Daily Republic Sports
Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central football coach Jason Kolousek will be the featured speaker at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting Wednesday. Kolousek and his Blackhawks are 4-1 and will play Stanley County on Friday in Forestburg. The meeting, which includes fall Mitchell High School and Dakota Wesleyan coaches, as well, begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille in Mitchell. The event is open to the public.
PIERRE — With four finishers in the top-12 individual places Monday, Parkston's boys golf team claimed the Region 3A title at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre. The Trojans shot 343 as a team, finishing 13 strokes ahead of second-place Mobridge-Pollock at 356 and Chamberlain was third with 370, claiming the final team slot to qualify for state.
HARRISBURG—The Mitchell High School boys golf team finished at the back of the pack Monday, taking ninth place at the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet at Spring Creek Golf Course in Harrisburg. Mitchell carded a team score of 352, while Aberdeen Central won the meet with a 308. "We were totally unfamiliar with the course, but no excuses, we just didn't play really well," MHS head coach Mark Horan said. "We can't be discouraged by the day. We've been up and down all year and hopefully we'll be up state."
The South Dakota Prep Media football and volleyball polls for the week of Sept. 25 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams and listing the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA
KIMBALL—Kimball/White Lake defeated Burke/South Central 2-0 to win the Kimball/White Lake WiLdKat Volleyball Tournament on Saturday in Kimball. Set scores were 25-23 and 25-19. Sara Kunnari and Sage Pulse powered Kimball/White Lake with seven kills and one block apiece. Darby Deffenbaugh added 16 digs, six kills, two aces and one block. Heather Munsen contributed 20 assists and five digs. For Burke/South Central, Taylee Indahl and Lahna Matucha had eight kills apiece. Indahl added six digs and Matucha had eight digs. Bobbi Jo Wischmann added 12 digs and 20 assists.
MOUNT VERNON -- Class 11B No. 4 Winner ran for more than 260 rushing yards and broke an 8-8 halftime tie, holding off Mount Vernon/Plankinton for a 20-14 road win in a Southeast South Dakota Conference prep football game Friday.
Top-ranked Hastings beat Dakota Wesleyan University 3-0 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference volleyball match on Friday at the Corn Palace. Set scores were 25-12, 25-17 and 25-23. Hastings totaled 46 kills in the match compared to DWU's 15. Katie Placke led the Broncos with 15 kills, four digs and one ace, while Casey Krolikowski had 11 kills, five digs and two aces.
The Mitchell High School softball team dropped an Eastern South Dakota Conference doubleheader against No. 3 Brandon Valley on Thursday at Cadwell Park. The Kernels lost 12-1 and 8-0. In Game One, Tori Misiaszek took the loss after giving up 12 runs (five earned) on seven hits. She struck out six batters. Hannah Sibson, Jordyn Cranny and McKenzie Miller each had a hit. In Game Two, Kayla Picht was tagged with the loss. She gave up eight runs (six earned) on nine hits. Sibson and Misiaszek both went 3-for-3 for Mitchell, which left eight runners stranded on base in Game Two.
PARKSTON—McCook Central/Montrose downed Parkston 25-19, 29-27 and 25-13 in a prep volleyball match on Thursday in Parkston. Morgan Koepsell led the Fighting Cougars with 10 kills and three blocks. McKenna Kranz added 11 kills, eight digs and two aces. Emily Bies registered 16 assists, eight digs and two aces. Hayley Miles and Harley Miles had 15 and eight digs, respectively.
YANKTON — Eighth-grader Carter Moller finished sixth individually for Mitchell at the Yankton Cross Country Invite Thursday at Fox Run Golf Course. Moller finished in 18 minutes, 14.66 seconds, while Jacob Jarding was 10th, finishing in 19:07.31. Vermillion's Justin Sorensen won the boys varsity title in 17:40.86. No team scores were kept at the meet, which included five schools.