Daily Republic Sports
ABERDEEN—The Mitchell track and field teams had a field day at the Al Sahli Invitational on Saturday. The Kernels notched several winning field event marks at the invite, which included Eastern South Dakota Conference foes Aberdeen Central, Pierre and Watertown. In the boys pole vault, Sam Jones and Sutton Carpenter finished first and second, respectively. Jones and Carpenter both cleared 12-feet, 9-inches. After reaching 5-feet, 10-inches (a school record) on Friday in Yankton, Carly Haring won the high jump on Saturday with a mark of 5-5.
YANKTON—Mitchell's Carly Haring continues to reach unprecedented heights. The junior broke her own school record in the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 8-inches at the Yankton First Dakota Relays on Friday. The mark not only broke her own school record in the event by one inch, but it also moves her into the top-10 all-time in state history. Burke/South Central's Lahna Matucha placed second in the event at 5-2. B/SC's Kray Person won the mile (4:54.04) and the two-mile (10:23.66).
Dallas Goedert is heading to the defending champions. The Britton native and standout South Dakota State University tight end was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 49th pick Friday in the National Football League draft, going in the second round. The Eagles traded to pick No. 49 to grab the 6-foot-5, 256-pound tight end, giving up picks in the second and fifth rounds to move up from the 52nd pick to grab the Jackrabbit.
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team split a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader with Dordt College 4-1 and 9-2 on Thursday at McWhirter Field. The Tigers are now 14-22 overall and 10-8 in the GPAC. In Game 1, DWU scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning that broke a 1-1 tie. The Tigers scored the runs after a fielding error by the Dordt right fielder.
MENNO — Menno's Ashton Vaith had a big day at the Erv Ptak Relays on Thursday in Menno. Vaith won the 100-meter dash (12.79 seconds) and the 100 hurdles (15.42) as the Wolves finished tied for fifth place with 54 points. Beresford won the girls team title with 115 points, while Hanson took second (91) and Wagner finished third (90). In the boys team race, Viborg-Hurley won with 154.5 points, while Menno took third (69) and Hanson placed fifth (55).
Tickets for the Mitchell High School/Mitchell Athletic Booster Club athletic banquet are now available. Members of the public wishing to attend the banquet can purchase tickets through the Mitchell High School office for $10 apiece. Tickets must be purchased or reserved by May 7. The banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the Corn Palace. Each student-athlete is entitled to a free ticket, which can be reserved online via the student's school email account.
ABERDEEN—The Mitchell High School girls golf team finally made its season debut on Thursday. After being delayed by weather, the Kernels played in their first competitive tournament of the season at the Hub City Invitational at the Moccasin Creek Country Club. Mitchell shot a 403 and finished 10th in the 16-team tournament. Aberdeen Central won the team title with a 336 and Brandon Valley's was the individual medalist with a 77. MHS coach Keri Munsen said the team admitted they were nervous prior to the meet and the elements didn't help.
The Mitchell High School baseball team fell to Sioux Falls Roosevelt 3-2 in extra innings on Thursday at Cadwell Park. It's the third victory the Rough Riders, last year's state champions, have over the Kernels this year. Roosevelt, which was the home team despite the game being played in Mitchell, jumped out an early 1-0 lead after the first inning. Mitchell responded to tie the game with a run in the top of the second inning.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader to Morningside on Wednesday at Cadwell Park. DWU fell 6-1 in the first game and 7-4 in the second game in the team's final home games of the season. In Game 1, Morningside jumped out to an early 6-1 lead after two innings and the DWU bats stayed quite as the Tigers only recorded four hits. Colten Bourdreau had a double and Reed Harter added an RBI for DWU.
ALEXANDRIA — West Central did not give up a hit and won a pair of high school baseball games over Hanson/Bridgewater-Emery on Wednesday in Alexandria. The Trojans won 10-0 and 7-0. In Game 1, Brandon McNight recorded 15 strikeouts and had one walk for a no-hitter in seven innings pitched. For the Ducks, Craig Lasley took the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on three hits with seven walks and two strikeouts in four innings pitched.