Daily Republic Sports
The South Dakota Prep Media football and volleyball polls for the week of Oct. 9 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams and listing the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA
SIOUX FALLS — Mitchell High School's softball season came to a close Saturday, as the Kernels were eliminated from the Class A state tournament with a pair of losses at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls. The Kernels were defeated 14-2 by eventual state champion Sioux Falls O'Gorman in the opening game and then were downed by Yankton 5-4 in extra innings in the elimination bracket. Friday's games were rained out, forcing the completion of the entire tournament on Saturday and a 60-minute time limit on each game.
SCOTLAND — Avon scored 38 first-half points and cruised to a Great Plains Conference road football victory at Scotland Saturday, winning 45-6 in nine-man action. The win is the Pirates' sixth in a row. Jacob Cihak had 113 rushing yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns, along with 109 receiving yards on three catches and a touchdown for the Pirates. Avon quarterback Brady Cameron was 7-for-11 passing for 161 yards and three touchdowns. Tate Wynia had 10 tackles and Kory DeJong made nine stops for Avon.
WATERTOWN — Mitchell's Lucas Moller finished 16th Saturday at the Eastern South Dakota Conference Cross Country meet in Watertown, narrowly missing all-ESD honors.
The Mitchell High School cheer and dance teams both postedd season-best scores Saturday at the Mitchell Invitational at the Corn Palace. The Kernels were fifth in the 11-team cheer division with a score of 187.5 points. Arlington/Lake Preston had the top score with a 204.5 mark. On the dance side, Mitchell was fifth out of five teams but still scored 215.83 points, the team's best mark of the year. Mitchell scored 217.5 in hip-hop, 219.5 in jazz and 210.5 in pom to make up the average score. Huron was the winning team in the dance division, scoring 244.5 points.
ARMOUR — Burke/South Central's volleyball team stayed hot Saturday with a three-set victory over Tripp-Delmont/Armour, winning 25-19, 25-21 and 25-22. Taylee Indahl had 14 kills, two blocks, 13 digs and four aces for the Cougars, while Lahna Matucha had 11 kills, 14 digs and four aces. Bobbi Jo Wischmann had 26 set assists, 12 digs and two aces and Santana Matucha added 14 digs in the win, which was the Cougars' fifth straight and 11th in their last 12 matches.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- From start to finish, it was all Morningside Mustangs Saturday afternoon. The No. 4-ranked Mustangs scored the first 42 points in their game against the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers at Olsen Stadium and pounded the No. 22 Tigers 76-21 in Great Plains Conference Action Saturday.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell Kernels continued to battle on Friday at the South Dakota State Girls Tennis Tournament and with that, the Kernels are shaping up for a strong finish. Mitchell is fourth after two days of play, with the final placement matches scheduled for today in Sioux Falls. The Kernels have 376.5 points, with Sioux Falls Lincoln holding a commanding lead for the state team title at 530 points. Sioux Falls O'Gorman is second with 435 points, Rapid City Stevens in third with 433 points and Watertown behind the Kernels in fifth with 345 points.
KIMBALL — Caden Lenz had 125 yards, Kory Peters had 100 yards and three touchdowns and Jackson Nockels add 95 yards to lead Kimball/White Lake past Platte-Geddes 58-14 Friday night in a high school football game. Kimball/White Lake picked up its third win of the year through its ground attack at 383 yards. Quarterback Dylan Mohnen was 7-of-17 passing for 53 yards and Peters had four catches for 31 yards. Platte-Geddes was led by Kade Starr's 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns. P-G had 254 rushing yards.
CORSICA—Taylee Indahl recorded 14 kills, six digs, one block and one ace as Burke/South Central topped Corsica-Stickney 3-0 in a prep volleyball match on Thursday in Corsica. Set scores were 25-15, 25-23 and 25-9. Lahna Matucha had six kills, 11 digs and five aces, while Bobbi Jo Wischmann added 20 assists, nine digs and three aces. For the Jaguars, Jenna Bamberg had three kills and three aces, Haley Johnson had three blocks, one kill and one assists and Courtney Menning finished with one kill, one block, two digs and two aces.