Daily Republic Sports
If you are watching the Mitchell High School track and field team's boys 4x100-meter relay team, don't blink. The Kernels' top relay team races around the track in seconds. "It feels like it's over in a snap of the fingers," said senior Reed Overweg, who runs the second leg on the team. "It's a fun race to run."
TEA—McCook Central/Montrose's Kendall Gassman recorded nine strikeouts, while holding Tea to four hits for a complete game shutout in MCM's 10-0 win on Saturday in Tea. MCM broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning on a Peyton Cleveland RBI-single that scored Trevor Wilkinson. Kyle Tuschen added two hits, including a double, and two RBIs, while Collin Cleveland had a team-high three hits. MCM recorded 14 hits and committed one error, while Tea had three errors in the loss. MCM (2-0) hosts Tri-Valley today in Salem.
WINNER -- Winner wrestler Tre’Zen Doren has signed a national letter of intent to wrestle at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. The heavyweight capped off a strong prep career by winning the Class B heavyweight title match this past season. Doren, who wrestled for Andes Central until his senior season, finished his season with a 34-3 record. Doren won five wrestling tournaments this season with the Warriors and had 22 pins.
WAGNER -- Wagner’s Truman Ashes has signed a national letter of intent with the Northern State University wrestling team. The heavyweight won the 2016 Class B state title and finished with a 34-6 record during his junior campaign.
The Mitchell Parks & Recreation Department is taking registrations for a spring football skills camp hosted by the Dakota Wesleyan University football coaches and players. The camp is open to anyone in grades third-through-sixth. Dates for the camp are April 17-20 and will be at the DWU practice field from 4-5 p.m. each day. The cost is $40. Details: sign up online at cityofmitchell.org or at Rec Center, 1300 N Main St., Mitchell.
It was a successful Corn Palace Relays for the Mitchell High School boys 4x100-meter and 4x200 meter relay teams. The four-man team of Barry Browning, Courtney Miller, Reed Overweg and Spencer Neugebauer shined, claiming the top spot in both races, on Thursday at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell. Mitchell won the boys Elite Class 4x100 and 4x200 with times of 44.1 and 1:31.86, respectively. The Kernels bested Sioux Falls Lincoln, which entered Thursday's meet with the second-best time in the state so far this season.
MENNO—Colome's Matt Campbell corked a throw of 169 feet, 3 inches to win the boys discus on Thursday at the Menno Relays in Menno. Campbell's toss was the longest toss in Class B so far this season and his teammate, Holden Thieman, won the long jump with a leap of 19-08.25. No team scores were released.
ALEXANDRIA—Alex Scott and Nate Doering held Hanson/Bridgewater-Emery/Sanborn Central to two hits as Parkston/Ethan earned a 12-0 win in prep baseball action on Thursday in Alexandria. Scott earned the win on the mound, allowing one hits in four innings pitched with seven strikeouts. Doering gave up one hit in three innings pitched with three strikeouts. Brady Albrecht led Parkston/Ethan with four RBIs, while Dawson Semmler went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while Jordan McKean added a triple and four runs scored.
YANKTON—The Platte-Geddes boys golf team and the Burke/South Central girls golf each won the 15th annual Southeast South Dakota Small-School tournament on Thursday at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton. Platte-Geddes won the 12-team boys event with a score of 254, while Bon Homme finished second with a 262 and Freeman finished third with a 262. Burke/South Central won the 10-team girls competition with a 167, while Mount Vernon/Plankinton took second with a192 and Platte-Geddes finished third with a 197.
HURON—Jared Miller tossed 4 and 2/3 scoreless innings in relief as the Mitchell High School baseball team picked up its seventh win of the season with a 7-4 win over Huron on Thursday in Huron. Huron jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after the first inning, but the Kernels responded with three runs in the top of the second inning to tie the game up. The Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the second inning to take a 4-3 lead but once again, Mitchell responded with a run in the top of the third inning to tie the game up at 4.