Daily Republic Sports
BRANDON—This was the bounceback effort the Mitchell High School tennis team needed. A day after getting swept 9-0 to Sioux Falls Lincoln, the Kernels returned the favor against a pair of Eastern South Dakota Conference foes, sweeping both Brandon Valley and Yankton 9-0 at a triangular on Tuesday in Brandon. "I think (Monday) was a wakeup call for the boys," Moller said. "They came away with ESD wins against teams that will be fighting for top spots at Friday's conference tournament. We showed everybody that Mitchell is still the team to beat in the ESD."
HUMBOLDT — Held to just five hits and one run, the McCook baseball team was shut down by West Central Tuesday night in a 9-1 loss at Humboldt. Blake Svoboda was the winning pitcher for West Central (6-4), throwing six scoreless innings and striking out 12, scattering four hits in the process. Svoboda was 2-for-4 at the plate and Noah Vettrus had a 2-for-3 game. Jordan Lueth was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, as the Trojans had 11 hits.
HURON — Strong days from Rex Schlicht and Logun Feistner helped the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket boys track and field team to a second-place finish at the 281 Conference meet Tuesday in Huron. The Blackhawks scored 124 points and were behind first-place James Valley Christian, as the Vikings scored 211 points. Wessington Springs was fifth with 63 points. On the girls side, SC/W took fourth place with 83 points and Wessington Springs was seventh with 25 points. Wolsey-Wessington ran away with the girls title with 212 points.
Two Mitchell residents notched their first career hole-in-ones on Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Michael Escobin accomplished the feat on hole No. 8 using a pitching wedge. Escobin played from the white tees, which is 122 yards out from the hole. Leroy Polreis also recorded his hole-in-one on hole No. 8 using a pitching wedge. He played from the gold tees, which is 118 yards out.
• Mitchell High School baseball vs. Yankton (doubleheader), 6:30 p.m., at Cadwell Park. • Mitchell High School boys tennis at Brandon Valley Triangular, 1 p.m. in Brandon. • Area high...
PARKSTON—Two runs in the fifth inning was all the Beresford high school baseball team needed in a 2-1 victory over Parkston on Monday in Parkston. Beresford picked up their runs on RBI singles from Peter Cruz and Hunter Ingwerson, and received a dominating effort from pitcher Tyler Kropaenske. Kropaenske pitched a complete game, allowing one run (which was not earned) on two hits and struck out three batters.
The Mitchell High School girls golf team fought to a fourth-place finish at the Watertown Quadrangular on Monday at Cattail Crossing Golf Course with a team score of 193. The invitational was supposed to be an 18-hole event, but cold weather reduced the meet to a nine-hole tournament. "We actually played pretty well today," Mitchell head coach Keri Munsen said. "We had a couple bad holes, but you take those away and the girls did very well."
NORTH SIOUX CITY—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's team finished its season with a fourth-place finish in the Great Plains Athletic Conference after tying for fifth at the GPAC Qualifier No. 4 on Monday at Two Rivers Golf Course in North Sioux City. DWU recorded a four-round score of 1,223 to finish fourth, while Northwestern College won the GPAC team title with a score of 1,196. The fourth-place finish was the best for a DWU team since the 2012-13 season. On Monday, the Tigers carded a team score of 297 to tie with Midland.
HOWARD—The Howard boys and girls golf teams each finished in first place to win the Howard Invite on Monday in Howard. The Tiger girls finished with a team score of 136, while the boys carded a 124 at the nine-hole course. Howard's Maddie Palmquist finished in first place with a 42, while Jordan Glanzer took second with 46 and Cassidy Gosmire finished in third with a 48. Kennedy Ruml placed fourth with a 51 to round out Howard's team score, while Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Alissa Ball placed fifth with a 52.
NBA shooting guard and Mitchell native Mike Miller is scheduled to appear on the Mike & Mike show at 7 a.m. today. The show can be seen on ESPN2 and heard locally on 103.5 FM or ESPNRadio.com.