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Rube Adam recorded the first hole-in-one at Lakeview Golf Course on Monday. Adam, a Mitchell resident, hit the ace on Hole No. 8, which was playing at 118 yards. He used a 13-Wood for his second-ever hole-in-one.
PLANKINTON — The Mount Vernon Mustangs scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to edge the Plankinton Bankers 7-6 in an amateur baseball game on Sunday in Plankinton. Plankinton led 6-4 after seven innings, but the Mustangs got one run in the top of the eighth inning before retaking the lead in the ninth. Chase Hetland went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored, while Jason Spicer had two hits, two runs scored and on RBI and Jake Steffan had two hits and two RBIs. Mount Vernon outhit Plankinton 9-5.
SEWARD, Neb. — Dakota Wesleyan University sophomore thrower Mikaela Stofferahn broke the school record in the discus, while Jared Rabenberg tied the school record in the high jump at the Concordia Twilight meet on Friday in Seward, Nebraska. Stofferahn, who placed ninth in the event, had a throw of 143 feet, 11 inches, breaking the record of 143-8 set by Sara Ehresmann in 1996. Rabenberg took first place in the high jump with a leap of 6-8, tying three other marks set in 1990, 1993 and 2008.
SIOUX FALLS — Ashley Zimmer and Masy Mock had strong performances as the Mitchell High School girls golf team placed fifth at the Sioux Falls Washington Invite on Monday at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls. The Kernels carded a season-low score of 353, while Sioux Falls O'Gorman won the nine-team tournament with a score of 409. Zimmer led the Kernels with an 84, while Mock finished right behind her with an 85.
WATERTOWN — The Mitchell High School baseball team ended a four-game skid by splitting a doubleheader against the Watertown Arrows on Saturday in Watertown. Mitchell won the first game 5-0 and fell in the second game 4-2. In Game 1, Briggs Havlik pitched a complete game shutout against the Arrows. Havlik held Watertown to just four hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in seven innings pitched.
PIERRE — Competing in unfriendly weather conditions, the Mitchell High School boys track and field team took seventh place, while the girls placed eighth at the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet on Saturday in Pierre. The Mitchell boys and girls teams each recorded 21 points, while Brandon Valley won the boys division with 142 points and the girls division with 153 points. "It was chilly and cloudy," MHS head coach Joe Shepardson said. "It was a big change from the Dakota Relays, but I don't think it bothered the kids that much."
MOUNT VERNON — Ethan/Parkston's Tulsa Janish won three events, while Patience Nesheim and Lindsay Roth each won two titles at the Ethan/Parkston Relays on Friday in Mount Vernon. Janish won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.36 seconds, the 200 with a time of 23.18 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.71. On the girls side, Roth won the 1,600 (5:45.41) and 3,200 (12:07.61). Roth edged her teammate Adaya Plastow (5:45.42) by one tenth of a second in the 1,600. Nesheim won the girls 200 (27.01) and 400 (1:02.08).
Playing in less than ideal weather conditions, the Mitchell High School girls golf team placed eighth at its home meet on Friday. The Kernels carded a 377. Aberdeen Central won with a 337 on a rainy and windy day at Lakeview Golf Course. "I think it did throw off a lot of people," Mitchell coach Keri Munsen said about the weather. "We haven't played in much rain this year. So having the cold temperature along with it and the gripping of the club was a little tough I know for a lot of them. It probably played a little bit of a factor, but of not too much."
The Dakota Wesleyan University track and field and cross country coach Derik Fossum has announced his resignation from the position after four years as the head coach, DWU Athletic Director Jon Hart announced Friday. Fossum, a former DWU track athlete, has coached the Tigers since 2014.
CHAMBERLAIN — Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake/Corsica-Stickney edged Chamberlain/Kimball/Lyman 5-2 in extra innings in a prep baseball game on Thursday in Chamberlain. Cole Nachtigal broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the eighth inning scoring the go-ahead run on an RBI double by Trevor Sprik. Tony Slaba followed that up with a two RBI double. Payton Foxley and Chase Pheifer each recorded two hits as the Honkers finished the game with eight hits.