Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell High School girls tennis team improved to 16-3 on the season with a pair of wins over Aberdeen Roncalli and Huron on Monday at Hitchcock Park. Mitchell beat Aberdeen Roncalli 9-0 and Huron 6-3. Against the Tigers, Mitchell's No. 1 doubles duo of Sammy Pooley and Avery Larson fell to Huron's Cassie Hedblom and Avery Larson 10-5. Harvey earned a close win over Larson 10-8 in a No. 2 singles and Audrey Rubish topped Ashley Jones 10-3.
ETHAN — Ethan extended its match-win streak to nine on Monday with a three-set sweep over Mitchell Christian in prep volleyball action. Set scores were 25-10, 25-9 and 25-11. Ellie Hohn led the way with 15 kills and Rachel Hawkins had a double-double effort for the Rustlers with 11 kills and 10 digs. Janae Gustafson posted 12 digs and four aces and Kailey Feiner also added four aces in the win. Kacey Bartscher had 30 assists. Mitchell Christian was led by Erica Thompson's six digs and seven assists. Kaitlyn Asmus and Colette Haag each had two kills.
The Mitchell girls' tennis team mixed it up on Saturday. The Kernels split their home triangular with Spearfish and Yankton at Hitchcock Park. Mitchell defeated Spearfish 7-2 and lost to Yankton 5-4. The Kernels were without one player against Yankton, while Sammy Pooley sat out with a minor elbow issue. That allowed coach Pat Moller to shuffle his lineup around against the familiar foe. "We just wanted to mix it up a little bit," Moller said. "Since it was the third time we played them."
HURON—Mitchell's Mary Krause ran a personal record in the 5,000-meter run at the Huron Invitational on Saturday. The senior clocked in with a time of 20-minutes and :36.65 seconds to finish 21st in the 127 runner field. "If you are in the top 20 in that meet, you have got a shot to be all-state at the state cross country meet," Mitchell coach Keith Christensen said. "So she was pretty excited about her performance." The meet featured 274 varsity runners from Class AA, A and B schools.
EMERY—Ethan swept Bridgewater-Emery in the championship match of the Bridgewater-Emery volleyball tournament on Saturday in Emery. The set scores were 25-13 and 25-15. Kacey Bartscher led Ethan with 18 assists, four digs and one block in the title match. Rachel Hawkins added 13 digs, four kills and one block for the Rustlers. Karly Gustafson registered eight kills, while Janae Gustafson recorded 11 digs. Janae Gustafson also contributed three kills and three aces.
<p>TYNDALL — Josh Taylor's 99-yard run pushed Kimball/White Lake past Bon Homme 30-23 in high school football action on Friday in Tyndall.</p><p>The WiLdKats finished the game with 343 yards rushing and 43 yards passing in the win. Taylor finished the game with 199 yards rushing on 19 carries with touchdowns, while Dylan Mohnen completed two passes for 43 yards and a touchdown. Garrett Wessell had one receiving touchdown for Kimball/White Lake in the win.</p>
STURGIS—There was no stopping the Mitchell High School football team on Friday night. The No. 2 Kernels had seven different players score touchdowns in a 68-8 victory over the Sturgis Scoopers at Woodle Field in Sturgis.
Mitchell High School's boys golf team finished in the top-half of the competitive field in their home Mitchell Invitational at Lakeview Golf Course Friday. The Kernels had two teams in the tournament. The starting varsity gold team finished eighth, shooting 324. The black team was 17th in the 18-team field with a score of 364. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, with three golfers in the top-10, won the tournament with a team score of 298, five shots better than city rivals Roosevelt and Washington.
HURON — Mitchell was in the mix for all 80 minutes but couldn't pull out a win Thursday in boys soccer action. James Valley Christian downed the Kernels 4-2 win in Huron. Mitchell trailed 2-1 at halftime, scoring on a Riley Kurtenbach goal, assisted by Seth Paulson. In the second half, Mark Novak punched home a goal, helped by an Andrew Christiansen assist.
Both Bridgewater and Emery will be busy with volleyball action on Saturday, as the Bridgewater-Emery Huskies host an eight-team tournament in the two towns. Participating teams include the host Huskies, Ethan, Mitchell's junior varsity, Hanson, Menno, Tripp-Delmont/Armour, Canistota and Scotland. The matches will begin at 8 a.m. in Emery with the quarterfinal round. The semifinals will be played at noon and 1 p.m. in Emery, with the championship at 3 p.m. in Emery.