Daily Republic Sports
BROOKINGS—A five-run third inning by South Dakota State was too much for the Dakota Wesleyan baseball team to overcome on Tuesday at Erv Huether Field in Brookings. With the win, SDSU improved to 5-18 overall. DWU dropped to 13-10 on the season. The Tigers will face Dakota State on Thursday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.
The Mitchell Parks and Recreation is taking registration for a spring football skills camp hosted by Dakota Wesleyan University coaches and players. The camp is open for grades 3-6 and runs 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 25-28 on the DWU campus. The cost for the camp is $40 and includes a camp T-shirt. To sign up, visit cityofmitchell.org, or the Mitchell rec center.
Mitchell Christian basketball standout Majok Kur signed to play basketball with Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. It was announced by Prep Hoops Dakotas Twitter page on Monday. In 20 games this season for the Golden Eagles, Kur averaged 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 68 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the arc. He added an average of three blocks per game and led the team in assists with 82 (4.3 per game).
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team crushed Mount Marty 19-6 in a non-conference college baseball game on Monday at Drake Field in Mitchell. DWU (13-9) broke open a 0-0 tie with a seven runs in the bottom of the third inning before adding onto its lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth and nine more runs in the bottom of the seventh. Austin Calhoon, a Winner native, and Cole Wenande, an Alexandria native, each had doubles in the contest with Calhoon recording a team-high three RBIs.
VERMILLION—The South Dakota women's basketball team will host Oregon in the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the DakotaDome in Vermillion. On Sunday, the Coyotes advanced to the semis with a 68-54 win over Western Kentucky and had to wait for the outcome between Monday's game between Oregon and University of Texas at El Paso to know who and where they would be playing next. The winner will face either Michigan or Florida Gulf Coast in the WNIT Championship at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Class AA boys basketball all-star team won both of its contests at the three-class shootout on Saturday in Salem, beating Class A 116-112 and Class B 91-81. Against Class A, Sioux Falls Roosevelt's Tristan Teichmeier scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Sioux Falls Washington's Carter Keller notched 19 points and five rebounds. Lennox's Jacob Hinker was named the MVP for Class A after scoring 23 points and grabbing five rebounds. Dell Rapids' Ty Hoglund chipped in with 22 points and five points.
VERMILLION—Nicole Seekamp's 18 points lifted the University of South Dakota past Western Kentucky 68-54 in the WNIT quarterfinals on Sunday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. With the win, the Coyotes advance to take on the winner of a contest between Oregon and University of Texas at El Paso that takes place today. The semifinal matchup will be held Wednesday or Thursday with a time and location to be announced
PHOENIX, Ariz.—The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team dropped two contests to Arizona Christian University on Friday, falling 7-1 and 6-3 in Phoenix, Arizona. Lorissa Loeppky took the loss in Game 1, allowing six runs on seven hits, while walking three and striking out three in 3.2 innings. Paige Kinley hit a home run for the Tigers' lone scoring effort of the game. In Game 2, Hallie Misiaszek took the loss, pitching 6.1 innings and allowing six runs while striking out four batters and giving up seven hits. Sierra Haage had two RBIs for the Tigers.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team swept Northwestern College (Iowa) in a doubleheader on Friday by scores of 5-4 (eight innings) and 16-8 at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Nathen Smith earned the win on the mound in Game 1, pitching an inning in relief while striking out a batter. Sean Riley had two hits and an RBI for the Tigers, while Austin Calhoon, Neil Nagle and Cole Wenande had an RBI each.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis.—Mitchell Aquatic Club swimmers competed at the 2016 Spring Sectionals on March 14 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. MAC's Tevyn Waddell won the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1 minutes, 2.02 seconds. Along with her first-place finish in the 100 butterfly, Waddell finished second in the 100 backstroke (1:02.07), fourth 200 backstroke (2:18.72), fourth in 200 individual medley (2:23.11) and 13th in the 50 freestyle (27.26).