Daily Republic Sports
Both Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's basketball teams moved up in the most recent NAIA Division II coaches poll released Tuesday. After winning two contests against Grace College (Neb.) and College of St. Mary (Neb.), the DWU women moved from No. 16 to No. 14. The Tigers are locked in a three-way tie for second in the Great Plains Athletic Conference with a 13-7 conference record. There are two regular season games remaining.
Area high school and college wrestling will take center stage at today's Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting. Special guests for the meeting include Augustana University assistant wrestling coach Chism Fink and South Dakota State University assistant coaches Jon Reader and A.J. Schopp. The meeting will also include area wrestling coaches preparing for the region tournaments on Saturday at the state wrestling tournament on Feb. 26 and 27 in Rapid City. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grill in Mitchell.
Boys basketball Bridgewater-Emery 78, Centerville 50 BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater-Emery picked up a win on its home court in boys high school basketball action on Monday night, defeating Centerville 78-50 in Bridgewater. Jamin Arend recorded 16 points and nine rebounds, while Sam Arend had 15 points. Cole Gassman chipped in 11 points in the contest. The Huskies shot 30-of-65 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line. For Centerville, Rory O'Malley had six rebounds in the loss. The Tornadoes shot 19-of-57 from the field and 2-of-6 from the line.
The Mitchell Baseball Association will hold signup meetings for spring and summer Legion and teener baseball this month. The meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 17) and Feb. 24 at the Mitchell Rec Center. For more information, call Dean at 630-3191.
HOWARD — The hosts of the Holland Invitational, the Howard Tigers finished tied for sixth in their 17-team tournament Saturday, which served as one of the final tuneups for the region tournaments to be held this weekend.
Today, at the Corn Palace, the Mitchell High School girls basketball team hosts Harrisburg in an Eastern South Dakota Conference matchup. Time: 7 p.m. Records: Mitchell (2-14), Harrisburg (11-6). Notes: Harrisburg enters the contest on a six-game winning streak dating back to Jan. 28. ... In the last meeting on Jan. 19 in Harrisburg, the Tigers defeated the Kernels 46-22. ... Mitchell hopes to snap an eight-game losing streak that started on Jan. 19 against Harrisburg.
WATERTOWN — Finishing off a weekend sweep of Eastern South Dakota Conference foes at home didn't quite go as easily as expected Saturday night for the Watertown boys basketball team. After shooting the lights out in an impressive victory over Pierre on Friday, the Arrows struggled in the first half before pulling away with a 61-47 win over Mitchell in the Civic Arena.
Chester Area outscored Mount Vernon/Plankinton 20-13 in the fourth quarter to pull off a comeback victory 66-61 in the fourth game of the Dakota Wesleyan University Culver's Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Three Flyers scored in double figures in the win with Levi DeVries finishing with 14 points, while Cade Larson and Devin Eppard each contributed 13 points. Eppard added five assists, six rebounds and five steals for the Flyers, which are receiving votes in the Class B poll. Chester Area went 26-of-50 from the field for 52 percent shooting in the win.
OMAHA, Neb.—Avenging a loss from earlier this season, the No. 16 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team remained tied for second place in the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings after topping College of Saint Mary 81-68 on Saturday in Omaha, Neb. Amber Bray led the Tigers with a game-high 21 points, hitting four 3-pointers, while Ashley Bray and Erica Herrold each added 16 points. Kristin Sabers finished the game with 15 points as the Tigers went 25-of-51 from the field, 12-of-27 from behind the arc and 19-of-30 from the free-throw line.
HURON—Three Mitchell wrestlers placed as the Kernels finished in 13th place at the Huron Invitational on Saturday in Huron. Wrestling at 145 pounds, Mitchell's Briggs Havlik continued his strong season with a fourth-place finish, while Carson Max (170) finished fourth and Sutton Carpenter (132) took sixth. Mitchell finished with 51 team points, while Sturgis won the 14-team event with 222 points.