Daily Republic Sports
HARTFORD—Region 3A foes—Winner Area and Parkston—are tied for ninth after day one of the Class A state girls golf tournament on Monday. The Warriors and Trojans both shot 389's at the Central Valley Golf Club in Hartford. Canton (363) holds a slim lead over Lennox (365) for the team lead. Lead-Deadwood shot a 370 and sits in third place. Parkston's Jayden Bormann is tied for fifth after shooting a 10-over 82. She shot a 40 on the front nine and a 42 on the back nine.
HAMILTON, Ontario — Former Wagner High School and University of Sioux Falls football standout Solomon St. Pierre has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. St. Pierre's signing was announced Saturday. He most recently played for the Milano Seamen in of the Italian Federation of American Football. "I'm excited about this opportunity because I did not see it coming," said St. Pierre, in a statement from USF athletics. "This is a great opportunity. I am so grateful and blessed for this chance. I look forward to getting back to work."
MOUNT VERNON—Derek Graesser had a solo home run and struck out 16 batters in a complete-game effort to help Winner/Colome top Mount Vernon 4-2 in a battle of Sunshine League amateur baseball foes Sunday. Austin Richey had three hits and drove in two runs, with Reed Harter adding an RBI double in the Pheasants' win. Graesser allowed five hits, two runs (one earned) and allowed one walk.
The struggles continued for Mitchell Post 18 on Sunday. Post 18 lost to Pierre Post 8 by scores of 4-1 and 8-4 at Cadwell Park. Mitchell went 1-3 on the weekend as it split with Renner Post 307 on Saturday at Cadwell, moving to 5-4 overall on the season. Mitchell coach Luke Norden said it's the mental lapses that are plaguing the team right now. "We talked between games about playing smarter and not harder and that's the kind of mistakes we made in the first game—were just mental things that hurt us," Norden said.
WINNER — In a Legion baseball slugfest, Winner/Colome scored 11 runs in two innings and held off Platte/Geddes 11-10 Friday at Leahy Bowl. The Royals scored five runs in the first inning but Platte/Geddes rallied to lead 6-5 in the top of the fifth inning. Winner/Colome promptly scored six runs in the bottom of the inning and did not relinquish the lead.
The Mitchell Junior Legion Post 18 baseball team split a doubleheader with Pierre on Friday at Drake Field. Mitchell won the first game 8-6 and lost game two 2-1. Jackson Sadler earned the win in game one. He recorded five strikeouts, gave up one earned run in five innings pitched. Brady Hawkins picked up the save. Hawkins also went 4-for-4 at the plate and drove in four runs. Peyton Nash finished 2-for-3 in game one. Brady Brosz pitched the complete game for Mitchell in game two. He tallied four strikeouts. Offensively, Sadler went 2-for-3 and Colby Gillen finished 1-for-2.
EMERY — The Dimock-Emery Raptors scored four times in the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie and pull away in a Sunshine League amateur baseball contest Thursday night against Parkston, winning 10-5. Jason Schmidt was the winning pitcher for the Raptors, recording seven strikeouts in three and 2/3 innings pitched. Gene Kitchens had two doubles and four RBIs, while Doug Sudbeck added two hits and three RBIs in the win.
SIOUX FALLS — The Mitchell Black teener baseball team earned a pair of wins Thursday night over Sioux Falls Central, winning 4-2 and 8-2 in the doubleheader. The Mitchell 14s got two strong pitching performances, with Evan Demaranville throwing the first game, a complete-game two-hitter. In the second contest, Masen Thompson allowed four hits, two runs and pitched all seven innings.
BROOKINGS—After Brookings tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Mitchell Post 18 baseball team responded. With the scored tied at 5, Jed Schmidt led the top of the ninth inning off with a double and came around to score the game-winning run on a two-out, RBI-single by Carson Max as Mitchell held on for a 6-5 win on Thursday in Brookings.
WINNER—Zach Harter and Austin Calhoon each had four RBIs as Winner/Colome smashed South Central 19-0 (five innings) in an amateur baseball game on Wednesday in Winner. Harter had a home run, while Calhoon picked up the win on the mound, tossing a one-hitter. Calhoon had eight strikeouts and two walks in five innings pitched. Tarrell Bauld added a double and three RBIs, while Austin Richey and Dillon Lambley each had two RBIs. Winner/Colome (5-1, 3-1 Sunshine League) plays Mount Vernon on Sunday in Mount Vernon.