Daily Republic Sports
ABERDEEN — Platte/Geddes' Legion baseball team each went 2-2 at the Vern Jark Legion Tournament in Aberdeen. P/G won 7-5 over Milbank and 9-8 over Tea in Saturday's games, before losing to the Aberdeen juniors 5-4 and Redfield 13-2 on Sunday.
A number of area teams finished well at the annual Lowell Rang Memorial Softball Tournament over the weekend at the Cadwell Sports Complex. Forty-eight teams played on eight fields Saturday and Sunday, with pool play taking place on Saturday and the single elimination bracket play taking over on Sunday. Below is a list of division championship game scores: U10 Division: Diamonds Nitro 11, Arlington Cardinals 1 U12 Gold Division: RC Post 22 8, Diamonds Xplosion 0 U12 Silver Division: Brookings Blast 12, Shock 3
OMAHA, Neb. — The Mitchell Post 18 baseball team salvaged one win in its final three games at the Omaha Westside Turf Classic Saturday and Sunday. After two losses on Friday, Mitchell won 4-0 in their opener against Lincoln East Saturday, before getting shutout by Lincoln Southwest 9-0. Sunday's game was a back-and-forth contest with Kearney (Neb.) winning 10-9, leaving Mitchell with only one win for the weekend.
GREGORY — Plankinton benefitted from twice as many walks as hits in a 16-2, seven-inning Pony Hills League amateur baseball victory over South Central Sunday. While they had eight hits, the Bankers walked 17 times in the game. Chris Hill had a home run and drove in five runs, while Trevor Boyd had three RBIs and walked four times. Ryan Urban had two hits and drove in three. Hill earned the win, throwing six innings, allowing four hits and striking out six.
The Mitchell teener baseball teams took over Cadwell Park and Drake Field for the weekend Friday and Saturday, hosting 13- and 14-year-old baseball. Both 13-year-old teams — Mitchell White and Mitchell Gold — finished 2-1 in the tournament, while the 14-year-old Mitchell Black team was 3-1 for the weekend. Below is a recap of each team's games: Mitchell White
ABERDEEN — For a second consecutive season, the Platte-Geddes High School trapshooting team won the South Dakota High School Clay Target state championship Saturday. The Black Panthers scored 471 as a team and topped Pierre's 456 points at the Aberdeen Gun Club, just as they did a year ago when they won the event's inaugural title.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mitchell Post 18 Junior Legion baseball team had a successful weekend at the Rochester Rundown baseball tournament, winning their pool and finishing tied for third place overall. After a win in their opening game Friday over the Rochester Spartans, Mitchell won twice Saturday, beating Andover (Minn.) 3-0 and Giant Valley (Minn.) 11-5.
CORSICA — In a back-and-forth slugfest, Corsica/Stickney had the final word, as Kris Menning's RBI single to left field scored Luke Bamberg in walk-off fashion in the ninth inning to lift the Horned Frogs to a home victory over Winner/Colome 14-13 Saturday. The Horned Frogs led 13-12 heading to the final inning but Zach Harter hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the ninth to tie the game at 13 for the Pheasants. With one out in the bottom of the inning, Menning drove in Bamberg for his fifth run of the night from second base to win the game.
VERMILLION — Mitchell's Spencer Neugebauer scored two rushing touchdowns to lead the Blue team to a dominating 37-6 win Saturday in the South Dakota High School Football All-Star Game at the DakotaDome. Neugebauer had scoring runs of 10 and 11 yards to help the Blue club to a dominating performance. The state's Gatorade Player of the Year ran for 72 yards on 13 carries and added 10 receiving yards. Kimball/White Lake's Austin Moore — a offensive and defensive lineman — added a touchdown run in the second quarter from two yards out, as well.
Twenty-two individuals and three teams completed the third annual Mitchell Area Community Triathlon Saturday morning on the east side of Mitchell. In the men's competition, Ryan Remmers, of Watertown, won the event in 1 hour and 7 minutes. Remmers was second in the race a year ago. Hartford's Lance Bergeson was second in 1:12:38 and Mount Vernon's Cameron Deinert finished third among men's competitors in 1:17:42.