Daily Republic Sports
The National Basketball League of America will be holding a preseason combine event Saturday in Sioux Falls, featuring four teams playing in two exhibition games. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Avera Sports Center, located at 209 W. Anchor Lane, which is located near the intersection of West 85th Street and South Minnesota Avenue. The Sioux City Hornets will play the Omaha Nation Bison at 11 a.m., followed by the Dakota Magic against the Omaha Chargers at 12:30 p.m.
PARKSTON—J.D. Bormann, of Parkston, recorded his first-ever hole-in-one at the Parkston Country Club on Wednesday. Bormann used a pitching wedge to record the 108-yard ace on Hole No. 6.
SIOUX FALLS—Bo Beck, President of the South Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, recently announced the names of the recipients of the annual SDIAAA Scholarships. Three local athletes were recipients of the $750 scholarships: Makaela Karst, of Plankinton, Zach Sebern, of Burke, and Tayla Weber, of Woonsocket. Other recipients of the scholarship were Megan Kueter, of Sioux Falls O'Gorman, Madigan Moore, of Watertown, and Brooke Struwe, of Estelline.
Dakota Wesleyan University was picked No. 10 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference preseason volleyball coaches' poll. The Tigers received 19 points in the poll. Hastings College tallied 91 points and was picked No. 1 in the preseason poll. The Broncos garnered four of 11 first-place votes. Midland, which was picked second with 90 points, also received four first-place votes. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team in the preseason poll.
Four youth golfers in The Daily Republic's coverage area finished atop the leaderboard for the South Dakota Golf Association's junior golf tour. The junior tour held 21 different tournaments across the state this summer for youth golfers ages 11-and-under to 18-years old. In U11 girls, Adisyn Indahl, of Burke, finished atop the Southeast Section with 145 points; while Taylee Indahl, of Burke, won the 14-15 girls with 110 points. In 16-18 boys, Alec Johnson, of Tyndall, finished in first with 90 points and Sydney Weber, of Parkston, won the 16-18 girls with 95 points.
As has been rumored throughout the offseason, the Detroit Lions have moved Parkston native Riley Reiff from left tackle to right tackle on the team's offensive line. Reiff, who is now in his fifth season in the NFL, all with the Lions, will change sides of the line after Detroit added Taylor Decker with a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. The change was made as the team released its depth chart for its first preseason game this week.
Mitchell tennis players won seven titles at the Huron Pick-a-Pie tournament on Sunday in Huron. Mitchell won both the advanced singles and doubles titles for the first time in the four-year history of the two-day tournament. In singles action, Jacob Dahme won first place in the advanced division, beating Huron's Mike Knigge 8-0 in the final match. Jared Suelflow took third place in the advanced division, while Garret Johnson won the title in the intermediate division.
Tyson Paulson pitched a complete-game five-hitter to help Groton Locke Electric to the second round Sunday with a 6-0 win over Canton at the Class B State Amateur Baseball Tournament at Cadwell Park. Paulson threw just 86 pitches to get the job done, striking out five Aces at the plate. Ryan Delzer had two RBIs for Groton, while Brian Hansen and Drew Planteen each had two hits. Planteen added a triple in the win.
Deon Entringer pitched a complete-game four-hitter to help Colman to a 5-2 win over Clark in the late game Friday at the Class B state amateur baseball tournament at Cadwell Park. Entringer struck out 10 batters for the A's, who are the third Cornbelt League team to advance to the second round. Entringer did not allow an earned run, while throwing 132 pitches. Billy Stitz had two hits and two runs scored, including an RBI triple in the ninth inning. Brandon Priebe scored two runs, while Rob Lind knocked in two runs for the A's.
HARRISBURG — The Mitchell Black teener baseball team's push for a state championship took a hit Friday night at the South Dakota 14-and-Under Class A State Tournament, with a 10-3 loss to Rapid City Post 22 Brady Brosz started on the mound for Mitchell and threw five innings but was the losing pitcher, recording one strikeout. Peyton Nash threw the final inning for Mitchell in relief. At the plate, Brady Hawkins and Hunter Stahle went 1-for-3 and Logan Sparks was 1-for-2.