Daily Republic Sports
WAGNER—The 11-week racing season at the Wagner Speedway concluded on Monday and saw a couple of changes at the top of the standings. Kevin Andersh, of Wagner, started the week in second in the Sport Compact division, but a first-place finish on Monday gave him 359 season points and the title. Wagner's Matthew Andersh recorded 357 points to finish second, while Cassy Muilenburg, of Mitchell, finished third with 261 points.
CHAMBERLAIN—The Chamberlain Cubs boys golf team played host at the Chamberlain Country Club on Thursday as six schools competed in the Big Dakota Conference meet. The Cubs cruised to the team title, shooting a 359 and winning by 40 strokes. Mobridge-Pollock (399 strokes) and Todd County (409) finished second and third, respectively, and were the only other teams to place.
VERMILLION—The Bluffs Golf Course played host to nine boys golf teams at the Vermillion High School Invitational on Thursday. Vermillion took advantage of the local course, finishing atop the team standings after shooting 332, which was 12 strokes ahead of second-place Tea Area, which boasted the individual champion, Brock Murphy, who won the invitational by seven strokes. Parkston finished third in the overall team standings with a 349, which was just five strokes behind Tea Area and two strokes ahead of Lennox.
BURKE—Burke standout outside hitter Taylee Indahl was honored at Tuesday's match against Chamberlain for reaching 1,000 career kills. The junior is the first player in program history to accomplish the feat. Indahl finished with a team-high 14 kills on Tuesday, along with five aces. The Cougars took down the Cubs 25-14, 25-21 and 25-13 to improve to 3-1 on the season, with the team traveling to O'Neill, Neb., to play St. Mary's, Nebraska, High School today.
Sioux Falls native Tom Jansa was tabbed as the new executive director of the South Dakota Golf Association, replacing Wade Merry, who resigned earlier in the summer after serving in the position dating back to 2005.
MADISON—The Madison Country Club welcomed 92 golfers and 16 teams on Tuesday as they hosted the Madison Invitational. Tea Area took home the team title with 339 strokes as it was led by Brock Murphy, who shot par on the par-71 course to take home the individual crown. Murphy shot an impressive 32 on the front nine.
Due to a recent change to the Hoop City Classic schedule, two of the nation’s top teams in the country are guaranteed to play at the Corn Palace in December. Prep basketball powerhouses Findlay Prep (Nevada) and La Lumiere (Indiana) will play in the nightcap of the Hoop City Classic on Friday, Dec. 28 at the Corn Palace. Last season, Findlay Prep defeated La Lumiere in the Geico Nationals quarterfinals.
MINNEAPOLIS—Parkston native and Minnesota Vikings starting left tackle Riley Reiff was named a team captain for a second straight season on Tuesday. Reiff, now in his second season with the Vikings, is one of six captains, along with Kirk Cousins, Kyle Rudolph, Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph and Anthony Barr. Reiff is entering his seventh NFL season after spending his first four with the Detroit Lions. He is listed as a limited participant on Minnesota's injury report heading into its season opener at the San Francisco 49ers.
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell High School girls soccer team traveled to Brookings on Tuesday not having lost in its previous three games, but the Bobcats put an end to that streak with two goals in the first half that held firm in a 2-0 loss for the Kernels. Mitchell kept even with Brookings in shots and even outshot the Bobcats 5-4 in the second half, but the Kernels weren't able to find the back of the net.
It wasn't a perfect performance from the Mitchell High School volleyball team, but it got the job done on Tuesday. The Kernels (5-1, 2-0 ESD) took down Brandon Valley in an Eastern South Dakota Conference game 3-1, with set scores of 25-21, 19-25, 25-14, 25-23. "I think we did great," Mitchell senior Chelsea Brewster said. "It was very up and down, but we did a great job coming back in the end." Brewster led the Kernels with 20 kills and 16 digs. Mandy Schmidt (13 digs), Bridget Thill (12) and Brooke Flemmer (10) all had double-digit digs, as well.