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Registration and information night for Mitchell Softball Association's spring and summer program is at 7 p.m. Monday at the Sherman Center on the Dakota Wesleyan University campus. For the first time in 10 years, there won't be a fastpitch league. MSA is focused on developing players in the Mitchell area. More information will be discussed at Monday's meeting. The cost per player is $150 and the program is for girls ages 9 through 18.
GREELEY, Colo. -- The season ended Sunday for the University of South Dakota women's basketball team. The Coyotes (26-8) was edged 59-58 by Northern Colorado in the second round of the WNIT. Northern Colorado advances to face UCLA in the Sweet 16. USD was led by Nicole Seekamp with 19 points and Margaret McCloud with 10 rebounds. USD shot 42 percent from the field, 13 percent from long range and 76 percent from the line. Northern Colorado's (22-12) D'Shara Strange had 14 points and eight rebounds, Stephanie Lee added 11 points and Kyleigh Hiser tallied 10 points.
Sioux Falls Lincoln 47, Sioux Falls Washington 45 SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Addison Park scored with 1:50 left for a four-point Sioux Falls Lincoln lead and the Patriots held on to beat Sioux Falls Washington 47-45 to claim the championship in the South Dakota Class AA boys basketball tournament on Saturday. The Patriots (21-5) trailed the top-seeded Warriors 40-30 after three quarters, but outscored Washington 17-5 in the fourth quarter. Kaleb Johnson led the way for Lincoln with 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting. He had three 3-pointers.
ABERDEEN -- The Gregory Gorillas ended their season with a win and earned a seventh-place finish at the Class B state boys basketball tournament on Saturday in Aberdeen. No. 6 Gregory downed No. 1 Faith 61-54 to win its first state tournament game since 1963. "There's only four teams that get to end their season with a win," Head coach Jeff Determan said after the game. "It was a nice thank you to the seniors who worked their tails off all season and their whole career.
Class B in Aberdeen Thursday's results No. 8 Hitchcock-Tulare 54, No. 1 Faith 40 No. 5 Hanson 56, No. 4 Wolsey-Wessington 55 No. 2 White River 61, No. 7 Parker 57 No. 3 Langford Area 49, No. 6 Gregory 36 Friday's games No. 4 Wolsey-Wessington 63, No. 1 Faith 50 No. 7 Parker 55, No. 6 Gregory 41 No. 5 Hanson 43, No. 8 Hitchcock-Tulare 41 (OT) No. 3 Langford Area 42, No. 2 White River 35 (OT) Saturday's games Seventh-place game: No. 1 Faith vs. No. 6 Gregory, noon Fifth-place game: No. 4 Wolsey-Wessington vs. No. 7 Parker, 1:45 p.m. Third-place game: No. 8 Hitchcock-Tulare vs. No.
RAPID CITY -- St. Thomas More used a late run to pull away and beat Mount Vernon/Plankinton 55-43 Friday at the Class A state boys basketball tournament. Leading 40-37 with 2:23 left, St. Thomas More (14-10) got two free throws on a foul, two more on a bench technical and a 3-pointer on the awarded possession. It was part of 9-0 run. The Titans trailed by one at the end of the third quarter but were outshot 24-13 in the final frame. "They're size gave us some problems," Mount Vernon/Plankinton head coach Eric Denning said. "They made a nice run and are a good team." P.J.
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ST. LOUIS -- Robert Kokesh suffered his first loss of the season in the 174-pound quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Friday in St. Louis. Kokesh dropped a 3-2 decision to Pittsburgh's Tyler Wilps. He has a 36-1 record on the season. The Wagner native will wrestle again later today in the wrestlebacks. Check The Daily Republic later for more NCAA wrestling coverage.
VERMILLION -- With a 68-58 win over Creighton on Thursday, the University of South Dakota women's basketball team will advance to the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. USD (26-7) will take on Northern Colorado (21-12) on Sunday. The Coyotes were led by Nicole Seekamp with 21 points, and Raeshel Contreras added 14. USD shot 45 percent from the field, 50 percent from long range and 94 percent from the line. Creighton (17-14) was led by Alexis Akin-Otiko with 23 points and six rebounds.
Nate Sievert, 25, of Mitchell, bowled a 300 on Thursday during the Palace City League at the Village Bowl in Mitchell. Sievert, who plays for team Muth Electric, had a four-game series of 1,020. His games were 225, 258, 237 and 300. This is his eighth 300 and second one this year.