Daily Republic Sports
HURON — The Mitchell High School competitive cheer and dance teams both finished seventh at the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet Thursday at the Huron Arena. The Kernels scored 199.5 points in the cheer competition, while scoring 210.17 points in the dance competition. The cheer score is a new season-high for MHS. In the dance competition, Mitchell's 209.5 pom score, 217.5 jazz score and 203.5 hip-hop score were averaged together. Brandon Valley was the overall winner in both categories, scoring 256.50 points in cheer and 274.17 points in dance.
OACOMA -- Behind Sidda Schuyler’s first-place finish, the Winner Area girls cross country team placed first at the Region 4A meet on Thursday at the Chamberlain Country Club in Oacoma. Winner tallied 26 points, while Chamberlain took second with 38 points and Todd County placed third with 44 points. Mount Vernon/Plankinton took fourth with 46 points.
Four Mitchell High School softball players have been named to the All-Eastern South Dakota Conference softball team. Senior third baseman/pitcher Kayla Picht, junior pitcher/first baseman Tori Misiaszek, junior shortstop/catcher Hannah Sibson and junior centerfielder/pitcher Jordyn Cranny were named to the team for the Kernels.
LAKE ANDES—Taylee Indahl recorded 21 kills, 13 digs, four blocks and two aces to push Burke/South Central over Andes Central/Dakota Christian 3-1 in a volleyball match that featured the top two teams in Region 6B on Tuesday in Lake Andes. Set scores were 23-25, 25-13, 25-16 and 25-14. Lahna Matucha added 19 kills, 12 digs, two assists and one block, while Bobbi Jo Wischmann recorded 31 assists, eight digs, two aces and one block and Teah Serr chipped in 10 digs.
Presentation College continued to have Dakota Wesleyan University's number this season. The Tigers dropped the nonconference match 20-25, 24-26, 25-15, 26-24 and 15-9 against the Saints on Tuesday at the Christen Family Athletic Center. It's the third time this season that DWU has lost a five-set match against PC. Becky Frick paced DWU with 19 kills and 18 digs. Chelsey Heeg added 16 kills. Sara Herman had a team-high 35 digs and Bridgett Knobbe had 29 digs and 45 assists. Mallory Cooper had 18 digs and Darby Duncan had 11 digs. Emily Brunsing added three blocks.
VERMILLION—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's golf team wrapped its fall season by finishing in fifth place after the second round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship on Tuesday at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion. DWU failed to have a golfer break 90 on Tuesday, but Niki Nelson is tied for 14th place after a two-day score of 172. Brook Ehlers is in 22nd (178), Skylar Brunk is tied for 27th (181), Emily Sharkey is in 34th (186) and Madison VanWalleghen is in 37th (188).
WAGNER—Wagner swept Mount Vernon/Plankinton 25-13, 25-21 and 25-16 in a prep volleyball match on Monday in Wagner. Faith Tyler paced Wagner with 14 kills and 19 digs. Abby Brunsing added 14 kills and five blocks. Carolyn Blaha had 11 kills, while Sierra Juffer recorded 11 digs and 33 assists. For MVP, Taylor Rigter had eight kills and two blocks. Camie Walz contributed 23 digs and Reagan Klooz had 13 assists. Destiney Haak recorded seven kills. Wagner (14-6) plays at Parkston tonight. MVP (9-10) plays at West Central on Thursday.
VERMILLON—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's golf team is in third place after the first round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championships on Monday at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion. DWU carded a team score of 351, while Briar Cliff is in first with a score of 317. Niki Nelson led the Tigers with an 81 to finish in sixth place. Brooke Ehlers tied for 15th with an 88, Skylar Brunk tied for 19th with an 89, Emily Sharkey tied for 28th with a 93 and Madison VanWalleghen tied for 35th with a 96.
Avon football coach Tom Culver and Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan football coach Jeff VanLeur will be the featured speaker at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting Wednesday. The meeting, which includes fall Mitchell High School and Dakota Wesleyan coaches, as well, begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille in Mitchell. The event is open to the public.
The South Dakota Prep Media football and volleyball polls for the week of Oct. 9 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams and listing the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA