Daily Republic Sports
The Daily Republic announced Quinci Herll, Tevyn Waddell and Spencer Neugebauer as its most valuable athletes at the Mitchell High School athletic awards banquet on Wednesday night at the Corn Palace.
AVON — The Bridgewater-Emery boys track and field team and the Andes Central/Dakota Christian girls team won the Fort Randall Conference meet on Tuesday in Avon. The Huskie boys won the conference with 116 points, while the Thunder girls won with 113 points. Lyman's Korder Cropsey won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.34 seconds as well as the 200 (22.7) and 400 (50.58). Colome's Matt Campbell took first in the shot put with a toss of 49 feet, 5 inches, and also won the discus with a throw of 155-04.
WINNER—The Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls track and field team and the Winner boys team won the Southeast South Dakota Conference meet on Tuesday in Winner. MVP earned 180 points to best second place Ethan/Parkston (109), while Winner won the boys division with 111 points and the Titan boys took second with 109 points. Two conference records were broken at the meet as Chamberlain's Ella Byers broke the girls 3,200-meter run record. Byers won the race with a time of 11 minutes, 52.57 seconds and took first in the 1,600 (5:25.50).
The Mitchell High School baseball team's doubleheader against Yankton scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell was postponed due to weather. The game will be made up on Sunday in Mitchell.
BRANDON—This was the bounceback effort the Mitchell High School tennis team needed. A day after getting swept 9-0 to Sioux Falls Lincoln, the Kernels returned the favor against a pair of Eastern South Dakota Conference foes, sweeping both Brandon Valley and Yankton 9-0 at a triangular on Tuesday in Brandon. "I think (Monday) was a wakeup call for the boys," Moller said. "They came away with ESD wins against teams that will be fighting for top spots at Friday's conference tournament. We showed everybody that Mitchell is still the team to beat in the ESD."
HUMBOLDT — Held to just five hits and one run, the McCook baseball team was shut down by West Central Tuesday night in a 9-1 loss at Humboldt. Blake Svoboda was the winning pitcher for West Central (6-4), throwing six scoreless innings and striking out 12, scattering four hits in the process. Svoboda was 2-for-4 at the plate and Noah Vettrus had a 2-for-3 game. Jordan Lueth was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, as the Trojans had 11 hits.
HURON — Strong days from Rex Schlicht and Logun Feistner helped the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket boys track and field team to a second-place finish at the 281 Conference meet Tuesday in Huron. The Blackhawks scored 124 points and were behind first-place James Valley Christian, as the Vikings scored 211 points. Wessington Springs was fifth with 63 points. On the girls side, SC/W took fourth place with 83 points and Wessington Springs was seventh with 25 points. Wolsey-Wessington ran away with the girls title with 212 points.
Two Mitchell residents notched their first career hole-in-ones on Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Michael Escobin accomplished the feat on hole No. 8 using a pitching wedge. Escobin played from the white tees, which is 122 yards out from the hole. Leroy Polreis also recorded his hole-in-one on hole No. 8 using a pitching wedge. He played from the gold tees, which is 118 yards out.
• Mitchell High School baseball vs. Yankton (doubleheader), 6:30 p.m., at Cadwell Park. • Mitchell High School boys tennis at Brandon Valley Triangular, 1 p.m. in Brandon. • Area high...
PARKSTON—Two runs in the fifth inning was all the Beresford high school baseball team needed in a 2-1 victory over Parkston on Monday in Parkston. Beresford picked up their runs on RBI singles from Peter Cruz and Hunter Ingwerson, and received a dominating effort from pitcher Tyler Kropaenske. Kropaenske pitched a complete game, allowing one run (which was not earned) on two hits and struck out three batters.