Daily Republic Sports
SIOUX FALLS — The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team is in fourth place after the first 18 holes at the Great Plains Athletic Conference qualifier at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls. The Tigers shot 306 as a team, led by a round of 73 from Michael Whitney. DWU is 13 shots behind team leader Morningside College, which shot 293 as a team. Collin Tedesco, of Hastings, shot a 4-under-67 in the opening round for a two-shot lead. Connor Preston shot a round of 77 and Chamberlain native Coleman Caldwell and Tom Hogg each fired 78s.
SIOUX FALLS—Mitchell finished its season with a pair of losses at the state girls' softball fastpitch tournament in Sioux Falls on Friday. The Kernels lost to Rapid City Central 10-7 and then were defeated by Sioux Falls Lincoln 11-8 in an elimination contest. Mitchell had chances in both games to tie the score. The Kernels were down 10-1 against Rapid City Central, but scored five in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to trim the deficit to 10-7. The Kernels later brought the tying run to the plate, but could not close it out, said coach Jim Misiaszek.
Kimball/White Lake swept Mitchell Christian in straight sets on Saturday at the Mitchell Christian Gym. Set scores were 25-14, 25-13 and 25-15. Brooklyn Donald led the WiLdKats with eight kills, six digs and two blocks. Darby Deffenbaugh contributed 16 digs, eight assists, three aces and two kills. Heather Munsen added 16 assists in the win. Whitney Hinker recorded 13 digs, three kills and two aces for Kimball/White Lake.
BROOKINGS — Dallas Goedert tied a school record with four touchdown receptions and the South Dakota State defense returned two second-half interceptions for scores to rout eighth-ranked Western Illinois, 52-14, in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams Saturday night at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The No. 15 Jackrabbits, who scored the final 45 points of the game, improved to 2-2 overall.
HURON—Mitchell did more than just held its own against some unfamiliar teams on Saturday. The Kernels went 3-1 at the Huron Invitational in high school volleyball action. They defeated Sioux Falls Washington, Sioux Falls Lincoln, Sturgis and lost to No. 5 Sioux Falls O'Gorman. The Kernels were one of three teams that went 3-1 at the seven-team invite at the Huron Arena. O'Gorman and Pierre were the other teams to go 3-1 on the day. The invite consisted of two other Eastern South Dakota Conference teams, but they were not paired up with each other.
CHAMBERLAIN — The No. 5-ranked team in Class 11B, the Chamberlain Cubs picked up a homecoming win Friday night, blanking Todd County 51-0 in Chamberlain. The game was called at halftime due to the 50-point mercy rule. Jazz Dominguez had 291 yards passing and five touchdowns for the Cubs, completing 16-of-20 passes in the win. That passing yardage figure is a new Chamberlain school record, breaking the mark held by Steve Michels in 1974, when he threw for 275 yards against Miller.
GREGORY — No. 2 Gregory scored a touchdown in every quarter to defeat Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 32-6 on Friday night. Jayd VanDerWerff rushed for 37 yards and two touchdowns for...
BRANDON—Sammy Pooley won the Flight No. 1 singles competition at the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet on Thursday in Brandon. The Kernels finished second in the team competition with 308 points. Watertown won the ESD title with 349 points. Pooley and doubles partner Avery Larson won at No. 1 doubles and Kelsey Dahme won a conference title at No. 3 singles. Dahme and Kaihlen Smith finished second at No. 2 doubles and Madison Bohlen and Ashley Jones were second at No. 3 doubles.
YANKTON — Sophomores Mackenzie Miller and Chelsea Brewster combined for 40 kills as the Mitchell Kernels took down the Yankton Gazelles 25-15, 28-26, 23-25, 25-14 in Eastern South Dakota Conference volleyball action on Thursday in Yankton. Miller totaled 21 kills and Brewster added 19 kills, including four in the final set to help put the Gazelles away. Carly Haring added 12 kills, as the trio was set up by Mandy Schmidt's 57 assists.
WATERTOWN—Mary Krause continued to make steady progress on Thursday. The Mitchell senior cross-country runner logged a personal record time of 20 minutes and 12 seconds to finish in ninth place at the Watertown Invitational. It was another personal record run for Krause this season. "She has PR'd every time she has raced," Mitchell coach Keith Christensen said. "She should get it under 20 before we are done here." Avia Haley was Mitchell's next best finisher on the girls' side with a time of 20:40.