Daily Republic Sports
PLANKINTON—Kimball/White Lake edged Mount Vernon/Plankinton in a five-set marathon match on Tuesday to give coach Sarah Deffenbaugh her 300th career coaching win. Set scores were 25-20, 14-25, 26-24, 25-27, 15-10. Kimball/White Lake (6-3): Kennedy Leiferman led the WiLdKats as she recorded 23 kills, two aces and a block. Catie Natvig served two aces, while Heather Munsen finished with 35 assists. Darby Deffenbaugh recorded 38 digs for KWL. The WiLdKats host Corsica-Stickney on Sept. 18 in White Lake.
Alcester-Hudson def. Centerville, 25-19, 25-9, 25-13 Arlington def. Milbank Area, 25-18, 25-10, 26-24 Beresford def. Tri-Valley, 25-23, 25-20, 16-25, 25-17 Bon Homme def. Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 28-26, 25-16, 19-25, 25-22 Brandon Valley def. Harrisburg, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 Canistota def. Hanson, 22-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-21 Chester def. Elkton-Lake Benton, 25-11, 25-18, 25-19 Clark/Willow Lake def. Florence/Henry, 25-15, 25-17, 29-27 Corsica/Stickney def. Parkston, 25-20, 25-21, 25-23
The Mitchell High School softball team split a doubleheader with Yankton on Tuesday. The Kernels took the first game 10-5, but they fell 5-4 in extra innings in the nightcap at Cadwell Sports Complex. In Game One, Tori Misiaszek contributed at the plate and on the mound. She went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, while tossing a complete game on the mound. Misiaszek allowed five runs (one earned) on six hits and struck out four.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell High School girls tennis team faced some stiff competition in a triangular at Sioux Falls Lincoln on Tuesday. The Kernels played Yankton and Lincoln a day after another dual meet in Sioux Falls against Roosevelt. It was an uneven day for Mitchell, which defeated Yankton 5-4 and was blanked by Lincoln, 9-0. The Kernels used their depth in the singles lineup to edge the Gazelles, who won the top two flights in singles and in doubles.
PIERRE—A couple of unlucky plays were the difference on Tuesday as Pierre took down the Mitchell High School boys soccer team, 3-1. "We had some unlucky things happen," MHS head coach Ken Novak said. "Pierre's second goal was an own goal deflection. Their third goal we misinterpreted the ball as out of bounds, and they got a jump on us as we slowed for a restart." Despite the mishaps, Kernel goalie Trevor Lambert saved seven shots in the loss.
Parkston High School football coach Eric Norden is today's special guest at the Mitchell Quarterback Club. Also, the Dakota Wesleyan University and Mitchell Kernel coaches will speak at the meeting, which is at 7:30 p.m. at the Freight House Room of the Depot on Wednesday.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—Dakota Wesleyan University has now lost three of its last four volleyball matches thanks to a four-set loss to Briar Cliff in Great Plains Athletic Conference action, 25-18, 25-14, 22-25 and 25-20. Rebecca Frick had a strong night in defeat for the Tigers, recording 19 kills and 13 digs. Sara Herman had a match-high 19 digs, while Bridgett Knobbe dished out 22 assists. Courtney Schafer had an efficient night for Briar Cliff (7-3), coming up with 19 kills on 30 attempts, while Delaney Meyer had 25 assists and 10 digs.
SIOUX FALLS—Mitchell-area volleyball teams will play in the Sanford Pentagon Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Sept. 22. There are 25 varsity teams from South Dakota and Iowa competing for titles in two divisions. Each team will compete in two games of pool play before entering their respective division's bracket. Matches start at 9 a.m. Area teams competing include: Freeman, Mount Vernon/Plankinton, Ethan, Parkston, Hanson and Bon Homme.
WINNER—The Parkston Trojans shot a 352 to run away with the team title at the Winner Invitational on Tuesday at the Winner Country Club. Chamberlain's 392 was four shots behind Mobridge-Pollock as the Cubs took third.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell High School girls tennis team picked up another win on Monday, but coach Pat Moller is still striving for consistency from the Kernels. Mitchell defeated Sioux Falls Roosevelt 7-2 in a high school dual as the Kernels continue to search for consistency. "We are right there," Moller said. "Like I said all season long, we are capable of being anybody, but we have to play our best tennis. We have to find some consistency." On Monday, the Kernels lost matches at Flight No. 1 singles and Flight No. 1 doubles against the Rough Riders.