Daily Republic Sports
The rematch is set. The Renner Monarchs blanked Circus Sports Bar 5-0 on Saturday during a semifinals elimination game of the Class A state amateur tournament at Cadwell Park. Renner will now play the Sioux Falls Brewers at noon Sunday in the Class A championship game at Cadwell Park. It will be the third time in four seasons the Monarchs and Brewers will play in the state championship. Renner beat Sioux Falls in 2013 and again in last season's title title. The Monarchs will be making their fourth straight appearance in the title game.
For the first time in Class B state amateur tournament history, the Garretson Blue Jays will play in the title game. The Blue Jays knocked off the Dell Rapids Mudcats 7-4 in the semifinals of the Class B state amateur tournament on Saturday at Cadwell Park. Garretson (18-6) will now play in the state title game at 2 p.m. on Saturday against the Alexandria/Crofton, Nebraska, winner. Alexandria and Crofton will play at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Cadwell Park.
BROOKINGS — While it was a rough score line, Mitchell girls soccer coach Jason Wear was quite pleased with the effort of the Kernels in their season debut Friday. Brookings scored four times in the second half, including on two Kernel own goals to defeat Mitchell 5-0 in the match at Fishback Soccer Park in Brookings. Mitchell was down 1-0 at halftime before Brookings poured in four more goals. Wear said his team was physically strong during the game but the team didn't keep focus after allowing a few odd goals in the second half.
YANKTON — The first day of the South Dakota Men's Amateur Golf Championship saw some rough weather and plenty of area talent atop the leaderboard at Yankton's Fox Run Golf Course. Former Freeman High School golfer Arron Lickteig and Mitchell's Brandon Sigmund share the lead of the 54-hole tournament after the first round, where both golfers fired 3-under rounds of 69. Jeff Meyerink, of Mitchell, is tied for third place after shooting a 1-under-71, along with Mitch Schlingman, of Pierre.
Derek Appley threw a complete game shutout to propel Crofton, Nebraska to a 5-0 win over Colman in the quarterfinals of the Class B state amateur tournament on Friday at Cadwell Park. Appley scattered five hits and struck out five batters in the shutout victory. He also received some help from Crofton's bats. The Blue Jays scored five runs through the first three innings. James Kaiser had an RBI triple and Austin Hegge had an RBI single in the second inning for Crofton.
The National Basketball League of America will be holding a preseason combine event Saturday in Sioux Falls, featuring four teams playing in two exhibition games. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Avera Sports Center, located at 209 W. Anchor Lane, which is located near the intersection of West 85th Street and South Minnesota Avenue. The Sioux City Hornets will play the Omaha Nation Bison at 11 a.m., followed by the Dakota Magic against the Omaha Chargers at 12:30 p.m.
PARKSTON—J.D. Bormann, of Parkston, recorded his first-ever hole-in-one at the Parkston Country Club on Wednesday. Bormann used a pitching wedge to record the 108-yard ace on Hole No. 6.
SIOUX FALLS—Bo Beck, President of the South Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, recently announced the names of the recipients of the annual SDIAAA Scholarships. Three local athletes were recipients of the $750 scholarships: Makaela Karst, of Plankinton, Zach Sebern, of Burke, and Tayla Weber, of Woonsocket. Other recipients of the scholarship were Megan Kueter, of Sioux Falls O'Gorman, Madigan Moore, of Watertown, and Brooke Struwe, of Estelline.
Dakota Wesleyan University was picked No. 10 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference preseason volleyball coaches' poll. The Tigers received 19 points in the poll. Hastings College tallied 91 points and was picked No. 1 in the preseason poll. The Broncos garnered four of 11 first-place votes. Midland, which was picked second with 90 points, also received four first-place votes. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team in the preseason poll.
Four youth golfers in The Daily Republic's coverage area finished atop the leaderboard for the South Dakota Golf Association's junior golf tour. The junior tour held 21 different tournaments across the state this summer for youth golfers ages 11-and-under to 18-years old. In U11 girls, Adisyn Indahl, of Burke, finished atop the Southeast Section with 145 points; while Taylee Indahl, of Burke, won the 14-15 girls with 110 points. In 16-18 boys, Alec Johnson, of Tyndall, finished in first with 90 points and Sydney Weber, of Parkston, won the 16-18 girls with 95 points.