Daily Republic Sports
An onslaught of shots on goal — 25 in the first period alone — gave the Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team 10 goals on Friday night, as they blanked the Huron All-Stars 10-0 at the Mitchell Activities Center. The Marlins had 51 shots on goal, while holding Huron to just seven. Four goals in each of the first two periods put distance between the Marlins and Huron.
PARKER—Hanson senior Kynedi Cheeseman scored her 1,000th point in the Beavers' 64-40 win over Parker on Thursday in Parker. Cheeseman, a Dakota Wesleyan recruit, finished the game with 21 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Hanson (7-4) ranked No. 2 in Class B plays Warner in the Hanson Classic at 3 p.m. today at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
KEARNEY, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team dropped five dual matches at the University of Nebraska-Kearney Midwest Duals on Friday in Kearney, Neb. DWU (0-13) dropped a tight 25-23 contest to Hastings College in the first match and then fell to Doane College 36-6, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 37-17, Northwest Kansas Tech 28-21 and Wayland Baptist 28-23.
Today, at the Corn Palace, nine high school girls basketball games will be played between 18 teams as part of the Hanson Girls Classic.
A third-period lead evaporated for the Mitchell Marlin boys hockey team Friday night, as the Watertown Lakers scored four times in the final period to secure a 6-4 win at the Mitchell Activities Center. After a scoreless first period, Watertown scored a pair of goals. Mitchell responded less than 10 seconds later, as Jesse Grosdidier scored and was assisted by Drew Kitchens and Alexander Bergeson to cut the advantage to 2-1. Thirty-six seconds later, the Marlins knotted the game when Spencer Neugebauer scored unassisted to make it 2-2.
BURKE — Gregory picked up a road win on Friday evening, defeating Burke/South Central 60-34 in boys high school basketball action. Robert Vomacka led the way for the Gorillas with 26 points and eight rebounds. Jayd VanDerWerff chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. The Gorillas had five turnovers and shot 4-of-7 from the line. For the Cougars, Zach Sebern recorded 12 points, while Seth Pistulka had six rebounds in the loss. Burke/South Central had eight turnovers and shot 3-of-3 from the charity stripe.
The Jerry Opbroek wrestling tournament starts at 10 a.m. today at Mitchell High School and is a Mitchell Athletic Booster Club event. Members get free admission into the event.
VOLGA — In a top-5 Class A girls basketball matchup, No. 3 Sioux Valley topped No. 4 McCook Central/Montrose 51-45 on Thursday in Volga. Natalie Gottlob led MCM with 14 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Morgan Koepsell finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Leah Kappenman added 10 points for the Fighting Cougars, which went 18-of-47 from the field for 38 percent shooting. MCM outrebounded Sioux Valley 37-24 but committed 13 turnovers in the loss.
Entering Thursday's contest with Andes Central/Dakota Christian, the Mitchell Christian boys basketball team had lost five of its last six games. But the Golden Eagles turned things around at home against the Thunder, winning 41-31 in a high school basketball contest. Majok Kur had 14 points to pace the Eagles, who broke open a low-scoring game in the second half. The Golden Eagles were up 13-7 at halftime. Ethan Cooper had eight points and Alec Nelson had eight points. Mitchell Christian coach Dennis Martin said the victory was a good one for the Golden Eagles.
FARGO, N.D.—Nicole Seekamp hit a game-tying basket at the end of regulation to force overtime and the South Dakota senior stole a pass at the end of the second overtime to lead the Coyotes past North Dakota State 96-94 on Thursday in Fargo, North Dakota. Seekamp finished with 25 points and 10 assists for a double-double, while Margaret McCloud added 12 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. NDSU was led by Taylor Thunstedt, who finished with 31 points.