Daily Republic Sports
KIMBALL—A Mitchell youth wrestling team took second the Kimball Youth Duals on Saturday in Kimball. Mitchell defeated Pony Hills 60-24, Burke/Gregory 62-18 and Kimball Team No. 2 54-30. Kimball Team No. 1 defeated Mitchell 40-34.
LAKEVILLE, Minn.—The Mitchell Marlins Bantam A hockey team won the Cougar Classic Tournament on Sunday in Lakeville, Minnesota. At the tournament, Mitchell won all five games. The Marlins defeated Chaska/Chanhassen 4-1, Eastview 8-1, Centennial 8-1, Lakeville South 6-1 and topped Eagan 6-3 in the championship game.
BROOKINGS — Against a team averaging 6.5 goals per game, Mitchell Marlins goaltender Katelyn Uithoven was expected to be busy. She was on Sunday, making saves on 59 of 62 shots and helped Mitchell hang with Brookings in a 3-0 girls hockey loss. The Rangers outshot the Marlins 62-7 in the game and led 2-0 after one period but couldn't add to the goal-scoring ledger until late in the game. The effort was a season-high for Uithoven, who hadn't made more than 33 saves in a game until meeting Brookings on Sunday.
HURON — Carson Max led the way for the Mitchell High School wrestling team Saturday, winning the Huron Invitational at 170 pounds. Max had a pair of byes into the semifinal round, where he recorded a pin in 2 minutes, 45 seconds and he edged Aberdeen Central's Jake Flakus in a 2-1 decision for the championship. As a team, Mitchell finished in sixth place out of 12 teams with 102 points. Sturgis won the invitational with 216 points, followed by Aberdeen Central (191.5), Watertown (172.5), Huron (157.5) and Winner Area (108.5) in front of Mitchell.
HURON — Jesse Grosdidier's short-handed goal nearly five minutes into overtime Saturday helped the Mitchell Marlins earn a road win at Huron 6-5 in boys hockey action. Grosdidier also scored with the man advantage to send the game to overtime, scoring with less than four minutes remaining on a power-play goal to make it 5-5. His two-goal game was joined by Austin Kerr and Peyton Nash, who also both scored twice. Grosdidier also had an assist for a three-point game. Jake Jarman had two assists, while Carter Stucky, Drew Kitchens and Payton Olson also adding an assist.
PIERRE — The Mitchell Middle School wrestling team won the state championship on Saturday, with 10 wrestlers placing in the top-eight in their respective divisions. Mitchell scored 197 points, besting second-place Pierre's 167.5 points. The team had three individual champions. Tucker Vilhauer cruised to the state championship at 120 pounds, scoring five victories and four of them were pins, while the fifth victory was technical fall in the semifinals. His championship match lasted 30 seconds before he pinned Redfield's David Schmitt.
Chester Area bolted out to a 15-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 75-46 boys basketball win over Sanborn Central/Woonsocket at the DWU Culver's Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace. Devin Eppard paced the Flyers with 28 points, while Cade Larson netted 13 points. Austin Eppard recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Chester Area went 29-for-51 from the floor, 9-for-18 from the 3-point line and 8-for-12 at the free throw line. The Flyers outrebounded the Blackhawks 28-23.
A story on The Daily Republic's website on Sunday incorrectly reported about the status of South Dakota's all-time collegiate assist record leaders. Huron University's Felton Beckette played in the 1980s and has the all-time record with 1,087 assists. Dakota Wesleyan University guard Tate Martin is currently second all-time with 805 assists after passing the University of South Dakota's Josh Mueller on Sunday. Below is a list of assist leaders for each South Dakota collegiate men's basketball program. Huron University: Felton Beckette, 1,087
<p>Carson Rentz's nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Dell Rapids to a 53-51 boys basketball win over St. Thomas More at the DWU/Culver's Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace.</p><p>STM's Isaac Kortemeyer hit a field goal with six seconds left to make it 51-50. After a timeout, pushed the ball up the court and his third 3-pointer proved to be the difference. Rentz finished with nine points.</p><p>Austin Ellingson and Jeffrey Schuch led Dell Rapids with 10 points apiece. The Quarriers shot 19-for-50 from the field, 7-for-23 at the 3-point line and 8-for-11 at the free throw line.</p>
Jake Jarman scored two goals as the Mitchell Marlins topped Watertown 7-3 in boys varsity hockey action on Friday at the Mitchell Activities Center. Alongside Jarman, Jack Dailey, Ben Hieb, Peyton Nash, Drew Kitchens and Jesse Grosdidier each scored one goal. Austin Kerr, Grosdidier and Kitchens each had two goals, while Adam Loes, Alexander Bergeson, Jarman and Hieb each had one assist in the win. Mitchell outshot the Lakers 33-27 in the contest. Marlin goalie Zach Mohr recorded 24 saves in the net. Mitchell (4-8) plays at Huron today.