Daily Republic Sports
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team won a pair of low-scoring contests Thursday over Northwestern 2-1 and 3-2 to move into first place in the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings. In the opener, DWU was held to just four hits, but Zach Uttecht scored twice in the game. He came home in the second inning on a passed ball and scored from third on a balk in the fourth inning. Dominique Boerger earned the win, scattering six hits over 5 1/3 innings and William Lutjen earned a five-out save working out of a jam in the sixth inning.
PARKSTON—Down five runs heading to the bottom of the sixth inning, Parkston/Ethan broke through for seven runs to knock off Wagner/Avon in an 8-7 prep baseball win Thursday in Parkston. Alex Scott knocked in three runs and had a double, while Dawson Semmler and Alec Hohn each had two RBI for the home team. Kyler Holzbauer threw the first 2 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and two earned runs for Parkston/Ethan. Jesse Grosdidier earned the win in relief, tossing 4 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and one earned run, striking out eight. P/E also won the JV game 6-0.
COLTON—Both Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys and girls track and field teams placed third at the Tri-Valley Invite on Thursday in Colton. The Titan girls recorded 94 points, while West Central won the meet with 129 points and McCook Central/Montrose placed sixth with 24 points. In the boys competition, MVP had 76 points, while Sioux Falls Christian won with 168 points and MCM took seventh with 16 points.
Three area head basketball coaches have been named region coaches of the year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association. Tripp-Delmont/Armour girls basketball coach Kristi Allen was named Region 7 coach of the year, while Bridgewater-Emery's Scott Schultz was the Region 5 boys winner and Chamberlain's Adam Nelson represented Region 7 as the top boys coach.
SIOUX FALLS — Six athletes competed for the Mitchell Powerlifting Club at the South Dakota USA Powerlifting State Meet on March 25. Andrew Priebe won the 74-kg (163-pound) weight class in the Open and Masters (age 40 and over) divisions with a total of 1372.3-pounds, with a 507-pound squat, a 358.2-pound bench press, and a 507-pound deadlift. The squat, bench and Total are new Open class records and all four are new 74-kg Masters state records.
Mitchell High School sophomore Mackenzie Miller received highest honorable mention honors from prepvolleyball.com's "Soph 79" list recently for her efforts during the 2016 season. Miller, who was a Class AA first-team all-state selection and picked to the all-Eastern South Dakota Conference team. She tallied 341 total kills with a 3.9 kills-per-set average and an efficiency of .270. She also recorded 26 aces, 45 blocks and 360 digs on the season.
Mitchell native and current Denver Nuggets basketball player Mike Miller and former Minnesota Viking and Mount Vernon native Chad Greenway are among the seven celebrities who will be at the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends sports camps this summer. The events are scheduled for June 8-10, with the celebrity football came scheduled for June 18-20.
The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for a spring football skills camp. The camp will be at the Dakota Wesleyan University practice football field April 17-20 from 4 to 5 p.m. each day and is open to youth in grades 3-6. DWU coaches and players will help instruct during the camp. Cost is $40 per person, which includes a camp t-shirt. Those interested can sign up online at cityofmitchell.org or at the Rec Center in Mitchell (1300 N. Main St.).
CHAMBERLAIN — Chamberlain High School's Tiegan Priebe will play men's college basketball at Dakota Wesleyan University, the senior announced on Wednesday. Priebe, who helped the Cubs to back-to-back state tournament appearances, averaged 16.4 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game and dished out 110 assists. The 5-foot-9 point guard helped the Cubs make back-to-back Class A state tournament appearances.
Chamberlain's Seth Friesz completed his climb through the Class A boys basketball all-state teams throughout his career. After making the Class A third team as a sophomore and the second team as a junior, Friesz was one of six first-team selections as a senior in 2017, which was selected by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.