Daily Republic Sports
SPEARFISH—The Mitchell High School volleyball team picked up its first of the young season 3-0 over Spearfish on Saturday in Spearfish. Set scores were 25-15, 25-11 and 25-20. "We wanted to cut down on our hitting errors, which we did because we only had in eight in the whole match," MHS head coach Deb Thill said. "That was really good." In the team's second game of the season, Mackenzie Miller led the Kernels with 11 kills and six digs, while Carly Haring added nine kills and six blocks.
SPEARFISH—The Mitchell High School soccer teams split a pair of contests against Spearfish on Saturday in Spearfish. In the girls soccer match, Mitchell topped Spearfish 2-1 and the Spartans beat the Kernels 4-0 in the boys match. Mitchell took a 2-0 lead at halftime against Spearfish in the girls match and held on for the win. Maddy Arnold scored a goal and a shot by Becca Wahlen was deflected for an own goal by Spearfish. Grace Endorf finished the game with one assist. In the boys match, Spearfish pulled out a 4-0 win, scoring two goals in each half.
PARKSTON—Northwestern won four games at the Parkston volleyball tournament on Saturday in Parkston. Northwestern won each match 2-0, beating Wagner (25-8 and 25-13), Parkston (25-14 and 25-21), McCook Central/Montrose (25-19 and 25-18) and Arlington (25-18 and 25-8). Against MCM, Northwestern's Evy Peterson had eight kills and two digs, while Peyton Groft added eight digs, 11 assists and two aces. For MCM, Nicole Bies had eight digs and nine assists, while Morgan Koepsell had seven kills, one dig and one assist.
MADISON—The Howard girls cross country team placed second at the Madison Invite on Saturday in Madison. Howard finished with 27 points, while Madison won the tournament. Emma Neises took third place with a time of 17 minutes, 59 seconds to be the Tiger's top finisher. Saddie Palmquist placed ninth (18:35). Howard competes in the MCM on Tuesday in Salem.
ABERDEEN—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's soccer team dropped a 5-0 contest to Northern State University on Saturday in Aberdeen. For the Tigers, Brittany Forsman and Ashtyn Cobb each had a shot on goal as NSU outshot DWU 38-6. Golie Kira Miller had a career-high 18 saves in the loss. DWU plays Central Christian College at 10 a.m. Saturday in McPherson, Kansas.
OMAHA, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team picked up a pair of wins over Waldorf College and Grace University on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. In its first two games of the season, DWU topped Waldorf 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-23 and 25-20) and blanked Grace 3-0 (25-13, 25-17 and 25-15). Lauren Tadlock led DWU with 20 kills against Waldorf, while Taylor Spence had 37 digs in the win. Against Grace, Tadlock added 15 kills and Katie Vetch finished with 10 kills.
The Mitchell Tennis Association will hold an event Thursday to celebrate the expansion of the Hitchcock Park Tennis Complex. The Mitchell Tennis Community Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hitchcock Park Tennis Picnic Shelter. The event begins with a social, fundraiser and appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by a donor recognition and court expansion event at 6:30 p.m. A doubles mixer competition will follow at 7 p.m.
MOUNT VERNON — It was the opening night of the football season, but Mount Vernon/Plankinton looked to be in midseason form as the Titans defeated Menno/ Marion 59-8 in a contest that ended at halftime due to the 50-point mercy rule. The Titan defense gave up only 69 total yards and didn't surrender a first down until midway through the second quarter.
Sydney Bormann, of Parkston, earned a place in the GreatLife Challenge Symetra Tour with a round of 73 during an open qualifier event on Friday. Bormann will compete as an amateur in the event since she is a freshman golfer at South Dakota State University. The Symetra Tour is home to the players aspiring to reach the LPGA Tour, helping athletes learn their craft and prepare for the next level of their professional golf careers.
HURON—Mitchell's Cade Carpenter carded a 75 to place in the top 5 at the Huron Invite on Friday at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron. Mitchell tied for seventh place at the event with a team score of 336, while Sioux Falls O'Gorman won the 15-team competition. Chamberlain finished 14th with a team score of 366. O'Gorman's Bryce Hammer won the tournament with a 69. Carpenter shot a 37 on the front nine and 38 on the back nine.