Daily Republic Sports
KIMBALL—Class B No. 3 Ethan completed its perfect run at the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference tournament with a straight-set win over Freeman in the finals. Set scores were 25-17, 25-17. Freeman finished 4-1 after not losing in pool play. Kimball/White Lake and Mount Vernon/Plankinton also went 3-1 in pool play.
CORSICA—Burke scored 26 unanswered points to erase a 22-point deficit to defeat Corsica-Stickney 26-22 on Friday. For the Cougars, Brock Karbo passed for 135 yards on four completions, ran for 100 yards on 10 attempts and scored three total touchdowns. Finn Hanson rushed 14 times for 98 yards and a score for Burke. Ethan DeLong finished with 68 yards and a touchdown on two receptions. Defensively, Hanson had a team-high 17 tackles, while Jaden Frank racked up 16 tackles.
PREP FOOTBALL Alcester-Hudson 48, Scotland 14 Arlington/Lake Preston 42, Elkton-Lake Benton 0 Baltic 28, Viborg-Hurley 24 Beresford 35, Groton Area 32 Bon Homme 25, Kimball/White Lake 7 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 21, Madison 0 Britton-Hecla 32, Deuel 22 Burke/South Central 26, Corsica/Stickney 22 Canistota 52, Chester 0 Canton 29, Sioux Falls Christian 12 Castlewood 56, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 7 Chamberlain 49, Wagner 7 Clark/Willow Lake 56, Great Plains Lutheran 0 Colman-Egan 58, Deubrook 20
YANKTON—Ethan Huber led the Mitchell High School boys golf team to a 10th place finish on Friday at the Hillcrest Golf and Country Club. Huber shot an 88 on the par-72 course, including a 41 on the front nine. He birdied Hole No. 5 and shot par on five other holes in the front nine. Max Tupper shot five pars on the day, helping him shoot an 89 for the Kernels. Kade Clark birdied Holes No. 7 and 17 to finish with a 92, while Nick Bennett shot a 93 with a birdie on Hole No. 17.
WHITE LAKE—Kimball/White Lake picked up a straight-set win at home over Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Thursday in White Lake. Set scores were 25-18, 25-15, and 25-17. Kimball/White Lake (2-2): Darby Deffenbaugh notched seven kills and 17 digs for KWL, while Kennedy Leiferman tallied eight kills, 10 digs and six aces. Grace Konechne also had 10 digs, with nine kills and five aces. Heather Munsen tossed in 27 assists and 10 digs for the WiLdKats. Kimball/White Lake plays in the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference tournament on Saturday in Kimball.
Aberdeen Roncalli def. Redfield/Doland, 14-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-15, 15-13 Avon def. Alcester-Hudson, 25-11, 23-25, 25-17, 25-11 Bennett County def. White River, 26-24, 25-19, 25-23 Bridgewater-Emery def. Irene-Wakonda, 25-12, 25-12, 20-25, 25-22 Burke def. St. Mary's, Neb., 25-11, 25-11, 25-13 Canistota def. Dell Rapids St. Mary, 25-21, 26-24, 23-25, 25-9 Colman-Egan def. Lake Preston, 11-25, 25-11, 25-15, 25-9 Corsica/Stickney def. James Valley Christian, 25-17, 25-21, 25-17 Dell Rapids def. Tea Area, 25-20, 25-14, 24-26, 25-12
DE SMET—The Kingsbury County Country Club was the host of nine boys and seven girls cross-country teams on Thursday for the DeSmet Invitational. Sioux Valley ran away with the boys team competition with 18 points, with Dell Rapids St. Mary coming in second with 31. Lyman took fourth place with a score of 45, which was six behind Webster Area and six ahead of Elkton-Lake Benton. Lake Preston sophomore Rhett McMasters cruised to victory in the boys race, besting second-place Jacob Vogel of St. Mary by more than 33 seconds.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS—The 281 Conference meet was held in Wessington Springs on Thursday, and James Valley Christian produced champions in the boys and girls races. The Vikings had the top-four finishers in the boys race, with Braden Held capturing the championship with a time of 18:04.04. Teammates Colton Schweigert, Daniel Ayoroa and Darian Hood followed suit, while A.J. Neely, of Wessington Springs, rounded out the top five. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Austin Schmit and Braxton Gentles placed 10th and 11th, respectively.
SCOTLAND—Scotland High School held its cross-country invitational at the Scotland Sports Complex on Thursday with more than 50 runners competing. Ethan/Parkston took home the boys team championship, edging Burke by just one point, with Bon Homme coming in third. Jackson Liewer, of Burke, nipped Chamberlain's Dominic Santiago by one second for the individual championship, with both finishing nearly a full minute in ahead of the rest of the field. Meanwhile, Ethan/Parkston placed four runners in the top 18, headlined by a third-place finish by Austin Bartelt.
Mitchell High School hosted Sioux Falls Washington in a tennis dual meet on Thursday at Hitchcock Park and scored another win, 7-2. The Kernels won all but three matches in straight sets, but head coach Pat Moller felt his team was sluggish coming out of the gates. "We didn't practice very well (Wednesday), and we came out a little flat (Thursday) and some of those matches got a little closer," Moller said. "Even though we won, we just weren't hitting the balls as well as we could."