Daily Republic Sports
AVON — Avon junior girls basketball player Lauren Sees announced her commitment to Augustana University on Wednesday. Sees, a 5-foot-9 guard, was a second team Class B all-state selection as a sophomore averaging 16 points per game. She helped the Pirates finish seventh at the state tournament last year.
OMAHA, Neb. — The University of South Dakota women's basketball team remained unbeaten in Summit League action with a 72-50 win over Omaha on Wednesday. Four Coyotes scored in double figures with Kate Liveringhouse pouring in a team-high 14 points. Allison Arens added 12 points, Jasmine Trimboli and Chloe Lamb each finished with 10 points as 10 different Coyotes scored. Omaha was led by Amber Vidal's 20 points. South Dakota (22-5, 12-0 SL) hosts Oral Roberts on Saturday in Vermillion.
Wolsey-Wessington fended off a late Mitchell Christian comeback and held on for a 42-39 high school girls basketball victory on Tuesday in Mitchell. Trailing 26-13 at halftime, the Golden Eagles outscored the Warbirds 26-16 in the second half. Charlotte Haag led MCS with 18 points, while Anna Cooper added seven points. Wolsey-Wessington was led by Chantel Haider, who had 12 points, while Lizzi Brandt tossed in eight points. MCS (5-12) plays Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Thursday in Forestburg, while Wolsey-Wessington plays Hitchcock-Tulare on Thursday in Hitchcock.
WHITE LAKE — Kordel Kiehn's double-double helped lead Kimball/White Lake over Wessington Springs 59-43 in a high school boys basketball game on Tuesday. KWL (12-6): Kiehn poured in 21 points and 13 rebounds. Carter Fredericksen and Kory Peters tallied 12 points apiece, and Javen Holan dished out five assists. Up next: KWL plays Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Thursday at the Corn Palace.
The Pheasant Country chapter of Pheasants Forever held its 33rd annual Habitat Education Banquet at the Moose Lodge Sunday in Mitchell, with 130 area landowners and Pheasants Forever members in attendance. Attendees heard from a number of speakers about farming and ranching practices for conservation and the new Pheasant Country Community Based Access program, which is being funded by locally, starting with $150,000 in area contributions.
Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball player Amber Bray was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference player of the week on Tuesday. Bray had 18 points and nine rebounds in DWU's 92-77 win over No. 15 Morningside last week. She finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double in an 86-52 win over College of Saint Mary on Sunday. The Anoka, Minnesota native was also named the GPAC player of the week for Week 7 (Jan 1-6). DWU (24-4, 15-3 GPAC) plays No. 9 Northwestern at 6 p.m. today at the Corn Palace.
The Dakota Wesleyan University women's golf team announced the addition of two Howard Tigers—Jordan Glanzer and Cassidy Gosmire—on Tuesday. Glanzer placed 10th at the Class B state tournament last year as a junior, while Gosmire has played four seasons with the Tigers, who placed fourth at state last year.
GREGORY — Five Parkston wrestlers picked up wins by pinfall as the Trojans topped Burke/Gregory 48-34 in a dual on Tuesday in Gregory. Riley Weber (106 pounds), Landon Sudbeck (113), Cordell Murtha (126), Dawson Semmler (160) and Brady Schoenfelder (195) each had pins for Parkston, which had one open weight class (285). For the Storm, Jackson Eklund (132), Frank Even (138), Finn Hanson (145), Tyler Murray (152) each had pins, while Jeremiah Beck (182) won a major decision. Burke/Gregory had two open weight classes (120, 170 and 220).
SALEM — Morgan Koepsell recorded her 1,000th career rebound as Class A No. 5 McCook Central/Montrose downed Tri-Valley 67-52 in girls basketball action on Monday. McCook Central/Montrose (18-2): Jacy Pulse paced MCM with 17 points and Abigail Van Ruler had 12 points and nine rebounds. Koepsell, who already has 1,000-plus career points, finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Morgan Erikson scored 10 points. Up next: MCM starts Region 5A play on Feb. 20.
ABERDEEN — Ashley Jones scored three goals to power the Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team over Aberdeen 4-2 on Sunday in Aberdeen. Along with the hat trick, Jones added one assist and Kelsey Amick scored a goal. Ashley Zimmer added two assists and Jenna Grosdidier recorded one assist. Aberdeen outshot Mitchell 48-17 as Katelyn Uithoven recorded 46 saves in the win. According to Mitchell head coach Jessica Rezac, Mitchell's win over Aberdeen was the Cougar's first loss in league play since 2015. It's also the first win Mitchell has had over Aberdeen since 2013.