Daily Republic Sports
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Dakota Wesleyan University golfer Kristin Sabers is tied for second after one round at the Northwestern/Doane women's Invite, played Thursday at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa. A Mitchell native, Sabers shot a round of 84. Teammate Madison Van Wellegen shot 101, good for 28th after 18 holes for the Tigers, who are not competing as a team. Northwestern's Mikayla Christensen shot an 83 for a one-shot individual lead after 18 holes. Briar Cliff leads the team competition with a score of 336.
PIERRE — The next member of the South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors will be from Brookings or Watertown. Randy Soma, activities administrator at Brookings, and Steve Moore, athletic director at Watertown, were nominated to serve on the board at the SDHSAA annual meeting on Tuesday. Both are running for one open five-year term on the board. Jason Uttermark, principal at Aberdeen Central, is leaving the board in June when his term expires. Member schools have until May 30 to return their ballots.
SIOUX FALLS — An extra-inning win in the opening game of a doubleheader Tuesday set the table for the Mitchell High School baseball team to earn a sweep over Sioux Falls O'Gorman in Sioux Falls. The Kernels won the first game 4-3 in nine innings, while taking the second game 4-1 at Harmodon Park. In the ninth, Jared Miller took a leadoff walk and Elijah Pommer reached on a bunt. Following a strikeout, Spencer Neugebauer was hit by a pitch and then following another punchout, Carter Max drew the go-ahead walk in the top of the inning for the 4-3 lead.
WINNER—Drew DeMers had two hits, drove in two runs and struck out four batters to power Winner/Colome to a 9-1 prep baseball win over Chamberlain/Kimball/Lyman on Tuesday in Winner. DeMers pitched five innings, gave up just three hits and allowed one run in the win. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate. Riley Calhoon went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs. Calhoon also recorded the last six outs to earn the save for the Royals (5-3). Kelly O'Bryan, Holden Thieman, Levi McLanahan, Phillip Jorgensen and Oscar Pravecek each recorded a hit in the win.
CORSICA—The Corsica-Stickney track and field teams swept their home meet on Tuesday in Corsica. The Jaguar boys won the eight-team event with 211 points, while Gregory took second with 132 points and Burke/South Central with 82 points. Corsica-Stickney girls recorded 162 points, while Sanborn Central/Woonsocket took second with 99 points and Gregory finished third with 79.
A number of youth archers recently placed at the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournaments in Rapid City and Yankton earlier this month. In Rapid City on April 2, Dakota Christian took first place among middle school teams and Avon was second among high school teams. McCook Central's Austin Stromberg was the winner of the high school division, while Dakota Christian's Lexie Vander Pol was third in the middle school division.
FARGO, N.D.—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a 3-2 game against NCAA Division I North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the third inning, but could not maintain the advantage. The Bison knotted the score at 2-2 in the seventh and scored a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to win the game. DWU's Jarrod Zens went 3-for-3, while Hartman Katz and Landon Neugebauer both had two hits. Reed Harter had an RBI-single.
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team swept Northwestern College 8-3 and 4-3 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader on Tuesday in Mitchell. DWU won Game Two in dramatic fashion as Melysia Ortega hit a double that scored Paige Kinley for the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. In Game One, Sierra Haage was the winning pitcher for the Tigers. Haage allowed three earned runs on eight hits in seven innings pitched with four strikeouts. DWU (16-27, 6-6 GPAC) plays Doane in a GPAC doubleheader at 2 p.m. on Thursday at McWhirter Field.
PARKER—The McCook Central girls golf team carded a 289 to win the Parker Invite on Tuesday in Parker. McCook Central's Taylor Reif carded an 87 to place first in the 23-girl field, while Reif's teammate, Kayla Mentele, placed second with an 89. Ethan's Kailey Feiner placed sixth (102), Bridgewater-Emery's Danielle Vinz (105) and Canistota's Payton Ortman placed tenth (107).
WAGNER --- A two-run third inning propelled Beresford to a 2-0 win over Wagner/Avon in high school baseball action on Monday in Wagner. Beresford managed just one hit. But scored two runs in the third when Tyler Korpuenske hit a pop fly and reached on an error by the center fielder that led two runs. Wagner/Avon's Mato Perry pitched five strong innings, struck out eight batters, gave up no hits and issued four walks. Korpuenske threw five innings, struck out 10 batters and allowed two hits.