Daily Republic Sports
CANOVA — McCook/Miner scored four runs in the fifth inning and it was just enough to hold off Alexandria Post 41 in a Legion baseball game Wednesday, winning 5-4 in Canova. Collin Cleveland was 2-for-4 with two RBI for McCook/Miner, which won despite six errors. Cole Gassman grabbed the win and threw the first five innings, allowing one hit and one earned run, striking out nine. Tanner Miller threw the final four innings, striking out five and allowing one earned run.
SIOUX FALLS—The Canistota boys golf team and the Bridgewater-Emery girls each won the Region 3B golf tournament on Tuesday at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls. Canistota won the 10-team tournament with a score of 250 edging Garretson, which recorded a team score of 250 as well, in a four-player, sudden-death playoff hole. Alcester-Hudson finished in third with a 252 and Freeman took fourth with a 268. Canistota's Drew Seubert won the individual title with an even-par 71, besting second-place finisher Zach Ronning, of Alcester-Hudson, by five strokes.
The Alexandria Angels topped the Mitchell Mad Dogs 12-2 in a Sunshine League amateur baseball game on Tuesday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. Cory Marek earned the win on the mound for Alexandria. Marek allowed two unearned runs off three hits with six strikeouts in six innings pitched. Peyton Smith had two hits and three RBIs, while Cole Wenande added two hits and four RBIs and Jerrod Zens went 2-for-3 in the win. For Mitchell, Cody Palmer took the loss. Palmer allowed six runs off five hits in 5 and 2/3 innings pitched.
SALEM—The McCook Central/Montrose girls golf team placed third in the Region 1A tournament on Tuesday in Salem. MCM carded a team score of 401, while Madison won the eight-team event with a score of 367. Taylor Reif finished in fourth place with a score of 89, Kayla Mentele took sixth place with a 93 and Katie Reif took 10th with a 100. Madison's Samantha Langford won the individual title with a 79. MCM will compete in the Class A girls golf state tournament on Monday and Tuesday in Hot Springs. Region 1A girls golf tournament
ABERDEEN — The Mitchell High School girls golf team struggled on Tuesday at the Hub City Invitational in Aberdeen. The Kernels had a 427 score as a team, finishing fourth out of four teams. Aberdeen Central was the team winner with a score of 340. "We struggled with that course," said Mitchell coach Keri Munsen, of Lee Park Golf Club. "They're not used to a course where you have to hit it straight every time. That's what counted today and I think it was good to get that experience for some of these girls that are still getting used to being challenged like that."
SIOUX FALLS—Burke/South Central's Allison Sebern ended her prep career proud of her accomplishments. The senior standout runner earned two second-place finishes at the Class B state track and field meet after finishing runner-up in the girls 400-meter dash finals on Saturday at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. Sebern crossed the finish line with a time of 59.45 seconds and fell just short of beating Ipswich's Macy Heinz, who won her 17th state title with a time of 59.09.
EMERY—Dimock-Emery picked up a Sunshine League victory by beating Corsica-Stickney 7-3 on Sunday in Emery. Jason Schmidt had a double, a home run and three RBIs along with three walks to lead the Raptors offense that was outhit by the Horned Frogs 10-6. Sam Pischke scored two runs in the win. Kris Menning took the loss for the Horned Frogs. Menning allowed five earned runs off three hits in four innings pitched. Keifer Johnson and Luke Bamberg each had home runs for Corsica-Stickney, while Adam Fink added three hits and one run scored in the loss.
SIOUX FALLS -- The Winner/Colome prep baseball team is headed to the Class B state championship game. Kelly O’Bryan laced a single to center field to score Phillip Jorgensen, pushing the Royals past Dell Rapids/Baltic 4-3 in 13 innings in the Class B state baseball semifinal on Monday in Sioux Falls. “That’s one of the best games I’ve ever been a part of,” Winner/Colome head coach Drew Weber said. “Kelly came through with a big hit and we knew it’d just be a matter of time. It took a little bit of everything from everyone on our team.”
Listed are the results from the final day of the 111th South Dakota State Track Meet at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. CLASS AA Note: Preliminary results used for scoring purposes in girls and boys 1600 M Relay. AWARDS Combined Team: Sioux Falls Lincoln Most Outstanding Athletes, Track: Courtney Dowling, Pierre; Mason Hericks, Watertown Most Outstanding Athletes, Field: Emma Stewart, Yankton; Luke Fritsch, Sioux Falls O'Gorman GIRLS
Listed are results from the opening day of the 111th South Dakota State Track and Field Meet in Sioux Falls and Madison on Friday. CLASS AA Team scores Girls: 1, SF Lincoln, 51; 2, Brandon Valley, 45; 3, RC Stevens, 39; T4, Watertown, 24; T4, Yankton, 24; 6, SF O'Gorman, 23; 7, SF Washington, 17; 8, Douglas, 16; 9, Brookings, 15; 10, RC Central, 13; 11, Aberdeen Central, 12; T12, Huron, 10; T12, Mitchell, 10; 14, Pierre T.F. Riggs, 9; 15, Harrisburg, 4.