Daily Republic Sports
SIOUX FALLS — Monday's girls tennis dual between Mitchell and Sioux Falls Roosevelt was one-sided in final score only. The Kernels lost two of the three doubles matches but won each of the six singles matches on the way to a 7-2 victory at Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Monday.
After scoring seven touchdowns Saturday, Dakota Wesleyan University quarterback Dillon Turner was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The honor is the third for the Salem, Arkansas, native in his career. The junior broke loose for DWU in the passing game and on the ground, accounting for nearly 400 yards and seven touchdowns in a 55-17 win vs. Jamestown. He ran the ball 19 times for a career-high 177 yards, while scoring three times on the ground, tying another career high.
KIMBALL—The Ethan volleyball team didn't drop a match as the Rustlers claimed the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference volleyball tournament championship with a 2-0 win over Mount Vernon/Plankinton on Saturday in Kimball. Set scores were 25-20 and 25-21. Rachel Hawkins led the Rustlers with 10 kills and four aces, while Ellie Hohn added 12 kills and Kacey Bartscher chipped in 18 assists. For the Titans, Destiny Haak had four kills, while Hailey Walz had nine digs and Erin Denning recorded 10 assists.
VERMILLION (AP) — Miles Bergner kicked a 34-yard field goal in the second overtime and South Dakota erased two 21-point deficits to beat Weber State 52-49 on Saturday. Weber State's Taylor Hintze missed a 37-yarder on its second overtime possession to set up the final South Dakota drive. Coyotes quarterback Chris Streveler accounted for six total touchdowns, four passing and two rushing; while throwing for 173 yards and running for 125 more. His third TD pass to Shamar Jackson with 26 seconds left sent the game into overtime.
Jarding, Krause place in top 35 at Nike Heartland Preview By The Daily Republic SIOUX FALLS—Mitchell High School cross-country runners Jacob Jarding and Mary Krause each placed in the top-35 at the Nike Heartland Preview, one of the biggest cross-country meets in the region. Jarding finished in 33rd place with a time of 18 minutes, 9.34 seconds, while West Central's Derick Peters won the race with a time of 15:16.27. Gregory's Aaron Voigt placed 11th with a time of 17:15.20 and Ethan/Parkston's Jonah Murtha took 19th (17:35.76).
CORSICA — The Corsica-Stickney Jaguars started slow but found their rhythm Friday night. The No. 2 ranked team in Class 9B ended up shutting out Burke/South Central 52-0 in Corsica. The contest ended early in the fourth quarter due to the 50-point mercy rule. The Jaguars took the opening kickoff and marched to the Cougar 1-yard line only to lose the ball on a fumble. Burke/South Central, which has only four upperclassmen on its roster, punched the ball out to their 18-yard line before being forced to punt.
SCOTLAND — The No. 2 team in Class 9A, Scotland scored 44 second-quarter points en route to a 52-0 victory over Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Friday. The game was called at halftime due to the mercy rule. Chandler Diede rumbled his way for 85 yards and two touchdowns for Scotland, while Chase Mogck accounted for two touchdowns on the ground. Bryan Vaughan had a touchdown catch on offense and an interception return for a score on defense. Tristan Sedlacek racked up two sacks for the Highlanders.
ALEXANDRIA — Hanson edged Mount Vernon/Plankinton in a high school volleyball marathon match to remain undefeated on Thursday. Set scores were 26-24, 21-25, 25-5, 13-25 and 15-5. Ashley Moe turned in a dominating performance as she led the way offensively and defensively as she compiled 26 digs to go with 17 kills. Hannah Marquardt had 31 digs and Tayah Waldera had 19 set assists. For Mount Vernon/Plankinton, Destiney Haak amassed 16 kills to go with her five aces. Hanson won the JV match 2-0, and the teams split the C games 1-1.
For the first time in the Pat Moller tenure, the Mitchell girls' tennis team has defeated a Sioux Falls school. The Kernels defeated Sioux Falls Washington 8-1 on Thursday at Hitchcock Park in a high school girls' tennis match. Moller said it's the first time during his six-year stint with the Kernels that they have defeated a Sioux Falls school. "Anytime that we can beat Sioux Falls, it is just a little extra satisfying for us," said Moller, who noted the Sioux Falls schools have a year-round advantage with the indoor courts.
Seemela Novak scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute to push Mitchell past Huron 1-0 in a girls soccer match on Thursday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. The Kernels finished the match with 22 total shots and eight shots on goal, while goalie Caroline Titze recorded nine saves in the shutout. "We weren't finishing in the final third," MHS girls coach Jason Wear said. "Seemela took a nice touch and buried a nice shot in the back of the net." Novak was named the team's MVP of the game, while Marianna Novak earned an assist on the goal.