Daily Republic Sports
Dakota Wesleyan University senior women's basketball player Kristin Sabers and Erica Herrold will be the featured speakers at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting today. The meeting is at the The Depot Pub and Grille in downtown Mitchell, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Mitchell Aquatic Club recently finished its 2016-17 championship season. MAC had 15 swimmers place either first or second at the B Championship state meet in Yankton, with seven winning individual titles. The 15 swimmers automatically qualified for the Class A meet. Owen Schelske (25 back) and Ethan Plamp (50 fly and 50 free) won their strokes in the 8 & under division. Ian Weber placed second in the 50 back and 25 breaststroke and tied for first in the overall high point award in the same class. Also in 8 and under, Alexandra Stange finished second in the 100 free.
The Woonsocket Powerlifting Club finished its inaugural season Saturday at the South Dakota Powerlifting Meet in Sioux Falls. Kyla Morgan placed first overall in the A division and third overall in the girls gold division at the meet on Saturday. She totaled 700 pounds between her three lifts, highlighted by a 335-pound deadlift (115 bench and 250 squat). Riley Schmiedt totaled 1,035 pounds, highlighted by a 435-pound deadlift (365 squat and 235 bench).
Will Carlson, of Mitchell, recorded his fifth career 300 game in bowling Friday at Village Bowl. Carlson, who bowls in the Friday Nite Owls mixed league, rolled the 300 game in his second of the series. He rolled a 187-300-216 for a 703 series score.
Both the South Dakota State and South Dakota women's basketball teams will host postseason games in the Women's National Invitational Tournament this week. The Jackrabbits and Coyotes each earned at-large bids into the 64-team tournament, which was announced on Monday. SDSU (22-8) hosts Northern Illinois at Frost Arena in Brookings, while USD (22-8) will host North Dakota at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion. Both teams are Thursday. The USD vs. UND game will start at 7 p.m. The SDSU vs Northern Illinois start time will be announced today.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell Powerlifting Club finished in second place at the Class A state high school powerlifting meet on Saturday at O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls. It's the first time the Mitchell team has placed at the state meet. Ten of Mitchell's 12 athletes scored points for the team at the event. Chris Corbett was the top finisher at the heavyweight division, finishing second, while Will Campbell placed third at 165 pounds.
Platte-Geddes landed a pair of players on the Southeast South Dakota all-conference girls basketball team. Seniors Hallie Hallock and Alexis Peterson both made the first team squad. Parkston's Paige Semmler, Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Katlyn Briggs and Winner's Sydney Hollenbeck also made first team. Second team honorees were Winner's Madyson Frazier, Bella Swedlund, Chamberlain's Mady Handel, Wagner's Kristan Soukup and Platte-Geddes Jada Nelson.
TUCSON, Ariz.—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team added two more wins at the Tucson Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. On Thursday, DWU split with the University of Jamestown, a future Great Plains Athletic Conference member. The Tigers dropped the first game 7-1 and won the second game 6-1. Dominique Boerger earned the win for DWU, allowing one run on four hits in five and 2/3 innings pitched with five strikeouts. Tramane Moore, Jared Neilan and Tyle Waddle each recorded home runs, while Reed Harter went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Mitchell High School girls golf head coach Keri Munsen is holding a student-parent meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the MHS cafeteria. Any interested girls in grades 7 through 12 should attend.
Ethan's Rachel Hawkins will play basketball for Dakota Wesleyan University next season. The 5-foot-8 guard tallied more than 1,000 career points and 600 assists for the Rustlers. She was a five-year starter for Ethan. She was also a six-year letterwinner and was on the all-tournament team her junior and senior year, while garnering second team all-state honors as a sophomore and junior.