Daily Republic Sports
MENNO — Menno controlled matters early on and cruised to a home girls basketball victory over Mitchell Christian Thursday night, winning 47-11 in non-conference play. Ashton Vaith scored 17 points to lead the Wolves, who blanked Mitchell Christian in the second quarter and only allowed four points in the final 24 minutes of the game. Morgan Edelman scored 10 points for Menno, which forced 22 Golden Eagles turnovers. Nevertheless, Mitchell Christian coach Chris Nemec said he was pleased with his team's effort in the first half defensively.
MENNO — A rally from Menno in the fourth quarter lifted the Wolves past Mitchell Christian in boys basketball action 46-40 on Thursday night. Mitchell Christian led by as many as seven points in the fourth quarter but couldn't close out the game. Spencer Schultz had 12 points to pace Menno, while Logan Klaudt had 10 points. Trey Bohlmann had a game-high 13 rebounds.
Ethan outscored Avon 35-19 in the second half and raced to a 66-44 prep boys basketball victory on Thursday at the Corn Palace. Ethan (3-2): Brady Hawkins led the way for Ethan, scoring a game-high 21 points and adding eight rebounds. Abiah Plastow finished with 18 points and Derek Storm added 15 points and five assists. Up next: Ethan hosts Wessington Springs today in Ethan. Avon (2-4): Brady Cameron and Jacob Cihak each scored 11 points, while Levi DeJong finished with nine points and Kory DeJong added eight. Up next: Avon takes on Scotland on Thursday in Avon.
Sioux Falls scored six goals in the first two periods and took down the Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team Thursday night, winning 7-1 in a contest at the Mitchell Activities Center. The Flyers (6-1) — who have now won six straight games — had three goals from Ryan Dinsmore and two more from Nathan Moon in the victory, cashing in on two power-play chances in the first two periods.
SALEM — Registration is now open for the 29th annual Salem Classic, a youth boys basketball tournament for grades 3-6 set for Feb. 24. There are three games guaranteed, the entry fee is $95 and no combined or all-star teams are allowed. For more information or to register, contact Trent Sabers at (605) 212-4446 or email him at email@example.com .
BROOKINGS — Madison Guebert scored a season-high 25 points to push the South Dakota State women's basketball team over Omaha 89-64 in The Summit League opener for SDSU on Wednesday at Frost Arena in Brookings. Myah Selland, a Letcher native, added 13 points, Ellie Thompson tossed in 11 points and former Mitchell Kernel Macy Miller finished with six points. Miller moved past former teammate Kerri Young, a Mitchell native, and Laurie Kruse for 14th on the all-time SDSU scoring list. Miller now has 1,373 career points.
AVON — Registration for the Avon Jamboree, a youth girls basketball tournament for grades 3-4, is now open. The event will take place on Feb. 17 in Avon. The cost is $40 and must be paid by Feb. 1. No scores will be kept, three games are guaranteed and concessions will be available. For more information or to register, contact Brad or Shelly Poppe at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
The Mitchell Parks & Recreation is taking registrations for Little Kernel Basketball Camp, youth wrestling, girls volleyball and adult pickleball. The basketball camp is for grades 1-6 for both boys and girls, wrestling is for ages 5-12 and volleyball is for girls grades 3-6. Registration can be done at the rec center or online at www.cityofmitchell.org .
Mike Miller Classic *Gary Munsen Tournament games Thursday— at Corn Palace 5 p.m.: Prior Lake (Minn.) vs. White Station (Tenn.) 6:30 p.m.: Lower Brule vs. Prairie Seeds (Minn.) 8 p.m.: Bridgewater-Emery vs. Wauwatosa West (Wis.) Friday — at Corn Palace 11 a.m.: Mitchell Christian vs. Prairie Seeds (Minn.) *2:30 p.m.: DeLaSalle (Minn.) vs. White Station (Tenn.) 4 p.m.: Sioux Falls Washington vs. Wauwatosa West (Wis.) 5:30 p.m.: Bridgewater-Emery vs. Prior Lake (Minn.) *7 p.m.: Mitchell vs. Yankton
Mitchell native and South Dakota State's Macy Miller was named The Summit League's player of the week for the third time this season on Tuesday. Miller, a redshirt junior, scored a team-high 22 points in a 96-64 win over Wichita State on Dec. 20. The former Kernel was 9-of-9 from the field with two 3-pointers, a career-high eight assists, two rebounds and one steal. It was the seventh Summit League weekly honor for Miller, who shared the honor with Western Illinois' Emily Clemens. Miller and the Jackrabbits (10-3) face Florida Gulf Coast on Friday in Fort Myers, Florida.