Daily Republic Sports
LINCOLN, Neb.—Dakota Wesleyan's Skylar Forgey, a Colome native, had a second-place finish in the 800-meter run at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska. Forgey finished the event with a time of 2 minutes, 19.10 seconds. As a team, the DWU women finished in 10th place, while the DWU men took 11th.
ABERDEEN—The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team picked up two wins at the Dome Tournament over the weekend in Aberdeen. The Tigers defeated Waldorf on Saturday 11-5 and on Sunday 11-3, while falling to Valley City State 10-8 on Saturday and 7-6 on Sunday. DWU also fell to Jamestown University 5-3 on Saturday and Presentation College 6-3 on Sunday. The Tigers host Southwest Minnesota State University on March 16.
SEWARD, Neb.—Dakota Wesleyan wrestlers Trever DeVestern and Jade Hoisington qualified for the NAIA Wrestling National Championships by placing in the NAIA North Region Qualifier on Saturday in Seward, Nebraska. DeVestern—the No. 5 wrestler in his weight class—won the 165-pound bracket, while Hoisington finished third in the heavyweight division. The two wrestlers will compete at nationals March 4-5 in Topeka, Kansas.
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell Marlins couldn't stop Brookings on Saturday, falling 7-0 in Brookings. Mitchell goalie Ben Colwell made 36 saves in the contest. The Marlins are back in action on Friday against Sioux Falls in Mitchell.
FORT PIERRE—A late third-period goal by Oahe was enough to sink the Mitchell Marlins on Saturday by a score of 4-3 in Fort Pierre. Grace Halvorson scored two goals for the Marlins, while Bailey Hohn tallied the other score. Sarah Zimmerman, Maggie Dailey and Ashley Jones each had an assist for Mitchell. Ashley Zimmer recorded 15 saves in the net for the Marlins. Mitchell is back in action against Watertown on Friday in Watertown.
WINNER — Parkston's wrestling dominance of Region 3B was renewed Saturday. A year after losing out on the local crown to Bon Homme/Scotland, the Trojans held off the same hard charging Cavaliers to win the team title at the Winner Armory Saturday evening. The Trojans — led by five individual champions — scored 148 team points. Bon Homme/Scotland was in second place with 135.5 points and Winner Area finished third with 128 points.
Area girls basketball playoff pairings Class A Region 5A First round - Feb. 23 No. 5 Tri-Valley (11-9) vs. No. 4 Wagner (15-5), 6 p.m., in Salem. No. 6 Parkston (6-14) at No. 3 West Central (15-5), 7 p.m., in Hartford No. 7 Bon Homme (3-17) at No. 2 McCook Central/Montrose (17-3), 7:30 p.m., in Salem. Semifinals - Feb. 25 Tri-Valley/Wagner winner at No. 1 Mount Vernon/Plankinton (19-1), 7 p.m., site TBD. Parkston/West Central winner vs. Bon Homme/MCM winner, 7 p.m., site TBD. Championship - March 3
Today, at the Corn Palace, Dakota Wesleyan University hosts Hastings College (Neb.) in a Great Plains Athletic Conference basketball doubleheader, followed by the Mitchell High School girls basketball team hosting Aberdeen Central. Times: DWU games at 2 and 4 p.m., Kernels varsity at 7:30. Records: DWU women (22-7, 14-7 GPAC), Hastings women (19-9, 13-8); DWU men (21-8, 13-6), Hastings men (17-11, 10-9); Mitchell girls (2-15), Aberdeen Central girls (17-1).
The Mitchell Marlins couldn't stop Oahe's offensive attack in boys hockey action on Friday night, falling 9-1 at the Mitchell Activities Center in Mitchell. Jake Jarman scored the lone goal for the Marlins, while Spencer Neugebauer and Jack Dailey earned an assist on the score. Mitchell goalie Joshua Loecker saved 8 of 12 shots, while Ben Colwell stopped 9 of 14 shots. Meanwhile, Oahe goalie Matt Pease made 25 saves on 26 shots and picked up the win. The Marlins (6-8) take on Brookings today in Brookings.
Boys basketball Gregory 59, Bon Homme 52 GREGORY — Gregory held on for victory on Friday night in prep boys basketball action, defeating Bon Homme 59-52 in Gregory. Aaron Voigt recorded 19 points and Jayd VanDerWerff had 13 points. Robert Vomacka had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Gorillas shot 20-of-63 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line.