Daily Republic Sports
After finishing in last place at last year's Class AA state tournament, the Mitchell High School girls golf team has brought a new approach and attitude into the start of the 2017 season. And so far, it's helped the Kernels shave nearly 40 strokes as a team. "We've improved as a team," MHS head coach Keri Munsen said. "Last year was more of a learning season for us. This year, we've seen that we can beat four or five schools and they can see their hard work paying off."
VERMILLION — A Riley Peters RBI single to center field in the fourth inning was all Vermillion starter Billy Mount needed Tuesday, as the Tanagers snuck past Parkston/Ethan 1-0 in high school baseball action. Mount threw a complete game, allowing six hits and logging eight strikeouts in the win. Alex Scott took the complete game loss, throwing six innings, allowing four hits, one earned run and striking out two. Jesse Grosdidier and Alec Hohn each had two of Parkston/Ethan's six hits. Parkston/Ethan (5-3) will take on Bon Homme/Scotland on Saturday in Tabor.
BURKE — It was a clean sweep for the Winner boys and girls track and field teams at the inaugural Meet of Legends in Burke on Tuesday. The Warrior girls held off Colome by four points, 71 to 67. Viborg-Hurley had 63 points for third place. Winner's boys scored 103 points, just ahead of Corsica-Stickney's 97 points. Gregory was a distant third with 63 points.
It was business as usual for the busy Mitchell High School boys tennis team on Tuesday. The Kernels swept Harrisburg (9-0) and Sioux Falls Roosevelt (7-2) during a home triangular at Hitchcock Park. It marked the second straight day of competition for Mitchell, which was also coming off three consecutive days of tennis on April 27-29 in Rapid City. "All I can say is we survived," Mitchell coach Pat Moller said. "That was a very hectic schedule that we just got through."
COLUMBUS, Neb. — Dakota Wesleyan University senior golfer Kristin Sabers finished her college career with a flourish, taking second place at the Great Plains Athletic Conference women's golf championships at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus, Neb.
Up and down the lineup, the Mitchell High School boys tennis team had a number of strong performances Monday. The Kernels, hosting a quadrangular with Yankton, Pierre and Vermillion, scored a combined record of 25-2 in varsity matches. The Kernels recorded a 9-0 win over the Bucks and 8-1 wins over Pierre and Vermillion at Hitchcock Park.
COLUMBUS, Neb. — Mount Marty College's Logan Wagner, a Parkston native, leads the Great Plains Athletic Conference women's golf championship individual competition after 36 holes at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus, Nebraska. Wagner shot a round of 77 Monday, extending her individual lead to five strokes with a total score of 154. Concordia's Amy Ahlers is second (159), followed by Dakota Wesleyan University's Kristin Sabers, who shot a 78 Monday and is in third place. The Mitchell native is seven shots off the lead (161).
Plankinton 5, Freeman 1 LENNOX—The Plankinton Bankers scored four runs in the top of the third inning and cruised to a 5-1 win over the Freeman Black Sox in an amateur baseball game on Saturday in Lennox. Josh Geppert had a double and a run scored, while Josh Engquist picked up the win on the mound. Engquist allowed one earned run on four hits with five strikeouts in four innings pitched. Plankinton (3-0) plays Lesterville on Sunday in Mount Vernon. Plankinton 13, Corsica-Stickney 2 (five innings)
PLATTE—The Platte-Geddes girls track and field team placed first at its home meet, while Corsica-Stickney took home the boys team title at the Platte-Geddes Relays on Saturday in Platte. PG totalled 102 points to edge Hanson, who took second with 101 points. The Jaguar boys finished with 142 points, while the PG boys recorded 91 points for second. Individually, Hallie Hallock took home the girls MVP honors by winning both the shot put and discus with tosses of 35 feet, 4.75 inches and 104-4, respectively.
ABERDEEN—Five Kernels won events at the Ah Sahli track and field meet on Saturday in Aberdeen. In girls events, Mitchell's Mary Krause won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12 minutes, 13.41 seconds and she provisionally qualified for the state meet with that time. Kyla Crago won the 400 (1:00.58) and Carly Haring won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches. Mitchell High School track and field head coach Joe Shepardson said Haring had three attempts at setting the school record at 5-04.25 and barely missed on all three attempts.