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BROOKINGS—The Mitchell girls track and field team took seventh with 515.5 points, while the Kernel boys finished eighth with 487 points at the Steve Berseth Eastern South Dakota Conference Invitational on Saturday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings. Brandon Valley won the girls division with 836 points, while Watertown won the boys division with 838.5 points.
OMAHA, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team swept the College of Saint Mary in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader on Sunday in Omaha, Neb. DWU earned a 2-0 win the first game and a 5-3 in the second game. In Game 1, Hallie Misiaszek tossed a complete game shutout, allowing four hits in seven innings pitched with five strikeouts. Katy Lazenby hit a two-run home run to lead the Tiger offense.
ABERDEEN—Two Mitchell wrestlers brought home AAU state titles at the state tournament on Sunday in Aberdeen. Joe Van Overschelde won the Novice 117-pound state title, his third state wrestling title, while Kyler Bauder won the 105 Schoolboy state title. Mitchell had 35 wrestlers compete in the event, with 16 earning a top 8 finishes. Kale Hofer (Bantam 40), Hadley Wallace (Novice 127) and Cole Gehrke (Cadets 126) each earned third-place finishes.
According to ESPN college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman, South Dakota State University men's basketball head coach Scott Nagy is expected to leave his position with the Jackrabbits to take over as head coach at Wright State University. Goodman announced on his Twitter account on Sunday evening that Nagy emerged as the favorite after visiting the campus and meeting with Wright State players. Other outlets, including the Dayton Daily News in Dayton, Ohio, also reported the news. Wright State finished third in the Horizon League with a 22-13 record in 2015-16.
NEWTON, Kan.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team took fourth place out of 22 teams at the Bethel College Spring Invitational on Sunday in Newton, Kansas. DWU carded a team score of 607 and were led by Anthony Husher, who finished tied for fifth with a two-day score of 147. Tyler Burr finished 10th with a 149, while Cal Weise tied for 35th with a 154, competing on DWU's second team that finished 15th. Dodge Community College won the event with a score of 585.
TABOR—The Bon Homme/Scotland baseball team picked up a 10-0 win over Turner/Hutchinson on Sunday in Tabor. Bon Homme/Scotland pitchers Chase Kortan, Cole Uecker and Bryce Scieszinski combined to toss a no-hitter. Kortan picked up the win and recorded eight strikeouts in three innings pitched, while Uecker and Scieszinski combined to toss three hitless innings. Kortan had a double and two RBIs, while Christian Uecker added two RBIs. BH/S (1-0) won the JV game 7-4 and play Parkston at 5 p.m. on April 13 in Parkston.
LINCOLN, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team split a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader against Nebraska Wesleyan on Sunday in Lincoln, Nebraska. DWU dropped a 6-3 contest in the first game and won the second game 16-11. In Game 1, Tyler Waddle hit a three-run double to lead the Tiger offense, while Patrick Whetham took the loss. In Game 2, DWU recorded 16 runs on 15 hits. Chris Combs went 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs in the win. On Saturday, DWU split a doubleheader with Concordia University in Crete, Nebraska.
SIOUX FALLS—Dakota Wesleyan University freshman thrower Ben Hammer took second place in the shot put at the Vance Butler Invite on Sunday in Sioux Falls. Hammer had a throw of 15.42 meters, which provisionally qualifys him for the 2016 NAIA outdoor national championships. Abigail Collingham set a school record in the women's pole vault with a mark of 3.07 meters. She finished eighth in the event, while Kristen Longville placed second in the women's triple jump with a leap of 11.37—setting a DWU record.
• Mitchell High School track and field at Steve Beresth ESD Invite, 1 p.m. in Brookings. • Mitchell High School baseball at Rapid City Central (doubleheader), 4 p.m. in Rapid...
The nominees for the Mr. and Miss Basketball awards in South Dakota have been announced, with four area players under consideration. Canistota's Shay Jolley is up for the boys award, while Hanson's Kynedi Cheeseman, Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Megan Bultsma and Winner's Allison Cox have been nominated for the girls honor. The award for the top senior basketball player in the state is voted upon by the state's basketball coaches and will be announced May 1 at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls. A complete list of nominees is listed below: