Daily Republic Sports
Mitchell High School volleyball player Chelsea Brewster was selected to the Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention Team on Wednesday. A record 793 nominations were submitted through the American Volleyball Coaches Association and MaxPreps, resulting in 150 All-America and Honorable Mention All-Americans. Brewster was the lone South Dakotan chosen to the All-American teams.
PLANKINTON -- No. 5 Platte Geddes edged No. 4 Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Tuesday in Region 5A quarterfinal play, 25-19, 11-25, 25-21 and 25-22. Platte-Geddes (14-17): Sawyer Naasz had a huge outing, posting 14 kills and 24 digs in the win for the Black Panthers. Taryn Starr added 13 kills and Courtney Neuman dished out 18 assists. Platte-Geddes plays McCook Central/Montrose on Thursday in Montrose.
Tuesday’s scores Aberdeen Central def. Mitchell, 11-25, 25-21, 25-14, 19-25, 15-12 Brookings def. Harrisburg, 24-26, 25-19, 25-14, 25-20 Huron def. Brandon Valley, 23-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-13 Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Yankton, 25-12, 25-22, 25-17 Sioux Falls Washington def. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 25-8, 25-12, 25-19 Region 1A
The Mitchell Baseball 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk is on Thursday, Nov. 22. The Thanksgiving Day event starts at 8 a.m. at John Paul II School on 1510 West Elm in Mitchell. There is a $25 registration fee and all proceeds go to the Mitchell Baseball Association. Register online at www.allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=67848 . Awards given to top female and male finishers along with age division awards.
Dakota Wesleyan University junior Alyssa Weidler was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference/Hauff Mid-America Sports women's soccer offensive player of the week on Tuesday after recording a hat trick in last Wednesday's 3-1 win at Briar Cliff. Weidler is tied for the conference lead with 17 goals overall and tied for fifth with 10 goals in GPAC play. DWU finished its season 6-11 and 4-8 in the GPAC.
Parkston's Tim Weidenbach, of Higher Power Sports, and the 25 Mitchell High School football seniors are this week's special guests at the Mitchell Quarterback Club. The Mitchell High School and Dakota Wesleyan University coaches will speak as well. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. today at the Freighthouse Room of the Depot.
RAMONA—Mitchell Christian advanced to the second round of the Region 4B tournament with a three-set win over Oldham-Ramona/Rutland. Set scores were 25-19, 29-27 and 25-23. Mitchell Christian (5-19): Erica Thompson finished with 10 assists and five digs for the Golden Eagles, while Sarah Morris and Sophie Eben both served three aces. Maggie Reynen added seven kills and Anna Cooper recorded four kills and four blocks. The Golden Eagles play Class B No. 3 Chester Area in Madison.
Monday's Scores Region 7A First Round Bennett County def. Little Wound, 25-18, 20-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-11 Red Cloud def. Todd County, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 16-25, 16-14 Region 1B First Round Aberdeen Christian def. Waubay/Summit, 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6 Wilmot def. Florence/Henry, 25-16, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21 Region 2B First Round Highmore-Harrold def. Sunshine Bible Academy, 25-18, 25-7, 25-18 Leola/Frederick def. Eureka/Bowdle, 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 25-21 Region 3B First Round James Valley Christian def. DeSmet, 27-25, 25-14, 26-24 Wessington Springs def.
BELLEVUE, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team absorbed the first punch by Bellevue University and started landing some shots of its own. The No. 17 Tigers shook off a sluggish shooting start and pulled away from No. 14 Bellevue University for an 86-77 men's basketball victory on Monday. The Tigers (1-0) hit just one of their first 13 shots, but their defense and balanced scoring helped them right the ship in the season-opening win.
The South Dakota Cheerleading Coaches Association announced the 2018 all-state football sideline cheerleaders on Monday. Mitchell's Kendra Jennings received the honor. Multiple cheerleaders from Gregory (Keeley Klein and Shelby Zimmerman), Lyman (Kallie Shook and Demi Langdeau), Mount Vernon/Plankinton (Brisa Contreras and Casondra Gerlach), Parkston (Bennett McIntosh and Emma Kopplin) and Winner (Sadie Woods and Tedra Vrbka) also were named all-state.