Daily Republic Sports
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. — Dakota Wesleyan University head football coach Ross Cimpl believes there's a lot of anticipation surrounding the 2017 Tigers' season. His fellow Great Plains Athletic Conference coaches think DWU will be pretty good, as well. The Tigers were the No. 2 choice of the league's coaches on Thursday at the GPAC's football media day at the Marina Inn and Conference Center in South Sioux City, Nebraska.
Vermillion’s Tanner Anderson and Jayce Huska each had four hits and the Greysox banged out 19 hits as a team, as the Greysox earned an 11-7 first-round victory over Clark in the Class B state amateur baseball tournament early Thursday at Cadwell Park.
BROOKINGS—After scoring two runs in the top of the first inning, the Mitchell Black under-14 teener baseball team didn't score another run as the team fell 9-2 to Sioux Falls West in an opening round game at the Class A state tournament on Wednesday in Brookings. Ty Neugebauer, Evan Demaranville, Tate Ellwein and Parker Bollinger each had hits for Mitchell, while Tucker Vilhauer recorded two RBIs in the loss.
The start of the 2017 state amateur baseball tournament has been delayed by rain and thunderstorms. Winner/Colome and Dell Rapids PBR were slated to start the opening game of the 85th annual tournament at 5:30 p.m. at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. No official start time has been announced. At roughly 5:15 p.m., the infield tarp was rolled onto the field to protect the playing surface.
The Mitchell School District will be holding an activities meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Performing Arts Center. All students (grades 6-12) and guardians who wish to participate in any extracurricular activity should attend this meeting. Topics to be covered will include code of conduct expectations, academic requirements, annual physical forms and travel expectations among other necessary items. This will be the only activities meeting held for the entire school year.
A Mitchell-area under-14 fastpitch softball team will participate in the USA Northern National Tournament, which runs Thursday through Sunday in Mankato, Minnesota. The Venom (25-6) consists of players from Mitchell, Mount Vernon, Plankinton and Kimball and the team placed second in the B division of the South Dakota state tournament. The team's players include Mitchell's Kazlyn Schulz, Camryn Krogman, Alyssa Mogck, Katie Rust, Erica Thompsen, Brooke Parker Kelsy Amick, Mount Vernon's Reagan Klooz, Plankinton's Shyla Tobin and Kimball's Kennedy Leiferman and Alison Sinclair
The Palace City Kings, a seventh-grade youth basketball team in Mitchell, took second place in their division at the Omaha/Council Bluffs MAYB tournament on Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluff, Iowa. The team went 5-1 in the tournament, earning wins over Lincoln (Neb.) Supreme 45-34, SW Iowa Red 37-30, Omaha (Neb.) Eagles 37-32, SW Iowa Black 73-27 and OSA Regional Thompson 67-29. Members of the team are Kaden Axsom, Caleb Beatch, Gavyn degen, Adam Fahey, Kaden Klumb,Cody Klumb, Jay Storm and Landon Voelzke. The team was coached by Scott Schmidt.
Former Augustana University women's golfer and Parkston native Jordan Bormann was awarded one of 29 possible NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships for the spring sports season on Tuesday. Bormann, a two-time All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference second team member, had a 3.94 grade-point average as a biology major at Augustana and earned the prestigious scholarship of $7,500. Bormann is the first women's golfer from Augustana to earn the postgraduate scholarship and she will attend the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.
ABERDEEN — Sending 38 swimmers to the South Dakota State Long Course Swimming Championships, the Mitchell Aquatic Club finished in fourth place over the weekend in Aberdeen. It's the second straight year Mitchell has finished in fourth place, finishing with 2,022.5 points. Sioux Falls was first with 5,169.5 points, followed by the hosts Aberdeen (4,283), Watertown in third (3,799) and Brookings in fifth (1,504.5).
YANKTON — Tyler Loecker, of Mitchell, had a successful weekend at the Lewis and Clark Tennis Classic in Yankton, winning the singles and doubles titles in the boys 14-and-under division Friday and Saturday. Loecker defeated Mitchell's Marcus Halling 6-4, 6-1 in the singles final and teamed up with Brookings' Zach Weber for an 8-1 victory over Halling and Connor Thelen, also of Mitchell, in the doubles championship.