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According to ESPN college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman, South Dakota State University men's basketball head coach Scott Nagy is expected to leave his position with the Jackrabbits to take over as head coach at Wright State University. Goodman announced on his Twitter account on Sunday evening that Nagy emerged as the favorite after visiting the campus and meeting with Wright State players. Other outlets, including the Dayton Daily News in Dayton, Ohio, also reported the news. Wright State finished third in the Horizon League with a 22-13 record in 2015-16.
TABOR—The Bon Homme/Scotland baseball team picked up a 10-0 win over Turner/Hutchinson on Sunday in Tabor. Bon Homme/Scotland pitchers Chase Kortan, Cole Uecker and Bryce Scieszinski combined to toss a no-hitter. Kortan picked up the win and recorded eight strikeouts in three innings pitched, while Uecker and Scieszinski combined to toss three hitless innings. Kortan had a double and two RBIs, while Christian Uecker added two RBIs. BH/S (1-0) won the JV game 7-4 and play Parkston at 5 p.m. on April 13 in Parkston.
NEWTON, Kan.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team took fourth place out of 22 teams at the Bethel College Spring Invitational on Sunday in Newton, Kansas. DWU carded a team score of 607 and were led by Anthony Husher, who finished tied for fifth with a two-day score of 147. Tyler Burr finished 10th with a 149, while Cal Weise tied for 35th with a 154, competing on DWU's second team that finished 15th. Dodge Community College won the event with a score of 585.
OMAHA, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team swept the College of Saint Mary in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader on Sunday in Omaha, Neb. DWU earned a 2-0 win the first game and a 5-3 in the second game. In Game 1, Hallie Misiaszek tossed a complete game shutout, allowing four hits in seven innings pitched with five strikeouts. Katy Lazenby hit a two-run home run to lead the Tiger offense.
LINCOLN, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team split a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader against Nebraska Wesleyan on Sunday in Lincoln, Nebraska. DWU dropped a 6-3 contest in the first game and won the second game 16-11. In Game 1, Tyler Waddle hit a three-run double to lead the Tiger offense, while Patrick Whetham took the loss. In Game 2, DWU recorded 16 runs on 15 hits. Chris Combs went 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs in the win. On Saturday, DWU split a doubleheader with Concordia University in Crete, Nebraska.
SIOUX FALLS—Dakota Wesleyan University freshman thrower Ben Hammer took second place in the shot put at the Vance Butler Invite on Sunday in Sioux Falls. Hammer had a throw of 15.42 meters, which provisionally qualifys him for the 2016 NAIA outdoor national championships. Abigail Collingham set a school record in the women's pole vault with a mark of 3.07 meters. She finished eighth in the event, while Kristen Longville placed second in the women's triple jump with a leap of 11.37—setting a DWU record.
• Mitchell High School track and field at Steve Beresth ESD Invite, 1 p.m. in Brookings. • Mitchell High School baseball at Rapid City Central (doubleheader), 4 p.m. in Rapid...
The nominees for the Mr. and Miss Basketball awards in South Dakota have been announced, with four area players under consideration. Canistota's Shay Jolley is up for the boys award, while Hanson's Kynedi Cheeseman, Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Megan Bultsma and Winner's Allison Cox have been nominated for the girls honor. The award for the top senior basketball player in the state is voted upon by the state's basketball coaches and will be announced May 1 at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls. A complete list of nominees is listed below:
Six area prep basketball seniors will participate in the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association/Sanford Pentagon all-star games. In the girls games, Hanson's Kynedi Cheeseman will play for the Blue team, while Wagner's Ali Kuca, Winner's Allison Cox and Mount Vernon/Plankinton will play for the White team. Winner coach Larry Aaker will coach the White squad. On the boys side, Mitchell Christian's Majok Kur will play for the Blue team and Devon Leiferman, of Winner, will play for the White team.
ABERDEEN — The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team never trailed in its two games Thursday against Presentation College, winning the games 6-1 and 1-0 and improving to 19-11 on the season. Game one was scoreless into the sixth inning when DWU scored six runs off the Saints, highlighted by a seventh-inning two-run home run from Vanessa Mendez. Mitchell native Hallie Misiaszek was in control in the pitcher's circle, allowing one run on two hits in the complete game victory.