Daily Republic Sports
PIERRE—The Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with Pierre on Monday in Pierre. Mitchell dropped the first game 16-4 in five innings and won the second game 11-4. Post 18 opened the first game with a 4-0 after two innings, but Pierre responded with two runs in the bottom of the third before breaking the game open with nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. "We made a couple of mistakes at-the-plate and couldn't add to the lead," Norden said about the first game. "Then they exploded with the bats."
Cory Aadland, Mitchell's new Activities Director, recorded a hole-in-one at the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament on Friday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Aadland recorded the ace on hole No. 17. He used a 5-iron to sink his first-ever hole-in-one from 193 yards out.
MADISON—Madison scored six runs in the final two innings to come back to beat McCook/Miner 12-11 in a Legion baseball game on Monday in Madison. For McCook/Miner, Collin Cleveland went 3-for-4 with and RBI, while Ross Roling added two hits and two RBIs and Tanner Miller added a double and a single. Connor Hamilton took the loss in relief of Jordan Genzlinger. Hamilton allowed two hits, three runs (two earned) in 1/3 inning pitched. McCook/Miner had 11 hits, six errors and left 13 runners on base in the loss.
TABOR—Fueled by an eight-run first inning, Alexandria topped Tabor 9-6 in a Legion baseball game on Monday in Tabor. Alexandria's Lucas Miller had two doubles, while Levi Doyle added two singles. Aaron Wenande and Andrew Arend each had an RBI and two runs scored in the win. Wyatt Kayser picked up the win on the mound for Alexandria. Kayser pitched 6 2/3 innings in relief of Doyle and allowed three unearned runs on four hits with strikeouts. Beau Rothschadl took the loss for Tabor, allowing eight runs (two earned) on six hits in three innings pitched.
OMAHA, Neb.—Mitchell Aquatic Club swimmer Tevyn Waddell placed 69th in her second event at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Waddell finished the 100-meter backstroke in 1 minute, 03.16 seconds to finish third in her heat. "I thought today went a lot better," MAC head coach Kyle Margheim said. "She seemed a little more relaxed and handled her race a little better than (Sunday). It was a good day." The race was Waddell's second event at the Olympic Trials, as she placed 79th in the 100 butterfly on Sunday.
A Mitchell woman recorded her first-ever hole-in-one on Sunday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Marcia Eidahl, a Mitchell resident, recorded the ace on hole No. 3. Eidahl used a 5-hybrid to sink the 122-yard shot.
Post 18 picked up a pair of Legion baseball wins — one in dominating fashion and one in dramatic fashion — on Saturday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Mitchell jumped all over Aberdeen in the first game and won 10-1, while it took extra innings to decide the second game with Post 18 scoring a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to win 6-5. The two wins improved Post 18's record to 14-10. "It was a big day for us to get two wins," Mitchell head coach Luke Norden said. "Hopefully, this gives us a little momentum into three road games this week."
Behind 13 hits, the Mitchell Mad Dogs picked up a 16-6 win in seven innings over the Platte Killer Tomatoes 16-6 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game on Sunday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Zach Custer had a single and a double with four runs scored, while Dylanger Pierson had a double and two RBIs. Riley Chohon, Josh DeJong and Tyson DeGroot each had two hits for Mitchell in the win. Tanner Swets earned the win for the Mad Dogs. Swets allowed six runs in six innings pitched.
OMAHA, Neb.—Competing in her first U.S. Olympic Trials event, Tevyn Waddell finished sixth in her heat and took 79th overall in the women's 100-meter butterfly on Sunday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Waddell finished the race in 1 minute, 01.24 seconds and didn't advance to the semifinals in the event. "I thought she looked really well and swam well," Mitchell Aquatic Club head coach Kyle Margheim said. "I think today was a good learning experience, soaking in the meet and getting ready for the rest of the week."
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.—The Mitchell Elite boys basketball team won the 13U Division Shootout at JustAgame Fieldhouse on Thursday in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Mitchell won the first game 50-41 against Milwaukee's Wisconsin Hoops Select and beat Appleton's Wisconsin Blizzard 52-49 in overtime. Mitchell won its third game 33-26 against Caledonia, Minnesota to claim the championship.