Daily Republic Sports
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.
BROOKINGS—Mitchell natives Macy Miller and Kerri Young helped pace the South Dakota State University women's basketball in a 92-64 win over Fort Wayne Saturday in Brookings. Miller finished with 18 points and six assists, while Young added 13 points and Ellie Thompson chipped in 12 points. SDSU (21-4, 11-1 Summit) plays Denver at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Brookings.
SIOUX FALLS—Mitchell scored four goals in the third period to earn a 6-3 win over Sioux Falls East in a boys varsity hockey game on Saturday in Sioux Falls. Jesse Grosdidier recorded a hat-trick, while Bryce Geraets, Jake Jarman and Ben Hieb each added a goal. Geraets added three assists, Jarman, Spencer Neugebauer, Jacob Thill, Adam Loes and Drew Kitchens recorded an assist in the win. Mitchell outshot Sioux Falls 38-22 and Marlin goalie Ben Colwell had 19 saves. Mitchell (6-7) plays Oahe on Friday in Mitchell.
VERMILLION—The South Dakota women's basketball team earned its 20th win of the season by defeated Oral Roberts 71-48 on Saturday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Nicole Seekamp led USD with 17 points and five assists, while Abigail Fogg added 11 points and eight rebounds. South Dakota (20-5, 11-1 Summit) plays Western illinois at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Vermillion.
HILLSBORO, Kan.—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped three games to No. 4 Tabor College in its season-opening series on Saturday and Sunday in Hillsboro, Kan. On Saturday, DWU fell 17-8 in nine innings. Dustin Steckler took the loss for DWU and he allowed six runs, four earned, on eight hits in four and a third innings pitched with four strikeouts. On Sunday, the Tigers fell 8-7 and 6-1 in seven inning games.
BROOKINGS—Skylar Forget set a pair of records for the Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's track and field teams at the South Dakota State University Indoor Classic on Friday and Saturday in Brookings. Forgey, a Colome native, clocked a 1,000-meter time of 2 minutes and 57.56 seconds to finish third out of 51 runners and set the DWU record for the event on Friday. On Saturday, Forgey finished 12th in the 800-meter run with a school record time of 2:17.02. Forgey qualified for the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships in both events.