Daily Republic Sports
LAKE ANDES — Avon scored the final 16 points to pull away from Andes Central/Dakota Christian and pick up a 38-14 victory on Friday night. Avon had a duo of 100-yard rushers on the night as Levi DeJong tallied 115 yards and one touchdown on nine carries and Tate Wynia rumbled for an additional 101 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries. Jacob Cihak threw for 56 yards on 2-of-6 passing for the Pirates. Tate Wynia led the Avon defense with 14 stops on the night.
ALEXANDRIA — In a battle between the top teams in District 8B Thursday night, Hanson narrowly edged Ethan in a five-set thriller. Set scores were 19-25, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26 and 15-12. Tayah Waldera powered the Beaver victory with 27 assists and 16 digs, while Ashley Moe logged a double-double with 21 kills and 10 digs. Hannah Marquardt added 44 digs. Ethan received 46 assists from Kacey Bartscher and Karly Gustafson had 19 kills and four blocks. Rachel Hawkins contributed 29 digs, 13 kills and three aces in the Rustler loss.
BROOKINGS — Mitchell brought home a fifth-place competitive dance finish from the Eastern South Dakota Championships Thursday in Brookings. The Kernels' scored 215.5 points in the dance division, while the cheer team was seventh with 174.5 points. Brandon Valley was the grand champion in both dance and cheer. The Lynx scored 253 in the dance division and had 244 points in the cheer division. The dance team was fourth in the hip-hop category with 220.5 points, fifth in pom with 215 points and sixth in kick for 211 points for the 215.5 average.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The Great Plains Athletic Conference is expected to announce the addition of the University of Jamestown to the conference for the 2018-19 school year today. The conference has called a press conference on the Jamestown campus at 1:30 p.m. The vote by GPAC presidents was held on Tuesday in Seward, Neb., requiring 75 percent approval to allow Jamestown into the conference. A 75 percent threshold was needed to be met to allow the Jimmies into the GPAC.
FARGO, N.D.—There's no shortage of buzz surrounding the annual Dakota Marker football game between South Dakota State University and North Dakota State University. The two rivals each enter the contest unbeaten in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and nationally ranked. No. 14 SDSU (3-2) travels to No. 1 NDSU (5-0) for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota. The game will broadcast on ESPN3.
A late goal doomed the Dakota Wesleyan University women's soccer team against Briar Cliff University on Wednesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. Briar Cliff scored the winning goal in the 102nd minute to edge DWU 1-0 and hand the Tigers' their 12th loss. The Chargers outshot DWU 21-6 and Tiger goalie Kira Miller had 15 saves in the loss. DWU (0-12-1) plays Mount Marty College at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Yankton. In the men's game, Briar Cliff topped DWU 3-0. The Tigers finished with one shot on goal and were outshot 15-2.
The Dakota Magic let a five-point halftime lead slip away against the Omaha Chargers on Tuesday at the Corn Palace. The Magic lost the National Basketball League of America contest 106-93. The Magic led 54-49 at halftime. Myles Coleman led the Magic (5-2) with 22 points and eight rebounds. Marquealis Edwards recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Don Jones added 15 points and Terrell Newton toss in nine points for the Magic.
YANKTON — Dakota Wesleyan University's volleyball team completed a season sweep of their in-state Great Plains Athletic Conference rival Tuesday, taking down Mount Marty in four sets. Set scores were 29-27, 21-25, 26-24 and 25-16. Lauren Tadlock had 21 kills and five blocks for the Tigers, while Dana Misiaszek added 12 kills of her own and Katie Vetch had 10 kills. Michelle Van Epps had 51 set assists and Taylor Spence had 25 digs, one of five Tigers to have at least 10 digs in the match. Sierra Kloth had 21 kills for the Lancers (6-16, 0-10 GPAC)
FORESTBURG — Sanborn Central/Woonsocket outdueled James Valley Christian in prep volleyball action on Tuesday. Set scores were 25-21, 25-21, 22-25 and 25-22. Myah Selland accounted for 19 kills, four blocks and two aces to help propel the Blackhawks to victory. Kyla Morgan registered 12 kills and Abby Doering was credited with 11 kills of her own for SCW, which remains a perfect 6-0 in 281 Conference play. Samantha Dowling accounted for 12 kills and 12 blocks in the contest for JVC.
This week's South Dakota Sportswriters Association high school football and volleyball polls are below. Teams are listed with first-place votes in parentheses, record, vote points and ranking last week. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosevelt (6) 7-0 38 1 2. SF Washington (2) 7-0 34 2 3. SF O'Gorman 5-2 23 3 4. Brandon Valley 4-3 17 4 5. Rapid City Stevens 3-4 5 RV RV: Aberdeen Central 3 Class 11AA 1. Harrisburg (6) 5-2 38 1 2. Mitchell (2) 6-1 34 2 3. Yankton 3-4 20 4 4. Huron 4-3 15 3