Daily Republic Sports
For the first time in the Pat Moller tenure, the Mitchell girls' tennis team has defeated a Sioux Falls school. The Kernels defeated Sioux Falls Washington 8-1 on Thursday at Hitchcock Park in a high school girls' tennis match. Moller said it's the first time during his six-year stint with the Kernels that they have defeated a Sioux Falls school. "Anytime that we can beat Sioux Falls, it is just a little extra satisfying for us," said Moller, who noted the Sioux Falls schools have a year-round advantage with the indoor courts.
Seemela Novak scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute to push Mitchell past Huron 1-0 in a girls soccer match on Thursday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. The Kernels finished the match with 22 total shots and eight shots on goal, while goalie Caroline Titze recorded nine saves in the shutout. "We weren't finishing in the final third," MHS girls coach Jason Wear said. "Seemela took a nice touch and buried a nice shot in the back of the net." Novak was named the team's MVP of the game, while Marianna Novak earned an assist on the goal.
The Dakota Magic improved to 3-0 in the National Basketball League of America with a 158-85 blowout win over the Omaha Nation. Jalen Pendleton led the Magic with 30 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Luke Moyer and Myles Coleman each contributed 26 points in the win. Terrell Newton, a Dakota Wesleyan University alumni, finished with nine points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. The Magic led the Nation 75-35 at halftime.
BROOKINGS—South Dakota State University will unveil its newly renovated stadium this Saturday. The Jackrabbits will host Drake University at 6 p.m. Saturday at the new Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. SDSU (0-1) is coming off a 59-41 defeat against FBS powerhouse Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The Jacks played right with the Horned Frogs for most of the night, but TCU pulled away for the 14-point win.
The Dakota Wesleyan University women's soccer team was blanked 2-0 against Black Hills State on Wednesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. The Tigers and Yellow Jackets played to a 0-0 halftime tie, but BHSU netted two goals in the second period to claim the win. Black Hills State's Rose Miller scored the first goal at the 48 minute mark, on an assist from Emma Jurewicz. Miller later assisted Jurewicz on her goal at the 56 minute mark.
PREP POLLS This week's South Dakota Sportswriters Association high school football and volleyball polls are below. Teams are listed with first-place votes in parentheses, record, vote points and ranking last week. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosevelt (4) 2-0 32 2 2. SF Washington (3) 2-0 31 1 3. Brandon Valley 1-1 20 4 4. SF O'Gorman 1-1 14 3 5. SF Lincoln 1-1 8 5 Class 11AA 1. Harrisburg (7) 2-0 35 2 2. Mitchell 1-1 28 3 3. Pierre 1-1 20 5 4. Yankton 1-1 14 1
Jaycee Hohn recorded nine kills, 22 digs, two aces and one block to pace Wessington Springs past Mitchell Christian 3-0 in a prep volleyball match on Tuesday in Mitchell. Set scores were 25-17, 25-21 and 25-23. Talli Heim had seven kills and one dig, while Maddie Neely had six kills, 13 digs and four aces. Whitney Reider chipped in 23 assists, six kills and two digs. For the Golden Eagles, Grace Garrels had seven kills and 11 digs. Colette Haag had six kills and Kaitlyn Asmus added three kills, seven digs, two aces and two blocks.
MADISON—Jacob Lee, of Parkston, won the Madison Invitational on Tuesday at the Madison Golf & Country Club. Lee fired a 77 to win the tournament. He shot a 38 on the front nine and a 39 on the back nine to edge Aberdeen Roncalli's Lucas Schaefbauer by one stroke. Schaefbauer shot a 37 on the front and a 41 on the back nine to finish with a 78. Aberdeen Roncalli won the team title with a 329, which was 18 strokes better than second place Tea Area. Parkston finished seventh with a 371.
SCOTLAND—Chamberlain's Ella Byers and Burke/South Central's Kray Person were individual winners at the Scotland Invitational cross-country meet on Tuesday in Scotland. Byers covered the 5,000-meter girls' race in 18-minutes and 29 seconds to win the race by just under two minutes. Person won the boys' race in 16:32. Winner won the girls' team title with 15 points and just edged out Ethan/Parkston, which had 16 points. Ethan/Parkston claimed the boys' team title with 12 points. Ethan/Parkston had five runners in the top seven.
The Mitchell High School softball team picked up a win over Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Tuesday in Mitchell. In a doubleheader, Mitchell and O'Gorman tied at 0 after seven innings in the first game and the Kernels won the second game 10-7. In game one, Alyson VanderPol allowed four hits and had four strikeouts, while Tori Misiaszek earned the win in the second game. Misiaszek allowed seven runs on nine hits for two strikeouts.