Daily Republic Sports
HURON—Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Rex Schlicht won three events at the Sunshine Bible Academy Invite on Tuesday in Huron. Schlicht won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.4 seconds, the 1,600 (4:57.7) and the 800 (2:13.9) as the Blackhawks took fourth with 60 points. Kimball/White Lake took sixth with 57 points and Wessington Springs took ninth with 29 points. James Valley Christian won the 14-team boys event with 145 points, while Potter County took the girls event with 105 points.
SIOUX FALLS — In a game full of tough at-bats, Mitchell's Jed Schmidt battled away at the plate in the top of the seventh inning, fouling off seven straight 0-2 pitches. But Schmidt found one that worked, lining a base hit to right field and moving Spencer Neugebauer to third base with no outs. The two then combined on a double-steal play for Neugebauer to score the go-ahead run, helping the Kernels' spring baseball team to a 4-3 road win over Sioux Falls Roosevelt Tuesday at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls.
WAGNER—The Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys and girls track and field team each took first place at the Wagner Relays on Tuesday in Wagner. The Titan boys finished with 161 points, while the MVP girls had 153 points at the 10-team event. MVP's Dane Rihanek won the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.68 seconds and the 800 (2:13.64), while Logan Bush won the 3,200 (11:48.77) and Jacob Stange won discus (132 feet, 5 inches). The Titans' 4x200 relay team took first with a time of 3:40.43.
SIOUX FALLS—Alex Hegg provided the lone win for the Mitchell High School boys tennis team against Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Tuesday, as the Kernels fell 8-1 in Sioux Falls. The loss was the Kernels' first in the regular season since the 2014 season. "The score pretty much sums it up on its own," Mitchell head coach Pat Moller said. "We got beat by a more experienced team. Our youth and inexperience showed today. We're going to learn from this match and take the experience and prepare for the next go-around." Hegg defeated Cade Damgaard 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 1 singles spot.
PARKSTON—Jake DeLange had two hits and three RBIs in Parkston/Ethan's 6-5 victory over Wagner/Avon/Lake Andes on Monday in Parkston. Josh Rands also collected two hits for Parkston/Ethan, while Jesse Grosdidier picked up the victory on the mound. Grosdidier pitched 5.1 innings, gave up five runs (one earned) and picked up two strikeouts. Parkston/Ethan jumped on Wagner/Avon/Lake Andes starting pitcher Caden Kazena in the first inning, picking up five runs on four hits and three walks.
LINCOLN, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team finished sixth at the Great Plains Athletic Conference qualifier No. 3 on Monday in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Tigers had a team score of 325. After three qualifiers, DWU is fifth in the the conference with a three-round score of 926. Senior Tyler Burr led DWU with an individual score of 80 and tied for 14th place. Senior Anthony Husher and junior Thomas Hogg both shot an 81, tying for 17th place. DWU is back in action on Monday at an invitational hosted by Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.
LINCOLN, Neb. — After four successful seasons in Vermillion, University of South Dakota women's basketball coach Amy Williams is trading in one shade of red for another. Williams was announced as the new women's basketball coach at the University of Nebraska Monday, with both Nebraska and USD confirming the move. A former Husker women's basketball player, Williams replaces Connie York and will be formally introduced Tuesday in Lincoln.
The Mitchell High School baseball team scored 27 runs in a two-game sweep over Watertown on Saturday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Mitchell won the first game 10-0 in five innings and took the second game 17-9. MHS head coach Luke Norden credited his team for only striking out five times in two games. "It was good to see how aggressive we were," said Norden, who added the Kernels only had one strikeout on Friday. "A lot of hits were early in the count. The only time we did strikeout was because we weren't aggressive."
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a Great Plains Conference doubleheader to Midland University on Sunday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Midland won the first game 12-9 and took the second game 16-3 for the sweep. In game one, Midland scored five runs in the first inning and five in the sixth inning. DWU's Patrick Whetham took the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, off five hits in two innings pitched. Sean Riley had a double and two RBIs to lead the Tiger offense in the loss.
Ten Mitchell wrestlers placed and earned All-American honors at the 2016 Brute Nationals on Saturday in Independence, Missouri. Hadley Wallace, a fifth-grader competing in 119 pounds, and Tucker Vilhauer, a sixth-grader competing at 100 pounds, each placed first at the event, while eighth-grader Tanner Eldeen (185) and first-grader Kale Hofer (40) each took third.