Daily Republic Sports
The South Dakota State University women's basketball team has released its nonconference games for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The Jackrabbits, who are coming off their 10th 20-win season in 11 seasons, will host six home non-league games, plus two exhibition games in October and November. SDSU will host Dakota Wesleyan University on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Frost Arena in one of those exhibition games.
HARRISBURG—Mitchell Black edged Watertown 6-5 in Friday's Class A baseball state teener tournament, staying perfect in the winner's bracket. Mitchell Black jumped out to a 6-1 lead going into the fourth inning, but Watertown sliced the deficit to 6-5 after six innings. From there, Mitchell was able to hang for the win. Brady Hawkins powered Mitchell Black by going 3-for-4 at the plate with five RBIs. He had a bases-clearing triple in the second inning and a two-run double in the fourth inning. Hunter Stahle and Peyton Nash both went 2-for-3 against Watertown.
Dell Rapids Pabst Blue Ribbon carried a 3-2 lead against the Larchwood (Iowa) Diamonds for most of the night and tacked on one more in the eighth inning to pull the upset 4-2 on Thursday at Cadwell Park in the Class B state amateur tournament's opening round. Larchwood plated two in the top of the second and Dell Rapids PBR (6-16) answered with three in the home half of the first. Neither team scored again until PBR's Cody Collier singled to center field to bring home Weston Hansen for an insurance run in the eighth inning. Collier went 2-for-4 and had three RBIs.
A trip to Hawaii and a four-team event involving the state's NAIA schools at the Sanford Pentagon highlight the Dakota Wesleyan University 2016-17 women's basketball schedule. DWU will play a pair of exhibition games against Division I teams before playing in the NAIA Pentagon Classic at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. The Tigers will also play at the Hawaii Classic before Christmas. Dakota Wesleyan will play its first nine games on the road, including exhibition games against Division I teams University of Wyoming and South Dakota State University.
Registration is open for the Mitchell Parks & Recreation Department's youth flag football, tackle football and soccer. Third- and fourth-graders can sign up for flag football, fifth- and sixth-graders can do flag football or tackle football and soccer is open for kindergarten through sixth-grade. Registration can be complete online at cityofmitchell.org or by stoping into the Rec Center.
The Parkston Mudcats know what it takes to put together a run for the championship at the Class B state amateur baseball tournament. Last year, the Mudcats needed to win an elimination game in the District 5B tournament to seal their spot in the year-end tournament. Once they got in, the Mudcats got hot and won five games, including a 4-3 thriller over Alexandria in the championship game.
HARRISBURG—After falling in the region tournament championship last week, the Mitchell Black teener baseball team is ready to contend for a state title at the Class A baseball state tournament, which begins today and goes through Sunday in Harrisburg. Mitchell will take on Yankton at 1:30 p.m. today in the double-elimination tournament. Pierre, Brandon, Renner, Rapid City Post 22, Watertown and Harrisburg are also competing.
MADISON—Parkston's Sydney Weber finished second in the 16 and 18 girls' division at the South Dakota Golf Association Junior Championship at the Madison Country Club on Tuesday. Weber, who was in first place after Monday, carded an 88 on Tuesday to finish with a 166. Weber shot a 78 on Monday. Katie Bartlett, of Pierre, won the division with a 159. She shot a 79 in the first round and an 80 in the final round. Cade Carpenter, of Mitchell, shot a 160 in the 16 and 18 boys' division. Carpenter shot a 74 on Monday and an 86 on Tuesday.
RAPID CITY—The Mitchell Aquatic Club finished in fourth place and set seven records at the South Dakota state outdoor swim meet on Sunday in Rapid City. MAC's fourth place finish is the highest place the team has had in the past six years and MAC also earned the team spirit award, given to the team with the best sportsmanship and team unity. It was the third state meet in a row MAC has won the team spirit award.
A pair of Mitchell players—Spencer Neugebauer and Jed Schmidt—were named to the Class A All-State Team high school baseball team. The junior outfielders both made the all-state first team. Neugebauer led the Kernels with a .519 batting average and recorded 40 hits. He hit four doubles and seven triples. Neugebauer drove in 21 runs and stole 12 bases. Schmidt had a .439 batting average and had 36 hits. He registered 10 doubles and had 24 RBIs.