Daily Republic Sports
FORT PIERRE—Despite a hat trick from Jacob Thill, the Mitchell Marlins couldn't find a way to beat Oahe on Sunday, falling 9-4 in Fort Pierre. Joshua Loecker had 46 saves in the net for the Marlins. Three Oahe players, Derek Burke, Landon Badger and Peter Sanchez, had two goals apiece. Mitchell (3-4) faces Watertown on Friday in Mitchell.
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell High School gymnastics team walked away with a win at the Brookings Invitational on Saturday, winning the event with 142.400 team points.
Today, at the Corn Palace, a basketball doubleheader is scheduled with the Bridgewater-Emery and Ethan girls basketball teams competing, followed by the Bridgewater-Emery and Ethan boys teams facing off. Times: Girls at 6:15 p.m., with the boys following after at 8:15 p.m.. Records: Bridgewater-Emery girls (3-5), Ethan girls (6-1), Bridgewater-Emery boys (4-4), Ethan boys (3-3).
BONESTEEL—Allison Sebern scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to propel Burke/South Central to a 45-37 victory over Kimball/White Lake on Saturday in Bonesteel. Grace Hazen contributed with 10 points and three assists for the Cougars, who shot 39 percent from the floor. Brooklyn Donald led KWL with 15 points and six rebounds, as the WiLdKats shot 34 percent from the floor. BSC (2-4) takes on North Central (Neb.) on Tuesday on the road, while KWL (3-4) face Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Tuesday in Kimball. KWL 7 14 24 37 BSC 10 22 26 45
PRESHO—The Parkston wrestling team fought to a second-place finish at the Mid-Dakota Monster on Saturday in Presho. Parkston had 197 team points, as Spearfish won the event with 270. Winner Area finished fifth with 157.5 points, Lyman took 10th with 101 points and Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes finished 11th with 95 points. Kyler Holzbauer won an individual title for Parkston at the 138-pound weight class, while Blake Bietz took home the 152-pound championship. Lucas Bietz claimed the title in the 160-pound weight class, while Logan Mahoney finished second in 120.
A loaded slate of games is on deck for the 33rd Hanson Girls Classic at the Corn Palace for Jan. 16, featuring the best girls basketball teams in South Dakota...
• Mitchell High School gymastics at Brookings Invitational, 12 p.m., at Brookings High School. • Mitchell Marlins girls hockey at Brookings, 7 p.m., Larson Ice Center, Brookings. • Mitchell Christian...
PARKSTON—Vermillion vaulted past Parkston 50-37 in high school boys basketball action on Friday in Parkston. Paul Schwasinger scored 11 points, while Cooper Williams added 10 points and five assists. Riley Peters pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for the Tanagers. For the Trojans, Jake DeLange had 15 points, while Dillan Thuringer tallied eight points and six rebounds. Parkston went 16-of-38 from the field for 32 percent shooting in the loss. Parkston (3-3) plays Hanson on Thursday in Parkston. Vermillion (5-2) plays Bon Homme on Tuesday in Tyndall.
PRESHO — The Winner Area Warriors in second place at the Mid-Dakota Monster after the first day of competition, with three wrestlers in the semifinals. Spearfish — which won the team competition at the Monster in 2015 — leads the team scoring with 148 points, followed by the Warriors with 111.5 points. Parkston is in third place with 104.5, followed by Stanley County in fourth place with 100 points and Hot Springs in fifth place with 95 points.
YANKTON—Jake Jarman and Jesse Grosdidier each scored three goals as the Mitchell Marlin boys hockey team topped Yankton 11-2 on Friday in Yankton. Jacob Thill and Spencer Neugebauer each added two goals, while Drew Kitchens added on goal in the win. Thill finished with five assists, while Grosdidier had three assists and Jarman added two assists. Marlin goalie Josh Loecker finished the game with 29 saves. Yankton had goals by Jack Schoenfelder and Austin Barger. The Bucks outshot the Marlins 31-29 in the contest.