Daily Republic Sports
Dakota Wesleyan University dropped a Great Plains Athletic Conference match against No. 14 Dordt College on Tuesday at the Corn Palace. The Tigers lost 25-13, 25-22 and 25-21. They are now 9-4 overall and 1-2 in the GPAC. In set one, Dordt raced to a quick 14-9 lead and never looked back, defeating the Tigers 25-13. Jumping out to a 6-3 lead in set two, the Tigers quickly saw their lead dwindle as Dordt took the set 25-22. DWU held with the Defenders in set three and began to rally back from a 23-15 deficit.
The top-ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln girls tennis team proved to be too much to handle for the Mitchell Kernels. Lincoln earned a 9-0 win over the Kernels during a triangular on Tuesday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. "We still got a ways to go," Mitchell head coach Pat Moller said. "I was real happy with the way we played. We certainly got some things to work on, but I like the direction we are heading and I was pretty proud of the way our girls competed."
Watertown earned a pair of wins over the Mitchell High School boys and girls soccer teams on Tuesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. The Arrow boys downed the Kernels 5-2 and Watertown won the girls match 3-0. Mitchell was tied with Watertown 2-2 at halftime in the boys match. The Arrows broke the tie with less than 6 minutes remaining in the game and scored three quick goals to claim the 5-2 win.
TYNDALL — Tripp-Delmont/Armour couldn't do much to stop the Cavaliers as Bon Homme improved to 10-0 on the season by winning in straight sets on Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-14, 25-11 and 25-8. For the No. 3 Cavaliers, Sierra Mesman put down 15 kills followed by Jeni Schmidt's 11 kills. Mesman also added 10 digs to go with four aces on the night. Lexie Gregerson put together a solid defensive effort for the Nighthawks with 15 digs. Matti Reiner had four kills. Tripp-Delmont/Armour won both the JV match and the C-match.
Brandon Valley topped Mitchell in a high school softball doubleheader on Tuesday in Mitchell. The Lynx earned an 11-1 win the first game and won the second game 9-4. In game one, Alyson VanderPol took the loss in the circle for the Kernels, allowing 11 runs on 14 hits. Mitchell finished the game with one run on six hits. In the second game, Tori Misiaszek took the loss. Misiaszek allowed nine runs on hits.
Dakota Wesleyan University's Lauren Tadlock is the Great Plains Athletic Conference Attacker of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Tuesday. The award is the first for Tadlock in her three-year career and the first for a DWU volleyball player at any position since Dena Kopfman, the Tigers' all-time digs leader, took home GPAC Libero of the Week in Oct. 2008.
Avon football coach Tom Culver will be the featured speaker at this week's Mitchell Quarterback Club. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Depot in Mitchell.
This week's South Dakota Sportswriters Association high school football and volleyball polls are below. Teams are listed with first-place votes in parentheses, record, vote points and ranking last week. Football Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosevelt (6) 3-0 38 1 2. SF Washington (2) 3-0 34 2 3. SF O'Gorman 2-1 24 3 4. Brandon Valley 1-2 14 4 5. SF Lincoln 1-2 9 5 RV: Aberdeen Central 1 Class 11AA 1. Harrisburg (8) 3-0 40 1 2. Mitchell 2-1 32 2 T3. Huron 2-1 15 RV T3. Pierre 1-2 15 3
BROOKINGS—Ethan Huber recorded a top-15 finish as Mitchell placed sixth at the Brookings Invitational at the Brookings Country Club on Monday. The Kernels carded a team score of 325 to finish in the middle of the 13-team tournament. Pierre shot a 299 to earn the team title. "Sixth out of 13 teams is, I guess, top half," Mitchell coach Mark Horan said. "So, pretty happy about that." Huber turned in the best Mitchell score with a 77 to finish 13th. He shot a 39 on the front nine and a 38 on the back nine.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell softball team split a high school girls' softball doubleheader against Sioux Falls Washington on Monday in Sioux Falls. The Kernels lost the first game 9-5, but won the second game 12-11. "We haven't beat Washington very many times in the half dozen years," Mitchell coach Jim Misiaszek said. "So it was good to get a win against them." Mitchell's Tori Misiaszek had a walkoff RBI to give the Kernels the win in game two. The Kernels led 11-2 before the Warriors rallied.