Daily Republic Sports
YANKTON — Senior Night was more than just a ceremony for the Yankton Bucks. It was the literal truth. Tanner Frick and Bradey Sorenson combined for 36 points as the Yankton boys' basketball team closed the regular season in dominant fashion, 57-38 over Mitchell on Tuesday night at the Summit Center. In typical fashion, the Bucks started five seniors, but in total, those veterans combined for 43 points. "This game meant a lot to us seniors," said Sorenson, who scored 18 points. "It wasn't the last home game for us, but it was still special.
ABERDEEN — The Chamberlain boys basketball team picked up a convincing road win on Monday night, defeating Aberdeen Roncalli 71-63 in Aberdeen. Seth Friesz led all scoring with 31 points, while Davis Blackbull had 17 points and Tiegen Priebe added 10 points. The Cubs shot 24-of-41 from the field and 20-of-21 from the line. For Aberdeen Roncalli, Gus Reede tallied 18 points and Brayden Sonners had 17 points in the loss. Aberdeen Roncalli shot 22-of-42 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line. Chamberlain (15-5) and Aberdeen Roncalli (12-8) await district action.
WHITE LAKE — Kimball/White Lake rallied from as many as 10 points down to defeat Corsica-Stickney in overtime of a District 11B first round game 45-37 in White Lake on Monday. Nikki Reuland's 3-pointer with 25 seconds left in regulation tied the game for the WiLdKats and forced overtime at 32-32. In the extra frame, the WiLdKats scored 13 of the 18 points in the period and earned a trip to the district semifinals.
RAPID CITY—The Sioux Falls Pentagon and Volga Bears won the South Dakota amateur basketball state championships on Sunday in Rapid City. In the Class A championship, Sioux Falls defeated Rapid City We are Farmers 92-81. Jordan Miller led all scorers with 27 points and was named tournament MVP for Class A. Chris Stoebner scored 16 points for Rapid City in the loss. Volga defeated Pierre 85-70 In the Class B championship on Sunday. Ben Miller scored 34 points and was named tournament MVP for Class B. Carl Johnson scored 27 points in the loss for Pierre.
There won't be a Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting on Wednesday because of the Dakota Wesleyan University playoff games.
PIERRE—Mitchell and Chamberlain high school each sent five wrestlers to the state tournament after placing in the top-four in their respective weight classes at the Region 3A meet in Pierre. "I feel like we could have gotten a little more," Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter said. "We had a few kids that had it within their grasp, but they're young and will have an opportunity next year. But the important thing now is for kids to realize once they're at state, you have an opportunity. I want all five of them going in the mindset of placing."
FORT PIERRE — The Lyman wrestling team qualified two individuals to the state wrestling tournament, with both earning third place finishes Saturday at the Region 4B tournament in Fort Pierre. Cole Schelske (182 pounds) and Cameron McManigal (220) each clinched trips to state, as the Raiders finished in 11th place out of 17 teams at the tournament. Philip Area won the tournament going away, finishing with 235 points.
BERESFORD—McCook Central/Montrose head wrestling coach Scott Andal couldn't be happier with how his team performed at the Region 2B meet on Saturday in Beresford. The Fighting Cougars qualified eight wrestlers for the state meet, a school record, and finished second in the team standings with a score of 165.5.
VERMILLION—For the second time this season, the University of South Dakota women's basketball team defeated South Dakota State in a Summit League contest, this time by a score of 80-75 on Saturday in Vermillion. Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 21 points, while Ellie Thompson had 21 for the Jackrabbits. Mitchell natives Macy Miller and Kerri Young scored 11 and three points, respectively.
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.