Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell High School girls tennis team didn't drop a single match, earning a 9-0 win over Madison in a dual on Tuesday at Hitchcock Park. At Flight 4 singles, Ashley Jones fended off a comeback by Mya Maxwell to win 6-1, 5-7 and 6-1. Sammy Pooley (Flight 1), Avery Larson (Flight 2), Kelsey Dahme (Flight 3), Sarah Zimmerman (Flight 5) and Kiersten Bathke (Flight 6) each earned two-set wins. MHS head coach Pat Moller pointed out Larson improve to 16-1 on the season with her 6-0, 6-2 win over Madison's Caroline Graham, who only had three losses.
Facing Aberdeen Central, the defending Class AA state champions and lone unbeaten team in the state, the Mitchell High School boys soccer team had its hands full on Tuesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. The Golden Eagles ended up earning a 5-0 win over the Kernels on windy day for soccer. "We had a good defensive effort against a very tough team," said MHS head coach Ken Novak, whose team trailed 3-0 at halftime. "We are looking forward to our last game of the season against Huron."
PIERRE—Parkston's Jacob Lee carded a one-over 73 to win the Pre-Region 3A boys golf meet on Tuesday in Pierre. Lee also helped pace Parkston to the team title as the Trojans finished with a score of 326. Mobridge-Pollock came in second with 355 and Chamberlain finished third (363). Quinn Bormann came in one stroke behind Lee with a 74 for second place, while Chamberlain's Cameron Caldwell took third with an 80. The Region 3A meet is set for Monday in Pierre. Pre-Region 3A Meet Tuesday at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre (Par 72)
The Mitchell girls tennis team earned a pair of victories Monday at Hitchcock Park, taking down Aberdeen Roncalli and Huron. The Kernels took eight of nine matches from the Cavaliers, while sweeping the visiting Tigers 9-0 in the nightcap.
WATERTOWN — Powered by three strong performances, the Mitchell High School boys golf team shot its best round of the season Monday, firing a 322 team score and finishing fifth overall out of 12 teams. Max Dailey and Ethan Huber each shot rounds of 79, their best rounds of the season, both finishing tied for 14th. Kade Clark posted his best competitive round, as well, shooting 81, good for 24th in the tournament.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — The Mitchell Technical Institute men's rodeo team took first place over the weekend at the Mid-Plains Community College Stampede. Lynden Nelson led the way for the Mavericks, finishing second in the steer wrestling and was tied for first in the individual all-around standings. He was also fifth in the team roping event with Lucas Kessler. Bobby Reynolds, of Oakland, Iowa, had a second-place finish in the bareback riding event for MTI.
The Mitchell High School softball team was swept by Sioux Falls Lincoln on Monday in a high school softball doubleheader at Cadwell Park. The Kernels lost 7-2 and 9-0. In the first game, Kayla Picht took the loss. She gave up seven runs on 11 hits. The Kernels had five hits in the game, with Picht, Jordyn Cranny, McKenzie Miller, Morgan Schneider and Hannah Sibson all recording hits.
South Dakota State University football coach John Stiegelmeier will be the special guest at this week's Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Depot Pub and Grill in downtown Mitchell. The meeting is open to the public. Stiegelmeier's Jackrabbits are ranked No. 4 in country in the coaches poll after a 3-0 start to the season and open conference play Sept. 30 at Youngstown State.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Kimball/White Lake earned a three-set road volleyball sweep Monday in high school volleyball action at Wessington Springs. Set scores were 25-19, 25-21 and 25-19. The WiLdKats were paced by Sara Kunnari's nine kills, while Darby Deffenbaugh and Sage Pulse each had seven kills. Deffenbaugh added 12 digs and three aces, while Pulse and Heather Munsen had four aces each. Munsen had a match-best 27 assists for KWL.
HURON—Mitchell High School cross country runner Lucas Moller earned a second-place finish in the boys junior varsity race on Saturday at the Huron Invite. Moller clocked in a time of 14 minutes, 23 seconds to finish behind Sioux Falls Washington's Connor Davis, who won the 78-person race with a time of 14:16.84. In the boys varsity race, Jacob Jarding placed 73rd with a time of 19:15.50 and Jared Mauer finished 95th (21:02.41). Custer's Joe Rush won the event with a time of 16:10.23.