Daily Republic Sports
BURKE—Burke cruised to a 51-22 win over Sunshine Bible Academy in the Class 9B first round. Finn Hanson led the Cougars with 118 yards on 21 carries, while also scoring a touchdown. Brock Karbo completed both of his passes for 50 yards. He and Jaden Frank both threw a touchdown in the win. For the Crusaders, Joel Underwood rushed 16 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Burke (7-2) travels to Faulkton Area in the second round on Thursday. SBA finishes the season 5-4. Scoring summary First quarter B: Finn Hanson 5 run (Ludvig Soderberg kick)
Thursday's Scores Brandon Valley 40, Sioux Falls O'Gorman 15 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 46, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 0 Brookings 21, Huron 7 Madison 28, Dell Rapids 7 Mitchell 41, Spearfish 7 Pierre 30, Aberdeen Central 0 Rapid City Central 35, Rapid City Stevens 25 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 29, Watertown 15 Sioux Falls Washington 45, Sioux Falls Lincoln 7 St. Thomas More 31, Todd County 14 Tea Area 27, Dakota Valley 14 Tri-Valley 26, Milbank Area 14 Vermillion 54, St. Francis Indian 0
Fifteen area football teams qualified for the South Dakota High School Activities Association playoffs, with each vying for a trip to the DakotaDome and a state championship. A preview on each area team can be found here: Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central
ALEXANDRIA—Freeman dropped the second set on Tuesday but bounced back to defeat Hanson in four sets. Set scores were 25-20, 15-25, 26-24 and 25-17. Freeman (19-6): Rijjy Peterson stuffed the stat sheet for the Flyers, recording 17 digs, seven assists, five blocks and an ace. Josie Fuhrmann added 18 assists, three digs and an ace, while Emily Miller recorded a team-high 15 kills in the win. Dayna Roth finished with 17 digs and eight kills. Freeman plays at Canistota on Oct. 22.
HARRISBURG—The Mitchell High School volleyball team rode a rollercoaster on Tuesday. The Kernels knocked off Eastern South Dakota Conference rival Harrisburg in a five-set marathon match. Mitchell controlled the first, later trailed 2-1 and rallied for the five-set victory. Set scores were 25-13, 20-25, 15-25, 25-17 and 15-10.
The Mitchell High School softball team placed four players on the South Dakota all-state teams. Seniors Tori Misiaszek and Hannah Sibson were named to first team, while senior Haley Linke and freshman Keirstyn Krcil were second-team honorees.
ABERDEEN—The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team snapped a three-match losing streak on Tuesday with a four-set win over Presentation College. It wasn't an easy win, however, as the Tigers dropped the first set before rattling off three in a row, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-21.
The Mitchell Quarterback Club has a volleyball theme this week, with Ethan High School head coach Stephanie Plastow and Wagner head coach Amy Tyler slated to speak today. The Mitchell High School and Dakota Wesleyan University coaches will speak as well. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. today at the Freighthouse Room of the Depot.
PREP VOLLEYBALL Canistota def. Irene-Wakonda, 25-7, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18 Chadron, Neb. def. Hot Springs, 25-21, 25-7, 25-12 Corsica/Stickney def. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, 25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 25-23 Edmunds Central def. Eureka/Bowdle, 25-12, 25-18, 25-23 Ethan def. Avon, 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 Faulkton def. Ipswich, 28-26, 25-16, 25-22 Hanson def. Scotland, 25-7, 25-18, 15-25, 25-15 Harrisburg def. Yankton, 25-14, 25-11, 25-17 Herreid/Selby Area def. South Border, N.D., 25-13, 25-18, 25-18