Daily Republic Sports
YANKTON — The Mitchell High School gymnastics team started its season strong, winning the Yankton Triangular on Monday in Yankton. Mitchell recorded a team score of 142.8 to win the event, while Yankton placed second (127.1), Parkston/Ethan/Hanson finished third (114.75) and Montrose took fourth (34.0). The Kernels scored 35.15 in bars, 36.3 in beam, 35.35 in floor and 36.0 in vault.
After helping South Dakota State University women's basketball team to a pair of wins, Mitchell native Macy Miller was named the CollegeInsider Summit League Mid-Major Player of the Week. It's the second time this year and the third time in her career that Miller has received the award. SDSU defeated No. 23 North Carolina State (75-67) and Charlotte (71-70) last week at the Puerto Rico Clasico in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The Mitchell boys and girls basketball teams will have a meet the Kernels intersquad scrimmage on Saturday at the Mitchell High School. The girls game is at 6:30 p.m. and the boys contest is at 7:30 p.m. The event is free to the public.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The guards led the way for the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team Saturday, as the Tigers earned a road win at Saint Mary (Kan.) 82-75. Ty Hoglund scored 23 points, while Nygel Drury had 15 points and Tyson Smiley added 14 points for the Tigers off the bench. Drury and Smiley combined to shoot 9-of-12 for the game, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, as DWU was 12-for-25 on the day shooting 3-pointers. Hoglund was 7-for-14 for the game, shooting 5-for-8 from long range.
Iowa running back Akrum Wadley ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Hawkeyes to a 56-14 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in what probably was the last game of the Mike Riley era in Lincoln, Neb. The Cornhuskers suffered just their fourth losing season since 1962 and finish the season a disappointing 4-8 and 3-6 in the Big Ten. Iowa (7-5, 4-5) won the Heroes Trophy for a third straight season, snapped a two-game losing streak and now awaits a bowl bid.
The first trip to the Class 9A state championship game for the Corsica-Stickney Jaguars was a worthy distinction for a team that was dominant all season. The domination carried over to the Class 9A all-state football team, which was selected by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association and announced today. Jason Broughton's Jaguars team had four all-state selections, the most of any school in the class. Britton-Hecla, which upset the Jaguars in overtime in the state championship game, had three picks, while Warner, Herreid/Selby Area and Potter County each had two picks.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Behind a career-high 20 points from Letcher native Myah Selland, the South Dakota State University women's basketball team knocked off No. 23-ranked North Carolina State 75-67 Friday at the Puerto Rico Clasico. The freshman Selland, playing in her fifth collegiate game, nailed four 3-pointers and was 7-for-11 shooting in the win. She scored the first 11 points of the contest, nailing three 3-pointers in the first four minutes of the game and building a lead NC State never could broach.
VERMILLION — South Dakota senior quarterback Chris Streveler, who has led the Coyotes to a 7-4 record and the program’s first FCS playoff appearance, has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year following votes from the league’s coaches, media and sports information directors. Streveler is the first Coyote to receive the prestigious award.
The Colome Cowboys had another big season in Class 9B football and were honored with four selections on the all-state team, selected by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association and released today. Cowboys senior defensive end Kolton Salonen was joined by three standout juniors: running back Jackson Kinzer, linebacker Beau Bertram and defensive back Layton Thieman on the season-ending team.
FREMONT, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball let a late lead slip away and lost to Midland University 77-75 in Great Plains Athletic Conference play on Tuesday in Fremont, Nebraska. The No. 10 Tigers, who led 45-33 at halftime, had a 54-36 advantage early in the second half of the game.