Daily Republic Sports
Mitchell landed four players on the USA Softball of South Dakota 2016 Fastpitch Class AA All-State Teams. Senior pitcher/first baseman Alyson VanderPol and sophomore pitcher Tori Misiaszek were named to the first team, while senior catcher Jayci Hinker and sophomore shortstop Hannah Sibson were second team selections. VanderPol hit .373 on the season and led the team in doubles (10). She was also second on the team in RBIs (18) and was third in hits (25).
Dakota Wesleyan University quarterback Dillon Turner is the Great Plains Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, as well as the NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week. Turner, a junior from Salem, Arkansas, accounted for 606 total yards, including 204 rushing yards on 22 attempts and a touchdown in DWU's 42-37 win over Dordt College on Saturday. Through the air, he completed 31-of-39 passes for 402 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Turner's 402 passing yards came just shy of Jon Bane's school record of 457 passing yards, which was set in 2012.
It was a good home meet for the Mitchell High School competitive cheer and dance teams on Saturday at the Corn Palace. The Kernel cheer team took fourth place with 211.5 points and the dance team also earned a fourth-place finish with 214.83 points. In the dance competition, Mitchell took fourth in hip-hop with 209.5 points and fourth in pom with 221.5 points. The Kernels also had a score of 213.5 as the lone team competing in kick. Sioux Falls Washington won the dance competition with 266.33 points.
In a thrilling Great Plains Athletic Conference volleyball match, Dakota Wesleyan University couldn't quite pull off the upset over No. 1 Midland University on Saturday at the Christen Athletic Center in Mitchell. Set scores were 22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 23-25 and 15-8 in favor of Midland. DWU proved it wouldn't go down without a fight by winning the first set of the match, but the Warriors rallied to take the second and third set.
VERMILLION — Chris Streveler threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as South Dakota remained unbeaten at home after holding on for a 28-25 win over Northern Iowa Saturday in the 100th Dakota Days football game. Northern Iowa (2-3, 1-1 Missouri Valley) entered the game ranked 11th in all three Football Championship Subdivision polls but has lost three of its last four games. Northern Iowa had won seven of the previous eight meetings between the teams, including a 20-7 decision last year.
RAPID CITY—One of the Mitchell High School girls tennis team's most successful seasons came to close on Saturday at the state tournament in Rapid City. After three days of tennis, Mitchell finished in eighth place with 267.5 points, while Sioux Falls Lincoln captured the state title with 646 points.
BURKE—Lahna Matucha's 13 kills helped push Burke/South Central past Tripp-Demont/Armour 3-0 in prep volleyball action on Saturday in Burke. Set scores were 25-20, 25-16 and 25-14. Taylee Indahl added 11 kills and one block, while Ryahna Schweigert and Teah Serr had 13 and 11 digs, respectively. Madison Wischmann had 24 assists in the win. For TDA, Erica Koster had 19 digs and 10 assists for a double-double, while Brianna Stoebner had a team-high four kills in the loss.
The Miami Heat announced Kasib Powell, current head coach of the Dakota Magic, will serve as an assistant for the team's D-League affiliate—the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Heat and Skyforce announced Powell's hiring on Sunday. He joins assistant coach Anthony Carter on head coach Nevada Smith's staff. The Magic (4-1) host the Omaha Chargers at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Corn Palace.
FREMONT, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's soccer teams dropped Great Plains Athletic Conference contests to Midland University on Saturday in Fremont, Neb. The Men fell 10-0 to the No. 22 Warriors, while the women dropped a 2-0 match. The Tiger men (1-10, 0-4 GPAC) host Briar Cliff University at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell, while the women (0-11-1, 0-4-1 GPAC) will play Briar Cliff at 5:30 p.m.
MCCOOK LAKE—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's cross-country teams each finished 13th at the Briar Cliff University Invite on Saturday in McCook Lake. Jeremiah Panec was the Tigers top finisher in the men's race in 17th place, while McKenna Rogers took 60th in the girls event. The Tigers compete in the Mount Marty Invite on Oct. 22 in Yankton.