Daily Republic Sports
ABERDEEN—The Mitchell High School boys golf team bounced back from a disappointing first day at the Class AA state golf tournament to move up two places and finish in 11th place at Moccasin Creek Country Club in Aberdeen. On Tuesday, Mitchell carded a team score of 329 and finished with a two-day score of 696. "We showed some grit today and played a lot better," Horan said. "The conditions were better, but we just played better. We weren't hitting our golf ball all over the course."
RAPID CITY — The first day was a long one at the Class A boys golf tournament in Rapid City, with multiple delays due to weather. But when 18 holes were finally completed Monday at Hart Ranch Golf Course, the Chamberlain Cubs remain in contention for the school's first state team championship.
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 (7) 6-0 43 1 2. SF Washington (2) 6-0 38 2 3. SF O'Gorman 4-2 27 3 4. Brandon Valley 4-2 18 4 5. Aberdeen Central 3-3 5 5 RV: Rapid City Stevens 3, Sioux Falls Lincoln 1 Class 11AA 1. Harrisburg (7) 4-2 43 1 2. Mitchell (2) 5-1 38 2 3. Huron 4-2 23 3
VIBORG — Ashley Moe had 18 kills and six blocks to help the Hanson Beavers pick up a road win at Viborg-Hurley Monday in prep volleyball action. Set scores were 25-9, 25-12 and 25-6. Heather Kayser had seven aces on the serving line and added 10 set assists and Hannah Marquardt had 20 digs and four ace serves for Hanson. Olivia Rasmussen had 11 digs and Ally Osterloo had two aces for the Cougars. Hanson was also victorious in both the junior varsity and C-squad matches.
WINNER—Chamberlain's Ella Byers and Burke/South Central's Kray Person continued their winning ways at the Southeast South Dakota Conference meet on Monday in Winner. Byers won the girls race with a time of 20 minutes, 32.46 seconds, while Person won the boy's race with a time of 18:12.09. In the team competition, Winner won the girls race with nine points and Ethan/Parkston claimed the boys title with 14 points.
A pair of local cowboys have qualified for the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo in Minot, North Dakota this weekend. Avon's Jeff Bertus and Wagner's Andrew Hall were both among the top 12 in their respective events to qualify for the circuit finals, which hosts the best cowboys in the Dakotas and crowns the region's pro rodeo champions. Bertus was third in the bull riding standings and Hall was 11th in the bareback riding table.
SIOUX FALLS — The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team is in fourth place after the first 18 holes at the Great Plains Athletic Conference qualifier at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls. The Tigers shot 306 as a team, led by a round of 73 from Michael Whitney. DWU is 13 shots behind team leader Morningside College, which shot 293 as a team. Collin Tedesco, of Hastings, shot a 4-under-67 in the opening round for a two-shot lead. Connor Preston shot a round of 77 and Chamberlain native Coleman Caldwell and Tom Hogg each fired 78s.
SIOUX FALLS—Mitchell finished its season with a pair of losses at the state girls' softball fastpitch tournament in Sioux Falls on Friday. The Kernels lost to Rapid City Central 10-7 and then were defeated by Sioux Falls Lincoln 11-8 in an elimination contest. Mitchell had chances in both games to tie the score. The Kernels were down 10-1 against Rapid City Central, but scored five in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to trim the deficit to 10-7. The Kernels later brought the tying run to the plate, but could not close it out, said coach Jim Misiaszek.
Kimball/White Lake swept Mitchell Christian in straight sets on Saturday at the Mitchell Christian Gym. Set scores were 25-14, 25-13 and 25-15. Brooklyn Donald led the WiLdKats with eight kills, six digs and two blocks. Darby Deffenbaugh contributed 16 digs, eight assists, three aces and two kills. Heather Munsen added 16 assists in the win. Whitney Hinker recorded 13 digs, three kills and two aces for Kimball/White Lake.
BROOKINGS — Dallas Goedert tied a school record with four touchdown receptions and the South Dakota State defense returned two second-half interceptions for scores to rout eighth-ranked Western Illinois, 52-14, in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams Saturday night at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The No. 15 Jackrabbits, who scored the final 45 points of the game, improved to 2-2 overall.