Daily Republic Sports
RAPID CITY — On day one of the South Dakota State Girls Tennis Tournament, the Mitchell Kernels held true to seed, winning all of the matches they were favored to win. In seventh place in the field of 22 teams, now on the second day of the three-day tournament grind, the Kernels would like to pull a few upsets of their own today. "We won all the matches we were supposed to win. We're playing to our seeds," MHS coach Pat Moller said. "Hopefully, we can win a couple of matches (today) that we're not supposed to win."
Mount Vernon/Plankinton volleyball coach Darcy Deinert and Kimball/White Lake football coach Dale Taylor are the special guests for today's Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting. The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grill in Mitchell.
KADOKA — Lyman rallied from a 2-0 deficit to top Kadoka 3-2 in prep volleyball action on Tuesday in Kadoka. Set scores were 18-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-17 and 15-12. Shelby Schindler led the Raiders with 16 kills, while Ashton Smith chipped in 12 kills and one block. Bailey DeJong finished with eight kills and one block and Brooklyn Halverson had seven kills, while Carly Uthe had 19 assists and 23 digs for a double-double. Sara Herman also recorded 23 digs in the win. Stats for Kadoka were not provided.
BRANDON—The Mitchell High School competitive dance team placed 11th and the competitive cheer team finished 15th at the Brandon Valley Invitational on Tuesday in Brandon. The Kernel dance team finished with 195.33 points in the dance competition, which was won by Sioux Falls Washington with 257.67 points. Mitchell placed seventh in the hip-hop routine with 207 points, 10th in pom with 180.5 points and 11th in kick with 198.5. In the competitive cheer competition, Mitchell recorded 166.5 points, while Sioux Falls Roosevelt won with a score of 252.5.
RAPID CITY—Jacob Lee was cool, calm, collected and a champion on Tuesday. The Parkston junior golfer claimed the Class A boys' golf individual title at Hart Ranch Golf Course in Rapid City. Lee carded a 9-over-153 and nipped St. Thomas More's Nick Lust by one stroke for the title. Lust began the day with a three-shot lead over Lee, but Lee fired a 4-over-76 to secure the victory. Lee shot 38s on both the front and back nines, while Lust let the lead slip away with 40s on both nines.
ABERDEEN—The Mitchell High School boys golf team bounced back from a disappointing first day at the Class AA state golf tournament to move up two places and finish in 11th place at Moccasin Creek Country Club in Aberdeen. On Tuesday, Mitchell carded a team score of 329 and finished with a two-day score of 696. "We showed some grit today and played a lot better," Horan said. "The conditions were better, but we just played better. We weren't hitting our golf ball all over the course."
RAPID CITY — The first day was a long one at the Class A boys golf tournament in Rapid City, with multiple delays due to weather. But when 18 holes were finally completed Monday at Hart Ranch Golf Course, the Chamberlain Cubs remain in contention for the school's first state team championship.
This week's South Dakota Sportswriters Association high school football and volleyball polls are below. Teams are listed with first-place votes in parentheses, record, vote points and ranking last week. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosevelt (7) 6-0 43 1 2. SF Washington (2) 6-0 38 2 3. SF O'Gorman 4-2 27 3 4. Brandon Valley 4-2 18 4 5. Aberdeen Central 3-3 5 5 RV: Rapid City Stevens 3, Sioux Falls Lincoln 1 Class 11AA 1. Harrisburg (7) 4-2 43 1 2. Mitchell (2) 5-1 38 2 3. Huron 4-2 23 3
VIBORG — Ashley Moe had 18 kills and six blocks to help the Hanson Beavers pick up a road win at Viborg-Hurley Monday in prep volleyball action. Set scores were 25-9, 25-12 and 25-6. Heather Kayser had seven aces on the serving line and added 10 set assists and Hannah Marquardt had 20 digs and four ace serves for Hanson. Olivia Rasmussen had 11 digs and Ally Osterloo had two aces for the Cougars. Hanson was also victorious in both the junior varsity and C-squad matches.
WINNER—Chamberlain's Ella Byers and Burke/South Central's Kray Person continued their winning ways at the Southeast South Dakota Conference meet on Monday in Winner. Byers won the girls race with a time of 20 minutes, 32.46 seconds, while Person won the boy's race with a time of 18:12.09. In the team competition, Winner won the girls race with nine points and Ethan/Parkston claimed the boys title with 14 points.