Daily Republic Sports
FOOTBALL Class 11AAA 1. SF Washington (35) 3-0 175 1 2. SF O'Gorman 2-1 132 3 3. SF Roosevelt 2-1 108 2
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell girls cross-country team held its own at the Nike Heartland Meet on Saturday at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls. Competing in the junior varsity division, the Kernels finished third out of 13 teams. Mitchell seventh-grader Kennedy Olsen won the 5,000-meter run in 21-minutes and :01.60 seconds. "She had a really good race," Mitchell coach Keith Christensen said. "She is really young. We had a couple other girls up in there in Avia Haley and TyAnn Hart. So I was really happy with our girls."
HARRISBURG—The Mitchell boys soccer team played to a 0-0 tie with Harrisburg, while the Kernel girls team fell 2-1 against the Tigers on Saturday. The Kernel boys drop to 1-5-2 and the girls are 3-5-1. The teams had to battle with strong wind gusts and that played a factor, said Kernel girls assistant coach Courtney Dickson.
PLANKINTON—Ethan won the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference Tournament on Saturday in Plankinton. The Rustlers topped Mount Vernon/Plankinton in the title match 23-25, 25-17 and 25-21. In the title match, Jada Plastow had 12 kills, three blocks and one ace. Cameryn Logan added nine kills and Jessica Bartscher had 31 assists. Lexi Lingemann recorded two blocks. Maddie Miiller and Kailey Feiner had 19 and 12 digs, respectively.
OMAHA, Neb. — The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team split a pair of matches during the final day of the Flames Tournament on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. The Tigers defeated Grace University 24-26, 25-16, 27-25 and 25-23. DWU then lost in five sets to Presentation College 17-25, 26-24, 25-22, 24-26 and 15-11.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Taryn Christion ran for two touchdowns and South Dakota needed a trick play to hold off Montana State, 31-27 on Saturday night. The Jackrabbits built a 17-0 lead, but Chris Murray, who fired four touchdown passes, brought the Bobcats back to trail by just three, 24-21 after three quarters. With 4:26 left South Dakota State opted for a fake field goal and kicker Chase Vinatieri ran 31 yards for a touchdown to make it a 31-21 lead.
HOWARD — Michael Hofer ran for 158 yards and Zach Pardy added 134 yards on the ground, as Howard topped the Hanson Beavers 39-8 Friday night in nine-man prep football action . Pardy had a 11-yard scoring run and Hofer exploded for a 88-yard touchdown. The Tigers finished with 502 total yards, with 428 coming on the ground. Howard — ranked second in Class 9A — were led defensively by Aidyn Feldhaus with 17 tackles and a sack and by EJ Leetch, who had 12 tackles.
YANKTON — The Mitchell High School competitive cheer team finished seventh Thursday at the Yankton Invitational. Mitchell had a score of 158.5 in the cheer competition. Sioux Falls O'Gorman was the team champion with 223 points. Mitchell was last in the 12-team dance competition, scoring 171.33 points, as the Kernels posted its best finish in hip-hip discipline, taking seventh with 176.5 points. Dakota Valley had the top score with 257.00. MHS is at the Brookings Invitational on Sept. 16 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings.
YANKTON—The Mitchell High School softball team dropped a doubleheader with Yankton on Thursday in Yankton. Mitchell fell 3-2, despite out-hitting the Gazelles 6-5. In Game Two, the Kernels fell 8-0. Tori Misiaszek took the loss in the circle in Game One, while Kayla Picht took the loss in Game Two. Misiaszek allowed three runs on five hits with three strikeouts and she added an RBI. Morgan Schneider added an RBI.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell High School girls tennis team topped Sioux Falls Washington 8-1 in a dual on Thursday in Sioux Falls. Mitchell won all six singles matches and only dropped one doubles match to the Warriors. In singles, Sammy Pooley earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory in Flight 1, while Avery Larson remained unbeaten at Flight 2 with a 6-3, 6-3 win. Kelsey Dahme cruised in her Flight 3 match, winning 6-0, 6-2 and Ashley Jones held on for a 6-1, 7-5 win in Flight 4. In Flight 5, Sarah Zimmerman won 6-4, 6-1 and Kiersten Bathke won 6-0, 6-0 in Flight 6.