Daily Republic Sports
OAKLAND, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team opened its season with a 12th-place finish at the 15-team Midland Invite on Friday and Saturday at the Oakland Golf Course in Oakland, Nebraska. DWU carded a team score of 317 or 311, while Iowa Western won the event with a score of 586. Connor Preston placed eighth with a two-day score of 148, while Cade Carpenter, a former Mitchell Kernel, carded a 158 and Russell Pick finished with a 161. Alec Johnson, a Tyndall native, placed 57th with a 163 and Justice Morrison fired a round of 164.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Chris Streveler threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score — all in the first half — to lead South Dakota in a 77-7 rout of Drake on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Streveler was 17 of 24 for 248 yards as the Coyotes scored on seven of their first eight possessions. South Dakota's Phillip Powell intercepted a Grant Kraemer pass to help make it 56-7 at halftime. The Coyotes ran for 321 yards on 58 carries, led by freshman Kai Henry's 75 yards and a touchdown.
HURON—The Mitchell High School girls tennis team improved to 9-0 this season with four wins at the Huron Quad on Friday and Saturday in Huron. Mitchell defeated Yankton 8-1 on Friday and beat Aberdeen Central 7-2, Brandon Valley 9-0 and Huron 9-0 on Saturday. The Kernels went 33-3 in the four matches. "Nobody lost more than one match and you can't really complain about that," MHS head coach Pat Moller said. "We have some pretty high goals and expectations for this year and this was a good step in that direction."
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The Dakota Wesleyan University football team got back into the win column in a big way. The Tigers ran up 692 yards of total offense and won 60-14 at the University of St. Mary Saturday, thumping the Spires Saturday in the Great Plains Athletic Conference-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Challenge finale for the Tigers.
Below are the South Dakota Prep Media polls for football and volleyball for the week of Sept. 4, ranking the top-five teams in each class. Also listed are the team's record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA 1. SF Washington (30) 2-0 150 1
GREGORY—No. 3 Warner went 4-0 and beat Gregory 2-0 (25-12 and 25-6) in the championship match to claim first place at the 29th Annual Gregory Volleyball Tournament on Saturday in Gregory. In the championship match, Warner's Peyton Ellingson had nine kills and one block, while Ashley Fischbach added four kills. Morgan Rozell had four aces and seven assists, while Laura Ochsner had a team-high seven digs in the win. For Gregory, Kaelee Haney had four kills and Amber Swan recorded five digs.
ALEXANDRIA — Hanson recorded 469 yards of total offense and downed Viborg-Hurley 52-20 in a high school football game on Friday in Alexandria. Matt Kayser had 20 carries for 169 yards and scored three touchdowns, while leading the defense with 10 tackles. Landon Sapp added seven rushes for 71 rushing yards and caught three passes for 111 yards for three total touchdowns. Donnie Weber completed 3 of 4 passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
SIOUX FALLS — Gregory's Aaron Voigt was the top area finishers at the Augustana University Twilight cross country meet Friday night at Yankton Trail Park. Voigt finished in 16 minutes, 33.62 seconds, good for 13th place in a field of more than 215 runners. West Central's Derick Peters won the race in 15:08.83 and Freeman Academy/Marion's Thaniel Schroeder was 14th in 16:33.98. Mitchell Christian was led by Alec Nelson, who was 65th, finishing in 17:50.50. Sioux Falls Lincoln won the boys competition with 23 points.
Dakota Wesleyan University's volleyball team was right at home in its Corn Palace Classic opener Friday night, winning in three sets over Grace (Neb.) by a 25-18, 25-19 and 25-13 score. The Tigers picked up 14 kills and 13 digs from Rebecca Frick, while Emily Brunsing added nine kills and four blocks, and Kimberly VanBockern had six kills. Sara Herman had 18 digs and Bridgett Knobbe had 37 assists for the winners.
Mitchell split up its boys golf team Friday, with both squads battling wet weather and some strong performances emerging. The Kernels' varsity players were mostly at the Parkston Invite, played on Mitchell's home course at Lakeview Golf Course and took fourth. Two teams from Sioux Falls O'Gorman ran away from everyone else, with the Knights' B-team winning with 297. The A team was in with 303 for second and host Parkston was third with 346, followed by Mitchell at 348.