Daily Republic Sports
FARGO, N.D.—There's no shortage of buzz surrounding the annual Dakota Marker football game between South Dakota State University and North Dakota State University. The two rivals each enter the contest unbeaten in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and nationally ranked. No. 14 SDSU (3-2) travels to No. 1 NDSU (5-0) for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota. The game will broadcast on ESPN3.
A late goal doomed the Dakota Wesleyan University women's soccer team against Briar Cliff University on Wednesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. Briar Cliff scored the winning goal in the 102nd minute to edge DWU 1-0 and hand the Tigers' their 12th loss. The Chargers outshot DWU 21-6 and Tiger goalie Kira Miller had 15 saves in the loss. DWU (0-12-1) plays Mount Marty College at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Yankton. In the men's game, Briar Cliff topped DWU 3-0. The Tigers finished with one shot on goal and were outshot 15-2.
The Dakota Magic let a five-point halftime lead slip away against the Omaha Chargers on Tuesday at the Corn Palace. The Magic lost the National Basketball League of America contest 106-93. The Magic led 54-49 at halftime. Myles Coleman led the Magic (5-2) with 22 points and eight rebounds. Marquealis Edwards recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Don Jones added 15 points and Terrell Newton toss in nine points for the Magic.
YANKTON — Dakota Wesleyan University's volleyball team completed a season sweep of their in-state Great Plains Athletic Conference rival Tuesday, taking down Mount Marty in four sets. Set scores were 29-27, 21-25, 26-24 and 25-16. Lauren Tadlock had 21 kills and five blocks for the Tigers, while Dana Misiaszek added 12 kills of her own and Katie Vetch had 10 kills. Michelle Van Epps had 51 set assists and Taylor Spence had 25 digs, one of five Tigers to have at least 10 digs in the match. Sierra Kloth had 21 kills for the Lancers (6-16, 0-10 GPAC)
FORESTBURG — Sanborn Central/Woonsocket outdueled James Valley Christian in prep volleyball action on Tuesday. Set scores were 25-21, 25-21, 22-25 and 25-22. Myah Selland accounted for 19 kills, four blocks and two aces to help propel the Blackhawks to victory. Kyla Morgan registered 12 kills and Abby Doering was credited with 11 kills of her own for SCW, which remains a perfect 6-0 in 281 Conference play. Samantha Dowling accounted for 12 kills and 12 blocks in the contest for JVC.
This week's South Dakota Sportswriters Association high school football and volleyball polls are below. Teams are listed with first-place votes in parentheses, record, vote points and ranking last week. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosevelt (6) 7-0 38 1 2. SF Washington (2) 7-0 34 2 3. SF O'Gorman 5-2 23 3 4. Brandon Valley 4-3 17 4 5. Rapid City Stevens 3-4 5 RV RV: Aberdeen Central 3 Class 11AA 1. Harrisburg (6) 5-2 38 1 2. Mitchell (2) 6-1 34 2 3. Yankton 3-4 20 4 4. Huron 4-3 15 3
PLANKINTON—Wagner edged Mount Vernon/Plankinton 3-2 in a prep volleyball match on Monday in Plankinton. Set scores were 25-15, 25-23, 9-25, 22-25 and 15-4. Jensen Holzbauer powered the Red Raiders with 25 kills and 32 digs. Sierra Juffer added 38 assists for Wagner. Kirstyn Roth recorded 24 digs and two aces in the win and Carolyn Blaha registered three blocks for the Red Raiders. Destiney Haak led Mount Vernon/Plankinton with 18 kills and four blocks. Erin Denning tallied 17 assists and Stephanie Faulhaber added 24 digs for the Titans.
Mitchell landed four players on the USA Softball of South Dakota 2016 Fastpitch Class AA All-State Teams. Senior pitcher/first baseman Alyson VanderPol and sophomore pitcher Tori Misiaszek were named to the first team, while senior catcher Jayci Hinker and sophomore shortstop Hannah Sibson were second team selections. VanderPol hit .373 on the season and led the team in doubles (10). She was also second on the team in RBIs (18) and was third in hits (25).
Dakota Wesleyan University quarterback Dillon Turner is the Great Plains Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, as well as the NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week. Turner, a junior from Salem, Arkansas, accounted for 606 total yards, including 204 rushing yards on 22 attempts and a touchdown in DWU's 42-37 win over Dordt College on Saturday. Through the air, he completed 31-of-39 passes for 402 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Turner's 402 passing yards came just shy of Jon Bane's school record of 457 passing yards, which was set in 2012.
It was a good home meet for the Mitchell High School competitive cheer and dance teams on Saturday at the Corn Palace. The Kernel cheer team took fourth place with 211.5 points and the dance team also earned a fourth-place finish with 214.83 points. In the dance competition, Mitchell took fourth in hip-hop with 209.5 points and fourth in pom with 221.5 points. The Kernels also had a score of 213.5 as the lone team competing in kick. Sioux Falls Washington won the dance competition with 266.33 points.