Daily Republic Sports
RAPID CITY—The Mitchell cheer team finished 12th and the dance team placed 14th at the South Dakota High School Activities Association cheer and dance competition on Saturday at Rapid City Stevens. The Kernel cheer squad finished with 195.50 points and improved on their 13th place finish last year. "We just want to keep improving each year," Mitchell cheer coach Alisha Lockhart said. "Our goals for competition were just to bring a lot of spirit and a lot of energy."
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Taryn Christion went 14 of 19 for 323 yards with two touchdowns and South Dakota State ran away from Missouri State 62-30 on Saturday. The Jackrabbits (5-2, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference) outscored the Bears (1-6, 0-4) 28-3 in the second half. SDSU's Brady Mengarelli rushed 11 times for 115 yards with two touchdowns — including a 57-yard rush, and Christion added 59 yards with a TD on eight carries. Dallas Goedert grabbed eight passes for 170 yards with a touchdown, and Cade Johnson hauled in a 7-yard TD reception.
ALEXANDRIA—Class B No. 3 Hanson swept Freeman Academy/Marion 25-11, 25-17 and 25-20 in prep volleyball action on Friday in Alexandria. Allison Bahmuller and Jada Campbell both had nine kills. Bahmuller added three blocks and two aces, while Campbell had two blocks. Brookelyn Weber and Brookelyn Slaba both put down seven kills. Weber also contributed 22 digs and 29 assists, while Slaba had 10 digs. Heather Kayser added nine digs and three aces. Jacy Waldera had two blocks.
The top cross country runners in the Mitchell area and across the state are heading west for the state cross country meet, which is set for Saturday at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in Rapid City. In total, six races will be ran starting with Class AA girls at 1 p.m., followed by Class B girls (1:30 p.m.), Class A girls (2 p.m.), Class AA boys (2:30 p.m.), Class B boys (3 p.m.) and Class A boys (3:30 p.m.).
The South Dakota High School Activities Association football state quarterfinal pairings were announced late Thursday. The 16-team brackets in Class 11B and three nine-man classes were re-seeded for the quarterfinals, while the top-eight teams in Classes 11AAA, 11AA and 11A completed their seasons on Thursday and will start the playoffs on Oct. 26. All games Oct. 26 Class 11AAA No. 8 Rapid City Central (2-7) at No. 1 Sioux Falls Washington (9-0)
WHITE LAKE — Kimball/White Lake racked up 302 total yards and rolled to a 54-0 win over Rapid City Christian in the first round of the Class 9AA playoffs on Thursday in White Lake. Jackson Nockels rushed for 128 yards and had two rushing touchdowns. Chandler Fredericksen scored two touchdowns and Carter Fredericksen also had a touchdown. Justin Becker hauled in a 35-yard touchdown reception from Dylan Mohnen. Jamie Houser had KWL's last score in the fourth quarter to end the game.
The Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams were both picked to finish second in their respective Great Plains Athletic Conference preseason coaches polls. The DWU men tallied 73 total points and two first-place votes, while Northwestern College was tabbed the preseason favorite with 78 total points and seven first-place votes. Rounding out the top-5 were Briar Cliff University in third, Morningside College in fourth and Midland University in fifth.
Mount Vernon's Wayne Kluth picked up his second career 300 bowling game at Village Bowl Monday night. Kluth, playing in the City League, finished with a 678 series.
Seventeen area football teams have reached the playoffs, each hoping to be the one to put together a special run to the DakotaDome and a South Dakota state high school football championship. A preview on each area team can be found below: Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan
The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team defeated Mount Marty College in four sets on Tuesday at the Corn Palace. The Tigers won the Great Plains Athletic Conference match 25-16, 25-19, 18-25 and 25-10. Becky Frick finished with a double-double, recording 15 kills and 25 digs. Chelsey Heeg tallied nine kills. Emily VanBockern added seven kills and five block assists. Emily Brunsing had five kills and five block assists, while Bridgett Knobbe pitched in 35 assists and 22 digs. Sara Herman and Mallory Cooper added 30 and 18 digs, respectively.