Daily Republic Sports
STURGIS—There was no stopping the Mitchell High School football team on Friday night. The No. 2 Kernels had seven different players score touchdowns in a 68-8 victory over the Sturgis Scoopers at Woodle Field in Sturgis.
Mitchell High School's boys golf team finished in the top-half of the competitive field in their home Mitchell Invitational at Lakeview Golf Course Friday. The Kernels had two teams in the tournament. The starting varsity gold team finished eighth, shooting 324. The black team was 17th in the 18-team field with a score of 364. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, with three golfers in the top-10, won the tournament with a team score of 298, five shots better than city rivals Roosevelt and Washington.
HURON — Mitchell was in the mix for all 80 minutes but couldn't pull out a win Thursday in boys soccer action. James Valley Christian downed the Kernels 4-2 win in Huron. Mitchell trailed 2-1 at halftime, scoring on a Riley Kurtenbach goal, assisted by Seth Paulson. In the second half, Mark Novak punched home a goal, helped by an Andrew Christiansen assist.
Both Bridgewater and Emery will be busy with volleyball action on Saturday, as the Bridgewater-Emery Huskies host an eight-team tournament in the two towns. Participating teams include the host Huskies, Ethan, Mitchell's junior varsity, Hanson, Menno, Tripp-Delmont/Armour, Canistota and Scotland. The matches will begin at 8 a.m. in Emery with the quarterfinal round. The semifinals will be played at noon and 1 p.m. in Emery, with the championship at 3 p.m. in Emery.
MENNO — McCook Central/Montrose won a tough first set Thursday before pulling away for a three-set victory on the road at Menno on Thursday. Set scores were 27-25, 25-17 and 25-14. For the Fighting Cougars, Nicole Bies had 25 assists and 10 digs. McKenna Kranz had 11 kills and Morgan Koepsell added 10 kills and six blocks of her own for MCM. Harley Miles had 19 digs and Danielle Hanson had eight kills and three aces. Menno picked up eight kills and a team-high 17 digs from Ashton Vaith. Courtnee Edelman had 15 digs and four kills for the Wolves.
ABERDEEN — It was yet another big night for Lauren Tadlock Wednesday, as her 22-kill effort helped the Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team past Presentation College 3-1 in non-conference action. Tadlock also had 15 digs for the double-double effort in the 22-25, 25-13, 25-12 and 25-12 victory. The Rapid City native and Tiger senior posted the performance one day after recording her 1,000th kill for DWU. Wednesday's effort was Tadlock's sixth double-double in the last nine matches for the reigning conference player of the week.
Dakota Wesleyan University dropped a Great Plains Athletic Conference match against No. 14 Dordt College on Tuesday at the Corn Palace. The Tigers lost 25-13, 25-22 and 25-21. They are now 9-4 overall and 1-2 in the GPAC. In set one, Dordt raced to a quick 14-9 lead and never looked back, defeating the Tigers 25-13. Jumping out to a 6-3 lead in set two, the Tigers quickly saw their lead dwindle as Dordt took the set 25-22. DWU held with the Defenders in set three and began to rally back from a 23-15 deficit.
The top-ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln girls tennis team proved to be too much to handle for the Mitchell Kernels. Lincoln earned a 9-0 win over the Kernels during a triangular on Tuesday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. "We still got a ways to go," Mitchell head coach Pat Moller said. "I was real happy with the way we played. We certainly got some things to work on, but I like the direction we are heading and I was pretty proud of the way our girls competed."
Watertown earned a pair of wins over the Mitchell High School boys and girls soccer teams on Tuesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. The Arrow boys downed the Kernels 5-2 and Watertown won the girls match 3-0. Mitchell was tied with Watertown 2-2 at halftime in the boys match. The Arrows broke the tie with less than 6 minutes remaining in the game and scored three quick goals to claim the 5-2 win.
TYNDALL — Tripp-Delmont/Armour couldn't do much to stop the Cavaliers as Bon Homme improved to 10-0 on the season by winning in straight sets on Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-14, 25-11 and 25-8. For the No. 3 Cavaliers, Sierra Mesman put down 15 kills followed by Jeni Schmidt's 11 kills. Mesman also added 10 digs to go with four aces on the night. Lexie Gregerson put together a solid defensive effort for the Nighthawks with 15 digs. Matti Reiner had four kills. Tripp-Delmont/Armour won both the JV match and the C-match.