfer Jordan Bormann and University of Sioux Falls men's golfer J.J. Cooney were both named to the teams. Bormann, a senior from Parkston, is making her second straight appearance on the all-NSIC second team. Bormann ranked seventh in the NSIC with an 80.3 stroke average on the season. She placed 10th at the NSIC Championship to pick up her third straight top-10 finish of her career at the NSIC Championship.
PARKSTON—The Parkston Mudcats rolled to an 11-1 amateur baseball win over the Harrisburg Woodies on Wednesday. Dillon Stadlman pitched five strong innings, allowed zero runs, gave up two hits and struck out five batters in the win. The Mudcats out-hit the Woodies 17-4, with Ty Kinneberg going 3-for-3. Jeff Harris, Derrik Nelson, Zach Scott, Dan Bonte and Dylan Mogck all had two hits. Matt Malloy, James Boehmer, Brady Nolz and Tyler Nolz each had hits. Parkston (5-1) will play the Plankinton Bankers on Friday in Plankinton.
WAGNER—One of the best wrestlers in Wagner High School history is the team's new leader. Former Red Raider and University of Nebraska wrestling standout Robert Kokesh has been named the school's new head wrestling coach. His hire was approved Monday at the Wagner School Board meeting and he replaces Brad Lhotak.