Daily Republic Sports
LINCOLN, Neb. — Alexandria native Amanda Hart will make the move to the University of Nebraska to be the Huskers' director of operations under new coach Amy Williams. Williams announced Friday that her three assistant coaches and Hart will take up the same positions at Nebraska. "We had a terrific staff at South Dakota and we worked well together, building off each other's strengths," Williams said. "Our staff has great trust with one another, and we bring out the best in each other."
Mitchell Booster Club members will receive free admission to the Corn Palace Relays starting at 9 a.m. today at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell. Members will have to present their membership cards at the gate.
AVON—The Corsica-Stickney boys track team dominated the field at the Avon Invitational track and field meet on Friday in Avon. The Jaguars scored 157 team points, finishing ahead of Scotland (78 points) and Viborg-Hurley (74 points). Individually, Bon Homme's Chase Kortan won four events. He took home titles in the 100-meter run (11.15 seconds), the 200 (22.98), the 400 (53.30) and the long jump (20 feet, 9 inches).
MENNO—The Hanson girls track team walked away victorious at the Menno Relays on Thursday in Menno, winning the event with 133.5 team points. Colome finished second in the standings with 108 points, while Menno took third with 96 points. On the boys side, Colman-Egan won the team title with 137 points. Bridgewater-Emery finished second with 125.50 points and Canistota took third with 97 points.
PARKSTON — There were just six total hits in the game but Bon Homme/Scotland prevailed, defeating Parkston 3-0 at The Pond in Parkston Thursday. Bryce Scieszinski led the Cavaliers at the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the fifth inning to open the scoring. In the sixth, Sam Caba knocked in Kortan on a fielder's choice and Tanner VanDriel scored on a wild pitch. For Parkston (2-1), Jordan McKean and Jake DeLange had the lone hits.
HURON—A four-run seventh inning carried the Mitchell High School baseball team past Huron 5-2 on Thursday in Huron. The Kernels (8-1) trailed the Tigers 2-1 heading into the final inning before earning the win. "We were finally able to get some hits," MHS head coach Luke Norden said about the seventh-inning. "We couldn't break through with a hit when runners when in scoring position early in the game. It was a big inning for us."
HARRISBURG—The Mitchell High School girls golf team finished in 10th place at the Harrisburg Invite at Spring Creek Golf Course on Thursday in Harrisburg. Mitchell carded a team score of 427, while Yankton won the event with a score of 338. "It wasn't exactly how I or the girls wanted to start the season," Mitchell head coach Keri Munsen said. "We are a young team and don't have a lot of varsity experience."
YANKTON — The boys golf team from Bon Homme and the girls golf team from Burke/South Central each took home titles from Southeast South Dakota Small Schools golf meet at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton. The Cavaliers fired a score of 250 on the par-72 course to edge second-place Canistota and third place Kimball/White Lake. In the girls competition, Burke/South Central (191) outshot Bridgewater-Emery (202) by 11 strokes.
The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the High School Library. Members and team representatives are encouraged to attend.
YANKTON—The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team swept Mount Marty in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader on Wednesday in Yankton. DWU won the first game 9-2 and the second game 6-0 over the Lancers. In game one, Hailey Unger led the Tiger offense with two home runs and three RBIs, while Savannah Ahumada, Karly Severance and Vanessa Mendez each had home runs in the win. Sierra Haage allowed two runs off four hits in three innings pitched to earn the win for DWU.