Daily Republic Sports
HILLSBORO, Kan.—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team went 1-3 against No. 10 Tabor College in two doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday in Hillsboro, Kansas. On Saturday, Tabor topped DWU 16-1 in five innings and 13-2. On Sunday, the Tigers dropped the first game 5-1, but rallied for 7-5 win in the final game to earn their first win of the season. In the win, Branden Oropeza went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, while Tremane Moore and Tyler Waddle each added a home run. Moore finished the game with a team-high three hits.
The Mitchell Ravens indoor soccer team won the U12 Blue Division at the eighth annual Wesleyan Indoor Winter Classic on Sunday in Mitchell. The Ravens (2005) ended up facing the Mitchell Ravens (2006) in the championship game and ended up winning the title game by a score of 5-2.
CHAMBERLAIN—Seth Friesz poured in 30 points as the Chamberlain boys basketball team outlasted Aberdeen Roncalli 69-64 in overtime on Saturday in Chamberlain. Friesz added 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Tiegen Priebe had 21 points and Dodge Knippling added 13 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double. The Cubs went 21-of-41 from the field (51 percent), 5-of-14 from behind the arc (35 percent) and 22-of-27 from the line (81 percent).
FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Junior Ellie Thompson led three players in double figures in scoring as the South Dakota State women's basketball team defeated Fort Wayne 76-59 Saturday afternoon in front of 633 fans at the Hillard Gates Sports Center in Summit League action. With the win, SDSU improves to 20-7 overall and 11-4 in The Summit League. The 20-win season is SDSU's sixth consecutive and 20th overall.
VERMILLION—Six South Dakota players scored in double figures as the Coyotes took down Omaha 91-56 on senior day inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center Saturday afternoon. It was the most balanced scoring attack for South Dakota (22-5, 11-3 Summit League) in Summit action this season. The Coyotes wrapped up the regular season with a 12-1 record inside their new home.
West Lafayette, Ind.—Minnesota Gopher freshman swimmer Tevyn Waddell was named the Big Ten Conference swimming and diving freshman of year on Saturday. Waddell, a Mitchell native, helped the Gopher women place fourth at the conference swim meet. Won the 100-meter backstroke and was a member of four relay teams that medaled at the meet. Waddell is the third gopher in program history to earn freshman of the year honors.
OMAHA, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday as the College of Saint Mary upset the No. 12 Tigers 72-66 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference game in Omaha, Nebraska. Despite the loss DWU remains the No. 2 seed for the GPAC tournament. The Tigers (24-5, 15-5 GPAC) will host Briar Cliff in the first round at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Corn Palace.
BERESFORD—The Howard wrestling team placed third at the Region 2B wrestling tournament on Saturday in Beresford. Howard finished with 111 points, while Canton won the 10-team tournament with 191 points. McCook Central/Montrose placed sixth with 82 points and Marion/Freeman finished 10th with 37 points. For Howard, Lane Miller (106 pounds), Mitch Kramer (152), E.J. Leetch (182) and Evan Kizer (195) each placed second, while Isaac Feldhaus (132) placed third and Carter Calmus (113) and Aidyn Feldhaus (170) each finished fourth to qualify for state.
Area girls basketball playoff pairings Class A Region tournaments will be played through the semifinals and the final two teams will meet in Sweet 16 round on March 2 Region 5A First round - Feb. 21 No. 5 Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs. No. 4 Parkston, 6 p.m., at Hartford
RAPID CITY — Mitchell's trip to Rapid City Central was not neither easy or kind, as the Cobblers took down the Kernels 66-31 in girls basketball action on Friday. The Cobblers didn't do the Kernels any favors when they had the ball, draining 11-of-21 3-pointers and the Cobblers led 34-16 at halftime. For the game, Central was shooting 49 percent.