Daily Republic Sports
MADISON -- Senior Abby Sudbeck broke the all-time girls total record at the 37th annual South Dakota high school powerlifting meet on Saturday in Madison. Sudbeck took first in the class after lifting 845 pounds, breaking the record by 60 pounds. She broke the squat record by lifting 320 pounds and the deadlift record by lifting 375 pounds. Sudbeck bench pressed 150 pounds, which is the third best girls mark. Will Campbell finished in third in the 148-pound class, totaling 945 pounds. Mitchell had 12 competitors total.
If it's not hard enough to win one Big Ten Championship, senior Robert Kokesh has two. Nebraska No. 1 seed Kokesh earned his second consecutive Big Ten title on Sunday afternoon, taking the 174-pound championship with a 7-3 decision against Penn State No. 2 seed Matt Brown. On the way to first place, Kokesh, a Wagner native, defeated Minnesota's Logan Storley, a Webster graduate, 2-1 in the semifinals and pinned Michigan's Taylor Massa in 16 seconds in his quarterfinal match.
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kyle Gerlach is an All-American. The Mount Vernon native and Dakota Wesleyan University wrestler had one final shot to accomplish his goal of standing on the podium at the NAIA Wrestling Championships. Gerlach, who competed in his fourth national championship over the weekend, took seventh after beating Baker's Nick Haugen 6-3, finishing his career with a victory on Saturday.
All games at Huron Arena Thursday's first round games Noon: No. 1 Sully Buttes vs. No. 8 Kimball/White Lake 1:45 p.m.: No. 4 Jones County vs. No. 5 De Smet 6 p.m.: No. 2 Ethan vs. No. 7 Viborg-Hurley 7:45 p.m.: No. 3 McLaughlin vs. No. 6 Summit
CHAMBERLAIN -- Cheyenne-Eagle Butte defeated Chamberlain 66-56 in the high school boys basketball Region 6A tournament on Saturday in Chamberlain. Chamberlain ends its season 15-6. Seth Friesz led the Cubs with 29 points, while Adrian Farmer had 14 in the loss. The Cubs shot 22-of-46 from the floor for 47 percent, grabbed 22 rebounds and dished out 21 assists. Grant Kohlus led CEB with 23 points. CEB (16-6) shot 25-of-42 from the floor for 59 percent, grabbed 21 rebounds and dished out 25 assists.
WINNER -- The Winner Warriors defeated Miller 61-39 in the high school boys basketball Region 6A tournament on Saturday in Winner. The Warriors will face Cheyenne-Eagle Butte on Tuesday for the Region championship. Nathan Galbraith and Brendan Harter scored 15 points apiece for Winner. Galbraith had 11 rebounds while Harter had eight. Sam Naasz contributed 11 points in the win. The Warriors (20-1) recorded 15 steals and converted 19 of 23 free throws. Miller (15-7) converted 5 of 9 free throws.
SIOUX FALLS -- Top seeded South Dakota advanced to the semifinal round Saturday in the Summit League women's basketball tournament thanks to a 25-point performance from senior Nicole Seekamp to key a 78-70 win over Fort Wayne. The Coyotes (24-6) trailed at halftime to the Mastodons (9-21), 34-33, thanks to shooting 29 percent from the field in the first half. But they got a boost from Seekamp, who shot 8-for-15 from the field and a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
All games in Watertown Thursday's first-round games Noon: No. 1 St. Thomas More vs. No. 8 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 1:45 p.m.: No. 4 Webster Area vs. No. 5 Clark/Willow Lake 6 p.m.: Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs. No. 7 Dell Rapids 7:45 p.m.: Elk Point-Jefferson vs. No. 6 Red Cloud
• Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling at NAIA National Championships, 9 a.m. in Topeka, Kan. • Dakota Wesleyan University baseball at Tucson Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. • Dakota Wesleyan University softball...
Today, at the Corn Palace, Kimball/White Lake and Avon compete in the Region 6B girls basketball championship. Time: 7 p.m. Records: Kimball/White Lake (14-8), Avon Notes: The winner of the region contest will advance to the Class B state tournament on March 12-14 in Huron. ... In the District 11B championship, the WiLdKats defeated Dakota Christian 35-24. ... Avon topped Burke/South Central 34-25 in the District 12B title game. ... Kimball/White Lake made the state tournament last season and placed fifth. ...