Daily Republic Sports
Both Dakota Wesleyan University men and women soccer teams were picked to finish 10th in the Great Plains Athletic Conference by a coaches poll announced on Wednesday. The Tiger men finished 2014 with a record of 8-10-1 (3-6-1 GPAC) and earned the program's first-ever win over a ranked school. Defending conference champion Hastings College was picked to win the league with nine first-place votes. DWU continues preseason play against South Dakota School of Mines on Saturday in Rapid City. On the women's side, DWU finished 2014 with a record of 9-10-1 and made the GPAC tournament semifinals.
Senior University of Sioux Falls cornerback Solomon St. Pierre was named HERO Sports' Division II Preseason National Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday. St. Pierre has now been selected to four 2015 preseason All-American Teams (USA College Football, Instant Scouting and Lindy's Magazine). His 10 interceptions in the 2014 season led all of Division II. He returned two of those for touchdowns.
Due to inclement weather, the Mitchell High School boys and girls soccer matches against Huron originally scheduled for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. today at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex have been postponed. The girls contest is re-scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday, and the boys contest is re-scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday.
• Mitchell High School boys soccer: vs. Huron, 6 p.m. at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. • Mitchell High School girls soccer: vs. Huron, 4 p.m. at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex...
The Mitchell High School football team will host a scrimmage sponsored by the SD National Guard and the Mitchell High School football boosters on Saturday at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell. The Kernel varsity team will scrimmage at 9 a.m. with the junior varsity to play at 9:40 a.m. and the freshman game at 10 a.m. The scrimmage is open to the public and fans can bring Gatorade for admission into the scrimmage. Kernel cards will be on sale for $20 and players will be traveling the community to sell the cards from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
SD Class B State Amateur Tournament At Cadwell Park in Mitchell First round Wednesday, Aug. 5 G1--Lennox Only One 12, Milbank 6 G2--Canova/Howard 12, Kimball/White Lake 5 Thursday, Aug. 6 G3--Akron 16, Hartford/Humboldt 4 (8 innings) G4--Garretson 2, Crofton, Neb., 1 G5--Alexandria 8, Freeman 2 G6--Dell Rapids Mudcats 9, Clark 5 Friday, Aug. 7 G7--Platte 9, Webster 1 G8--Wessington Springs 9, Lake Norden 5 G9--Harrisburg 10, Northville 4 G10--Plankinton 4, Dimock-Emery 1 Saturday, Aug.
The Class A and Class B state amateur baseball championships at Cadwell Park in Mitchell have been delayed due to inclement weather. According to tournament director Jim Johnston, he hopes to start the Class A state championship game at 1 p.m. The Class B state championship between Alexandria and Parkston is scheduled to start 20-30 minutes after the completion of the Class A state championship between Renner and the Sioux Falls Brewers. If the rain continues throughout the day, he added the goal is to attempt to get both games in today.
Saturday • Class B Amateur State Tournament at Cadwell Park: Akron vs. Alexandria, 1 p.m.; Parkston Mudcats vs. Larchwood, 7:30 p.m. Sunday • Class B Amateur State Tournament at Cadwell...
Mitchell fell in a heartbreaker against James Valley Christian on Friday. JVC scored two goals in the final two minutes, including the game-winning goal in the final twenty seconds to down the Mitchell High School boys soccer team 3-2 at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. "These outcomes are tough, but each player truly played with an exceptional effort," Mitchell head coach Ken Novak said.
Brian McGuire had three hits and drove in three runs as he helped Renner advance to the Class A state amateur title game with a 9-6 win over the Sioux Falls Brewers on Friday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Michael Clapp also contributed to the win with two hits and two RBIs. Cole Jenkins picked up the win on the mound as he tossed six innings and allowed five runs (two earned) and struck out five batters. Bryce Ahrendt took the loss on the mound for the Brewers, as he lasted 3 2/3 innings and gave up five runs (four earned) and struck out four batters. Nick Bruning was 1-of-5 with two RBIs i