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Mitchell senior Madison VanWalleghen carded a 96 and took second place at the Mitchell Triangular on Thursday at Lakeview Golf Course. Yankton won the event with a team score of 398, while Washington finished second at 401 and Mitchell took third with a team score of 418. In Mitchell's first event of the season, head coach Mark Horan said he was pleased with what he saw out of his team on a windy day at the golf course. "I thought it was an OK start for us," Horan said. "This was our first event and the other teams both had events under their belt.
• Dakota Wesleyan University baseball vs. Briar Cliff University, 2 p.m. at Cadwell Park. • Mitchell High School track and field at Aberdeen Invitational, 4 p.m. in Aberdeen. • Mitchell...
SIOUX FALLS -- South Dakota will host its second-ever sanctioned professional mixed-martial arts fight on April 10 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Resurrection Fighting Alliance, a development organization to the sport's main organization Ultimate Fighting Championship, will host RFA 25, an 11-card event that will be aired nationally on AXS-TV. RFA featherweight champion Justin "The American Kidd" Lawrence defends his title against No. 1 contender "Super" Sam Toomer, who will be looking to keep his undefeated record intact. The undercard begins at 6:00 p.m.
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team ended a 12-game losing streak Wednesday after sweeping Briar Cliff University in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader in Mitchell. The Tigers (7-23, 2-6 GPAC) edged the Chargers 4-3 in Game 1 and shut out Briar Cliff 5-0 in the finale. The wins were DWU's first conference victories of the season. After trailing 1-0, the Tigers notched two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. Briar Cliff closed the gap to 4-3 in the sixth, but it wouldn't get closer.
BROOKINGS -- South Dakota State University swept Dakota Wesleyan University 5-1, 13-6 in a baseball doubleheader on Wednesday in Brookings. In the opener, DWU held a 1-0 lead into the fourth inning, but the Jacks stormed back to win 5-1. SDSU exploded for 10 second-inning runs in Game 2 and finished off the Tigers for a 13-6 sweep. Logan Risse took the loss in the first game, allowing four runs on three hits and striking out three. Peyton Price and Dominic Sebastiani each had a pair of hits. Braiden Jorgensen started for DWU in the second game but didn't reach the third inning.
The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for a spring football skills camp, which is hosted by Dakota Wesleyan University coaches and players. The camp, which is $40 per person, is open to anyone grades 3-6. Dates for the camp are April 7, 9, 13 and 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. each day at the DWU practice field.
KEARNEY, Neb. -- A 14-stroke improvement on the second day of competition boosted the Dakota Wesleyan University women's golf team. The Tigers entered the final round in fifth but finished the University of Nebraska-Kearney Invite in third place on Tuesday. DWU junior Lauren Fitts recorded a 75 -- which tied for lowest round of the tournament -- on Tuesday. She finished tied for second individually with a two-round total of 158. UNK's Samantha Crawford won the title with a 152. Kristin Sabers, a Mitchell native, tied for fourth with a 159, while Tiera Feller tied for 22nd.
2015 Gregory Invitational track and field meet Tuesday in Gregory Girls scores 1. Andes Central/Dakota Christian 108 2. Todd County 93 3. Winner 74 4. Burke/South Central 66 5. Platte-Geddes 62 6. Lyman 53 7. Colome 38 8. Kimball/White Lake 30 9. Gregory 20 10. Bennett County 7 Boys team scores 1. Winner 124 2. Todd County 122 3. Platte-Geddes 57 4. Gregory 50 5. Burke/South Central 48 6. Lyman 42 7. Andes Central/Dakota Christian 28 8.
SIOUX FALLS -- The Summit League women's basketball tournament had the highest single-session attendance in the nation last month. During the quarterfinals on March 7, 8,171 fans were in attendance at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The next highest Division I conference tournament attendance crowd was the West Coast championship game, in which 8,000 fans were in attendance. The Summit League was also second in the country in attendance average per session.
Josh Schmidt hit a hole-in-one on Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Schmidt, a Mitchell native, used a 10-wood to sink the shot on Lakeview's 156-yard hole No. 3. It was his first-ever hole-in-one.