Daily Republic Sports
No. 14 Morningside grabbed a pair of road victories over Dakota Wesleyan University Thursday in Great Plains Athletic Conference action at McWhirter Field. The Mustangs won game one 9-2 and the second game 5-1, stretching their win streak to 14 games and snapping DWU's string of four wins in a row.
SIOUX FALLS — Three area athletic directors have been honored by the South Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as region athletic directors of the year. Ethan's Tim Hawkins, Mitchell's Geoff Gross and Winner's Dan Aaker received the awards for their respective regions of the state. The honors were announced at the group's annual spring conference in Sioux Falls on March 31. 2016 SDIAAA Region Athletic Directors of the Year
SALEM — The McCook high school baseball team dropped its season-opening game Wednesday, falling to Sioux Falls Christian 3-1 in Salem. Jesse Muth had the team's lone RBI in the sixth inning and Kohl Miller had a pair of walks. McCook was held to three hits in the game. The Chargers scored three runs in the first inning to build a lead that McCook couldn't overcome. Kendall Gassman pitched four innings, striking out three batters. Jordan Genzlinger pitched two innings for McCook. McCook (0-1) hosts Lennox today at 5:30 p.m. in Salem.
PLATTE—Behind a no-hit effort from Dylan Mohnen, the Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake baseball team trounced Chamberlain/Lyman on Thursday 17-0 in a shortened game. Mohnen's winning effort included eight strikeouts in the complete game effort for the Honkers. His lone blemish was a hit-batsman in the contest. Offensively, Riley Hoffman had two hits including a triple and three RBIs. Seth Kirsch recorded two hits with a double and two RBIs, while Colten Plooster notched two hits and three RBIs.
DENVER — Mitchell native Mike Miller feels he has more basketball in his future. And the Denver Nuggets would like to continue to be Miller's team, in any way possible. Miller, who signed a one-year contract with the Nuggets last summer and will be an unrestricted free agent later this year, said he'd like to keep playing basketball and said he's been OK with the role he's taken on during the 2015-16 season: mentoring veteran.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team split a doubleheader with Presentation College on Wednesday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. The Tigers won game one 5-4 and dropped game two 6-4. In the first contest, Steven Somerville picked up the win for DWU after pitching two innings and allowing no runs on one hit. Cole Wenande picked up two hits and two walks offensively for the Tigers.
SCOTLAND — Ten meet records fell Tuesday at the Scotland Invitational, as the Irene-Wakonda boys and the Bon Homme girls took home team titles. The Eagles managed to hold off a hard-charging Corsica-Stickney team, winning 107 to 101. On the girls side, the Cavaliers had 86 points, 12 points clear of second-place Hanson, which had 74.
Due to windy and cold weather conditions expected on Thursday, the Mitchell Middle School track meet in Brandon has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to be held Thursday at Brandon Valley High School. The meet will not be made up, the Mitchell School District said Wednesday.
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team set a new program record for total wins in a season on Tuesday. DWU swept Dordt in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader to earn its 23rd win of the season—breaking the old record of 22 wins set in 2014. The Tigers beat the Defenders 6-1 and 6-2 at McWhirter Field in Mitchell.
PARKSTON—The Ethan/Parkston boys and Wagner girls track and field team took team titles at the Ethan/Parkston Early Bird Meet on Tuesday in Parkston. Ethan/Parkston won the boys title with 193 team points, while Wagner placed first on the girls side with 150 points.