Daily Republic Sports
Winter weather and poor road conditions has forced the postponement of a number of area sports contests Monday. The following is a list of some of those schedule changes: • The gymnastics quadrangular between Chamberlain, Parkston/Ethan/Hanson, Kadoka Area and Wagner/Bon Homme in Chamberlain has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced. • The Chamberlain at Kimball/White Lake girls basketball contest has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 26. The game will be played in Kimball.
The Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team fell to Aberdeen 6-4 on Saturday in Mitchell. Mitchell led 4-3 after two periods, but Aberdeen scored three unanswered goals to pull out the win. Jesse Grosdidier scored two goals, while Bryce Geraets and Matt Muth each added a goal for the Marlins. Spencer Neugebauer had two assists and Jake Jarman added an assist in the loss. Aberdeen outshot Mitchell 36-33. Marlin goalie Joshua Loecker had 30 saves. Mitchell (4-6) plays Yankton on Friday in Mitchell.
VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota women's basketball team won its fifth straight game by topping Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis 65-59 on Saturday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. South Dakota senior Nicole Seekamp scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Coyotes. Seekamp scored more than 20 points for the fourth time in the last five games and the Coyotes went 23-of-55 from the field for 41 percent shooting in the win. South Dakota (15-5, 6-1 Summit) plays Western Illinois on Wednesday in Macomb, Illinois.
BROOKINGS — Three Jackrabbits scored in double figures as the South Dakota State University women's basketball team earned a 85-63 Summit League with over Western Illinois on Saturday in Brookings. Freshman Madison Gubert scored 21 points to lead SDSU, while Kerri Young and Macy Miller—former Mitchell Kernels—finished with 17 points and 10 points, respectively. SDSU had all 11 players score in the contest. Sophie Reichelt scored 21 points to lead the Leathernecks (11-9, 4-3 SL).
WATERTOWN—The Mitchell High School gymnastics team posted a score of 145.15 to win the Watertown Invitational on Saturday in Watertown. Mitchell's Quinci Herll captured the all-around title with 37.775 points, while Maria Krall finished third with a score of 36.1. Emily Prill placed fourth with 35.975 points and Josie Dierks tied for fifth with 35 points.
Hanson shot 56 percent from the field in a 60-48 win over Sully Buttes at the 34th annual boys Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace. The Beavers went 22-of-39 from the field and had four players score in the double figures. Aaron Wenande led the team with 18 points, while Andrew Arend, Martez Campbell and Nathan Stewart each chipped in 11 points. Sully Buttes went 14-of-46 from the field for 30 percent shooting in the loss. Donnie Yackley led the Chargers with 11 points, while Scott Senftner added 10 points.
PARKSTON—The Parkston Trojans wrestling team finished second at the Parkston Little B wrestling tournament on Saturday in Parkston. Stanley County won the 11-team meet that features all Class B wrestling teams with 157 points, while the Trojans finished with 151 points. McCook Central/Montrose took third with 103 points, Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica finished seventh with 88 points and Howard took 10th with 42 points.
The Bon Homme/Scotland wrestling team placed second at the Winner Invite, while Burke/Gregory took third and Winner finished fourth on Saturday in Winner. Phillip Area won the 10-team event with 254 points, while Bon Homme/Scotland finished with 166 points, Burke/Gregory tallied 161.5 points and Winner recorded 158 points. Alex Caba won the 138-pound title for Bon Homme/Scotland, while Tanner Iwa (182) and Kreg Kepplinger (220) each earned first place finishes. Sam Caba (152), Josh Crownover (145) and Kaleb Crownover each finished second.
CHAMBERLAIN—The Mitchell wrestling team fought to a third place finish at the River City Rumble on Saturday in Chamberlain. The Kernels finished with a team score of 132, while Huron won the event with a 229.5. "It was a good day for us and a good tournament," Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter said. "I was happy with our kids that finished first, and we had eight total kids place in their weight classes." Briggs Havlik won the 145-pound weight title, while Zach Smith finished first in the 152-pound weight class.
The Mitchell Marlin girls hockey team fell to Oahe 9-4 on Sunday and 3-2 in overtime on Saturday in Mitchell. On Saturday, Mitchell scored two goals in the third period to force overtime. Grace Halvorson scored two goals, while Ashley Jones and Maggie Dailey each had an assist. Ashley Zimmer had 15 saves in the net for the Marlins. Mitchell outshot Oahe 23-18 in the loss. On Sunday, Faith Halvorson, Sarah Zimmerman and Grace Halvorson each scored goals for the Marlins. Zimmer had 14 saves in the loss. Oahe outshot Mitchell 42-23.