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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.
SIOUX FALLS — Monday's girls tennis dual between Mitchell and Sioux Falls Roosevelt was one-sided in final score only. The Kernels lost two of the three doubles matches but won each of the six singles matches on the way to a 7-2 victory at Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Monday.
After scoring seven touchdowns Saturday, Dakota Wesleyan University quarterback Dillon Turner was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The honor is the third for the Salem, Arkansas, native in his career. The junior broke loose for DWU in the passing game and on the ground, accounting for nearly 400 yards and seven touchdowns in a 55-17 win vs. Jamestown. He ran the ball 19 times for a career-high 177 yards, while scoring three times on the ground, tying another career high.
KIMBALL—The Ethan volleyball team didn't drop a match as the Rustlers claimed the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference volleyball tournament championship with a 2-0 win over Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Saturday in Kimball. Set scores were 25-20 and 25-21. Rachel Hawkins led the Rustlers with 10 kills and four aces, while Ellie Hohn added 12 kills and Kacey Bartscher chipped in 18 assists. For the Titans, Destiny Haak had four kills, while Hailey Walz had nine digs and Erin Denning recorded 10 assists.
VERMILLION (AP) — Miles Bergner kicked a 34-yard field goal in the second overtime and South Dakota erased two 21-point deficits to beat Weber State 52-49 on Saturday. Weber State's Taylor Hintze missed a 37-yarder on its second overtime possession to set up the final South Dakota drive. Coyotes quarterback Chris Streveler accounted for six total touchdowns, four passing and two rushing; while throwing for 173 yards and running for 125 more. His third TD pass to Shamar Jackson with 26 seconds left sent the game into overtime.