Daily Republic Sports
A pair of Dakota Wesleyan University football players were named GPAC football players of the week for their efforts in Saturday's home win over Midland. Quarterback Dillon Turner claimed the offensive player of the week honors, setting a career-high for passing yards with 446 yards completing 28-of-35 passes, while tossing two touchdowns, in the 55-21 win. Turner also ran for two touchdowns, claiming the offensive player of the week award for the second time this season.
SIOUX FALLS — On a crowded team leaderboard, the Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team is ninth after the first day of competition at the Great Plains Athletic Conference championships. The Tigers shot 302 as a team on the opening day at the par-71 Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls but Doane shot 283 and leads the competition after the first day. Morningside and Northwestern are tied for second with 286 and just nine strokes separate fifth-place Midland and ninth-place DWU.
PIERRE — On a frustrating weather day in Pierre, the Mitchell boys golf team persisted during the opening round of the Class AA state tournament Monday. Mitchell stands in 15th place after the first 18 holes of the two-day meet, shooting 344 as a team at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre.
SALEM — Aleah Ries had 13 kills, 17 digs and five aces to pace McCook Central/Montrose in a four-set prep volleyball win over Baltic Monday night. Set scores were 25-17, 25-27, 25-10 and 25-23. Jacy Pulse had 10 kills and three aces, while Leslie Kolbeck had nine kills and McKenna Kranz and Morgan Koepsell each had eight kills. Hayley Miles added 22 assists and Harley Miles had 23 digs for the Fighting Cougars. Carrington Entringer had seven kills for Baltic, while Lexus Gorospe had 23 digs and Brooke VanDam added three aces and 11 assists.
The South Dakota Prep Media football and volleyball polls for the week of Oct. 2 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams and listing the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA
FORESTBURG—Sanborn Central/Woonsocket finished in third place at the 281 Conference Tournament on Saturday in Forestburg. The Blackhawks defeated Highmore-Harrold 25-16, 25-23 and 25-13 in the third-place match. Tesa Jensen led SCW with eight kills and two blocks. Abby Doering and Erica Howard had six kills apiece. Doering added six aces. Tristan Ziebart dished out 17 assists and had nine digs. For Highmore-Harrold, Zoe Tvedt had 10 kills.
The Mitchell High School boys basketball program will host a "skills and drills" clinic on five upcoming Mondays. The clinic is open to boys in grades 3-6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the MHS gym, beginning Oct. 16 and running through Nov. 13. The cost $50 and includes a T-shirt. Each Monday will include a session on skill development, followed by 5-on-5 play. The skills areas include shooting, ball handling, basket moves, passing and individual defense.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Chris Streveler accounted for four touchdowns and 417 total yards as South Dakota spoiled Western Illinois' home opener, 38-33 on Saturday. Streveler threw for 328 yards and three scores, and rushed for 89 yards and another touchdown as South Dakota jumped out to a 24-6 halftime lead. Streveler has now thrown for 1,168 yards with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. He is also the leading rusher with 318 yards and another seven TDs.
PLATTE — Gregory rolled up 539 yards of total offense and cruised for a road victory at Platte-Geddes Friday, with the Class 9AA No. 1-ranked Gorillas winning 60-7 in nine-man football action. The game was ended in the fourth quarter due to the 50-point mercy rule.
ETHAN — Ethan dropped the first set, but won the next three in a four-set prep volleyball victory over Freeman on Thursday in Ethan. Set scores were 19-25, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-7. Jada Plastow powered the Rustlers with 14 kills and two aces. Karly Gustafson added 12 kills and three blocks. Mollie Miiller recorded seven kills and 17 digs. Maddie Miiller notched 20 digs and Jessica Bartscher had 36 assists.