Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell High School boys tennis team continued its hot play at Hitchcock Park on Monday, cruising through three dual matches to improve to 15-1 on the season. The Kernels defeated Yankton and Vermillion, each by 8-1 team scores and then shut out Pierre by a 9-0 score Monday during a quadrangular.
ABERDEEN—Four Mitchell High School girls track and field members won events at the Aberdeen Invitational on Saturday in Aberdeen. Erin Farnham, Kaelyn Kaul, Mary Krause and Tevyn Waddell each had first place finishes at the five-team event. Farnham won the 400-meter dash with a time of 1 minute, 4.82 seconds, while Kaul won the 800 with a time of 2:31.15. "Those two girls are some of the hardest working on the team," Shepardson said. "They're great leaders and bring everything you ask for as a coach."
• Mitchell High School boys tennis hosts quad, 10:30 a.m. at Hitchcock Park. • Mitchell High School girls golf at Chamberlain Invite, 10 a.m. in Chamberlain. • Dakota Wesleyan University...
VERMILLION—The Mitchell Mustangs, an under-12-year old team, won three games at a tournament inside the DakotaDome in Vermillion. On Friday, Mitchell beat the Sioux City Futures 12-1 and the Mustangs followed that up with a 10-1 win over the Pony Hills Thunder on Sunday. Mitchell went on to beat Sioux Falls SEBA Navy 12-0 on Sunday. Mitchell hosts an early bird tournament on May 7.
Carson Max led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk and scored the game-winning run on a passed ball as the Mitchell High School baseball team outlasted Huron 6-5 on Sunday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. The Kernels pulled out the win after Huron tied the game by scoring two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Spencer Neugebauer earned the win in relief of Devin Mehlhaff, who allowed one earned run off seven hits with four strikeouts in six innings pitched.
Sports people in South Dakota — media, fans, coaches, etc. — have spent a lot of time in the last few months talking about how good basketball is in South Dakota, particularly women's college basketball. And it is that way in large part because of the talented high school girls basketball players there are in this state.
• Mitchell High School baseball vs. Rapid City Central (doubleheader), 3 p.m., at Cadwell Park. • Mitchell High School track and field at Aberdeen Invitational, 11 a.m. in Aberdeen. •...
YANKTON—Three Mitchell Kernels won events at the First Dakota Relays on Friday in Yankton. Spencer Neugebauer, Kyle Weier and Tevyn Waddell each won events, while Kaelyn Kaul and Kristin Pistulka each had second-place finishes at the event. No team scores were kept. Neugebauer won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.27 seconds, besting Harrisburg's Paul Paul in the process.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference games against Dordt College on Friday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Dordt won the first game 12-2 and outlasted the Tigers 3-2 in 12 innings in the second game. In game two, Partick Whetham earned a no decision, allowing one earned run off five hits with 11 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings pitched. Will Lutjen took the loss for DWU, while Cole Wenande added two hits and run in the loss.
Andes Central's J.J. Cooney won the boys individual title, while the Platte-Geddes boys golf team took home the team title at the Burke/South Central/Platte-Geddes Invite on Friday. On the girls side, Maggie Fiscel, of Scotland, won the event by one stroke over Burke/South Central's Taylee Indahl, who led her Cougars to a team victory. The boys event was an 18-hole competition played at Platte, while the girls played nine holes at the Burke Golf Course.