Daily Republic Sports
SIOUX FALLS -- With the exception of rainy weather, Mitchell girls tennis coach Pat Moller was pleased with the opening day of the South Dakota state girls tennis tournament. The stormy weather in Sioux Falls caused havoc and forced venue changes throughout Thursday. The Kernels remained steady and are currently in third place with 307 points. Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls O’Gorman are tied for first place with 324 points.
A pair of Mitchell soccer players have been honored by the Eastern South Dakota Conference. Senior midfielder Nick Hanson was named to the all-ESD boys soccer team, as Mitchell was 1-5-2 in league play and 2-8-2 overall on the season. For the Mitchell girls team, freshman Macey Kempf was named to the honorable mention team for the ESD, marking the only Kernel honoree. Mitchell was 4-8-1 overall and 1-7 in ESD play. Neither Mitchell team made the 12-team state playoffs. The Pierre girls (7-0-1) and the Aberdeen Central boys (8-0) were league champions.
For the third year in a row, South Dakota State University women's basketball player and Mitchell native Macy Miller has been named to The Summit League preseason first-team, according to a poll conducted by the league's coaches, sports information directors and select media and released Wednesday.
CANISTOTA—Three Canistota players recorded 12 or more kills to lead the Hawks over Menno 3-1 in a high school volleyball match on Tuesday in Canistota. Set scores were 25-12, 21-25, 25-21 and 25-17. MiKenzie Kirby had 13 kills, 14 digs and three aces, Noelle Hofer had 12 kills, 18 digs and two aces and Jordan Engbrecht recorded 12 kills and 13 digs for Canistota.
SIOUX FALLS—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team is eighth place after the second round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls. DWU carded a score of 311 on Tuesday and have a two-round score of 613. Morningside leads the GPAC with a score of 569. For the Tigers, Russel Pick sits tied for 12th after shooting a 72 on Tuesday with a 145, while Connor Preston is tied for 26th (152) and Cade Carpenter is tied for 31st (153). Alec Johnson is in 48th (164) and Justice Morrison is in 49th (167).
DAKOTA DUNES—Parkston's closed out his stellar high school golf career with a third place finish at the Class A state tournament on Tuesday at Dakota Dunes Country Club in Dakota Dunes. Lee, last year's Class A state champ, shot a 77 on Tuesday and finished with a 155. Lee shot three-over on the front nine and closed his round with five straight pars. Parkston placed 10th as a team.
A pair of Dakota Wesleyan University football players were named GPAC football players of the week for their efforts in Saturday's home win over Midland. Quarterback Dillon Turner claimed the offensive player of the week honors, setting a career-high for passing yards with 446 yards completing 28-of-35 passes, while tossing two touchdowns, in the 55-21 win. Turner also ran for two touchdowns, claiming the offensive player of the week award for the second time this season.
SIOUX FALLS — On a crowded team leaderboard, the Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team is ninth after the first day of competition at the Great Plains Athletic Conference championships. The Tigers shot 302 as a team on the opening day at the par-71 Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls but Doane shot 283 and leads the competition after the first day. Morningside and Northwestern are tied for second with 286 and just nine strokes separate fifth-place Midland and ninth-place DWU.
PIERRE — On a frustrating weather day in Pierre, the Mitchell boys golf team persisted during the opening round of the Class AA state tournament Monday. Mitchell stands in 15th place after the first 18 holes of the two-day meet, shooting 344 as a team at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre.
SALEM — Aleah Ries had 13 kills, 17 digs and five aces to pace McCook Central/Montrose in a four-set prep volleyball win over Baltic Monday night. Set scores were 25-17, 25-27, 25-10 and 25-23. Jacy Pulse had 10 kills and three aces, while Leslie Kolbeck had nine kills and McKenna Kranz and Morgan Koepsell each had eight kills. Hayley Miles added 22 assists and Harley Miles had 23 digs for the Fighting Cougars. Carrington Entringer had seven kills for Baltic, while Lexus Gorospe had 23 digs and Brooke VanDam added three aces and 11 assists.