Daily Republic Sports
Mike Mudder, of Tyndall, was named the South Dakota High School Coaches Association 2016 official of the year for the winter season. The SDHSCA announced its winners for the winter and spring seasons on Thursday. In the winter season, coaches of the year were: Madison's Maridee Dossett (gymnastics), Pierre's Shawn Lewis (wrestling), Aberdeen Central's Dawn Seiler (girls basketball), Sioux Falls Christian's Mike Schouten (boys basketball) and the athletic director of the year went to Webster's Bill Sawinsky.
EMERY—Phil Johnson pitched a complete game as the Dimock-Emery Raptors defeated the Platte Killer Tomatoes 8-2 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game on Thursday in Emery. Johnson had seven strikeouts and allowed two unearned runs on six hits. Jared Schmidt had three hits with two RBIs, while Gene Kitchens added two hits, including a double. Doug Sudbeck had two hits and an RBI in the win. For Platte, Hayden Kuipers took the loss on the mound. Kuipers allowed eight runs, six earned, on 12 hits in nine innings pitched.
The Mitchell Black teener baseball team swept Sioux Falls East in a doubleheader on Thursday at Drake Field in Mitchell. The scores were 10-6 and 12-2. In the first game, Brady Brosz picked up the win on the mound for Mitchell. Brosz recorded seven strikeouts in five innings pitched. Brady Hawkins went 2-for-4 with a home run and Jackson Sadler went 3-for-3 in the win. In the second game, Ryan McGinnis earned the win in four innings pitched. Logan Sparks went 2-for-2 and Isaac Rew went 1-for-2.
The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department will host a track meet on June 30 for area youth at the DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex's Corrigan Fieldhouse. The meet is scheduled for 6 p.m. The event is free for youth who have been part of the DWU Youth Track and Field Camp, which began May 31. Area youth who are not in the program and are ages 8-13 may participate for a $10 fee.
WATERTOWN — It was a good news-bad news doubleheader for the Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team Wednesday in Watertown. The good news was Mitchell got its bats going once again, scoring a combined 25 runs and picking up 30 hits in the two games, rallying for a opening win 15-12. But the bad news was Post 18 struggled to throw strikes in the second game, walking 14 batters, letting a five-run lead slip away in an 11-10 loss.
SALEM — A five-run fourth inning was the difference in helping Humboldt/Hartford to a Legion baseball victory over McCook/Miner Wednesday night 11-4. Blake Svoboda drove in three runs and Joseph Hanisch and Jory Montis (who homered) each had three-hit games for H/H, which improved to 11-0 on the season. Jonah Rechtenbaugh got the win, throwing five innings, striking out eight and allowing one earned run.
RENNER—The struggles at the plate continued for the Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team on Tuesday. Mitchell recorded six hits and two runs in 14 innings in a pair of losses to Renner on Tuesday in Renner. The scores of the games were 6-1 and 7-1. "We're in a bad slump right now and we're going to see what character we have in how long it takes us to break out of this," Post 18 head coach Luke Norden said. "When guys get in slumps, they totally forget what they do well and focus on all the stuff that is going wrong."
CANOVA—Ross Roling racked up five RBIs to help lead McCook/Miner past Aurora 12-2 in seven innings in a Legion baseball game on Tuesday in Canova. Roling went 3-for-5 with a triple, while Gassman added a triple, two runs scored and one RBI. McCook/Miner finished the game with 13 hits and no errors. Jordan Genzlinger picked up the win on the mound for McCook/Miner. Genzlinger pitched six innings, allowing two earned runs off nine hits and recorded 10 strikeouts. Aurora finished the game with nine hits, four errors and nine runners left on base.
The Mitchell White teener baseball team split a doubleheader against Pierre on Monday at Drake Field in Mitchell. Mitchell won the first game 7-4 and dropped the second game 16-14. In the first game, Ethan Price earned the win on the mound for Mitchell. Price pitched 5 2/3 innings and had five strikeouts, while Kade Neugebauer picked up a save with 2 innings pitched. Ty Neugebauer went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, while Parker Bollinger and Masen Thompson each added a hit in the win.
BRANDON—The Mitchell Black teener baseball team won the Brandon Valley tournament on Sunday in Brandon. Mitchell defeated Brandon Valley 14s 6-2 in the championship game to win the tournament. Jackson Sadler earned the win for Mitchell in the final game and pitched all six innings. On Saturday, Mitchell defeated LeMars, Iowa 16-1 and lost to Brandon Valley 14s 6-5. On Sunday, Mitchell beat Brandon Valley 13s 11-1 before winning the championship game. Mitchell Black plays Brandon Valley in a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. today in Brandon.